Pa., N.J., and Del. governors meet in Philadelphia, commit to health of Delaware River

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM – For the first time in two decades, the governors of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware gathered in one room to commit to keeping the Delaware River clean.

Gov. Phil Murphy quipped that he has a wonderful view of the Delaware River from his Trenton office — but the view is of Pennsylvania. The joke drew a smile from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

For his part, Delaware Gov. John Carney reminded the other governors that his state is at the bottom of whatever happens upriver.

Their jokes at the Independence Seaport Museum made the point: The states are connected economically, environmentally, and recreationally by the river …

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