Water Issues Continue to Hold Up Fracking in New York State—DLP Law Firm Fights for Personal Injury Victims in Wayne, Susquehanna, Bradford, Tioga and Other Counties

Date: May 12, 2014

Highly publicized issues with drinking water and alleged water well pollution plagued the natural gas drilling industry in NEPA  early on in the ongoing fracking boom in the Marcellus Shale Region.  Many critics believe that the attempts to frack in Wayne County Pennsylvania in the Delaware River Water shed which supplies the bulk of drinking water to millions of people and businesses in New York City caused widespread concerns resulting in a statewide moratorium on fracking in the entire state of New York.  That moratorium continues today.

Last week Senator Chuck Schumer and several other Democratic Senators introduced legislation designed to permit the Federal Government to oversee development–including natural gas drilling–throughout the DRB.  Critics believe this is an effort to shut down fracking in the DRB permanently.  Other people believe that by addressing the DRB issues, the moratorium on fracking in other regions of New York could be lifted once the New York City water issues are addressed.  Considering the 11 million NYC residents, and more importantly voters, this proposed bill may act to encourage fracking in New York State once people in NYC are confident in their water supplies.  Only time will tell.

The 12 Trial Lawyers at DLP continue to field calls on serious personal injury cases throughout the Marcellus Shale Region.  DLP lawyers have successfully pursued cases in most rural counties including Wayne, Susquehanna, Bradford, Pike, Tioga, Potter, Wyoming, Sullivan and elsewhere for over 35 years.  Remember–Injury??  CALL DLP!!!!

Joe Price
Attorney Joe Price is a seasoned Trial Lawyer serving Northeast, Central and Southeast Pennsylvania for the past forty (40) years. He has handled serious personal injury cases in courts throughout the Federal system including New Jersey and New York. Attorney Price is A.V. Rated by Martindale Hubble. He is Board Certified in Civil Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996.