Is this the beginning of the end for Gibbstown LNG project?

Breaking news: Since the time of publication of this story, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration confirmed that it has, in fact, received a renewal application for the special permit to allow the transportation of LNG by rail for the Wyalusing-to-Gibbstown project. The application was received on Tuesday, the day the permit was set…
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Power plants on the Delaware: Abandoned but still celebrated

Port Richmond Generating Station lets in a huge amounts of natural light and feels reminiscent of the old Penn Station in New York City.
Behemoth buildings that once housed power plants and supplied electricity to Philadelphia dot the Delaware — remains from more than a century ago — that remind us of the history and development of the region. Many of these former generating stations, some of which were built in the early 1900s and the 1910s by the…
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Environmental watchdogs wary of “zombie” pipeline projects
Just when you think a project is dead "they come back and eat your brains," an activist said.

Anti-fracking protestors
You might have heard the whoop of joy from environmentalists all over the Delaware River watershed on Monday, Sept. 27, as the news seeped out that the PennEast Pipeline was abandoning its seven-year battle to ship fracked Marcellus Shale gas from Pennsylvania across the Delaware River to New Jersey. Perhaps the loudest cheers came from…
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A fall hike and a hiker’s fall
To see fall with new eyes -- sometimes you have to relinquish the goal.

The change from summer to fall is empowering for some and depressing for others as we face snow, ice and shorter, darker days ahead. But this seasonal transition is nonetheless beautiful and impressive and is on full display in the Delaware Water Gap on the drive to, and hike up, Mount Tammany in Knowlton Township…
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NewsMatch: Your donation means more now than ever

river view from a kayak
It’s NewsMatch time again…and Delaware Currents exists because of it! NewsMatch, which works to strengthen the fundraising capabilities of nonprofit newsrooms and promote giving to journalism, will match any donation to Delaware Currents dollar for dollar up to $1,000 during November and December.  Your contributions are meaningful any time of year but they take on an…
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National Park Service removes dams on Van Campens Brook in Millbrook Village, N.J.

National Park Service Watergate Restoration Project Excavators at work on Pond 10
Editor’s note: All over the watershed, water engineers are evaluating dams and how they affect the flow of water. Sometimes local people are fond of the way it is now (as it was for the Columbia Dam on the Paulins Kill.) Other times there’s some confusion about the benefit because at first the “before” looks a…
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Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership presents honors

Olney Culture lab to receive Nonprofit Steward Award
The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership honored its watershed heroes for the 10th year at its Annual Watershed Milestones Ceremony, recognizing individuals and organizations that have supported clean water efforts in the watershed community. Honorees include outstanding volunteers, a local educator and corporate and nonprofit stewards who have made an impact in the watershed. They joined a community of more than…
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Peter Kolesar gets Lee Wulff Award
The Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum has announced that Peter Kolesar has been given the 2021 Lee Wulff Conservation Award.

Peter Kolesar
Kolesar is Professor Emeritus at Columbia University and Special Research Scholar in the Water Center of Columbia’s Earth Institute, but better known in the Upper Delaware River for his work on the water released from New York City’s reservoirs, and the effects of this on the upper river ecosystem, especially on cold-water-loving trout. “The Lee…
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The Delaware Sojourn: a novice’s tale

Over the mountain, round river bends and down gravel roads, camping and kayaking, safety sessions and natural history lessons — it’s all part of the eight-day Delaware River Sojourn. The 26th annual sojourn was held August 6-14 and began in Hancock, N.Y. The Delaware Sojourn is a seven- to eight-day kayaking/canoeing “staycation” trip down the…
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Mariner East 2 Pipeline charged in water contamination leaks
The developer of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline faces dozens of counts of violations of Pennsylvania environmental laws related to contaminating waterways.

One of the 500 spills cited in Pa. AG report on Mariner East pipeline
Rosemary Fuller of Delaware County, Pa., never had a problem with the well water at her house until construction began on a pipeline known as Mariner East 2, which would send natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania to an industrial complex on the Delaware River. A land agent, acting on behalf of the pipeline builder, Sunoco, had…
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Anti-fracking protestors

Environmental watchdogs wary of “zombie” pipeline projects
Just when you think a project is dead "they come back and eat your brains," an activist said.

You might have heard the whoop of joy from environmentalists all over the Delaware River watershed on Monday, Sept. 27, as the news seeped out that the PennEast Pipeline was abandoning its seven-year battle to ship fracked Marcellus Shale gas from Pennsylvania across the Delaware River to New Jersey. Perhaps the loudest cheers came from…
Read More

A fall hike and a hiker’s fall
To see fall with new eyes -- sometimes you have to relinquish the goal.

The change from summer to fall is empowering for some and depressing for others as we face snow, ice and shorter, darker days ahead. But this seasonal transition is nonetheless beautiful and impressive and is on full display in the Delaware Water Gap on the drive to, and hike up, Mount Tammany in Knowlton Township…
Read More
river view from a kayak

NewsMatch: Your donation means more now than ever

It’s NewsMatch time again…and Delaware Currents exists because of it! NewsMatch, which works to strengthen the fundraising capabilities of nonprofit newsrooms and promote giving to journalism, will match any donation to Delaware Currents dollar for dollar up to $1,000 during November and December.  Your contributions are meaningful any time of year but they take on an…
Read More
National Park Service Watergate Restoration Project Excavators at work on Pond 10

National Park Service removes dams on Van Campens Brook in Millbrook Village, N.J.

Editor’s note: All over the watershed, water engineers are evaluating dams and how they affect the flow of water. Sometimes local people are fond of the way it is now (as it was for the Columbia Dam on the Paulins Kill.) Other times there’s some confusion about the benefit because at first the “before” looks a…
Read More
Olney Culture lab to receive Nonprofit Steward Award

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership presents honors

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership honored its watershed heroes for the 10th year at its Annual Watershed Milestones Ceremony, recognizing individuals and organizations that have supported clean water efforts in the watershed community. Honorees include outstanding volunteers, a local educator and corporate and nonprofit stewards who have made an impact in the watershed. They joined a community of more than…
Read More
Peter Kolesar

Peter Kolesar gets Lee Wulff Award
The Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum has announced that Peter Kolesar has been given the 2021 Lee Wulff Conservation Award.

Kolesar is Professor Emeritus at Columbia University and Special Research Scholar in the Water Center of Columbia’s Earth Institute, but better known in the Upper Delaware River for his work on the water released from New York City’s reservoirs, and the effects of this on the upper river ecosystem, especially on cold-water-loving trout. “The Lee…
Read More

The Delaware Sojourn: a novice’s tale

Over the mountain, round river bends and down gravel roads, camping and kayaking, safety sessions and natural history lessons — it’s all part of the eight-day Delaware River Sojourn. The 26th annual sojourn was held August 6-14 and began in Hancock, N.Y. The Delaware Sojourn is a seven- to eight-day kayaking/canoeing “staycation” trip down the…
Read More
One of the 500 spills cited in Pa. AG report on Mariner East pipeline

Mariner East 2 Pipeline charged in water contamination leaks
The developer of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline faces dozens of counts of violations of Pennsylvania environmental laws related to contaminating waterways.

Rosemary Fuller of Delaware County, Pa., never had a problem with the well water at her house until construction began on a pipeline known as Mariner East 2, which would send natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania to an industrial complex on the Delaware River. A land agent, acting on behalf of the pipeline builder, Sunoco, had…
Read More
Anti-fracking protestors

PennEast project canceled

Quietly and without fanfare, PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC announced on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 that it was abandoning its seven-year battle to ship fracked Marcellus Shale gas from Pennsylvania across the Delaware River to New Jersey. The proposed pipeline’s 116-mile route would have started in Luzerne County, Pa., and run through Carbon, Northampton and Bucks…
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