183 organizations demand fracking ban

Today 183 environmental organizations sent a letter to the Delaware River Basin Commissioners, demanding a permanent ban on fracking.

The letter was also addressed to the Governors of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware, as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The groups insist that scientific evidence, the data about water contamination from fracking and the fracking ban in New York State provide more than enough reason for the Commissioners to enact a ban.

One of those environmental organizations is the Delaware Riverkeeper Network.

“We believe that all waterways all environs all communities – are devastatingly harmed when drilling and fracking operations happen. We have so far protected the Delaware River basin from drilling and fracking operations. And we want to make sure that that protection is made permanent,” said Maya van Rossum of the network.

Fracking is the process of injecting a water, sand and chemical mixture at high pressure into subterranean rocks and boreholes, to force open existing fissures and extract oil or natural gas.

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