“Today, we are acting to protect a watershed that supplies drinking water to more than 15 million people in one of the most densely populated areas of the country,” Wolf said in a release announcing the vote.
“I have supported this resolution since I was a candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, and I am proud that we have worked collaboratively to move this process forward after almost a decade of work at the DRBC.”
Edit: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie abstained from the vote. The Army Corps of Engineers voted against the resolution.
The vote will likely become an issue during the Gubernatorial election next year, as Republicans have consistently supported fracking across Pennsylvania.