by Tom Johnson / NJ Spotlight
The U.S. Coast Guard’s proposal to allow shale-gas wastewater to be shipped on barges along the nation’s waterways, including the Delaware River, came under fire yesterday from a number of prominent environmental organizations.
The draft proposal, unveiled late last month by the Coast Guard, is the latest measure related to using hydraulic fracturing to recover natural gas from huge deposits in the Marcellus Shale formations in parts of the Northeast to draw criticism from environmentalists.
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