Delaware River Basin Commission
Some area rivers, including parts of the Delaware in Bucks County, are running low this spring because of the lack of rainfall.
Environmental groups were disappointed when the Delaware River Basin Commission denied a petition to regulate natural gas pipelines in the water shed.
The Delaware River Basin Commission was expected to be asked to take a more active role in decisions about where pipelines go in the region when it met on Wednesday.
New York is on record against fracking, and now Delaware indicates it will also vote no, given concerns over protection of drinking water.
The agency that oversees water quality in the four-state Delaware River basin says it will give people more time to submit written comments on proposed regulations for natural gas drilling.