Stop the Susquehanna-Roseland Line from Destroying the Delaware River
  • Petitioned Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

This petition was delivered to:

Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
President Obama
President of the United States
Rep. Charlie Dent
New Jersey-08
Rep. Albio Sires
New Jersey-09
Rep. Bill Pascrell
New Jersey-11
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen
New Jersey-12
Rep. Rush Holt
New Jersey-05
Rep. Scott Garrett
Rep. Matthew Cartwright
New Jersey-06
Rep. Frank Pallone
New Jersey
Sen. Cory Booker
New Jersey
Sen. Robert Menendez
Sen. Robert Casey
New Jersey-07
Rep. Leonard Lance
Sen. Pat Toomey
Rep. Tom Marino
Rep. Lou Barletta
New Jersey-13
Rep. Albio Sires

Stop the Susquehanna-Roseland Line from Destroying the Delaware River

    1. Petition by

      Kate Millsaps

      Jackson, NJ

All across the world today communities, like yours and mine, are coming together and speaking out for better protections of our waterways.  Here, the Delaware River, the Appalachian Trail, and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are all threatened by the Susquehanna-Roseland 500kv transmission line.  This project would put almost 200 foot towers in our National Park lands as it carries dirty coal-fired electricity to New York City.  Today, March 14th, is International Rivers Day.  We need to come together and speak out in a unified voice against this ugly, destructive, and polluting energy project. Our rivers are life.  We need President Obama to step up and protect the Delaware River from this assault by utility companies on our precious resources: the Delaware River, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Appalachian Trail.

Help us defend the Delaware River and stop the Susquehanna-Roseland line on this special day and throughout this week.  There are three simple steps you can take to save the Delaware River from this irresponsible fossil fuel threat.

 1. Sign the Petition Now!

Click here to call on President Obama and Dept of Interior Secretary Salazar to stop the Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line.  With your help we can get 5,000  signatures in one week and send President Obama a clear and emphatic message about river protection.

2. Post On your Facebook Page!

Share this petition with your Friends!

3. Tweet and Retweet all week long!   

Get the Twitter World buzzing about protecting the Delaware!  Here are some sample tweets to help spread the message and petition:

KEEP OUR DELAWARE RIVER FREE on #IntlRiversDay!  #noSRxline @BarackObama @whitehouse @Interior

No more #coal over the Delaware River! @BarackObama @whitehouse @Interior #noSRxline Pick the “NO BUILD” alternative

KEEP OUR DELAWARE RIVER FREE on #IntlRiversDay! @BarackObama @whitehouse @Interior STOP the Susquehanna-Roseland line

Respect the Delaware River! @BarackObama @whitehouse @Interior STOP the Susquehanna-Roseland line #noSRxline

On #IntlRiversDay, choose energy efficiency, not bigger power lines #noSRxline@BarackObama @whitehouse @Interior

Don’t put corporate $$$ before OUR national parks #noSRxline #IntlRiversDay @BarackObama @whitehouse @Interior

The Susquehanna-Roseland line is such a major threat that one day is just not enough to protect the Delaware!  We will be collecting signatures, actively posting on Facebook, and tweeting about this threat all week long!  Please join us. Together we can keep these massive power lines out of the Delaware River Watershed. 



Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Alex Sponza COVINGTON TWP,., PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I have been following the rush to build high tension power lines since deregulation of the industry. It seems that the more they build the more they profit, with disregard to public concerns over the environment, public health and loss of property value. They also have the power to use eminent domain to suppress the right of taxpayers rights to enjoy their property.

    • Alice Zinnes BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      For years I painted near the Delaware Water Gap. I remember when, in the 1980's the ACE tore down all the old 18 and 19 century farm houses within the park, because it wanted to build a dam along the river, for a nuclear power plant. It was so sad to see these homes, our heritage from America's beginnings, destroyed. Area residents fought hard to protect the Delaware Water Gap Recreational Area, and at least they succeeded there. It must stay protected. It must stay protected not only from this power line, but also from the frack waste that would flow into its water were the DRBC to allow fracking within the Delaware River watershed. Neither fracking nor the 500kv transmission line must be allowed to destroy this national treasure.

    • lisa barr MACOMB, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      I see this as part and parcel of the failure to adopt a sane, humane approach to our energy and transportation needs. It grows out of our involvement in Vietnam--we never learned our lesson.

    • Julie Edgar BETHLEHEM, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      our natural resources are irreplacable

    • Lisa Block MAPLEWOOD, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      As former Exec of Friends of Gateway and other park and open space programs, I moved to NJ from NYC because of its park treasures. There is no overwhelming case for this, and it will ruin scenic asset and bring environmental damage.


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