Saving the Delaware

December 16, 2011
The Nature Place

Following up on last month’s article, it looks as if public outcry, pressure, petitioning and action have paid off. The four-state Delaware River Basin Commision cancelled it’s November 21st scheduled vote on Hydraulic Fracturing for natural gas in the Delaware River watershed.

For those of us who love the river and feel the importance of preserving our clean water and land it was great news! Unfortunately, the doors to the gas companies are not yet closed, as each state has the right to make it’s own regulations.

Decisions are still being made in New York and New Jersey. In New York there is a movement to contact Governor Cuomo and urge him to prohibit fracking.

In New Jersey there is a push to encourage state representatives to override Governor Christie’s veto of a bill that the legislature already passed banning fracking.

The Delaware River is an integral part of The Nature Place Day Camp’s outdoor programming. If you would like to learn more about the issue in general visit savethedelaware.