Statement From A.G. Schneiderman On Decision To Delay Vote On Proposed Fracking Regulations
NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued the following statement regarding a decision by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to postpone a scheduled vote on its proposed draft hydrofracking regulations.
“This delay further demonstrates that the proposed regulations for fracking in the Delaware River Basin are not ready to see the light of day. Without a full, fair and open review of the potential risks of fracking in the Basin, the public will continue to question the federal government’s ability to protect public health and environment.
“I also commend Delaware Governor Markell for stating that Delaware would vote 'no' on the current regulations. His position echoes my longstanding position: the federal government must follow both common sense and the law, and conduct a full study of fracking in the Basin before proceeding with regulations.”