Category Archives: DNREC

Alert 664: July 14, 2008: — Delmarva Power “IRP” Public Comment Session

In Alert 656:  Do you want a say over Delaware’s energy future? we reported on attempts to curtain public input into Delmarva Power’s planning.  We invited people speak out if they wanted public meetings and some people did.  One of the three scheduled meetings (in Dover) was kept on the agenda and the other two, in Sussex and New Castle Counties, were cancelled.  (I was especially annoyed that Blue Water Wind, which benefited so much from public support for its offshore wind project, supported cancelling the “public comment sessions.”  Remember that, folks.) Continue reading

Alert 662: The big bad guys, a sick river, some good guys, and “Cooling towers”

Many readers will know about this issue–Green Delaware has written about it quite a bit, and recently even the mainstream press has been paying some attention.

Technically, the problem is simple:  Big bad industrial sites–mainly, in Delaware, Conectiv’s Edge-Moor Power Plant, Valero’s Delaware City Refinery, and NRG’s Indian River Power Plant–pump hundreds of millions of gallons of water out of the Delaware River and Rehoboth Bay every day.  DuPont, Sunoco, and others are also offenders.  The biggest single offender is the Salem/Hope Creek nuclear complex across the river in New Jersey. Continue reading

Alert 650: Nutty nuclear schemes to be presented in Legislative Hall–April 9, 2009, 4:00 pm

Green Delaware Alert 650

(please post/forward)“PSE & G To give a presentation on nuclear power” in Legislative Hall, Dover, Wed, April 9, 2009 4:00

Delaware faces tremendous opportunities but also the danger of making horrible mistakes.  The state is a small place with a limited talent pool and limited resources.  We can’t afford to get it wrong.

Can Markell and his people tell the good ideas from the bad ones?  Will they listen to non-brownnosers?

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Alert 649: In Washington, DC, signs of change. In Delaware….every backbone counts

Green Delaware Alert 649
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(note:  Some versions of this Alert were incorrectly numbered 648)

Fossil Fools Day
Obama and the auto industry
Opportunity knocks, but can the environmental movement step up to the plate?
In Delaware, “The more things change, the more they stay the same….”
In a small place, every backbone counts ….

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“Delaware Energy Plan 2009-2014”–a worst-ever report?

Green Delaware Alert 645

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“Delaware Energy Plan
2009-2014”–a worst-ever report?
Coal promoted in multiple ways …
Incineration promoted …
public participation dissed …

Public comments needed by March 15, 2009
(see below for suggestions)
Defend Delaware’s laws against incineration!

“Take Action on the Ash Pile at Indian River Power Plant”

Supporters of Bill Zak’s appeal of the DNREC coal ash dump permit for the Indian River Power Plant have produced this action alert:

Take Action on the Ash Pile at Indian River Power Plant

The Environmntal Appeals Board hearing is scheduled for March 10 at 9:00 in the DNREC Auditorium at 89 Kings Highway in Dover.

“Delaware needs all the jobs we can get/save, but do we really need to also increase business for the selected few, like doctors and undertakers?”

This email is from Barbara J. Finnan, who regularly complains about noise and pollution from the Delaware City Refinery.  It was sent to DNREC, Gov. Markell’s staff, and others.

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