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Small-Scale New Jersey LNG Export Project Stymied by DRBC

Small-Scale New Jersey LNG Export Project Stymied by DRBC

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) on Thursday voted to suspend approval for key parts of a small liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in New Jersey.  The DRBC, a quasi-regulatory agency involving four states and the U.S. government that oversees the Delaware River watershed, stayed the decision it made last summer allowing a New…

September 10, 2020

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Cleared to Intervene in DRBC Drilling Moratorium Lawsuit

Three Pennsylvania state senators who want the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) moratorium on hydraulic fracturing eliminated have again filed to intervene in a federal lawsuit challenging the de facto drilling ban.*

September 24, 2018

Delaware River Basin Frack Ban Remanded to District Court

A federal appeals court panel in Philadelphia has overturned a lower court’s decision to throw out a lawsuit filed by a small exploration and production company that is challenging the authority of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to enact a de facto moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

July 6, 2018

Energy Industry Slams DRBC on Proposed Fracturing Rules

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) said it is reviewing more than 8,600 written comments received during a four-month public comment period over proposed rules governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the basin, but a date has not been set for enacting final rules.

April 6, 2018

New Jersey Governor Backs Frack Ban in Delaware River Basin

Two weeks after taking office, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he would join his Democratic counterparts from Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania in support of a ban against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Delaware River Basin.

February 5, 2018

Delaware River Commission Extends Comment Period on Proposed Fracturing Rules

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) on Monday added two hearings and extended the comment period on proposed regulations regarding hydraulic fracturing activities, giving the public another month to weigh in.

January 8, 2018

Lawmaker Seeks Halt to Delaware River Basin Plan to Curb NatGas Development

A Republican state lawmaker from Northeast Pennsylvania plans to soon introduce a resolution urging the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) not to move forward with plans to ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the 13,539-square mile watershed.

September 22, 2017
Delaware River Basin Commission Considering Ban on NatGas Development, Fracking

Delaware River Basin Commission Considering Ban on NatGas Development, Fracking

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) will consider a resolution at its meeting on Wednesday calling for a rulemaking that ultimately could place a ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and related natural gas development activities in the river basin.

September 11, 2017
Lawsuit Challenging DRBC Authority to Regulate NatGas Drilling Rejected

Lawsuit Challenging DRBC Authority to Regulate NatGas Drilling Rejected

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a small exploration and production company that challenged the authority of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to review and approve natural gas drilling in the watershed.

March 27, 2017
DRBC Drilling Ban to Remain in Effect Indefinitely

DRBC Drilling Ban to Remain in Effect Indefinitely

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has no plans to lift its moratorium on natural gas drilling anytime soon in the 13,539-square mile watershed that it oversees, reassuring opponents of development at a packed meeting on Wednesday that deliberations are continuing.

March 16, 2017
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