This is from News Journal columnist and Editorial Board member Ron Williams.
Green Delaware has been seeking an end to the state subsidy for WHYY for many years.
“There is no way we are going to work that this session.”
“The state, however, needs to be careful not to allow cogeneration systems to burn high emission solid fuels.”
–candidate Jack Markell
Update on Ciba’s attempt to bring back incineration
“Iâ€™m going to oppose any change. If you canâ€™t breathe, nothing else matters”
–Sen Dave McBride
“nothing less is at stake than our health and the health of our children.”
–Alan Muller, Green Delaware
From Dr. James Prescott
In his â€œState of the Stateâ€ address, Gov. Jack Markell, like President Obama and many other governors, is faced with a financial and economic crisis that has not been experienced since the Great Depression: â€œOur state government also faces a challenge: the largest budget shortfall in our stateâ€™s history, almost $780 million and growing. Together, we must balance our budget; we must live within our means. We must keep our governmentâ€™s core commitments, such as protecting the health and safety of our families, fostering the growth of our economy and protecting the quality of our air and water. We must give every child an opportunity to succeed and assist our senior citizens and those with disabilities.
The Senate Finance Committee’s hearings on health reform earlier this month did not include testimony from any advocate for single-payer insurance. Physicians for a National Health Program, which represents 16,000 doctors, asked the committee to invite me to testify, but it chose not to. If I had been invited, this is what I would have said:
The News Journal also has done a story:
(The rest of Delaware’s media, including blogs, has mostly been in blackout mode.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2009
Joint statement by:
Greenpeace USA * Friends of the Earth * Public Citizen * Citizen Power * Center for Biological Diversity * Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana * TURN-The Utility Reform Network * Sustainable Energy & Economy Network * Green Delaware * Massachusetts Environmental Energy Alliance * Massachusetts Forest Watch * Coal Moratorium Now!