THE Delaware Riverkeeper Plans to Pack DRBC Hearing to Oppose PennEast

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), charged with overseeing potential impacts on the Delaware River and the various tributaries that feed it, has stepped outside of its legal bounds with plans to review the PennEast Pipeline, part of which will run through the Delaware River Basin area. In 2014 the DRBC tried to tell PennEast and its sponsors that the pipeline will need their approval before it can be built (see DRBC Tells PennEast They Need DRBC (Not Just FERC) Approval). There’s just one teeny tiny problem with the DRBC’s plan. It’s called the U.S. Constitution. PennEast is permitted solely by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), not any other agency including the quasi-governmental DRBC. PennEast told DRBC as much (see PennEast Tells DRBC Not So Fast, FERC has Final Say on Pipeline). But silly little things like laws don’t stop power-mad liberals like those at the DRBC. FERC, in a bid to be gracious to the libs at DRBC, agreed to hold one joint hearing on the PennEast with the DRBC (see Anti Drillers Demand DRBC Hold 7 Meetings on PennEast Pipeline). But then the DRBC has decided it will take its marbles and go home–telling FERC to blank-off, that DRBC will hold their own hearings (plural) on the PennEast (see DRBC’s Lawless Action to Review PennEast Pipeline Apart from FERC). The time has come. On March 15 the DRBC will proceed with its lawless action in holding a hearing, and DRBC friend and confidant, Maya van Rossum (THE Delaware Riverkeeper) has issued an email to her legion of mind-numbed robots to hound the DRBC about speaking slots at the hearing, so they can create the illusion that most folks are against the project. She’s also planning to pack the meeting room with hippies and ne’er–do–wells in “stop penneast” t-shirts, holding up signs…

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