Thanks so much for The Express-Times' recent article and poll about the Delaware River Basin Commission's discussions about possibly lifting a ban on fracking in the Delaware River watershed.
My husband and I live on the upper Delaware River. We are good stewards of our land, a 40-acre farm. Because we know what it is to have such a unique opportunity to witness the natural world with a front-row seat, we also get to see how fragile this unspoiled ecosystem is. It would take too much of your time to tell you of all the examples of how things can change, not only from the forces of nature but also from the careless acts of humans.
Fracking is a huge risk to the river basin because no one can guarantee protection from the devastation caused by human error. When human error and forces of nature are combined, the devastation could be exponentially magnified. What harm would there be in keeping the waters of the basin protected for posterity? Perhaps many would not have monetary gain from fracking. But money could never buy back what we could stand to lose anyway.
I so appreciate this informative article.
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