Daniel B. Markind, Esq.
Weir and Partners, LLP
Dan Markind says the natural gas industry missed a great opportunity to get the facts about fracking out to the uninformed at the DRBC hearings.
The Delaware River Basin Commission held public hearings last week on the proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing in the basin. On Thursday, the DRBC met near Philadelphia International Airport.
Public comment lasted three hours. Each speaker was allowed three minutes. Within the first half hour, a man named Jonathan Lutz from the American Petroleum Institute stated that the industry supports 320,000 jobs and encourages healthy regulation but opposes the full ban. He questioned the science quoted by many of the speakers. After his three minutes, Mr. Lutz walked out (at least I think so, I didn’t see him afterwards).