Thursday, April 7, 2011
Save The Delaware!
The DRBC released draft regulations with the intent to lift the gas drilling moratorium without waiting for the EPA study of the risks of fracking to drinking water and air. They have given the public 90 days to comment on this, but that study will take two years. The regulations are being released without any study whatsoever of cumulative impacts to groundwater, surface water, soil, air, climate, public health, fish and wildlife, aquatic life, or long-term risks related to underground injection. As of Feb 4th, only 167 people out of 15 MILLION people who depend on the Delaware River system for clean water have commented. It's easy to do, check here for information: http://protectingourwaters.wordpress.com/
You can go to:http://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?parkID=261&projectID=33467&documentID=37829 if you would like to write your own letter, or http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/act-now/urgent-details.aspx?Id=66 and send it as is or make any changes you like. It's important each of you take the time to do this. If we don't ask, it won't happen.
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Posted by Walter Ebmeyer at 5:34 AM