Fracked Gas Pipelines -- A Danger Needing Review
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Delaware River Basin Commission

Fracked Gas Pipelines -- A Danger Needing Review

    1. Petition by

      Delaware Riverkeeper Network

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is obligated to review and approve any pipeline projects that pass through the boundaries of the Delaware River Watershed. But, to date, it has chosen not to exercise that jurisdiction. DRBC has received a formal Petition to secure the exercise of their jurisdiction. We need your letter today to urge the DRBC to respond favorably to this formal Petition and to exercise their jurisdiction.

Pipelines are a serious and significant source of damage for our rivers, streams, wetlands, forests and communities. Pipelines clear, cross, cut and/or otherwise damage what ever is in their path. Exceptional value streams, productive wetlands, mature forests, and peaceful communities have all suffered when they lie in the path of a pipeline. Pipelines also require loud and polluting compressor stations that add insult to injury for the communities where they are placed. The proliferation of pipelines is in order to serve the proliferation of drilling and fracking pressing forth across our states and region. Even communities where fracking and drilling is prohibited or not yet happening, find themselves the unwilling targets of the pipeline companies. The DRBC could provide a critical and irreplaceable level of review and protection if they would exercise their authority.

At least a dozen pipelines or pipeline expansions are being proposed for the Delaware River Watershed. Pipelines that are known to be considered for construction will cross counties throughout the Basin including Chester County, Pike County, and Monroe County, PA; Sussex County, NJ; Delaware County and Broome County, NY; a number of counties leading up to and into Philadelphia yet to be specifically identified. Additional communities will be targeted with additional proposals anticipated.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Sheila Cohen CORTLAND, NY
      • 9 months ago

      Pipeline construction should be stopped as should mining for fossil fuels. There is no need for either. The risks are too high. Support should be given to developing wind, water and solar energy resources.

      • over 1 year ago

      OK !!!!!!!!!

    • Jessica MacLeod ROBSON, BC, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Water is essential to life and deserves to be protected. In the least the affects of pipelines on water and ecological systems needs to be reviewed. It is not a sustainable resource if it is killing the water and the earth.

    • Diane Beeny WESTFIELD, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      We need to preserve clean water and the environment and get away from fossil fuels that are causing climate change havoc.

    • joyce Calvitti PERKIOMENVILLE, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      There are already natural gas lines in my community. There are leaks and repairs done literally weekly along just an approx 6 mile stretch alone. Imagine the accumulated air pollution from the thousands of miles of pipeline that cross this country. And it is called 'clean' energy! This, among myriad offenses... Do not neglect your duties in the face of unmitigated pressure from short-sighted 'profit before people' corporate mind sets. Thank you.


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