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Stop Natural Gas Development in the Susquehanna River Basin


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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Susquehanna River Basin Commission
    Paul O. Swartz
  • Governor, Pennsylvania
    Tom Corbett
  • Governor, New York
    Andrew M. Cuomo
  • Maryland Governor

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