The State of Delaware recently noticed a new plan by the Delaware City Refinery to stabilize the shoreline from sea level rise and erosion. While on the surface the plan looks like a progressive way to protect the refinery's shoreline and fire suppression equipment (behind the docks in the oil unloading/loading area), a closer look reveals serious problems with the plan and a lack of substantiation of claims made about environmental benefits with evidence and documentation.
Over 30 Delawareans rallied in Wilmington near the I-95 overpass at the corner of Delaware Ave. and Adams St. on Wednesday at 5pm calling on President Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline following the release of the State Department’s final Environmental Impact Statement last Friday.
● The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an expansive trade pact being negotiated between countries in the Pacific Rim, including Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Eventually, every Pacific Rim nation may be included.
● Like other trade pacts, the Trans-Pacific Partnership includes provisions related to the environment, labor, agriculture, access to medicines and more.
Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Delaware Audubon Society and Delaware Sierra Club filed for a Writ of Mandamus in Superior Court in Delaware to similarly compel action by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). A renewal application for the Delaware City Refinery was submitted in 2002. While DNREC has been engaged in some behind the scenes activity on the application, DNREC has yet to make a determination on the application either by issuing a draft permit for public notice and comment, or by denying the permit.
We'll need as many clean air advocates as possible to submit comments in support of the proposed adoption of the LEV III CA Clean Cars Program and to also urge the Department to do more to protect air quality and climate stability by also adopting the ZEV standards. The Public Comment Period is open until October 8th at 4pm. Email comments to Division of Air Quality at Deanna.email@example.com OR Lisa Vest, hearing officer at firstname.lastname@example.org, With the Subject Line: “Public Comments – 7 DE Admin C 1140”.