At the Citizens Advisory Panel meeting on July 17, representatives from the Delaware City Refinery announced that they will defer their proposed $1 billion expansion. It is still unclear how long the expansion will be deferred, or the reasons behind this announcement.
"We support the right to a clean and healthful environment for all people"
An article in today's News Journal entitled "Refineries Search for New Life" (Aaron Nathans, July 1, 2012) reports that "Gov. Jack Markell pledged $45 million in state financial assistance, leading to $465 million in renovations to the plant. About 500 jobs were restored."
You may or may not be familiar with Delaware’s Coastal Zone Act. Even if you are familiar with it: how did it get created, what are its intricacies and how is it applied today?
Forty years ago, Delaware’s landmark Coastal Zone Act preserved our State’s shoreline, making it off-limits to heavy industrial development. The battle to pass this visionary legislation transformed local environmental awareness into sweeping statewide action, challenging other states and the nation to do the same.
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