Delaware Riverkeeper “Intervenes” to Protect its Patsy – the DRBC

Wayne Count PAIn May MDN reported the great news that the Wayne Land and Mineral Group has filed a lawsuit against the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to contest the DRBC’s ongoing blockade of shale drilling in Wayne (and Pike) counties in Pennsylvania (see Wayne County, PA Landowner Sues DRBC Over Fracking Ban). The DRBC has blocked drilling since it considered rules for drilling in 2010, when it put a “temporary” ban in place. The Wayne Land and Mineral Group argues in its lawsuit that oil and gas wells, under the DRBC’s charter, do not constitute a “project” that is regulated by the DRBC and therefore are exempt from oversight from the DRBC. A brilliant legal move! The DRBC has become little more than a patsy for radicalized Big Green Groups, including THE Delaware Riverkeeper. The DRBC inevitably does the bidding of Riverkeeper, and Riverkeeper is strongly anti-drilling. So it was no surprise for us to learn that THE Delaware Riverkeeper has filed to intervene and indeed has joined the lawsuit, to defend their patsy…

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