Mr. Bill Andrew, President and CEO
Delaware Electric Cooperative
14198 Sussex Highway, Greenwood, DE 19950
Dear Mr. Andrew:
As you know, there is significant public concern about the proposed “Cypress Creek” coal-burning power plant.
Green Delaware has heard from many people and organizations opposing this project, including Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, Appalachian Voices, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Southern Environmental Law Center, the Coalition To Keep Surry Clean, and the Wise Energy for Virginia coalition.
Green Delaware shares these concerns, noting that emissions of health damaging air pollutants are estimated in the permit applications to be about 42 million pounds per year = 114,000 pounds per day = 4700 pounds per hour.
Emissions of climate-changing carbon dioxide would be 14.6 million tons per year.
We are also concerned that the potential financial liabilities to Coop members may not yet be fully understood and adequately disclosed to members.
On behalf of our members and supporters, we are asking for the opportunity to make a brief statement at your Annual Meeting.
Yours very truly,
CC:Â Senator Bunting, Governor Markell, Ms. Overland, Ms. Denison