"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."
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.
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In 2012 we worked hard to protect Atlantic menhaden and we won. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted to implement a coast-wide catch limit on this important forage fish, which has been under pressure from the "fish reduction industry" that manufactures paints, lubricants, cosmetics and health supplements. Unfortunately, this commercial species is also an important food source for whales and predatory fish, including striped bass and weakfish. Menhaden support the food chain. If their po