In Alert 656:Â Do you want a say over Delawareâ€™s energy future? we reported on attempts to curtain public input into Delmarva Power’s planning.Â We invited people speak out if they wanted public meetings and some people did.Â 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.Â (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.”Â Remember that, folks.) Continue reading
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
Delmarva Power, (Un)”Public Advocate,” others seek to cancel public meetings
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Green Delaware Alert 650
Can Markell and his people tell the good ideas from the bad ones? Will they listen to non-brownnosers?
(note:Â 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 ….
(please post/forward) “DuPont to pay $1.1 million for water pollution fines”
West Virginia, unlike Delaware, requires public notice and comment on settlements with polluters
Action by General Assembly and Governor to make Delaware as transparent as WV
Today Governor Jack Markell’s office announced the nomination of Collin O’Mara to head the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). Continue reading
“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
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Defend Delaware’s laws against incineration!
Supporters of Bill Zak’s appeal of the DNREC coal ash dump permit for the Indian River Power Plant have produced this action alert:
The Environmntal Appeals Board hearing is scheduled for March 10 at 9:00 in the DNREC Auditorium at 89 Kings Highway in Dover.
This email is from Barbara J. Finnan, who regularly complains about noise and pollution from the Delaware City Refinery.Â It was sent to DNREC, Gov. Markell’s staff, and others.