17 Nov '11, 8pm

Plan to Allow 20,000 Fracking Wells in Delaware River Basin Threatens Drinking Water for 15.6 Million

The threatened Delaware River. Photo: librarylvr via Flickr /CC BY-SA 2.0 The safety of 15.6 million people's drinking water hangs in the balance, and most of them don't even know it. But if you're one of them -- if you live in any of the cities or regions that depend on the Delaware River Basin for their water supply -- then you might want to start paying attention. Nowish. Next Monday, the Delaware River Basin Commission will vote on whether or not to open the region up for fracking. The decision has massive implications for the area's residents, the natural environment, and anyone who's keen on drinking safe, nontoxic water. That's because by the industry's own admission, a ruling in favor of fracking would beget the creation of an estimated 20,000 new frack wells along the basin. The vote would also approve regulations that allow wells to be drilled a mere 300 feet fro...

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