The N.J. Sierra Club Thursday criticized a plan announced by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection over an agreement with New York City to increase the flow of
The plan focuses on increasing the amount of
“The Christie administration is negotiating flow rates for the Delaware River with New York City while ignoring the consequences hydraulic fracturing will have on the Basin,” N.J. Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel said in a release.
“If fracking moves forward there will be no river left. Instead of talking about how much
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a controversial means of drilling for oil or gas deposits that environmentalists fear carries a great risk of pollution.
The agreement will allow New Jersey to increase flows to the Delaware and Raritan Canal during drought. The state will be able to divert an additional 15 million gallons of
In a release, DEP stated that the agreement worked out with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and approved by the four states that share the river basin – New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware – will better control the river’s salt line, typically found in an area around the Delaware Memorial Bridge in Salem County, thereby better protecting aquatic life, as well as drinking-
The agreement enables
“This agreement is a perfect example of agencies working together and across state lines to reach a goal that is good for the entire region, one that is consistent with good