Monday, June 6, 2011

The Magnificent Susquehanna Comes In First: Most Endangered River

My grandson fishing in the Susquehanna in 2009
The Susquehanna River is one of the longest rivers in America and provides over half of the freshwater to the Chesapeake Bay and drinking water to six million people.  It is now threatened by natural gas development, which requires millions of gallons of water per well, produces toxic waste, and threatens clean water and the river's health.

My family has gathered every summer on the banks of the Susquehanna River as it flows past French Azilum in Bradford County, PA.  Since 1930, we have enjoyed the river- swimming, boating, tubing, fishing, picnicking, skipping stones.  We stand to lose a lot.  It's a personal issue with us.

For more information about the river, click here.

To visit the American Rivers site, click here.

Save the mighty Susquehanna!
Stop the drilling!

1 comment:

smurfette said...

Thank goodness the Hutchinson Camp did not sign a lease! Any money from gas companies (even the 50 bucks we got when Rick allowed them to explode dynamite under the path to the river) is ill-gotten gains at the expense of the people whose lives have been ruined by gas drilling's contamination.True people of conscience, which the Hutchinsons have always been, cannot bear the thought of profiting at the expense of other people's health and welfare.