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
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)
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Our thanks to all who contacted Markell asking him to do this.Â And thanks to Gov. Markell for doing it.
The next key step towards better management of garbage in Delaware is to break the evil influence of the Delaware Solid Waste Authority, which continues to obstruct, deceive and pollute.Â The Governor appoints the DSWA board members and designates the Chair.Â He inherited a bad Board and needs to make changes.
Delaware’s “Bottle Bill” was enacted in 1982 after years of effort led largely by Pat Todd of the League of Women Voters. As one might expect, a major opponent was the Delaware Solid Waste Authority, known to us as the Garbage Empire. Continue reading