Thursday, December 23, 2010

Easton City Council Passes Anti-Fracking Resolution Unanimously!

From left to right: Councilman Kenny Brown, Vice-Mayor El Warner, 
Mayor Panto, Councilman Roger Ruggles 

Posted by: Noël Jones

The mayor and city council voted unanimously Wednesday night in favor of Vice-Mayor El Warner's resolution in support of Pittsburgh's recent ban of hydrofracking for natural gas within city limits. As the mayor pointed out, "this resolution is as much about self-governance as it is about natural gas...hopefully other municipalities in our region will follow suit."

Thanks to everyone who came out to speak up during public comments!

NEXT ACTION: Please use the link below write to the Delaware River Basin Commission to express your concerns about the DRBC's move to issue draft regulations on the "fracking" process used to drill for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale without waiting for the EPA's

cumulative impact study to first be completed, and the sheer volume of the tens of thousands of wells that are waiting for the green light to begin drilling along our drinking water source--the Delaware River. Please insist, when you write to them, on the public's right to participate in public meetings on this matter, as they are currently trying to limit public comment to just three meetings in Trenton, rather than having several meetings that are spread geographically throughout the entire region that will be affected. A template letter is available at the link below:

Write a letter to the DRBC

As stated by the Delaware Riverkeeper:

"Despite a storm of protest and requests from thousands, including New York Governor David Paterson, Congressman Maurice Hinchey (NY), Congressman Rush Holt (NJ), New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NYC Council, and Philadelphia City Council, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) prematurely issued draft natural gas development regulations for the Delaware River Watershed on December 9, 2010.  A federally funded cumulative impact analysis of natural gas development on the Basin’s water resources is in the final stages of federal funding approval and the appeal was for that study to be completed before gas rules were drafted by the DRBC.  But the petition for “science first” apparently has fallen on deaf ears at the DRBC. "


tunsie said...

You see......You see....I told U el was the bestest....I love U el......Tunsie

tunsie said...

El Warner is the bestest.....Noel jones is the bestest.....Anonymous

noel jones said...

Tunsie, you are funny! Happy New Year!