Keep Tap Water Safe
Written and edited by a concerned, environmentally-minded citizen of Southeastern Pennsylvania, KeepTapWaterSafe’s 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, public relations and as a freelance copywriter. In 2005, she wondered about the lack of media coverage when gas drilling exemptions were added to the Energy Policy Act, but it was seeing Josh Fox’s Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland that made her aware of the large-scale, long-term environmental pollution associated with industrial shale gas drilling. Having concluded that hydraulic fracturing – fracking – and shale gas infrastructure poses the greatest pollution threat to the water supply of 15.6 million people living in Philadelphia, Southeastern Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and Southern New Jersey, Rosenbaum volunteers for The Delaware Riverkeeper Network and Protecting Our Waters, striving to help raise the platform of watershed protection along with the need for clean, sustainable energy. She’s heartened to have found over a million like-minded fractivists in Pennsylvania – so far.
“We only know the worth of water when the well is dry.” ~ Ben Franklin