Seven years ago Big Oil was certain that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was a done deal, but the Climate Movement had a different idea. Native Americans and Canadian First Nations', ranchers, farmers and Environmental Justice communities along the Gulf Coast were on the "frontlines" of this fight, but everyone who pitched in--from getting arrested along the proposed route or at the White House, to signing a position and submitting public comments made this rejection happen together.
As America’s largest, most powerful grassroots environmental advocacy organization, the Sierra Club will play a definitive role in challenging the influence and power of oil companies and moving America beyond oil. The Delaware Chapter supports this campain by challenging dirty oil projects and subisdies for the oil industry, while promoting clean transportiation options.
State Representative Deborah Hudson introduced a bill on June 19th to prohibit the free distribution of single-use bags by grocery stores and other large retailers.
The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Delaware Audubon Society have submitted joint comments on the Delaware City Refinery's NPDES Permit.
We thank our 14 elected officials and 32 conservation, social justice, and fishing groups for joining us to ask the State of Delaware to proceed with a Best Technology Available determination for the Delaware City Refinery's Cooling Water Intake Structure.
Read the letter:
Delaware City Refinery 13 years expired Clean Water Act Permit finally gets a new draft permit and public hearing.
When: Tuesday, March 24th at 6pm (Protest outside starting at 5pm)
Where: Gunning Bedford Middle School
801 Cox Neck Rd. New Castle, DE 19720
WHAT: Protest outside the hearing with fish costumes & signs between 5-6pm (snacks provided). Attend the hearing starting at 6pm and submit public comments calling for a closed-loop cooling system to eliminate fish kills.
Join us at the Sheraton Atlantic City Hotel Annapolis on Weds. March 18th for a public meeting on proposed offshore drilling off our coast.
We need supporters there to stand up for marine wildlife and our coastal waters threatened by the prospect of these dual threats. During the meeting you will have an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed drilling -- this is your chance to be heard.
What: Public meeting on East Coast offshore drilling
UPDATE: The oral argument originally scheduled for January 23 has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb 12 at 1:30 pm. The judge is hearing a murder trial and so all parties thought a reschedule would be better.
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.
The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club has submitted a public hearing request for the Delaware City Refining Company’s NPDES Permit DE 0000256, which was publicly noticed on December 14, 2014.
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