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.
- President Obama
- Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
- President of the United States
As we mark International Day of Action for Rivers, I urge you to reject the Susquehanna-Roseland Transmission line expansion project. This project would install almost 200 foot towers across the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Appalachian Trail, and the Middle Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, all to increase our dependency on coal-fired electricity. The Delaware Water Gap is one of the top ten most visited parks in the country and this project will permanently destroy its scenic beauty and harm its natural and historic resources. This project is bad for our National Parks, bad for the quality of our air and our water, and wrong for our clean energy future.
Remove the Susquehanna-Roseland Line from the Rapid Response Team for Transmission’s fast-tracking program. This project is NOT about reliability or clean energy. It is about producing more coal-generated power in Pennsylvania and shipping it to eastern markets. Instead of this fossil fuel dependent project, we should be rapidly prioritizing energy efficiency and conservation, demand response, and renewable energy, which create permanent jobs and decrease climate changing pollution.
Do not allow this destructive project in our National Parks. Please urge the National Park Service to select the “No Build” alternative in their Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision on this project and deny the permits for this line.
International Day of Action for Rivers is a time to celebrate and protect the health and beauty of our Rivers and the life-giving ecological and recreational services they provide. However our precious Delaware River is at risk. We need you to say “NO” to the massive Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line now so that we can continue to cherish the Delaware River in the future.
Kate Millsaps started this petition with a single signature, and now has 692 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.