18 Nov '11, 4pm

Big News: Delaware River Fracking Vote Canceled Josh Fox says, "You saved the Delaware, for now."

Big News: Delaware River Fracking Vote Canceled Josh Fox says, "You saved the Delaware, for now."

An update on the fate of the Delaware River, threatened by plans to expand fracking for natural gas in the watershed: Under successful pressure from activists the Delaware River Basin Commission has canceled its vote. Gasland director Josh Fox writes at Save the Delaware sums it up succinctly: "You saved the Delaware, for now." What cancellation means: The DRBC doesn’t hold a meeting to vote down their regulations. I’ve only ever seen them vote to approve things. Which means they cancel the meeting if they no longer have 3 out of 5 commissioners voting in favor of fracking. Which is exactly what they have done. They don’t cancel meetings often, let alone votes.

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