o Call into WDEL, Al Mascitti Show, after 10:00 on Thursday, Aug 22nd. Ask your questions and share your thoughts on the tire/plastics incinerator in New Castle.
o Call on Gov. Markell and DNREC Secretary Collin Omara to publish a proper public notice and press release about the extended incinerator comment period.
O’Mara’s office phone: 302.739.9000 Markell’s office: 302.577.3210
o Get your comments on why the incinerator is an incinerator ready for the Sept 9th deadline (detailed suggestions upcoming on this).
Comment: This was published in the Greenfield [Mass.] Recorder on Jan 26, 2010, but doesn’t seem to be available online. This is not the only medical society to oppose these burners. Delaware, due to wise actions ten years ago, already has in place laws against “biomass” burners. These laws are under attack and need to be strengthened and clarified.
The purpose of this article is to describe the process and scientific rationale for the resolution by the Massachusetts Medical Society opposing biomass plants. Continue reading
Delaware Electric Cooperative involved
Friends, yesterday we reported on a potential agreement to shut down a 177 megawatt coal generating unit in Delaware.Â That’s good news.Â But we have a much nastier piece of coal news that also needs reporting.
The little town of Dendron , Virginia, population 293, over fifty percent black, this week narrowly approved permits for a 1500 megawatt coal unit.Â Many residents of the area are strongly opposed, not wanting their community to be poisoned by a coal burner.Â Check the project promoters’ page to see how the community is being mislead and manipulated. Continue reading
As our readers know, Green Delaware advocates a phase-out of coal burning in Delaware as the only reasonable solution to the multiple problems caused by the “coal cycle.”Â Â Indian River Unit 3 is a 177 megawatt (nameplate capacity) coal burning steam-electric unit started up in 1970. Continue reading
Which are standing for a healthy future?
Public outcry needed to beat special interests…. Continue reading
BASF, with help from “Clean Air Council,” seeks to roll back Del. environmental laws, build highly-polluting “biomass” incinerator in Newport, DE
Public outrage needed NOW.Â See below for action steps.
Today, January 12, 2010, the Delaware General Assembly goes back into session.Â As usual, this presents both threats and opportunities.
Delaware has few environmental distinctions.Â One of these few is a strong law against incinerators.
Since 2000 this law, championed by State Senator David McBride, has protected thousands of people from death and disease caused by air pollution.
Special interests don’t stop conniving to weaken it.Â Continue reading
Agency thinks this requirement is “redundant:”No new cell of an industrial landfill shall be located in an area … that is environmentally unique or valuable.”
“Public Hearing” on August 20th in Dover at 6:00 pm (details below)
How to help: Continue reading
This is not light reading, but neither is the subject.Â Anyone wanting to know more about air pollution and health will find it worthwhile to plow through these 38 pages.