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Delaware River Basin Commission votes to ban fracking in the watershed

In voting to ban the practice, the four states that are part of the commission cited scientific evidence that fracking has polluted drinking water, surface water, and groundwater.

By Susan Phillips

Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers sue over Delaware River drilling ban

Senate Republicans say the Delaware River Basin Commission doesn’t have the authority to impose a moratorium on fracking in the basin.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press




Environmentalists call for full fracking ban in the Delaware River watershed

The Delaware River Basin Commission has a de facto ban on fracking in place, but it is considering new rules that would include allowing the storage, treatment, and disposal of fracking waste, and the removal of water for fracking in other places.

By Joe Hernandez/WHYY

New Jersey governor: Ban fracking, all related activities in Delaware River Basin

New prohibitions would be a big victory for environmentalists and residents who have been campaigning for them for years.

By Tom Johnson/NJ Spotlight

New Jersey attorney general: Federal judge erred in PennEast Pipeline ruling

In December, PennEast was given right to use eminent domain for surveys
By Jon Hurdle

Updated: September 14, 2018 | 3:51 pm

More than half PA gas wells used ‘secret’ chemicals for fracking or drilling, report says

Companies are allowed to protect trade secrets, and the health risks of unidentified chemicals are unknown. Advocates push for disclosure, saying the public needs to know about the chemicals in order to help protect drinking water.

By Jon Hurdle

Delaware River campaigners assail reservoir releases amid summer deluge

Environmentalists call for new agreement to manage flows; NYC says accord was agreed between itself and four states
By Jon Hurdle
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