Letter to Del. Electric Coop. President Bill Andrew (and his response)

Mr. Bill Andrew, President and CEO
Delaware Electric Cooperative
Box 600
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,

Alan Muller
Executive Director

CC:  Senator Bunting, Governor Markell, Ms. Overland, Ms. Denison

Mr. Muller:
As I explained to you on the telephone, our annual meeting is a meeting for members of the cooperative.  It is not a government sponsored public forum and is not open for non-members to speak.  Therefore; there will not be a time set aside for you to make a brief statement.  Please feel free to contact me in the future if I can be of help.

J. William “Bill” Andrew
President and CEO
Phone: (302) 349-3174

Cell: (302) 632-9354

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