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Take Action Wednesday, Sept 21st: Raise Your Voice at DRBC Hearing in West Trenton

September 15, 2011

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 paula.schmitt@drbc.state.nj.us or by phoning Ms. Schmitt at 609-883-9500 ext. 224.

Getting There:

TRAIN:

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:  sarah.lowry@protectingourwaters.com    (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!

One Comment
  1. Ashley Whitehead permalink
    October 16, 2011 2:27 pm

    Everyone I need your help! I have started a petition through the White House website to BAN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING OF THE MARCELLUS SHALE! I need 25,000 signatures within 30 days in order for the petition to be reviewed by the Obama Administration. If we reach this goal the Obama Administration will submit an official response and send it to the appropriate officials in order to take action. We have to stand together to fight this! Please take five minutes of your time to sign this petition and make a difference in our present and future!
    This is the link to sign:
    http://wh.gov/26L

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