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Friday, July 12, 2013

Toomey Wants DRMC To Help Natural Gas Frackers In Northeast Pennsylvania

Opening The Door To Natural Gas Production In Northeastern PA

I asked the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to finalize natural gas development standards so that Pennsylvanians can boost the economy, create jobs and cultivate a new energy source.     
The DRBC, a federal-interstate compact created in 1961 to regulate water usage along the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware, has failed to establish regulations to allow for water to be used for natural gas development. This procrastination has become a de facto moratorium on natural gas production and related economic activities in northeastern Pennsylvania at a time when unemployment in the area is still well above the national average. This moratorium is particularly confusing, as a similar federal-interstate compact with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission issued regulations allowing for natural gas production in 2008.     
My letter to DRBC Commissioners and the executive director of the Delaware River Basin Commission highlighted the inaction of the DRBC regarding natural gas development and the need to promote economic development in Pennsylvania. You can read my letter here.


Anonymous said...

Opening the door to China's new NG source is more like it.

Where do you think this gas is going? OVERSEAS.

There is no energy independence. It's a global market, supply and demand.

And there will be no jobs, just like there weren't before. The same companies and workers from Louisiana and Texas will get these jobs. Corbett, Toomey and the rest have seen to that.

It's why after our state, one of the biggest in the current fraking boom remains 45th in job creation.

Do enjoy your polluted groundwater though, that their industry-wide exemption from the Clean Water Act allows them to get away with. Texas billionaires thank you.

Anonymous said...

Pennsylvania needs to get rid of this lying piece of s**t. More like a damn democrat.