DRBC: We’ll Make You Guess When We’re Going to Adopt Frack Ban

In September, MDN told you that the obsequious members of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) had slavishly obeyed their radical environmental masters by voting to move forward with a permanent ban on fracking in the Delaware River Basin (see DRBC Votes Tomorrow on Permanent Frack Ban Resolution). The final ban language/regulation was dropped like a bomb by DRBC staff on Nov. 30 (see DRBC Drops Permanent Frack Ban Bomb – Public Hearings in January). The DRBC announced they would allow public comment through Feb. 28, later extended to Mar. 30 (see DRBC Schedules More Freak Shows on Proposed Frack Ban Regulation). The DRBC received 8,687 comments online and 227 oral comments at the hearings. So what happens now? According to an update issued yesterday, the DRBC said, “There is no set schedule for a vote by the Commissioners to adopt final rules. As always, the Commission may adopt final rules only at a duly-noticed public meeting.” All of the DRBC’s public meetings are ” duly noticed”–meaning the DRBC provides public notice ahead of time. The next public meeting to be held is May 16. Could the DRBC simply vote at that meeting to adopt these illegal ban regulations? Sure. And then again, maybe they won’t. You just don’t know. Apparently the DRBC wants to keep everyone guessing…

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