Our recent activities in the Delaware Legislature
The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club supports a prohibition of the possession, sale, and transport of shark fins within the State of Delaware.
Shark finning is a cruel and wasteful fishing practice, in which the fins of sharks are removed and the remainder of the shark is discarded back into the water. Without their fins, sharks die of blood loss or drown.
The Delaware Chapter also attempted to have legislative measures in place to protect Delaware from the dangers of fracking in the Marcellus Shale. We were unable to find a sponsor for these measures in the recent legislative session. However, Representative John Kowalko has indicated that he will support them in the next session. His support is subject to the outcome of the upcoming election in November.
We supported SB 263, An act to amend Title 26 of the Delaware Code relating to public utilities, also known as the Low Income Solar Energy Act.
We opposed SB 129, An Act to amend Title 7 of the Delaware Code relating to coyotes.