Agency Proposes Limits On Fracking In Del. River Basin

Law360, New York (November 9, 2011, 3:28 PM EST) -- The Delaware River Basin Commission on Tuesday released revised draft regulations that would initially authorize water use in no more than 300 natural gas wells — including those that undergo hydraulic fracturing — in the basin, which supplies drinking water to 15 million people.

The commission has been under fire since December when it proposed allowing energy companies operating in the basin to use the controversial natural gas drilling method, commonly called fracking, that involves injecting water, sand and chemicals into rock formations under tremendous amounts...
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