The Clean Water Not Dirty Drilling coalition (of which EARTHWORKS is a part) today issued a call to action:
Tell the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to stop the rush to drill.
The DRBC has issued draft drilling regulations — without scheduling hearings that are easily accessible by many of the people affected by the regs.
Furthermore, they are proceeding with the rules without full information. For example, the EPA is studying the potential links between hydraulic fracturing and groundwater pollution.
The gas will be there — it’s not going anywhere. If they wait, the worst thing that could happen is that the gas will be extracted in the same way — a bit later. The best? Safer drilling. Or even truly clean alternatives. Things worth waiting for, I think we can almost all agree.
So send a letter to the DRBC (or learn more about the issue). Visit the Clean Water Not Dirty Drilling action page.