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.
Delaware, along with every other East coast state participated in the 4th Annual Hands Across the Sand on Saturday, May 18th. We joined hands in solidarity with thousands of others in 18 states and 9 countries to say YES to clean energy and NO to more dirty fossil fuels and offshore drilling! Our Delaware-specific cause was offshore seismic testing. The US Department of the Interior is currently deciding if seismic airgun testing should be allowed to search for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean from Delaware down to Florida.
May 8, 2013: the public hearing for the Delaware City Refinery's Marine Vapor Recovery project, also known as the rail-to-ship oil transfer project, would allow the PBF Delaware City Refinery to transfer up to 25,463,000 barrels of gasoline products and 16,425,000 barrels of crude oil per year from trains to ships for transport to the Paulsboro refinery owned by the same company.
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