We, the undersigned, call for the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to enact a permanent ban on natural gas drilling and fracking in the Delaware River Watershed. During the seven years of the DRBC drilling moratorium, scientific studies have exposed the harms, the damaging health effects are being proven, New York and Maryland have banned fracking, and the weight of evidence shows that shale gas simply cannot be extracted safely.
The DRBC is responsible for protecting the water resources of the Delaware River Watershed — upon which 17 million people rely for their drinking water. This water supply and the Wild and Scenic Delaware River are irreplaceable. The time to enact a permanent ban is NOW.
Why is this important?
The moratorium on fracking in the Delaware River Basin may be at risk! We know that the Delaware River Basin Commission has been discussing fracking regulations that, if approved, would lift the moratorium on fracking in the Basin.
We're not about to let the DRBC expose the communities and natural resources in the Delaware River Basin to fracking's devastation, nor will we allow the Commission to put at risk the drinking water supply of 17 million people!
Your signature will send a message to the DRBC commissioners and executive staff that it's time to ban fracking outright!