Stop Natural Gas Development in the Susquehanna River Basin
  • Petitioned Paul O. Swartz

This petition was delivered to:

Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Paul O. Swartz
Governor, Pennsylvania
Tom Corbett
Governor, New York
Andrew M. Cuomo
Maryland Governor

Stop Natural Gas Development in the Susquehanna River Basin

    1. Petition by

      American Rivers

Energy companies want you to believe that the natural gas drilling process called “fracking” is safe. Yet on the one year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, another industry disaster is contaminating streams and threatening water supplies in Pennsylvania.

A natural gas well blew out during fracking operations, sending thousands of gallons of toxic fluid — containing hazardous chemicals, some potentially cancer-causing — over fields and into Towanda Creek, which feeds the Susquehanna River and supplies water for millions of people in the area.

Take action today: Tell the Commission to put a complete moratorium on fracking until we can better protect our clean water.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Reached 1,500 signatures
    3. Fracking, not dangerous?

      Scott Perry, of the Pennsylvania DEP said last week, "I've yet to see a single impact of fracking actually directly communicating with fresh groundwater resources." That's dubious at best - sign the petition to protect the Susquehanna from fracking.

    4. Is Your Local River one of the Most Endangered in America?

      Last month, the non-profit American Rivers announced its annual list of the country’s ten most endangered rivers, complete with ten petitions working to save each one. Less than three weeks later, that campaign is already making a...

    5. Reached 750 signatures
    6. The Susquehanna River was named America's most endangered river this week by American Rivers. Help save it by signing this petition.


    Reasons for signing

    • Emerald Vambell LAS VEGAS, NV
      • over 2 years ago

      I want my grandchildren to enjoy our country as I did.

    • Sandra Lewis CUTLER, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      We need to stop destroying our air, water and land.

      • over 2 years ago

      How can I not sign?? My children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. My sister, brother, lots of nieces and nephews and all kinds of cousins, aunts, uncles all live in OHIO!!! Someone has to stand-up and say "NO YOU'RE NOT GOING TO DO THIS IN OHIO OR ANY OTHER STATE IN THE US! This is our country, state, city and so forth.... GET OUT OF OHIO!! IN FACT, GET OUT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. You don't belong here. All you care about is MORE MONEY!! You don't even care what this stupid FRACKING is going to do to your own family!! Or maybe they no longer acknowledge YOU! I know I wouldn't!! Go to HELL, where I'm sure you will find like people and it will definitely BE WARM ENOUGH!!

    • marilyn waghorn CRANBROOK, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      i believe we should protect all australian underground water,no if's or but's

      • over 2 years ago

      This is a world wide offence against nature. It must be stopped across the globe.


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