Thursday, February 24, 2011

Final hearings today on DRBC gas drilling rules

 Photo:Keith R. Stevenson/Pocono Record

The Delaware River Basin Commission's proposed rules to regulate the location and operation of natural gas drilling operations in the basin are generating plenty of public comment, much of it reportedly critical, from both the pro-drilling and anti-drilling sides of the controversial issue.

The commission completes its public hearings with separate afternoon and evening sessions today at Trenton's War Memorial Building. Previous hearing were held on in Honesdale, Pa.and in Liberty, N.Y.

For more information on today's hearings, check out our Enviro-Events Calendar

The DRBC is a federal-interstate compact agency charged with managing the water resources of the Delaware Basin without regard to political boundaries. Its commissioners are the governors of the four basin states – Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania – and a federal representative, the North Atlantic Division Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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