The UDRBC Blog

More Than A River

The UDRBC was formed to advocate for the rights of property owners across the Upper Delaware River region.  The actions of the Delaware River Basin have infringed upon those rights.  Their actions boil down to an unelected agency attempting to supersede the authority of state legislatures as well as denying property owners the constitutional rights of the benefits of their property ownership, all done without any compensation being provided for the use of property in the Delaware River Basin.

The founders of our nation gave us constitutional law to ensure that every citizen of this country was protected FROM confiscation of property, among other inalienable rights.  We have occasionally taken heat for our support of some Republican candidates and politicians.  Our response to that criticism is that we could find NO CANDIDATES from any of the other parties who have been willing to support our right to benefit from the use of our properties.

With the restrictions levied upon our businesses and our livelihoods by overzealous regulators, many have been overcome with a sense of hopelessness, but now is not the time to give in to our fears and allow those who would exercise even greater control over our lives to succeed. 

After 5 years of perseverance, the Wayne Land and Mineral Group has succeeded in having its lawsuit against the DRBC scheduled to be heard in October of this year.  Another lawsuit against the DRBC was just filed last month by the PA Republican Caucus and Damascus Township and the Wayne County Board of Commissioners.

The Delaware River Basin Commission has voted to enact a ban on hydraulic fracturing, but we fully expect a third lawsuit challenging that maneuver. News from Illinois suggests it would not only be successful, but could result in the DRBC having to financially settle with landowners at great cost to the agency. You can read all about it at:


We are not giving up the fight for our rights and we need each of you to help win this battle for the property rights of all of us in the Upper Delaware River Basin.  Now is the time to join with us or renew your membership.  Together we can hold fire to the feet of the politicians to put an end to the theft of our property rights now and in the future.  We invite you to go to our website at and see what other contributions UDRBC has made to the upper basin.


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