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STOP THE DRBC POWER GRAB
The DRBC and Delaware River Keeper is attempting to take away your mineral rights by PERMANENTLY banning fracking
The Associated Press reported the ban would only impact the two northeast Pennsylvania counties. Tittel said that would likely be Pike and Wayne, as they lie over the Marcellus Shale. He predicted the ban could be a foot in the door to ban fracking in other areas of the basin, including counties with geological formations that have largely gone unexplored for natural gas.
“If we can get the ban there, we can get it for the rest of the basin,” Tittel said.
This action is being pushed by the religious environmentalists and is outside of the authority of the DRBC granted by the Delaware River Compact.
IF YOU AGREE THAT THIS TRAVESTY MUST BE STOPPED YOU MUST TAKE ACTION NOW BEFORE YOUR MINERAL RIGHTS ARE STOLEN OUT FROM UNDER YOU!
Find your representatives from the LEGISLATORS on the top menu.
Call, Email or Write your representatives NOW! You must act now before the DRBC can pull off this heist.
Call your neighbors and tell them what is happening to their property rights. Now is not the time to keep your business to yourself!
Here Are Some Talking Points To Emphasize
The DRBC has no authority to impose a ban. It’s a compact between the states and nothing more. It has no authority to make new laws.
Pennsylvania has already allowed fracking throughout the Susquehanna River Basin and the Susquehanna Rive Basin Commission (SRBC) has been regulating water withdrawals and water disposal connected with fracking for a decade with no negative impact on water quality.
The SRBC is mostly the same people as the DRBC. So, why do landowners in that region get to develop their resources and those in the DRBC are prevented from doing so?
We keep hearing the Delaware is somehow different because its a water supply but Harrisburg gets its water from the Susquehanna River. Does this mean New York City and Philadelphia residents are somehow more important than those from Harrisburg?
The DRBC has been sitting on gas drilling regulations for seven years. Why is it so afraid to act on them?
Why is Governor Wolf more interested in the welfare of New Yorkers than Pennsylvanians?
Why is DRBC ignoring its responsibility to ensure water availability for gas drilling when this is so obviously critical to economic development in the Upper Delaware?
What possible basis in science is there for a ban on hydraulic fracturing given the recently completed EPA study indicating it has not resulted in significant water quality problems?
Given the lack of evidence for water quality problems from fracking and lack of legal authority for a ban, it would be a clear taking of land value. Who is going to pay landowners for absconding with their mineral rights?
Who is speaking for the residents of the Upper Delaware and why are their rights not be considered?