Gas drillers are blocked from fracking in the Delaware River Basin, but whether that policy continues is anyone's guess with President Trump in the White House. He's already green-lighted the Keystone XL and North Dakota Access pipelines, and Trump's energy policy is based on massively expanding natural gas drilling nationwide.

We can't afford the environmental destruction that fracking would bring to the Delaware River Basin. Because of cleanup efforts and investment, areas that were once highly polluted are now safe for swimming and fishing, and bald eagles are coming back. Fracking would use up millions of gallons of clean water, tear up the forests that naturally filter flows to our waterways, and could release polluted fracked water into both surface and groundwater.

The Delaware River Basin Commission -- made up of the governors from Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, and one federal representative -- has kept fracking out the Basin. But if the Trump administration throws its weight around, we could see the area opened up to drilling, and big polluters' profits put ahead of clean drinking water for more than 15 million people.

We've got to keep Trump's polluter friends out of the Delaware River Basin. Sign the petition to tell the Delaware River Basin Commission to permanently protect the largest drinking water source in the Northeast by permanently banning fracking in the Basin.

"Dear Governors Cuomo, Carney, Christie, Wolf, and Brigadier General Graham of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,

The Delaware River Basin is critically important to our region -- it provides drinking water to more than 15 million people and brings billions of dollars to our economy.

We've made great progress reducing pollution in the Basin, but all that work could be jeopardized -- and families' health put at risk -- if natural gas development is ever allowed to begin. Fracking would require millions of gallons of clean water, and could release pollutants into both surface and ground water. Building fracking infrastructure would tear up the very forests that naturally filter pollutants out of our drinking water.

Please protect the Delaware River Basin permanently by banning natural gas drilling. We cannot gamble with our children and grandchildren's drinking water.

Thank you."

Organized by:

Conservation Voters of PA
NJ League of Conservation Voters
New Jersey Highlands Coalition
Daily Kos
New Jersey Conservation Foundation
ReThink Energy NJ
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Raritan Headwaters Association

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