The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club challenges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ application for Water Quality Certification to conduct dredging in the Delaware River. This application presents an incomplete and inadequate description of the project. Many questions need to be answered.
"Water is a public resource, not a commodity. Public policy must ensure the sustainability of safe water supplies for the benefit of all people and the natural environment."
The Delaware Chapter is committed to protecting the Delaware River and Bay as an aquatic system. A number of industrial activities currently threaten the River's diverse environment, including the continued dredging of the river by the Army Corps of Engineers. We have been involved in the protection of the Delaware River for decades, and will continue to be firm advocates with your help.
Delawareans must be environmental advocates, by Bill Moyer
William F. Moyer, President, Inland Bays Foundation, Inc., Dover. Letter to the Editor appeared in the April 25, 2012 edition of the News Journal.
Delaware River among the most toxic in the nation
A new report published by the Environment America Research and Policy Center lists the Delaware River among their top ten list of waterways for total toxic discharges. The Delaware River comes in at Number 5, at 6,779,436 pounds of toxic chemicals released in 2010 according to the Toxics Release Inventory.