DRBC adds 30 days to drilling comment period
The Scranton Times Tribune is helping get the word out that the DRBC recently announced a 30 day extension to the public comment period on proposed natural gas drilling regulations.
“The extension had been requested by lawmakers and dozens of environmental organizations but opposed by a coalition of Marcellus Shale drillers, who said that an extension would ‘undermine dialogue on these proposed regulations by granting those with the least involvement and direct affiliation with the river basin disproportionate impact’.”
“Commissioners from Delaware, New Jersey, New York and the federal government (US Army Corps of Engineers) voted for the extension during a meeting in New Jersey on Wednesday. The commissioner from Pennsylvania opposed it. Written comments on the draft rules will now be accepted until April 15.”