On Friday June 1, 2012 the Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club closed its account with PNC Bank because its investment and lending practices were inconsistent with our values.
May 24: Club Forum on Air Pollution and the Delaware City Refinery
Join us to review the results of air quality monitoring in Delaware City, an initiative of our environmental justice partner,
Horseshoe Crab Book Discussion, May 18 and 20, 2012
Meet the author of Horseshoe Crab: Biography of a Survivor, and learn all about Delaware's state aquatic animal!
Delaware City Air Monitoring Results, May 19, 2012
Delaware City Environmental Coalition will be discussing the results of our 2 weeks of independent air monitoring. Air was monitored in 2011 and 2012 for 2 weeks each. The first two weeks was prior to the refinery re-opening and the second round was this past year, when the refinery was in full operation. The goal was to see what people are breathing in residential locations.
Delaware Chapter argues in the Delaware Supreme Court regarding Coastal Zone Act, May 16, 2012
The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club, along with Citizens Coalition and Southern New Castle County Alliance has appealed the October 27, 2011 decision by the Delaware Superior Court for a decision pertaining to a permit issued by the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board under the Coastal Zone Act.
Georgetown Public Library in Georgetown, May 15, 2012
Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm Georgetown Public Library 123 W. Pine Street, Georgetown
May 14: Club Forum, Nutrient Management and Water Quality
We gathered in Dover to discuss the State of Delaware's efforts to manage nutrients from contaminating water bodies. Club member Bill Moyer, President of the Inland Bays Foundation, described an alarming situation in which nutrient management plans are exempted from public inspection in Delaware law. This renders the effectiveness of our Nutrient Management Act suspect, as the benchmarks for evaluating the programs impact by disclosing the details of individual nutrient management plans are protected from a public discourse.