Action Groups: Philadelphia Region

Listings & Descriptions of Regional Organizations Opposed to Unconventional Shale Gas Drilling…



Clean Water Action/

Pennsylvanians get their drinking water from our state’s more than 83,000 miles of waterways, acres of lakes, reservoirs and wetlands, and a natural system of underground aquifers. Unfortunately, many of these vital water sources have been contaminated or are at risk of contamination. Despite their importance, drinking water sources receive no special protection from pollution and polluting activities in Pennsylvania! Without action, our drinking water sources are in danger.


Delaware Riverkeeper Network –

Established in 1988, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) is a nonprofit membership organization. DRN’s staff and volunteers work throughout the entire Delaware River Watershed including portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York. They share a breadth of knowledge about the environment as well as expertise specific to rivers and watersheds. DRN provides effective environmental advocacy, volunteer monitoring programs, stream restoration projects and public education. In addition, DRN goes to court when necessary to ensure enforcement of environmental safety laws. The DRN is a touchstone resource for many water advocacy groups. DRN volunteers are also working to support the FRAC Act, which would remove the gas and oil industry’s exemption from the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the BREATHE Act in both the House of Representatives and the Senate in this legislative session.


Food and Water Watch  –

Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping the global commons — our shared resources — under public control. We envision a world where all people have access to enough affordable, healthy, and wholesome food and clean water to meet their basic needs — a world in which governments are accountable to their citizens and manage essential resources sustainably.


Protecting Our Waters

Protecting Our Waters is a Philadelphia-based grassroots alliance committed to protecting the Delaware River Basin, the state of Pennsylvania, and our region from unconventional gas drilling and other threats to our drinking water, environment, and public health. This Philadelphia-based activist group maintains a wildly informative blog about fracking, and sponsors and publicizes events, demonstrations and artful street performances designed to spread the message that fracking should be banned.



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