Monthly Archives: November 2011

Text from Gov. Markell’s office on "fracking"

[Comment:  Markell had been dodging and weaving on this issue for months.  There’s no way he would have stalled fracking in the Delaware River basin—the DRBC meeting has been cancelled as the drilling industry doesn’t have the votes right now—without a lot of effective organizing.  A key underlying problem is that fracking has been exempted from the Clean Water Act.


"Fracking" Proposal Currently Lacks Sufficient Health and Safety Protections

Delaware will vote "No" at Monday meeting of the Delaware River Basin Commission

WILMINGTON — The proposed regulations that would authorize drilling and hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") to begin in the Delaware River Basin lack critical details on how public health and safety would be protected, Governor Jack Markell wrote today in a letter to the other voting members of the Delaware River Basin Commission.

In the letter, Markell made clear that Delaware’s representative would vote against the Natural Gas Development Regulations at the Commission’s meeting in Trenton this Monday.

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Occupy Delaware offers some hope. March Saturday in Wilmington

"Occupy Delaware is like every other occupation group in America: fed up, mad as hell and just not gonna take it anymore."

"The People’s March" on Saturday, November 12th at noon in Spencer Plaza in Wilmington, DE. Let YOUR voice be heard and support free speech. The plan is to march from Spencer Plaza to Rodney Square and back to Spencer again.

We’d like to hear your thoughts.   Here are some from Alan Muller:
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Occupy Delaware vs Jack Markell?

Perhaps the main positive development in our grim political situation is the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The Occupy Delaware branch of this can be found at:!/OccupyDelaware

We don’t know where this is going, but let’s hope.

Occupy Delaware selects protest site

From: "Phillip Bannowsky" <>

To: "Phillip Bannowsky"
Subject: Occupy Delaware permit in Markel’s hands
Just a phone call can help put economic justice on the agenda in Delaware.
As you may know, the permit for Occupy Delaware is being handled by the Governor’s office. Last night the General Assembly of OD voted to do their best to address the Governor’s concerns, but they are determined to start the occupation of H. Fletcher Brown Park in Wilmington this Saturday. Now is the time to bring a little political influence to bear on Markel, so OD is encouraging a campaign to call Markel at (302) 577-3210 and ask him to OK the permit.
Call Governor Jack Markell! Tell him to support democracy by approving the application by Occupy Delaware to use H. Fletcher Brown Park.

(302) 577-3210
Call today! Spread the word!