Delaware River Watershed Webspace

Delaware River Watershed

The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment.                                                            - Pennsylvania Constitution, Section 1, Article 27



The Delaware River has been classified as the most endangered River in America.

December 2010:
http://www.americanrivers.org/our-work/protecting-rivers/endangered-rivers/   On Thursday, December 9th,2010, The DRBC posted its Delaware River Watershed proposals.

November 2010
http://www.brightonpittsfordpost.com/latestnews/x1244668715/Fracking-forum-in-Brighton-draws-crowd    Brighton NY town meeting draws 120 and some comments.

http://nyrad.org/localgroups.html  This is a NY based Group of concerned citizens.  (New York Residents Against Drilling)

October 2010:
http://wellwatch.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/recent-gas-drilling-news-09-22-10-11pm-edt/          Recent Gas Drilling News 9/22/2010

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/breaking-news/index.ssf/2010/10/news_comments_delaware_water_g.html       Delaware Recreational area – Government Investment

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/Oil-spill_money_to_go_toward_NJ_wetlands.html  NJ Spill cleanup funded 6 years later….  This is a Reasonably tiny spill and it still took 6 years to begin cleanup and at taxpayer expense.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/breaking-news/index.ssf/2010/10/advocates_call_for_greater_fed.html   The Delaware Water Gap is one of the most visited parks in the country.  This cannot be underestimated..The Natural beauty and Clean Water have economic value that is a Permanent resource.   This is not being appreciated fully by the Legislature.

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/home_top_stories/20101012_Philly_academy_study_finds_gas_drilling_threatens_streams.html The evidence is overwhelming in my opinion. 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/oct/13/tom-corbett-gas-mining-tax    How is this not considered corruption…Gas Companies need oil and the gas…Why give them a tax break?

 http://www.catskillmountainkeeper.org/node/290  Catskill Mountainkeeper webpage


http://www.nockamixon.us
  This is a Link to the Nockamixon Pa, Township website.  There is a proposed Natural Gas well located in Nockamixon that is about 400 feet from a designated "Exceptional Value Watershed" creek called the RAPP Creek. The township is actively and legally resisting the proposed gas well.


http://gasdrillingawarenesscoalition.wordpress.com/  Luzerne County, Pa  citizens concerned about problems horizontal fracturing gas drilling will bring to this populated and developed area.
Luzern County, Pa  is near Near Scranton Pa. 


Nearby Dimock, Pa has recently confirmed that the Water table has definitely been contaminated by the Natural gas drilling.   I have created a separate webspace dedicated for Dimock.. http://thetimes-tribune.com/private-lab-finds-toxic-chemicals-in-dimock-water-1.1014476


http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/   This is a 5 Star site for Data Sheets, Reports and hard facts regarding the Delaware River and its water Quality.  Deputy Director/POC is Tracy Carluccio.

http://gaslandthemovie.com/   Video documents the magnitude/risk/impact of natural Gas Drilling and the existing negligent behavior that is already causing harm. On Sale Now! See the webspace tab "Gaslands"

http://www.damacuscitizens.org/  5000 citizens with Lawyers and Environmental experts dedicated to protecting the Delaware Watershed - Pete Seeger recently joined the team.

www.oneifbylandbuckscounty.com is a community News site based in Upper Bucks County.  Mellissa Cornick-Scott is the Point of Contact (POC).

https://www.heritageconservancy.org/   Directly involved in the Permanent Protection of surface properties in Bucks County.  Susan Myerov is the Point of Contact.

http://propublica.org/ Click on the "Gas Drilling" tab.

http://marcelluseffect.blogspot.com/  A blog dedicated to discussion about the proposed Marcellus Shale Natural Gas drilling and the potential Environmental disaster that could follow.

http://www.journeyoftheforsaken.com/fracpage.htm  A primer/tutorial on Hydraulic Fracking.

http://www.sierrabucks.proboards.com/  David Meiser is the Chair of the Bucks County Sierra Club Conservation Committee

http://www.fishandboat.com
is a department in the state government that is tasked with protecting the water in Pennsylvania from contamination.

http://www.fishandboat.com/promo/funding/marcellus/shale.htm is a time sensitive link to the October 1st,2010 deadline for comment about the Marcellus Shale Severance tax

http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/news-and-blogs/campaign-blog/department-of-interior-secretary-salazar-can-/blog/26407
This is the GreenPeace Article about the "Liberty" - BP Oil Rig built on a Gravel Island to circumvent the Offshore Drilling Ban.




http://www.bucksccd.org/          Bucks County Conservation District -  The Bucks County Conservation District mission is to provide for the wise use, management and development of the county's soil, water and related natural resources. This is accomplished with the cooperation of public agencies, private groups and individuals.     MaryEllenNoonan@bucksccd.org

http://www.tu.org/    Trout Unlimited’s mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.  TU operates at the grassroots level through over 400 chapters nationwide, with over 10% of those chapters located here in Pennsylvania.

 http://www.patrout.org/  The Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited is a state council representing 50 plus local chapters in the state of Pennsylvania. Our mission is “To conserve, protect, restore and sustain Pennsylvania’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds, especially our wild trout resources” We restore streams through habitat improvement projects, conduct seminars on water quality and fisheries management, and work to educate the next generation about the importance of clean water and wild trout. Our council serves as a unified voice for the more than 50 local chapters representing approximately 12,000 members statewide.  Trout Unlimited is non-profit 501-c3 coldwater conservation organization.

http://www.propublica.org/article/new-york-senate-passes-temporary-ban-on-hydraulic-fracturing   New York State passes a temporary Ban on August 4th,2010

This site brings up a form that you can fill out and send an email to Ken Salazar who is the United States Secretary of the Interior in the administration of President Barack Obama. A member of the Democratic Party"        https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=712&autologin=true&JServSessionIdr004=1dmog8igp6.app332a

It is better if you also call him and leave a message:

I request that you deny BP's application to drill for the Liberty drilling project. The Arctic waters off Alaska should be off limits to drilling as part of a first step toward a ban on all new offshore drilling on U.S. coasts. As the head of the Interior Department, you have the responsibility and the authority to protect America's coasts from the BP's next big oil spill. Please do the right thing and stop this dangerous project before it is too late.

 1) Call (202) 208-7351. If it's between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm ET you should be able to talk to a person. If you aren't calling between those hours and don't speak to a person, skip step #2 and simply leave the message below.

2) The phone will be answered by a staff person in Secretary Salazar's office. Tell them your name, city and state you are calling from, and then tell the staffer you are calling to leave a message with Secretary Salazar about BP's Liberty Island drilling project in the Arctic. You will then be asked if you would like to use the Interior Department's comment line, politely say no, and say that you would prefer leaving your comment with the staffperson you are speaking with so that he/she can give that message to the Secretary directly.

3) Leave your message. Here's a sample:

"Hi, my name is _________________, I live in [city, state], and I want Secretary Salazar to deny BP's permits to drill for oil at its Liberty project off the north coast of Alaska. Secretary Salazar should not allow BP or any other company to do offshore drilling in Alaska."

4) Last, let us know that you made the call by clicking the button below.

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