The Susquehanna River, which winds its way through New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland, is the source of drinking water to more than six million people; provides recreation opportunities to visitors and supports natural environments for wildlife from bald eagles to river otters.
Unfortunately, in 2011 American Rivers named the Susquehanna the nation’s most endangered river because of the risks posed by gas development. And the piecemeal approach that the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) is taking in managing the river could exacerbate this threat.
Read Earthworks’ factsheet for more information.
Below, send a letter to your Governor and the Army Corps of Engineers telling them the SRBC needs to manage the river responsibly.
The expansion of gas drilling in the Susquehanna River Basin and water withdrawals necessary for this activity potentially threaten the health of the Susquehanna River. I urge you to support the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) instituting a 2013 comprehensive environmental study ofhow gas drilling is impacting the Susquehanna River and its tributaries.
The Susquehanna River is our lifeblood. Please don’t sell the river short.
Tell Governor Corbett!
Write: Governor’s Southeast Office
Adam Gattuso, Director
200 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Counties Served: Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware & Philadelphia
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Tell the Army Corps of Engineers!
Call: (347) 370-4550
Write: ACE North Atlantic Division
Colonel Kent D. Savre
US Army Corps of Engineers
North Atlantic Division
302 General Lee Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11252
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