Our latest effort is the “Save Energy Save the World Campaign” to promote energy efficiency in Delaware. In addition to ensuring that our energy comes increasingly from clean, renewable sources like wind & solar, just wasting less by using energy more efficiently can save huge amounts of the air pollution which causes climate change, as well asthma and other health conditions.
"We support the right to a clean and healthful environment for all people"
Freezing temperatures did not stop over two dozen climate justice advocates from demonstrating outside the Federal Building on King Street in Wilmington against the tar sands Keystone XL Pipeline.
Unlike Senator Carper, Senator Coons and Congressman Carney both stood up to Big Oil and voted no on the last-minute effort to force President Obama's hand on Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline, if built, would transport 830,000 barrelsday of the dirtiest fuel on earth from the tar sands in Canada to Gulf Coast refineries to be refined and exported. Because it crosses an international border, the pipeline requires a presidential permit. The State Department is undergoing a review process to deermine whether the project is in the national interest (which of course, we know it isn't). Thi
Last month Senator Mary Landrieu made a last ditch effort to save her bill to force through the Keystone XL pipeline without the required Presidential permit (the same bill we successfully held off back in May). Senator Landrieu is one of Big Oil's favorite bought Senators, but unfortunately this time around DE's own Senator Carper decided to side with the tar sands industry and support the bill.
From the Delaware State Senate Republican Caucus email newsletter:
The Greater Hockessin Area Development Association (GHADA) and Sen. Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) have organized a public meeting for residents concerned about the discovery of groundwater contamination at an active dry-cleaning business in Hockessin.
It will be part of GHADA's monthly meeting, scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., at the Hockessin Memorial Hall, 1225 Old Lancaster Pike.
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