The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club applauds DNREC for proceeding with regulatory changes to bring Delaware in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 revised National Ambient Air quality Standards for sulfur dioxide (SO2) for a 1-hour average of 75 parts per billion (ppb). These revised federal rules represent a dramatic decline in the level of SO2, which have fallen to nearly half of the original 1-hour average of 140 ppb in the original EPA guidance in 1971.
March 28, 2013: The State of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has begun the early stages of amending regulations for low-emission and electric vehicles, with a stakeholder workgroup meeting in Dover.
January 30, 2014, NEWARK: There was quite a crowd of students, a few teachers, DNREC employees, environmentalist and media representatives at this morning's campaign kickoff of the City of Newark's anti-idling campaign. Though quite overcast it was unseasonably warm even for a post-climate changed January, the perfect temperature for the outdoor event being held in the parking lot of Newark High School.
The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club opposes this Plan for Remedial Action for Operable Unit 2 of the Burton Island Ash Disposal Site.
At the February 6th meeting of the Delaware General Assembly, the Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club asked the Joint Finance Committee to consider the risks posed by the Delaware City Refinery on public health and to finance actions by DNREC to protect our communities.