As Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents, we thank the governors of the Delaware River Basin Compact for voting on Feb. 25 to ban hydraulic fracking permanently from the Delaware Valley — a great boost to the public’s enjoyment of the scenic beauty of the Delaware River, protection of water quality for 17 million people and the river’s future for tourism and commerce.
This vote represents the culmination of a decade’s work by dedicated Americans who oppose fracking as a danger to the river, and our states. However, President Biden’s representative abstained. We wonder why.
Natural gas, methane, is many times more warming of the Earth than even CO2. Avoiding methane prevents a worse climate crisis than we already have.