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Partnership for the Delaware Estuary: 2021 Science Summit Day 3
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Partnership for the Delaware Estuary: 2021 Science Summit Day 2
Part Three

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Partnership for the Delaware Estuary: 2021 Science Summit
Part Two

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.

The Lehigh River, seen from the Lehigh Canal, just upriver from Easton, Pa. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

1,4-dioxane found in Delaware, Lehigh Rivers

A manmade chemical called 1,4-dioxane “a likely human carcinogen,” has been found in the Delaware River in the more industrialized section of the river and in the Lehigh River and south — that part of the river designated by the Delaware River Basin Commission as Special Protection Waters. Here’s some mapping of the sites: www.drbc.maps.arcgis.com…

One of the mammoth rock walls that loom over I-80 in the Delaware Water Gap in the area between milepost 1.15 and 1.25. PHOTO FROM NJDOT

Opposition to Rockwell project near Delaware Water Gap grows

The arguments about NJDOT’s rockfall project are gathering steam. NJ leglslators are joining froces with local officials who question the need for the project.

It doesn't look like much right now, but this plot of concrete is the foundation of a natural gas processing plant in Wyalusing, Pa., built by New Fortress Energy. Liquified natural gas would be transported from here by truck or rail to a port in Gibbstown, N.J., on the shores of the Delaware River. Construction is on a temporary delay. PHOTO BY CHRIS MELE

Gibbstown LNG Project: Many Hurdles Remain

A planned project to transport liquified natural gas from a plant in Pennsylvania to a port in New Jersey still has to finish a Rubik’s Cube-like puzzle of regulatory, logistical and legal hurdles before becoming a reality. Pieces of the complex plan have so far gained approvals from at least 19 different local, state and…