Our Chapter has submitted formal comments to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) on draft regulations for water use and disposal for hydrofracking gas wells. The DRBC is an interstate agency that oversees ground and surface waters in the Delaware River basin, which includes much of Delaware County, NY.
The DOAS comments follow our position paper, which concludes that: “Even with the most stringent controls and oversight, this activity is an unacceptable danger to our planet, with no environmental benefits. As such, we oppose hydrofracturing gas exploration and production in our region and elsewhere.”
NYS DEC Gas Drilling SGEIS Scope (Draft)
DOAS comments (11/21/08)