Again original category was: Environment changed to "Not News" after edit for space problem. It also added a "Not News" tag.
But because of political wrangling at the national level, the federal government - the commission's fifth member - has failed to pay its portion every year but one since 1998. Its cumulative shortfall is now more than $9 million.
Maya van Rossum, the Delaware riverkeeper, said it seems clear Pennsylvania's failure to pay "is arm-twisting because of the gas drilling regulations."
She called it a "myopic" strategy given the commission's proven value to the river basin and the states in it by regulating water withdrawals, maintaining water quality, and managing droughts and flood mitigation.
This article just goes to show us, that if you wait for the right time you can bring your adversary to their knees.
With the political stage set and the economic conditions sending budgets into a tail spin, all that is left to do is withhold funding. Then watch as the biggest obstacle, to Oil and Gas industry's violation of our clean drinking water, falls by the wayside. The DRBC has authority over drilling in the Delaware River Basin and the drinking water of millions of registered voters.