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Potentially Good News on Keeping Water Supplies Safe from Fracking?

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Here's some potentially good news from Pennsylvania with regard to keeping our water supplies safe:

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will reconsider more than 20 water permits it approved for Marcellus Shale gas drillers during a raucous meeting last month that was disrupted by anti-drilling activists.

The SRBC said Monday that it will hear new public comment Feb. 16 for water-withdrawal applications it approved in December. Environmental organizations have questioned the validity of the commission's vote, which was conducted hastily after shouting demonstrators interrupted public testimony.

The panel still regards its approval of 24 water withdrawals as valid, but will reconsider its decisions after the new hearing.

Let's hope they reach the right decision this time around.