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.
On September 4th and 5th our staff and volunteers, which included Gail Heath, Stephanie Herron, Tricia Herron, John Irwin, Coralie Pryde, Amy Roe and Lemir Teron, met with the staff of Senator Coons and Senator Carper to advocate for environmental protection. We asked the Senators to:
The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club is very concerned about the frequency of violations of environmental permits and pollution releases at the Delaware City Refinery. Title 7 Delaware Code § 7904 provides the definitional requirements of chronic violator status for environmental permit-holders, yet DNREC has yet to establish such regulations. On July 30th we asked DNREC Secretary O’Mara to prioritize the establishment of regulations for the designation of chronic violator status, and designate the Delaware City Refinery as a chronic violator. We have not yet received a re
The Delaware City Refinery has announced that it is postponing its proposed $1 billion expansion in favor of the dirtiest oil on earth, the Canadian tar sands.
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.
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."
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