Delaware Riverkeeper expresses concerns about regional hydrogen hub proposals

Drone view of Delaware River near Roebling, NJ (Photo courtesy Nesher Enterprises)Drone view of Delaware River near Roebling, NJ (Photo courtesy Nesher Enterprises)

PHILADELPHIA, PA (SBN) — In March, environmental activists led by Delaware Riverkeeper Maya van Rossum disrupted Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro’s public meeting over proposed “hydrogen hubs” in the Philadelphia region.

While the Biden administration has touted the project as “crucial” to the nation’s climate goals, the Delaware Riverkeeper organization argues that the federally funded project will actually create more pollution and further burden environmental justice communities.

SBN News Director Steve Lubetkin spoke with Delware Riverkeeper deputy director Tracy Carluccio about the issues that concern the environmental watchdog organization regarding the plans.

About the Guest

Tracy Carluccio

Tracy Carluccio is Deputy Director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN), where she works as an environmental advocate since 1989, working throughout the Delaware River Watershed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware.

Carluccio focuses issues that impact the Watershed such as fracking, oil and gas development such Liquefied Natural Gas exports, shale gas infrastructure and related issues; promoting clean and renewable energy and action on the climate crisis; and addressing PFAS and other toxic contamination.

She works for the Watershed’s protection addressing water quality, healthy habitats, streams, and communities, defending its exceptional values, and working to restore the Watershed where needed.