The Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens or UDRBC has called out the DRBC fracking ban as unfair, a theft of property rights, overreach and discrimination.
On June 8, 2015, along with six others, I met with Governor Wolf regarding natural gas development. What was very telling in that meeting was not just what he talked about, but what he never talked about – a concern for water quality or safety! His conversation was all about severance tax and how if we helped him achieve that, he would help us get our gas out of the ground.
Governor Wolf needs to stop playing politics with our lives and our livelihoods. We are no more than dispensable lifelong resident landowners, a sacrifice to the all-important god downriver, the vote! It’s all about votes and Governor Wolf knows where the population is and where his base lives. Oh, but if he could get his severance tax out of us so he could send money to Philadelphia, how things would change! The ban in the DRB has nothing to do with the quality or quantity of the water but the quantity of the vote.