Proposed rules on natural gas development released

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Long-awaited revisions to the Delaware River Basin Commission's proposed rules that would govern natural-gas development in the watershed were released Tuesday in a highly technical document of 100-plus pages. The rules call for more water monitoring, more water-use restrictions, and more money to be set aside for remediation. "It's a complicated document. I'd be shocked if there weren't lawsuits as soon as the commission takes action," said Jeffrey Featherstone, a professor of community and regional planning and director of the Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple