American Rivers names Lower Youghiogheny River to Top 10 list of Endangered Rivers
Despite recent improvements to river health, the Lower Youghiogheny River faces a critical tipping point in 2020. Beloved for its fishing, paddling and swimming opportunities, and drinking water supply for almost 75 municipalities, the Lower Youghiogheny is being overrun by natural gas development, including fracking wells, tanks, pipelines, freshwater pump operations and a new power plant may soon get the green light.
American Rivers said unless Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania demands a thorough, landscape-scale assessment of potential impacts to this treasured river, the health and welfare of Western Pennsylvania’s residents and visitors could suffer serious harm.
Delaware River Named River Of The Year By American Rivers
[Posted: April 15, 2020] PA Environment Digest