Saturday, May 19, 2007

Another River Bites the Dust?

Upper Delaware River shorebird

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The Upper Delaware River, number four on America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2007, is now at the tipping point. Take action today to make sure the right decision is made for this river and the communities that depend on it.

The Upper Delaware is threatened by a massive power line. By preliminarily designating the Upper Delaware River Valley as a transmission corridor, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) just made it easier for New York Regional Interconnect, Inc. to build this power line. If built, the power line would scar this scenic gem -- one of America’s first Wild and Scenic Rivers -- that generates vital economic revenue through tourism and recreation.

Tell the DOE that Wild and Scenic Rivers like the Upper Delaware River should not be used as transmission corridors -- it is a use that is completely at odds with the rivers’ protected status and is not in the best interest of the people who depend upon these rivers for revenue, recreation and relaxation. Act now to save the Upper Delaware River.


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