October 11, 2012: follow-up letter to Secretary O'Mara asking that the fish advisory for Dragon Run be reassessed
Follow up to letter, dated July 16, 2012, wherein we asked DNREC to reassess the fish consumption advisory for Dragon Run. As this letter described in detail, there is ample cause for concern that the current level of advisory for this stream is inadequate to protect public health.
We are writing to request a public hearing for the Delaware City Refining Company’s Unit 43 Ether Cooling Tower Restart Application. This closed loop cooling tower has been out of service since early 2002, and the applicant suggests that it would reduce the annual Delaware River surface water intake from 452 million gallons per day of 303 million gallons per day based on a 12-month rolling average, by December 31, 2013. There are numerous questions presented in this application that warrant public review and comment through the public hearing process.
Sign-on letter with Delaware Riverkeeper Network asking the Delaware River Basin Commission to extend its jurisdiction over natural gas pipelines.
DNREC has recently had a change in leadership in the Surface Water Discharges Section, and we are writing the new Acting Section Manager about our concerns regarding the long delays in re-permitting the Delaware City Refinery's water intake structure for its once-through cooling system.
The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club thanks you for tireless efforts to develop a National Park in Delaware. The Woodlawn Trustees’ property on the Brandywine River provides an excellent opportunity to create Delaware’s first National Park.
The Delaware Chapter is concerned that we were denied our request for a meeting update with Delaware's representative to the Delaware River Basin Commission regarding proposed natural gas regulations.
August 16, 2012: Letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan
The Delaware Chapter commented on the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan
Members of the Delaware Chapter signed on to a letter to Governor Markell in support of strengthening the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.