Give the Delaware River the Protection It Deserves - Exceptional Value
  • Petitioned Michael Krancer

This petition was delivered to:

PA Secretary of Department of Environmental Protection
Michael Krancer

Give the Delaware River the Protection It Deserves - Exceptional Value

    1. Petition by

      Delaware Riverkeeper Network

The Upper and Middle Delaware River Basin is one of the cleanest rivers in the nation and is a Wild & Scenic River. It supplies drinking water to over 17 million people (5% of the US population); is home to rare and endangered species like the dwarf-wedge mussel, atlantic sturgeon, and the bog turtle, and it is the only free-flowing river remaining east of the Mississippi River. The Delaware River has the longest "Special Protections Waters" designation in the nation - this designation stretches for 197-miles.  This region provides $22 billion in economic benefits from activities like hiking, hunting, boating and farming and includes the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and many other favorite places families come to enjoy.  

Despite its importance, the Delaware River does not currently have the strongest protections available to it under the Clean Water Act. Therefore, I am urging the Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection to upgrade the Delaware River and its tributaries to Exceptional Value now to give it the protection and designation it deserves and help better protect this river and the communities that rely on it from harm.  

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    Reasons for signing

    • tiffanie morrow NARROWSBURG, NY
      • 10 months ago

      I visit often.. want to preserve the beauty that still remains.

      • over 1 year ago

      OK !!!!!!!!!

    • Scott Davis EDGMONT, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      See this petition and other worthies at PETITIONS to Restore the Constitution and the Rule of Law in the USA, on Facebook. Thank you!

    • liz bucar CALLICOON, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm looking out my window at this geological, ecological, beautifical wonder that's been in the making for about a billion years. (See

      the history pdf.)

      It's about time we recognized its Exceptional Value.

    • Patricia Farnelli MONTROSE, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I grew up near the Delaware River in the 1970's, watching re-enactments of Washington crossing the Delaware, swimming in it, ice skating on it once or twice. I remember signs warning people not to swim because of pollution. I went to grad school at ESU in 1985, and the Delaware Water Gap was so clean and gorgeous, and I swam with shad there. I took my children swimming at Smithfield Beach and we canoed on the river. Now, I live not far away in Susquehanna County, on Carter Road in Dimock PA, and have learned first hand about the natural gas industry and water contamination. Please protect the Delaware River before it is forever changed by industry.


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