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 http://tinyurl.com/7h75e79
No more #coal over the Delaware River! @BarackObama @whitehouse @Interior #noSRxline Pick the “NO BUILD” alternative http://tinyurl.com/7h75e79
KEEP OUR DELAWARE RIVER FREE on #IntlRiversDay! @BarackObama @whitehouse @Interior STOP the Susquehanna-Roseland line http://tinyurl.com/7h75e79
Respect the Delaware River! @BarackObama @whitehouse @Interior STOP the Susquehanna-Roseland line #noSRxline http://tinyurl.com/7h75e79
On #IntlRiversDay, choose energy efficiency, not bigger power lines #noSRxline@BarackObama @whitehouse @Interior http://tinyurl.com/7h75e79
Don’t put corporate $$$ before OUR national parks #noSRxline #IntlRiversDay @BarackObama @whitehouse @Interior http://tinyurl.com/7h75e79
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.
Kate Millsaps started this petition with a single signature, and now has 693 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.