Save the Delaware on International Rivers Day!
All across the world today, communities are coming together and speaking out for better protections of our waterways.
Currently, America’s Most Endangered River® of 2010, the Delaware [PDF], is threatened by the Susquehanna-Roseland 500kV Electric Transmission Line. We believe construction of the proposed project would have direct and adverse impacts on units of the National Park System, including the federally designated Middle Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and National Recreation Water Trail. Towers nearly 200 feet tall would be constructed across the Delaware River and through our National Park lands as the power line carries dirty coal-fired electricity to New York City.
Today, March 14th, is the International Day of Action for Rivers. Rivers connect us, providing life and livelihood. We need to come together and speak out against this destructive and invasive energy project to protect this special river for future generations.
Please ask President Obama to protect the Delaware River from this assault by utility companies on our precious resources: the Delaware River, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and the Appalachian Trail!
Help us defend the Delaware River and stop the Susquehanna-Roseland line on this special day and throughout this week. There are three simple steps you can take to save the Delaware River from this irresponsible threat:
1. Sign the Petition Now!
Click here to ask President Obama and Secretary of Interior Salazar to stop the Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line. With your help we can collect thousands of signatures this week and send President Obama a clear and emphatic message about river protection.
2. Post on your Facebook Page!
Share the petition with your Facebook friends. You can share our link on Facebook here or use this sample post for your own page:
Today is International Rivers Day! Help us honor and respect the Delaware River by calling on President Obama to stop the monstrous Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line project. This project will destroy the river’s critical resources and beauty, all to increase the use of coal energy. Sign the petition now!
3. Tweet and Retweet all week long!
Get Twitter buzzing about protecting the Delaware! Here are some sample tweets to help spread the message and petition:
KEEP OUR DELAWARE RIVER FREE on #IntlRiversDay! @BarackObama @whitehouse @Interior STOP the Susquehanna-Roseland line http://tinyurl.com/7h75e79
Respect the Delaware River! @BarackObama @whitehouse @Interior STOP the Susquehanna-Roseland line #noSRxline http://tinyurl.com/7h75e79
On #IntlRiversDay, choose energy efficiency, not bigger power lines #noSRxline@BarackObama @whitehouse @Interior http://tinyurl.com/7h75e79
Please join American Rivers and our partners in protecting this special river on International Rivers Day!