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Governor Urged to Block Discharge of Fracking Waste in Delaware River Basin

A ban on fracking in the watershed is expected later this year, but there’s still a proposal to allow discharge of fracking waste in the region. Murphy is being asked to prevent that happening With a …

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Gulf of Mexico 2018 ‘dead zone’ smaller than expected, but still as big as Delaware

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Hypoxia Task Force has set a goal of 1,930 square miles for the dead zone. Hypoxic zones can occur naturally in some marine environments, such as deep ocean basin…

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Judge questions Delaware River Basin Commission’s ability to fight fracking

though they proposed allowing “related activities” such as using the region’s freshwater for fracking and disposing of fracked wastewater at treatment facilities within the basin. A vote on the draft …

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New law ‘turns on the spigot’ at old plant that treats wastewater on Delaware River

The Sierra Club fears fracking wastewater could eventually make its way to Carneys Point for treatment. That waste, the Sierra Club says, can contain more than 600 different toxic chemicals, many of t…

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Will Murphy Let Company Dump Treated Wastewater into Delaware River?

“If this bill is signed, it could allow comingled fracking waste to be dumped in the river,’’ said Doug O’Malley, director of Environment New Jersey. “That’s a disaster in the making for the ecology of the estuary.’’ Jeff Fritz, state …

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More Than 40,000 Comments Support A Complete Fracking Ban In The Delaware River Watershed

“The DRBC and Governors Wolf, Cuomo, Carney and Murphy should protect this essential drinking water supply and support banning fracking wastewater and water withdrawals in the basin.” Draft regulations announced in November 2017 by the DRBC proposed a …

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Commission releases fracking ban proposal for Delaware River

but would still allow for fracking wastewater to be dumped in the river basin. The proposed rules would also allow for water to be taken out of the river basin and shipped off for fracking use elsewhere. “There’s some really big success in the proposed …
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Many benefits to fracking in Delaware River Basin | Guest column

A vote on such a ban is expected by mid-2018. There is also a proposal under consideration to allow fracking wastewater to be stored or discharged in deep underground wells within the watershed and using water from the basin for fracking. Environmental …
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Delaware River Basin Commission Moves Ahead on Rules to Ban Fracking

Environmentalist greet ban with approval, but are less pleased with regulations that will address how fracking wastewater will be disposed of in the region The Delaware River Basin Commission yesterday formally began the process of drafting new rules to …
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Poll: Is fracking wastewater OK for Delaware watershed?

The Delaware River Basin Commission is expected to vote Wednesday to continue to ban shale gas drilling, or fracking, in the Delaware River watershed, but allow the discharge of treated wastewater into the watershed. The DRBC says its plan “would include …
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