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    DELAWARE CURRENTS ON WJFF-FM

    Meg McGuire is a regular guest on WJFF's program "Making Waves." The show is on every Monday at 8 p.m., Meg is on every third Monday to talk about current issues on the Delaware.

Leonard Stewart, 75, of Eastwick, walks with his dog, Princess, on the boardwalk at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Valuing wetlands as places to keep intact, not build over

WHYY asked five individuals to tell us about their visions for the Delaware River Watershed — what it is, and what it could be. Leonard Stewart is a board member of the Eastwick Friends and Neighbors Coalition. He serves on the Lower Eastwick Public Lands Planning Steering Committee.  My father worked at the Navy Yard. I would…

The burned-out hull of a truck is testament to the intense heat of an explosion and fire that happened at the Williams Companies LNG plant in Plymouth, Wash., in 2014. PHOTO Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

The Storage and Transportation of LNG: What Could Go Wrong?

Lonnie E. Click, a fire chief in Benton County in southern Washington, was at his desk when he first heard the call: an explosion at a liquified natural gas storage facility.  The call was outside his jurisdiction but, based on what he was hearing on the radio, he decided to head to the scene. From atop a hill, Click…

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Partnership for the Delaware Estuary: 2021 Science Summit
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Partnership for the Delaware Estuary: 2021 Science Summit
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From the top left: Pam Bush, DRBC commission secretary and assistant general counsel; Steven Tambini, executive director, DRBC; U.S.A.C.E. Brigadier General Thomas J. Tickner; Middle row: Kenneth Warren, DRBC General Counsel; Patrick McDonnell, Pennsylvania's Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection; Basil Segos, New York's Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation; Bottom row: Shawn Garvin, Delaware's Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; Shawn Latofurette, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, deputy commissioner and chief of staff

Fracking ban approved

After years-long deliberation, the Delaware River Basin Commission today voted to ban fracking in the watershed. More study is set for the import to and export from the waters of the basin.

Looking over Wes Gillingham's shoulder (he's the associate director of Catskill Mountainkeeper) at the long list (104,805) of signers of the petition to ban fracking on one of many presentations to the DRBC by a host of environmental groups opposing fracking. Holding the other end is Rob Friedman, from the Natural Resources Defense Council. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

DRBC fracking vote coming Feb.25

A long-awaited vote on fracking in the watershed is coming Feb. 25. You can attend virtually, see story.

Upper Delaware River looking upstream between Pike County, Pa. and Sullivan County, N.Y. PHOTO BY REBECCA SMITH

New alliance seeks to amplify Upper Delaware River voices

Mostly because there aren’t that many people in the Upper Delaware River, it’s beautiful. But towns need help to keep it that way. Something’s afoot in New York to help some of those towns.

The DOT-113C120W cars are rare in number and one expert likened securing replacement parts for these tankers to finding parts for a rare automobile. PHOTO BY CHART INDUSTRIES via PHMSA REPORT

LNG Rail Tank Cars: The Few and the Unknown

The newly permitted tank cars that would take LNG from Wyalusing, Pa. to Gibbstown, N.J. by train are posing lots of questions — especially about safety and availability — and there aren’t a lot of answers.