Our guest speaker for March is Amy Wilburn, Chair of the Delaware Bicycle Council. With the price of gasoline rapidly approaching $4.00 / gallon, the world's most energy-efficient mode of transportation has become even more attractive. Amy Wilburn will speak on the mission of the Delaware Bicycle Council, and there efforts to make Delaware more bicycle-friendly.
Meeting with Governor Markell for a Comprehensive Energy and Climate Plan
The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club joined a coalition of environmental groups in Delaware that sent a letter to Governor Markell on June 24, 2011 asking him to exercise leadership in the development and implementation of a comprehensive energy and climate change plan that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make Delaware “more resilient to the dangers of climate change for generations to come.” Most of these groups met with Governor Markell on February 1, 2012 to present information about the importance of proceeding with this effort. This report documents this endeavor, and provides a foundation for moving forward in the long-range comprehensive energy and climate change planning process.
Trenton Anti-Fracking Rally, Nov 2011
The Delaware River Basin Commission announced that their November 21, 2011 meeting would include the vote on their proposed natural gas regulations for hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking." While the vote was cancelled, due to the announcement a few days before by Delaware's Governor Markell.
Gasland Director Josh Fox comes to Delaware, Nov 2011
In the buildup for the fracking decision by the Delaware River Basin Commission, Gasland Director Josh Fox came to Delaware to screen his film and lead a discussion. The audience, so captivated by the story of fracking, placed overwhelming pressure on Governor Markell to stand for clean water and public health.
Tar Sands Action, surrounding the White House Nov 6, 2011
To encourage President Obama to deny the Presidential Permit for the tar sands Keystone XL Pipeline, thousands came to Washington D.C. and surround the White House, arms linked and bodies deep.
Tar Sands Demonstration on UD Campus, Sept 2011
Vice President Joe Biden's visit to UD Campus was an opportunity too good to resist to spread the word about the tar sands and to put extra pressure on the White House to deny the Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Shale Gas Outrage, Philadelphia Sept 2011
A region-wide rally against fracking in the city of Philadelphia on September 7, 2011.