Tell the SRBC to Manage the Susquehanna Responsibly!

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.
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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.
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Read Earthworks’ factsheet for more information.
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Below, send a letter to your Governor and the Army Corps of Engineers telling them the SRBC needs to manage the river responsibly.
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Sample Letter
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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.
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The Susquehanna River is our lifeblood. Please don’t sell the river short.
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Sincerely,
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Tell Governor Corbett!

Email: Governor@PA.gov

Call: 717-787-2500

Write: Governor’s Southeast Office

Adam Gattuso, Director
200 S. Broad Street
11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 560-2640
Counties Served: Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware & Philadelphia
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Tell the Army Corps of Engineers!
Email: DLL-CENADO-PA@nad02.usace.army.mil
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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2 thoughts on “Tell the SRBC to Manage the Susquehanna Responsibly!

  • January 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm
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    Even though I don’t live in Pennsylvania, the threat of it happening elsewhere is very real. So anywhere that this threat of fracking is I will oppose it. I have 4 boys 14,9,8,8. My smallest has asthma, which is not in the family history. It sickens me to think that people can be so in love with money and power that they would toss my Childs right to clean air, water, and land in the garbage. There are somethings you just don’t mess with and one of those is a mother’s child and their future. Water is not a commodity and I will not stand for anyone trying to make it as so. Clean air, water, and land is a human right. No one should ever be allowed to pollute to the point that it is not ever to be used again. That itself should be a felony–a act of terror. And as far as I am concerned it is an act of terror to manipulate the laws which were formed to protect the human right to clean water, air, and land to the point that power was given to the oil, gas, and coal industry to not fully obey them. Any one who goes anywhere in the world and purposely lies and deceives people to believe that there is nothing wrong in putting over 500 chemicals into water, air, and land that it is for the greater good is indeed a terrorist and should be condemned for good.

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    • January 25, 2013 at 10:15 pm
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      Thanks for your message, Charlotte! I really appreciate your comments and agree completely! In fact, there are ongoing efforts to charge frackers and other polluting industries with crimes against nature. It’s a violation of PA’s state constitution, as well, but that doesn’t stop our state government from handing over the keys to the industry. As someone points out in the documentary “Gasland”, if any one of us put the same chemicals into the water, we’d be arrested. But if an industry does it, that’s just fine. Dr. Anthony Ingraffea from Cornell University says that a business plan should not be seen as our national energy policy. He’s right. It should be seen as a national security threat.
      Karen

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