Posted by: maboulette | November 17, 2011

DON’T FRACK THE DELAWARE RIVER BASIN: CALL PRESIDENT OBAMA

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The fracking boom is rapidly expanding, endangering waters supplies around the country with this controversial method of gas drilling. 

One of the largest watersheds currently at risk is the Delaware River Basin, which provides drinking water to  approximately 15 million people in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. 

On Monday, the Delaware River Basin Commission will vote on a plan to open the Delaware watershed to fracking. 

President Obama has a vote on the commission, along with the four state governors. Can you make a quick call to urge President Obama to reject this plan? 

There is simply no doubt that fracking is seriously dangerous. The Department of Energy’s fracking panel, despite significant industry ties, announced just last week that as currently practiced, fracking poses “a real risk of serious environmental consequences.” 

And a separate government investigation found high levels of cancer-causing compounds, and chemicals commonly used in hydraulic fracturing, in an aquifer in a heavily fracked area of Wyoming where residents have been complaining of water pollution for almost a decade. 

If they aren’t rejected, the Delaware River Basin Commission rules would allow nearly 20,000 wells to be drilled and fracked in the Delaware watershed. 

This vote could set a precedent for the rapid expansion of fracking across the country. So we need to show strong, opposition from across the country to the irresponsible, dangerous expansion of natural gas drilling. 

Call President Obama: Don’t allow fracking in the Delaware watershed! Click here for a script and number to call. 

For further research information on fracking click here for an article I wrote last year on this subject.


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