November 22, 2017

Commissioner Martin calls for safeguards on Marcellus shale gas-drilling to protect Delaware River

NJ DEP News Release

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today reaffirmed the state’s position that clear and stringent standards must be put in place to protect the resources of the Delaware River before natural-gas drilling in a geologic formation known as Marcellus Shale is allowed to move ahead.… Continue reading

Beyond Fracking: Experts Challenge Safety of Exploratory Wells, Vertical Drilling

by Marie C. Baca, ProPublica

For more than two years, the natural gas drilling debate has focused primarily on the use of hydraulic fracturing in horizontal wells. But expert testimony submitted for a government hearing next month challenges long-held assumptions about the safety of deep vertical drilling and exploratory wells, … Continue reading

Arbitrary and capricious

River Reporter Editorial

At the public comment portion of the UDC meeting on February 3, Barbara Arrindell of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS) asked Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) representative Clarke Rupert whether the agency considers public comments on proposed rulemakings to be “just an annoyance,” or whether it actually … Continue reading

Philadelphia Seeks Ban on Gas Drilling Method

Philadelphia seeks ban on natgas-drilling method
By Jon Hurdle, Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:37pm EDT

(Reuters) – Philadelphia officials asked a state regulator on Thursday to ban the natural-gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing until its environmental effects, especially on drinking water, are studied.

The City Council urged the … Continue reading

Final Impact Assessment Report of Natural Gas Production in the New York City Water Supply Watershed

Hazen and Sawyer, Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Executive Summary

This report presents the results of an assessment performed by the New York City Department ofEnvironmental Protection (NYCDEP) and its consultants, the Joint Venture of Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., and Leggette, Brashears and Graham, Inc., evaluating potential impacts to the NYC … Continue reading

Gas Drilling Critics Welcome Move by U.S. Regulator

Gas drilling critics welcome move by U.S. regulator
By Jon Hurdle, Reuters, Fri May 29, 2009 4:07pm EDT

May 29 (Reuters) – Opponents of natural gas drilling in the U.S. northeast on Friday welcomed new restrictions by an interstate regulator requiring prior approval for any new projects in the Delaware … Continue reading