Event Notices for Public Participation in Marcellus Discussions


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Delaware River Basin Commission Hearing
Wednesday, September 15
Business meeting begins: 1:30 pm
Public Comment Period starts at 2:30pm and will be over by 6:00pm.

Join Protecting Our Waters at the Delaware River Basin Commission’s public hearing! The DRBC is being pressured to release rules for unconventional gas drilling in the Delaware River watershed – before any study of the cumulative impacts on our environment or public health has even been started! Join us in calling on the Commission to stand up to the gas industry and make sure a cumulative impacts study takes place before any rules are issued; and before any more permits for water withdrawals or test wells are given; and before any permits for waste discharges or drilling are issued.

For information on carpooling from Philadelphia or for other questions, please contact Amy Wilson of Protecting Our Waters at amy@energyjustice.net or 570-581-4421.

To testify during the public dialogue portion of this meeting, you must sign up in advance by emailing Ms. Paula Schmitt of the Commission staff, at paula.schmitt@drbc.state.nj.us or by phoning Ms. Schmitt at 609-883-9500 ext. 224.

The exact location for the September 15th DRBC meeting is West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company, located at 40 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton, New Jersey.

Philadelphia City Council Hearing
Tuesday, September 28th 10:00 AM*
* Gather at 9:30 AM
City Hall, Philadelphia, PA


Description: City Council is opening the door to residents of Philadelphia and surrounding counties for its first public hearing on unconventional gas drilling (fracking) in our watershed. The city should stand up and demand protection for the drinking water of millions of residents. This is our chance to speak out on behalf of public health, to protect our communities and the rivers and streams on which we depend – to prevent contamination before it begins. The Marcellus Shale Coalition and other industry representatives will be there, making their voices heard. Make sure City Council and the press hear your voice too. Let’s fill the room! Protecting Our Waters is the organization working on this: more information at https://protectingourwaters.wordpress.com.

Enter on the north-east corner of City Hall and please arrive at 9:30. To confirm your attendance and for more information, contact Cecily of Protecting Our Waters at pirate.aaartt@gmail.com.