Keep Tap Water Safe
As concerned, environmentally-minded citizens of Southeastern Pennsylvania, our goal is to aggregate high-quality information about the safety and security of our fresh water resources; to alert our community about the complex and urgent issue of Shale Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania watersheds; and to support the efforts of other environmental and water action groups concerned with the health of our rivers and streams.
Keep Tap Water Safe looks for environmental accountability at the Pennsylvania state and local level and, whenever possible, endeavors to apply maximum pressure to those driving energy and environmental policy at the state and federal level.
Liz Rosenbaum, Editor, KeepTapWaterSafe.org
A writer, parent, avid researcher and organic gardener, Rosenbaum has worked in publishing at Philadelphia Magazine, and as a freelance copywriter and lifestyle journalist. In 2005, she wondered about the lack of media coverage when the gas drilling exemptions were slipped into the Energy Policy Act, but it was seeing Josh Fox’s Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland that made her aware of the environmental horrors associated with Industrial Gas Drilling. She quickly learned that hydraulic fracturing – fracking - is the single largest pollution threat to the water supply of the 15.6 million people living in Philadelphia, Southeastern Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and Southern New Jersey. Since then, she has become a volunteer for The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Protecting Our Waters and StopFrackingPA!, striving to raise the platform of Fresh Water Security along with the issue of fracking. She’s heartened to have found over a million like-minded water activists in Pennsylvania – so far.
“We only know the worth of water when the well is dry.” ~ Ben Franklin