An update on the fate of the Delaware River, threatened by plans to expand fracking for natural gas in the watershed: Under successful pressure from activists the Delaware River Basin Commission has canceled its vote.
Gasland director Josh Fox writes at Save the Delaware sums it up succinctly: "You saved the Delaware, for now."
What cancellation means: The DRBC doesn’t hold a meeting to vote down their regulations. I’ve only ever seen them vote to approve things. Which means they cancel the meeting if they no longer have 3 out of 5 commissioners voting in favor of fracking. Which is exactly what they have done. They don’t cancel meetings often, let alone votes.
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