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Save The Delaware From Fracking

The Delaware River Basin, a vital part of the interconnected watershed system that provides water to 15 million people in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, including half of New York City, is facing the most serious threat in its history. There is currently a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the region, but that could drastically change on October 21st when the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) will meet to vote on whether to end the moratorium.

Fracking in the Basin would be a devastating blow to the eco-system of the Delaware River Basin and the surrounding areas and an assault on the safety of our drinking water. The damage that could be caused by fracking would impact the landscape for years to come. Despite industry claims that fracking is “safe,” a long list of violations, accidents, spills, and incidents of contaminated water are evidence to the contrary.

It is critical that we all act together and act now to let our elected officials and the oil and gas industry know that we will not stand for the destruction of one our most precious resources—clean and safe drinking water. Stand with Delaware Riverkeeper, Riverkeeper, and other environmental organizations in a united front against unregulated and unchecked fracking at a protest rally on October 21st at the Patriot’s Theater, War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey.

Please watch, share, and repost SAVE THE DELAWARE, the new video by Josh Fox and Matt Sanchez.

SAVE THE DELAWARE from JFOX on Vimeo.

You can also call the four basin state governors and President Obama to urge them to vote NO on fracking:

New York – Cuomo (518) 474-8390

New Jersey – Christie (609) 292-6000

Pennsylvania – Corbett (717) 787-2500

Delaware – Markell (302) 577-3210

President Obama (202) 456-1111

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