The Delaware River provides clean water to over 17 million people. This sustainable resource in now threatened by the push for hydraulic fracturing and related infrastructure (pipelines, etc.). The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) regulates the Basin. We need to push back to protect this invaluable resource from being destroyed for short term profits.
3 Things YOU Can Do NOW to Protect the Delaware River Basin:
1. Petition the DRBC to Regulate Pipelines
Pipelines crossing the Delaware River watershed are devastating old growth forest, wetlands, streams, and communities including on both public and private lands. And they are inducing more fracking and drilling wreaking havoc on those communities too. DRBC has the ability to avoid and address many of these harms.
2. Pledge to Protect the Delaware River Watershed
The Delaware River Watershed is the source of clean water for over 17 million people. It is also home to spectacular landscapes and archaeological treasures like the Water Gap National Recreation Area and the rich history of the Lenape.
Take the pledge, for the benefit of all generations – those here and those to come.
3. Email the DRBC to Stop the TGP NEUP Pipeline
DRBC has now admitted they were wrong on other up river pipelines – they should have done a review of the cut through the forests and parks before the project ever happened. They didn’t. So now they are going back to take a second look. Because those are already in, all that can be done is to try to undo some of the tremendous damage done.
But the DRBC still has a chance to do that review on the Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Upgrade Project (TGP NEUP) before the damage is done, and finding a way to avoid it, rather than apologizing after the fact.