March 22, 2017

DRBC Receives Petition Asserting It Has Jurisdiction Over Pipelines

PA Environment Digest, Sept. 14, 2012

The Delaware River Basin Commission was served with a formal petition Wednesday asserting the regulatory body has an obligation to exercise its jurisdiction over the proliferation of pipelines being constructed and proposed within the boundaries of the Delaware River watershed.

According to the petition, … Continue reading

Rendell Says He Supports a Drilling Moratorium Along the Delaware

By Susan Phillips, Sept 14, 2012

For­mer Gov. Ed Ren­dell told a group of envi­ron­men­tal­ists that he believes nat­ural gas drilling can be done safely, but he would back a con­tin­ued delay in drilling along the Delaware River.

“I would sup­port putting a mora­to­rium on the Delaware Basin right now,” … Continue reading

Gov. Corbett Turns Up Pressure on Neighbors

Lobbies states to open up Delaware River basin for gas drilling
By Tim Darragh, The Morning Call, June 18, 2012

Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration has been lobbying neighboring states to approve regulations to open the Delaware River basin to natural gas drilling, a plan that came to a screeching halt … Continue reading

Hydrogeologists say, Ban Hydraulic Fracturing in New York State and the Delaware River Basin

Hydrogeologic Justification for Banning Hydraulic Fracturing throughout New York State and the Delaware River Basin (Testimony provided at the Senate Democratic Conference Public Hearing on Fracking Legislation in Albany, New York on April 25, 2012)

Today’s gas field technology is not capable of isolating our freshwater aquifers from gas field … Continue reading

DCS Letter to the Army Corps of Engineers Questions the Ecomomic Benefits of Fracking

Click Here to View the Full Letter, Including References
By Damascus Citizens for Sustainability, November 20, 2010

Dear General DeLuca:

It is with great interest that we have followed your correspondence with Congressman Maurice Hinchey.

In your letter, dated September 14, 2010, you state, “The federal family of agencies that … Continue reading

Expert Reports Challenge DRBC on Wells Drilled Within Watershed

Delaware RiverKeeper Network (DRN), and Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS) were co-appellants in a Consolidated Administrative Hearing before a Delaware River Basin Commission [DRBC] Judge.

The following reports were submitted in this hearing and their sworn testimony will forever change the debate. These report have established a record for all … Continue reading

Don’t Drill the Delaware / DRBC Regulations Vote–Meeting Cancelled


Delaware’s Gov. Markell and New York’s Gov. Cuomo have stepped off the train; Now it’s time to punch the tickets of the other voting members of the DRBC!

We need to gather together to make … Continue reading

DCS Files NEPA Lawsuit Emphasizing Need for Health Impact Assessment


Advocacy group seeks a full environmental impact review for Delaware River Basin Commission prior to adopting any gas development regulations

Seeking to protect the Delaware River Basin and the health of the millions of people who live, work and play in the Basin, … Continue reading

Delaware RiverKeeper, et al File Lawsuit

Delaware Riverkeeper Press Release

Groups File Suit Against Army Corps and Delaware River Basin Commission Over Gas Drilling Regulations; Lawsuit charges that an analysis must be completed and environmental impacts understood before drilling moves forward in the Delaware River Basin.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A coalition of concerned nonprofit organizations today … Continue reading

Socioeconomic Value of the Delaware River Basin in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

Gerald J. Kauffman, University of Delaware Water Resources Agency

Executive Summary
What do the Guggenheim Museum, Boeing, Sunoco, Campbell’s Soup, DuPont, Wawa, Starbucks, Iron Hill Brewery, Philadelphia Eagles, Camelback Ski Area, Pt. Pleasant Canoe Livery, Salem Nuclear Power Plant, and United States Navy all have in common? They all depend … Continue reading