Delaware River

Urgent Help Needed

Delaware Riverkeeper Network urgently needs your help and support on the following issues:


Oil and gas trains threaten us all!


10687139_799560946761648_8690939100621316731_n.jpgComment today on USDOT inadequate proposed rules on crude-by-rail!

As the transportation of crude oil and flammable liquids by tank cars on our railways expands beyond precedent, the nation is exposed to increasing safety risks, hazardous pollution, and the threat of catastrophe. A dramatic increase in derailments involving flammable liquids -- crude oil and ethanol – has led to explosions, fires, oil and liquid gas spills, billions in damages, a host of injuries and even death. Yet the US...  Learn More


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Protect the Buffers That Protect Us All

Vegetated_Buffers,_Open_Space_and_Greenways-1.jpgCall and write your Pennsylvania State Senator and urge them to support SB 1465, the Riparian Buffer Protection Act, being proposed by Senator John Rafferty.  Based upon the best science, this important piece of legislation supports and encourages protection of riparian buffers along streams, creeks, and rivers in the Commonwealth, and therefore, helps to protect our communities from flooding and pollution.

Pennsylvania State Senator John Rafferty (44th Legislative District) has introduced legislation...  Learn More


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Petition DRBC For Jurisdiction Over PennEast Pipeline

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Help Us Petition the Delaware River Basin Commission to Exert Jurisdiction over the PennEast Pipeline Project 

DRBC is the Only Agency With the Authority to Look at the Full Length of the Project as it Passes Through our Delaware River Watershed.  The PennEast Pipeline Project will cut a 100-foot wide right-of-way for over 100 miles through at least 1200 acres across the Delaware River watershed, including waterways, wetlands, forests, public and private lands and the Delaware River itself. The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is the only...  Learn More


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