The Port of Wilmington , originally called the Wilmington Marine Terminal, was built for the City of Wilmington by the Engineering Department of E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co. and opened in 1923.Â It was funded by bond issues, has been since, and rightfully belongs to the people of Delaware. Continue reading →
At the Delaware Audubon annual meeting on December 7th (A nice event, by the way), I had the chance to offer a few thoughts on Delaware, sea level rise, and climate change.Â Here is an expanded version of those comments.
[Note:Â Rep. Kowalko submitted this to The News Journal on October 22, 2012]
In recent years I have voluntarily applied as an intervener in several cases involving DP&L rate increase requests filed before the Public Service Commission. The process itself is cumbersome and complex and requires resources and time that is not always available to me. Unfortunately the reality is that the public, the ratepayers’, and my constituents’ interests have been inadequately represented in many of these proceedings and my obligation and responsibility as an elected public servant is to ensure some semblance of fairness in the discussions and decisions rendered. Continue reading →
SB 234, latest Delaware “recycling” bill, shuts down container deposit program rather than fixing it.Â This isn’t good enough.Â Please ask Senators to hold off voting on this bill until it can be fixed.
Last week was the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970.Â Few serious environmental campaigners have much interest any more in Earth Day, which is mostly now celebrated by big polluters “greenwashing” themselves.Â But it is still a good time to reflect on where we are and how we arrived. 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 →
Coal ash threatens the health of Delaware’s people and environment from one end of the state to the other.
Just yesterday, in Legislative Hall, we heard an absurd proposal to “process” coal ash in an incinerator in the City of Wilmington.Â (Again, per usual, this nutty idea is promoted by “Clean Air Council.”)Â The promoters, Palmetto Energy Group, said they want to melt it and make “decorative tiles.”
Action to regulate coal ash as the hazardous waste it really is, is being blocked by lobbying at the White House (Office of Management and Budget) level.Â Many examples can be found on the OMB website, including repeated meetings including representatives of DuPont. Continue reading →