SRBC Elects New Officers, NY Becomes Chair on July 1

Perhaps the proposed legislation by PA Rep. Dan Moul (Republican from Gettysburg) to gut not only the DRBC (Delaware River Basin Commission) of its power to regulate groundwater, but also to gut the SRBC (Susquehanna River Basin Commission), is not so far off the mark after all (see PA House Bill to Neuter SRBC, DRBC Makes It to First Base). We always viewed the SRBC as a good steward of water resources within the river basin it governs, preferring to “stay in its lane” and not presume to regulate shale drilling the way the DRBC has (see SRBC Tells Anti-Drillers “We’ll Stay in Our Lane” on Water Study). Apparently each year (or two or three, we’re not sure) the SRBC rotates the positions of Chair and Vice Chair among its four members (US Army Corps of Engineers, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland). Currently the Chair belongs to the Army Corps, but on July 1st it will change to NY. The problem is that NY’s rep on the Commission is Basil Seggos, NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner and an appointee by Andrew Cuomo. Seggos is a hardened, very politically left anti-fossil fueler–a puppet and tool of Cuomo. Will this change in leadership at the SRBC have an impact on how the organization operates?…

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