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.
DNREC Approves Controversial Rehoboth Beach Sewage Outfall Despite Serious Concerns
The Delaware Chapter is dismayed to learn of the approval of the highly controversial Rehoboth Beach Ocean Outfall, as the decision is based on a deeply flawed Environmental Impact Statement.
UD Homecoming: Yes! ; UD Power Plant: No!
Join us and the Newark Residents Against the Power Plant on Saturday, October 12th from 10am – 12pm to show your opposition to the construction of a 248MW power plant on the UD STAR campus. Meet in front of the Park & Ride on DE 896 & DE 4 at 10am. Bring a friend and sign.
Bill to politicize Low Emission Vehicle Program tabled
HB 5, which would require the Delaware Legislature to approve DNREC regulations to reduce pollution from vehicles, was tabled on June 6, 2013 at the request of the House Natural Resources Committee Chair and the DNREC Secretary. The Sierra Club opposed this bill, because it would have politicized the regulatory process that DNREC has been given the authority to develop by Delaware law. Vehicle emissions are a leading source of pollution in Delaware. Low-emissions and zero-emissions vehicle programs will protect public health from air toxins and Criteria Air Pollutants regulated under the Clean Air Act.
Sulfur Dioxide Regulations Should Not Exempt the Delaware City Refinery
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