New EPA rules and the impact of drilling on the Delaware River Basin

New regulations adopted this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could reduce harmful emissions from drilling operations by 95 percent, but some environmentalists in New Jersey say they are still concerned those operations could threaten the drinking supplies in the Delaware River Basin.

Drilling operations in Pennsylvania and New York have caused concern among environmentalists in New Jersey, who worry about the impacts on the drinking supplies for 15 million people in the Delaware River Basin, including more than 1 million in New Jersey.

In this week’s NJ Spotlight podcast, energy writer Tom Johnson breaks down how the new regulations will impact the drilling operations in Pennsylvania and New York and why some critics believe they are only the first step in addressing a larger issue.

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