Tuesday August 5, 2014 is an official Code Orange “air quality action day” in Delaware. The DNREC says: “A Code Orange air quality forecast for ozone is a level of pollution that can be unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as young children, the elderly, and those with heart and/or respiratory conditions. Such persons should limit outdoor activities, especially those that require a high level of exertion.”
Delaware City, whatever it’s other charms, has been, pathetically, a “company town.” The Company being whatever is the current owner of the Delaware City Refinery. The Refinery has had perhaps a half-dozen owners since opening in 1957, none seeming nastier or more aggressive that the present PBF Energy. Continue reading →
Regulation-weakening scam favors special interests…..has no economic benefit
A little background
Tom Carper (now Senator) was elected Governor of Delaware in 1992.Â Â His agenda was pure “Chamber of Commerce” and he launched an across-the board attack on protection of the environment, and consumer protection, in Delaware.Â Continue reading →
The following press release was issued today by the Delaware House of Representatives:
Utility’s proposed rate increase up for hearing on Thursday
DOVER – Several legislators are encouraging the public to join them in opposing a proposed Delmarva Power utility rate increase that the Public Service Commission will consider on Thursday.
Newark Rep. John Kowalko is asking residents throughout the state to attend the commission’s 1pm Thursday meeting to consider nearly $50 million in rate increases for Delmarva Power customers. Continue reading →
[The following was in our morning email. Many people opposed the "reform" bill, or were indifferent to it, as too much of a giveaway to drug and insurance companies. I guess these Republicans are really opposed to it as not enough of a giveaway to special interests? Just think what they would be saying about a real health care reform bill along "single payer" lines. The Constitutional argument seems intended to take us back to the days when the US Supreme Court was knocking down the anti-Depression measures of the Roosevelt administration.