Unlike Senator Carper, Senator Coons and Congressman Carney both stood up to Big Oil and voted no on the last-minute effort to force President Obama's hand on Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline, if built, would transport 830,000 barrelsday of the dirtiest fuel on earth from the tar sands in Canada to Gulf Coast refineries to be refined and exported. Because it crosses an international border, the pipeline requires a presidential permit. The State Department is undergoing a review process
Last month Senator Mary Landrieu made a last ditch effort to save her bill to force through the Keystone XL pipeline without the required Presidential permit (the same bill we successfully held off back in May). Senator Landrieu is one of Big Oil's favorite bought Senators, but unfortunately this time around DE's own Senator Carper decided to side with the tar sands industry and support the bill.
On October 2, 2014 environmental justice advocates, community members, faith leaders, nurses and elected officials joined together in a forum at the Episcopal Church of Saint Andrew and Matthew on the environmental justice public health crisis impacting communities across the country.
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:
On August 28th Senator Tom Carper hosted a public meeting about the possibility of Delaware getting its very first National Park. Not only would we be the last state to do so, but as Jonathon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service (NPS), pointed out, most US territories have at least 1 national park. Also in attendance at the meeting were Senator Chris Coons, Congressman John Carney, Blain Phillips Jr., the C
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