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May 12, 1987 | By RAMONA SMITH, Daily News Staff Writer
The fountains are flowing, the weather is great for car-washing and it's just about time to fill up the outdoor pools. As Philadelphians welcome warm weather, the word from the Delaware River Basin Commission is that the area has an excellent chance of having an adequate supply of water this year. But people still should avoid wasting water, the city Water Department said yesterday. Some suggestions: Take quicker showers; load the washer fully before doing the laundry; and don't water the lawn while the sun is high enough to cause evaporation.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2012 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
The financial noose is tightening for the Delaware River Basin Commission, the arbiter of whether natural gas drilling will occur in the watershed. Pennsylvania, which is upset that the commission has yet to authorize drilling, has withheld two quarterly payments to it. A state budget document shows Pennsylvania froze its allocation in January, reducing its payments to the DRBC by 40.7 percent this fiscal year. Meanwhile, New York has steadily shrunk its payments over the last few years, and in its proposed 2013 budget, it will pay about 40 percent of its agreed-upon fair share of the commission's revenue.
NEWS
February 2, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a reversal of a decision, the Delaware River Basin Commission will review two natural-gas-pipeline projects in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Both projects have been completed, but in a letter to an environmental group that asked for the review, commission executive director Carol R. Collier said their sponsors would need to apply for permits. "I am directing my staff to undertake reviews of these projects after the fact," she wrote Jan. 30 to Maya van Rossum, head of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network.
NEWS
February 8, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gov. Corbett's proposed budget for 2014-15 would drastically cut funding for the Delaware River Basin Commission, which, despite his urging, has kept in place a moratorium on natural-gas drilling in the basin. Democratic gubernatorial contender John Hanger, a former environmental protection secretary, called the cut "naked retaliation for the DRBC's continuing moratorium on gas drilling in the Delaware watershed. " He urged the Assembly to not cut the funding. The governor's energy executive, Patrick Henderson, disagreed, saying it was because other DRBC members have not been paying their share.
NEWS
November 9, 2011 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Long-awaited revisions to the Delaware River Basin Commission's proposed rules that would govern natural-gas development in the watershed were released Tuesday. The highly technical document of 100-plus pages would permit only 300 wells to be drilled until a reassessment is done after 18 months. The rules also call for more water monitoring, more water-use restrictions, and more money to be set aside for remediation. Observers on all sides said the rules were too complicated to assess quickly.
NEWS
March 9, 2012
The multistate agency that governs the Delaware River basin has made a sensible decision to continue a moratorium on natural-gas drilling in the watershed. But that has put the Delaware River Basin Commission at odds with some very powerful forces, including state capitals that provide its funding. Fortunately, aside from a direct threat that wasn't carried out by New Jersey to yank its contribution to the DRBC, the agency hasn't been targeted because of its policies on drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
An environmental group has asked the Delaware River Basin Commission to take jurisdiction over the proposed $1 billion PennEast natural gas pipeline project, which would cross the river in Durham Township, Bucks County. The Delaware Riverkeeper Network on Tuesday petitioned the DRBC to review the project, which the PennEast Pipeline Co. has announced, but not yet filed for permits. The environmental group says the commission should review the project because it can potentially harm the watershed.
NEWS
December 4, 1986 | By Laurie T. Conrad, Special to The Inquirer
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has ordered a private Warwick water company to pay the cost of supplying municipal water to 11 Warrington homeowners whose private well supply either declined or dried up after the company began pumping large amounts of water from wells near the homes. Before the order, each homeowner had been expected to pay $687.50 for tying in to the municipal line. The residents also would have faced plumbing costs of at least $600 each. At a Nov. 25 commission meeting, the DRBC also lodged 984 violations of water pumping and monitoring procedures against the private company, Warwick Water and Sewer Inc. The company was formed by developers to provide water for their housing projects in Warwick Township.
NEWS
December 11, 1986 | By Laurie T. Conrad, Special to The Inquirer
The Warrington Township Water Authority and Warwick Water and Sewer Inc. have agreed to share the estimated $100,000 cost of extending municipal water service to a section of Warrington where private wells no longer provide reliable water supplies. The agreement between the authority and the private water company followed several months of complaints from Warrington residents. The residents had complained that their wells dried up or declined after Warwick Water and Sewer began pumping water from two large wells near Warrington to supply several hundred new homes built in Warwick Township.
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BUSINESS
September 11, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
An environmental group has asked the Delaware River Basin Commission to take jurisdiction over the proposed $1 billion PennEast natural gas pipeline project, which would cross the river in Durham Township, Bucks County. The Delaware Riverkeeper Network on Tuesday petitioned the DRBC to review the project, which the PennEast Pipeline Co. has announced, but not yet filed for permits. The environmental group says the commission should review the project because it can potentially harm the watershed.
NEWS
February 8, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gov. Corbett's proposed budget for 2014-15 would drastically cut funding for the Delaware River Basin Commission, which, despite his urging, has kept in place a moratorium on natural-gas drilling in the basin. Democratic gubernatorial contender John Hanger, a former environmental protection secretary, called the cut "naked retaliation for the DRBC's continuing moratorium on gas drilling in the Delaware watershed. " He urged the Assembly to not cut the funding. The governor's energy executive, Patrick Henderson, disagreed, saying it was because other DRBC members have not been paying their share.
NEWS
September 14, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carol R. Collier, who for 15 years was the executive director of the Delaware River Basin Commission, has announced that she will retire in March. In her announcement during Thursday's commission meeting at Burlington County College in Mount Laurel, Collier said 15 years at the helm was "long enough for the good of the person and the position. " "It was totally my decision," she said later. "I have been thinking about this for a while. "Obviously, the last few years have been a little rougher and uncertain, but that is not what made me make the decision.
NEWS
July 12, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILMINGTON - It's been a case of dueling letters. Proponents and opponents of natural gas drilling - six in all - have recently written appeals to the Delaware River Basin Commission, increasing pressure on the agency that three years ago instituted a moratorium on natural gas development in the basin. Until rules are adopted, there can be no drilling. At its Wednesday meeting here, commission chair Michele Siekerka, New Jersey's assistant commissioner of water resources, responded: "We continue to confer in good faith and with forward momentum.
NEWS
June 30, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gov. Corbett has sent a strongly worded letter to the Delaware River Basin Commission, urging it to end a three-year moratorium on natural gas drilling in the basin by adopting drilling regulations. He said he wanted "to convey a profound sense of frustration and disappointment on behalf of my constituents due to the inaction of the commission. " Regulations would open Pennsylvania's 13 eastern counties - notably those in the northeast, atop the Marcellus Shale - to drilling.
NEWS
March 7, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
More than 70 shouting protesters disrupted Wednesday's meeting of the Delaware River Basin Commission, refusing to be quiet or sit during the business session. Eventually, after a brief recess greeted by cries of "Shame! Shame!" from the audience, the commissioners decided to move up a public comment session that had been scheduled for the end of the meeting. Advocates, including the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and more than 50 other environmental groups, have asked the commission to broaden its oversight of natural-gas pipeline projects.
NEWS
February 3, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a reversal of a decision, the Delaware River Basin Commission will review two natural-gas-pipeline projects in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Both projects have been completed, but in a letter to an environmental group that asked for the review, commission executive director Carol R. Collier said their sponsors would need to apply for permits. "I am directing my staff to undertake reviews of these projects after the fact," she wrote Jan. 30 to Maya van Rossum, head of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network.
NEWS
September 13, 2012 | By Sandy Bauers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ten months after canceling a vote on natural gas regulations that would have allowed drilling in the Delaware River watershed, a commission with oversight of water issues in the region remained largely mum on what will happen next. On Wednesday, at its fourth meeting since that canceled vote, none of the five members - representing Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, and the federal government - on the Delaware River Basin Commission offered comment on the matter. Asked for an update after the meeting, commission chair Kelly Jean Heffner, deputy secretary for water management at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, said only that "we believe we've completed our technical discussion.
NEWS
July 12, 2012 | By Sandy Bauers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Delaware River Basin Commission can't seem to get away from issues involving natural gas. At its meeting Wednesday, the interstate agency that oversees water issues in the river basin unanimously approved water withdrawals totaling nearly six million gallons for a major interstate pipeline project that would involve tunneling under the Delaware River. It also approved the discharge of water used to pressure-test the pipeline. Opponents, which included residents of Northeast Pennsylvania plus several environmental groups in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, argued against the project, saying that granting permission was premature and that the provisions for protecting the environment were inadequate.
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