House Bill 827 passed the PA House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee by a vote of 16 to 9. This represents an important first step for the citizens of the Upper Delaware River Basin, who have been denied the right to benefit from the use of their property by the DRBC.
Senate Bill 305 was received by the PA Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on February 19, 2019 and has not yet been debated or voted on. Both bills address the unequal determination of landowner rights across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The passage of HB 827 represents a win in the battle for landowner rights. We have not yet won the war being waged on the landowners of the Upper Delaware River Basin, but this is progress. The bill will go to the full house for debate and hopefully pass. Even if Governor Wolf vetoes the bill, it will make a powerful statement and make it more difficult for Wolf to support a ban. Now is the time for landowners to become actively involved in the steps needed to provide a fair and just outcome for ALL citizens in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
How Can I Help?
- If you are not yet a member of UDRBC, Become A Member. As a landowner/member, you are kept abreast of the issues important to landowners in the Upper Delaware River Basin.
- Send a note of support to the representatives who are supporting our efforts. View Supporting Representatives
Big city downriver opponents are determined to deny the equitable, constitutional rights of property ownership of the citizens of the Upper Delaware River Basin. We, joined together as a unified citizenry, have the power to positively affect the outcome of this battle.