Advisory: Press Conference 2/22 at 2:15 Before DRBC Frack Ban Hearing

Media Advisory February 22, 2018


Karen Feridun, Berks Gas Truth,

Tracy Carluccio, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, 215.369.1188×


Lehigh Valley DRBC Frack Ban Hearing February 22

Public calls for COMPLETE BAN on fracking and related activities


Schnecksville, PA – People will be attending the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) last in-person public hearing on their draft natural gas regulations and proposed ban on fracking at the Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville, PA this Thursday to express why it is imperative that DRBC adopt a complete ban on fracking and its associated activities throughout the Delaware River Watershed.

Businesses, community and regional groups will be calling for the protection of the Delaware River Basin and its water supplies and natural resources, which includes the Lehigh River, the second largest tributary to the Delaware River and a watershed that contains shale gas formations.  A call will be made for a complete ban on fracking and the rejection of proposed regulations that would allow the dumping of wastewater from fracking or the export of water from the Delaware for fracking.

What: Press Conference prior to Delaware River Basin Commission Public Hearing

When: Thursday, February 22 Press Conference at 2:15 pm, prior to the 3:00 pm public hearing (doors open for the Hearing at 2:00 pm).

Where: Press conference will be held out front of the public hearing location at the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College4525 Education Park Dr., in Schnecksville, Pa

Who: Members of the public, representatives of business, community groups, residents – PHOTO OP