Take Action Wednesday, Sept 21st: Raise Your Voice at DRBC Hearing in West Trenton
The Delaware River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 from 1:30 – 5:00pm at the West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company, 40 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton, New Jersey 08628.
This is our last chance to address the Commission directly and in person only four weeks before they vote on opening the Delaware River Watershed to unconventional gas drilling (fracking). This watershed currently provides drinking water to 15 million people.
Join Protecting Our Waters there — come at 12:30 for a small rally and let your voice be heard!
This is the last public hearing before the DRBC will vote on whether to allow 20,000 gas wells to be drilled and fracked in the Upper Delaware River Watershed. The DRBC is not addressing the issue of high-volume slickwater hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at this meeting, but they will receive comments from the public.
Sign up to Testify:
Individuals who wish to address the Commissioners during the public dialogue portion of the meeting are asked to sign up in advance by contacting Ms. Paula Schmitt of the Commission staff, at email@example.com or by phoning Ms. Schmitt at 609-883-9500 ext. 224.
The Regional Rail can take you to West Trenton in one hour. From the West Trenton Station, walk northwest and turn left on Railroad Ave. Turn Right on Grand avenue. Walk 0.2 miles and turn right onto Howell Ave. Walk 0.5 miles and turn left onto Upper Ferry Road. Continue for 20 feet until you see the Firehouse. Click here for the SEPTA Schedule
CARPOOL: Contact Protecting Our Waters volunteer Sarah Lowry: firstname.lastname@example.org (201) 214-2580
The West Trenton Firehouse is at 40 W Upper Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08628 (Ewing is aka West Trenton, NJ). The industry has sent busloads early in the past to pack the hall, so please be aware it may be essential to come early to be able to get a seat inside.
Protecting Our Waters and allies Food and Water Watch, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Frack Action, and others urge you to come at least half an hour early if you can!