John Mack - Newtown Supervisor
Environment Category

Delaware River Basin Commission Proposes to Allow Fracking Wastewater Disposal

As reported in the September 14, 2017, issue of the Bucks County Courier Times, he Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) passed a resolution that would ban fracking but allow fracking wastewater to be stored or discharged in the Delaware River basin, which totally negates the ban according to environmentalists. Former PA Department of Environmental Protection secretary John Quigley said "It would be inconsistent at best to allow a ban and consider wastewater. It just doesn't make sense."

For more details read this 
Bucks County Courier Times article.

Despite the pleas of several residents to hold off, the Newtown Planning Commission approved a recommendation in December, 2016, to advertise a proposed ordinance aimed at limiting the opportunity for fracking in the township if a current moratorium is lifted. See video of a Delaware Riverkeeper Network meeting (January 2017) on the fracking ordinance proposed by the Newtown, Wrightstown and Upper Makefield Jointure.

Posted on 14 Sep 2017, 01:47 - Category: Environment

PA Calls for Review of PFOA in Water

According to an article in the August 16, 2017, issue of the Bucks County Courier Times,

a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection board unexpectedly voted Tuesday morning to order a review of PFOA in drinking water, after being petitioned by the Bristol Borough-based environmental nonprofit Delaware Riverkeeper Network.

Read the full article here.

If elected, I will be proactive in ensuring our air is clean & our drinking water is free from harmful chemicals due to fracking & PFOA/S contamination.

For example, I will support more informative and more easily understood reports regarding our town's water quality. For more on my position, see here.

Posted on 16 Aug 2017, 01:15 - Category: Environment

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