We need you to help protect the
Delaware River and call for a permanent ban on fracking! We must stand up for
the river because it provides drinking water to 17 million people. Nearly seven
years ago, the Delaware River
Basin Commission (DRBC) put in a temporary moratorium on fracking in the Basin.
We are concerned, however, that there are attempts being made to lift the
moratorium given what’s happening in Washington. With the Fossil Fool in the
White House, the Delaware River could be threatened with fracking and more
pipeline proposals. We need you to
write to the DRBC voting members- including Governor Christie and the Army
Corps to demand a ban permanent ban fracking!
Around four years ago, there was a
proposal to lift the moratorium and adopt weak rules on fracking. When the
moratorium was put in place, there were plans for more than 10,000 fracking wells
in the Delaware River Basin. Fracking would require hundreds of billions of
gallons of water pumped underground with toxic chemicals. These fracking fluids
would destroy our pristine streams and cause the loss of tens of thousands of
acres of forests. Our forests would be even more fractured by increased pipelines
with hundreds of new proposals in the region. This would destroy the basin
turning the Delaware River Valley into Oklahoma. Thousands of people have come out to ban fracking in the Basin and
we need you to add your name to protect our water!
Recently, signals from the DRBC staff
have raised alarm bells that the Commission may be taking steps to adopt
regulations and lift the current moratorium. We must keep public opposition
strong against fracking and urge voting members - the Governors of New York,
Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, representing the Basin states, and the
Army Corps of Engineers, representing the federal government to make the ban
permanent. Without a permanent fracking ban, residents in the
Delaware River Basin could be faced with well pads, compressor stations,
drilling rigs, and countless miles of pipeline construction. Stop this threat from happening and make
a comment to protect the Delaware River today!
Thank you for taking action,
New Jersey Sierra Club
Permanently Ban Fracking in Delaware River Basin
Dear [Decision Maker],
We urge you to enact a permanent ban on all gas development, including drilling and fracking, in the Delaware River Watershed. Since 2010, the overwhelming weight of scientific evidence and on-the-ground experience where fracking has wreaked havoc prove that fracking simply isn't safe. Fracking in the Delaware River Basin would destroy tens of thousands of forests, open space, and wildlife habitat. At the same time, it will pollute our waterways and threaten the drinking water for 17 million people. We must end this constant threat and put an end to fracking. If we ban fracking, we can help stop the various proposals for dirty infrastructure and pipelines passing throughout our region.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]