Days Left: Help Stop fracking in the Delaware River Basin
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Days Left: Help Stop fracking in the Delaware River Basin

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      <span>CREDO Action</span>

In just a few days, the Delaware River Watershed, which provides drinking water to 15 million people in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, could be opened up to the dangers of horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing (also known as fracking).

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has proposed a plan to lift a three year ban on fracking and, for the first time, allow this risky new method of gas drilling, that has already contaminated water supplies across the country.

The DRBC is meeting on November 21st to vote on the proposed regulations. Each state's governor, along with President Obama, have a representative on the commission. We need to strongly urge them to reject this dangerous plan.

Tell President Obama and your governor: Protect our drinking water - don't frack the Delaware watershed!

Across the country, gas companies are working to rapidly expand this dangerous drilling practice. And the DRBC rules would allow nearly 20,000 wells to be drilled and fracked in the Delaware River Basin.

But despite the clear risks, and numerous incidents of drinking water contamination from the toxic chemicals used in fracking, adequate federal regulation of this new drilling method does not exist.

Incredibly, the EPA has been prevented from regulating fracking under the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act, by a loophole created by Dick Cheney in his secretive and insider-friendly 2005 energy policy.

Tell President Obama and your Governor: Protect our drinking water - don't frack the Delaware watershed!

Fracking involves pumping massive quantities of water and a mix toxic chemicals thousands of feet underground, literally cracking the rock to release trapped gas.

The chemicals and released gas can contaminate below ground water supplies in the drilling process -- literally causing tap water to light on fire.

Fracking fluids pose numerous other threats to our water, including the release of inadequately treated wastewater into rivers and streams.4 Often, these chemicals are left to evaporate in large open pools, leaving surrounding waterways vulnerable to contamination during heavy rains and flooding.

Fracking is too dangerous to be allowed in a watershed as important as the Delaware. One accident could contaminate drinking water for millions or cause irreversible damage. The DRBC should reject this dangerous plan on November 21st and instead support a ban on fracking in the Delaware Basin.

Tell President Obama and your Governor: Protect our drinking water - don't frack the Delaware watershed!

This petition will be delivered to President Obama and the Governors of New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

To:
Pres. Obama
The proposed DRBC regulations will not protect our water from the dangers of fracking. Please oppose any regulations that would allow drilling in the Delaware River Basin, and instead support a ban on fracking.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Trenadee Shaw JBLM, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Watch the movie "gasland" it get really deep into this situation, tell you names of toxicens used and also toxicity reports of water that has been fracked,, this isn't right nor is it fair,my grandmother lives down stream from the fracking sight, do you ppl who agree with this fracking business(gas&goverment officals) have no remorse for human life?? We want to see ypu drink a gallon of post fracked water aday,, and you tell us how healthy it is when your doctor tells you you have tumors on every organ in your body, or how about have some ppl come into your house and test your water and before they leave say "Ohh yeh dnt shower,drink,wash your closths,cook or anything else with your water" when you have heen using it for months while this frackon business is going on.. how do you think that makes ppl feel like it makes us seem unsafe,, and also dealing with headaches everyday,no energy to do anything...SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED

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    • Gloria Monroe GRANTS PASS, OR
      • almost 3 years ago

      the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing is beyond dangerous! contaminating people's water supply! All for the oil & gas industry to reap more profits.

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Let's stop the frack attack! Don't be a fossil fool; let's occupy the fossil fuel companies, before our species becomes fossils, too!

      http://www.change.org/petitions/lets-educate-everyone-regarding-clean-coal-and-the-poison-that-it-is-2

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    • Ms Lawrence ELKTON, MD
      • almost 3 years ago

      I LIVE DOWNSTREAM

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    • Tamsen Wiltshire DURANGO, CO
      • almost 3 years ago

      The dangers of fracking need to be exposed and analyzed thoroughly before further drilling is allowed.

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