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Delaware River Basin, Mount Bethel, PA
Courtesy of NRDC

Fracking is now permanently banned in the Delaware River watershed. And the regional regulatory body that approved the ban will next propose regulations on the import and export of wastewater.

Delaware River Basin, Mount Bethel, PA
Courtesy of NRDC

Fracking is now permanently banned in the Delaware River watershed.

Regional Body Proposes Fracking Ban

Dec 1, 2017
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The Delaware River Basin Commission Thursday released draft regulations that would ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the basin. The draft rules also include provisions for the treatment and disposal of fracking wastewater. Environmental groups are cautiously praising the proposal, while an oil and gas industry trade group is highly critical.

Courtesy of DRBC

Governors of New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania have approved a resolution to issue draft regulations to permanently ban fracking in the Delaware River Basin. Environmentalists and the natural gas industry criticized the resolution, for different reasons.