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Tell the DRBC and watershed Governors to Say “NO” to PennEast!


Our watershed Governors—Wolf, Murphy, Cuomo, and Carney—have the authority to stop the PennEast Pipeline in its tracks. Join forces with your friends and neighbors by signing the letter below to tell them NO.

As Commissioners of the Delaware River Basin Commission (“DRBC”) all four governors have extensive regulatory authority with regard to the review and decisionmaking over the PennEast application to construct approximately 120 miles of pipeline through New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition, Governors Murphy and Wolf oversee the NJ and PA environmental agencies tasked with an irreplaceable obligation pursuant to the Clean Water Act to ensure compliance with all applicable state water quality standards.

The PennEast pipeline will cross through multiple protected streams, fragment forests, inflict significant and irreparable damage to our wetlands and communities and put millions of lives that rely on the river at great risk. Based on the data and information that has been submitted to the DRBC and to state and federal agencies, we can already see that the proposed PennEast pipeline will have a substantial effect on the water resources of the Delaware River basin, and on the natural environments and communities of New Jersey and in Pennsylvania. This information demonstrates that PennEast, as proposed, simply cannot meet the legal requirements of the DRBC, of New Jersey or of Pennsylvania and should be rejected.

Please join us in reminding the DRBC and the Governors of the four watershed states of their extensive authority and obligation to protect the water resources of the Delaware River Watershed.  Sign below to urge each and every Commissioner to take seriously their decisonmaking role over this pipeline as a Commissioner of the DRBC and say “NO” to the PennEast pipeline!

Act now and sign on to the letter! Organizations, Businesses, Individuals are all invited to sign on. And then urge your friends and neighbors to sign on too.