What an embarrassment. What an utter disgrace. Continue reading
Former News Journal editor and reporter Shaun Mullen reports in his blog that Dorothy Miller has recently died. I don’t seen an obit in the News Journal. Not surprising, I suppose. At some time in the past one would have seen a “news obit” of a significant figure, which Dot Miller was. But those days are gone and perhaps the “Stooge” Journal no longer publishes any sort of obit without being paid to do so.
In any case, Miller was a leading figure in the preservation of the White Clay Creek valley from being flooded as a reservoir. I barely knew Miller–and don’t think she liked me–but have spent a lot of time walking, biking, and just hanging out along White Clay Creek. The preservation of the area, some in Delaware and some in Pennsylvania, is quite a monument to any person. I’ll let Mullen tell the story:
SB 40 Peterson Defeated
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DEATH PENALTY.
Date: 01/28/2016 06:41 PM Defeated
Vote Type:SM Yes: 16 No: 23 Not Voting: 0 Absent: 2
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I’ve written about the Delaware City Refinery so many times, over so many years, that it’s hard to believe more is needed. It’s tiresome to think about. It never ends. Yet here we go again. (pic: The Delaware City Refinery in action, Delaware City Environmental Coalition; via Amy Roe)
The Refinery has operated under a number of owners beginning with Tidewater Oil. It started up in 1956 or 1957, before the time of meaningful environmental regulation and took out a national ad in Readers Digest promising “Country sweet air for our neighbors.” Continue reading
From the State of Delaware, DNREC:
“Tuesday, December 8th, will be a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Delaware!”
“A Code Orange air quality forecast for particulates 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.”
More info from the forecasters at Penn State: Continue reading
In shutting down an old blog that never really went anywhere, I found this post. The details have changed but the general pattern has, if anything, gotten worse:
Friday, October 28, 2005
Beefing about WDEL….
The yak yak has improved a lot on WDEL with Mascitti and Fulcher having daily gigs. But the news operation is another story.
WDEL managers have said–to me, anyway–that “all credible news sources” should receive equal attention. And they say, for example, that Green Delaware is credible in our field.
Representative John Kowalko has stepped up to the plate and is circulating a petition calling for removal of the DuPont/Chemours Dioxin Pile. PLEASE SIGN KOWALKO’S PETITION.
This post is a bit long. Bear with us…..
The 115 acre site of the DuPont/Chemours Edge-Moor plant, situated on the Delaware River at its confluence with Shellpot Creek, has a long history going back to the 1600s. (USA today has an interesting history here, though it is not entirely accurate.)
E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co. (“DuPont”) became the sole owner of the site, already making the white pigment titanium (“TlO2”)dioxide, in 1935. Continue reading
[Note: Originally published July 2, 2003. Reposted Sept 17th, 2015]
Green Delaware Alert #242
National Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) for 2001 released
Total TRI chemicals down, dioxin up
52% of total US dioxin emissions are from Delaware–Up from 38% in 2000
DuPont Edge Moor releases 169 pounds of dioxin
DuPont overall releases 70% of the dioxins reported released in the U.S.
Health threats apparently disregarded by State, DuPont
[This was originally published in the Cape Gazette on Sept 3, 2015]
Elisabeth Stoner’s wonderful poem Aug 31, 2015) has motivated me to write (again) about the Rehoboth ocean outfall debate. In my opinion the discussion has missed the key point, which is simple enough: Continue reading
By Elisabeth Stoner | Aug 31, 2015
1. The Sea I Dream Of
Come, dive with me into the sea I dream of:
clear, translucent, aquamarine. Deeper –
dancing, glancing light brightens sapphire, cerulean. Continue reading