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Alert 678: Thoughts on environmental work and politics in Delaware….

Markell emulates Reagan?
Changes coming to Green Delaware
Environmental victories as tough as ever, if not more so.
Coons ramps up harassment of Green Delaware


I’ve always thought it was part of Green Delaware’s task to hold up a mirror to Delaware from time to time, in a way that goes beyond the scope of particular environmental controversies.

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Muller’s list of problematic Delaware sites from Governor Markell’s “transition” process

I had a small involvement in the DNREC “subcommittee” of Markell’s transition team.  For the most part, this was controlled by Guy Marcozzi, President of Duffield Associates, one of Delaware’s most aggressive developers’ consulting firms.  The nominal head of the subcommittee was Debbie Heaton of the Sierra Club and The Nature Conservancy.  Heaton openly connived with Marcozzi to diss environmental concerns.

The transition reports rightfully should have been public documents and I pushed a bit for them to be posted.  As far as I know they never have been; not surprising considering the secretive tendencies Markell’s administration has shown since the election.

In any case, the document  below was contributed by me.  I don’t know if it was included in the final report.

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Alert 675: Massachusetts Medical Society’s opposition to “biomass” incinerators, and “your turn!”

Now it’s your turn:  Take action to protect your health by keeping incinerators out of Delaware.
(action steps below)

Friends, we have a message our readers have heard before:  “Stop the Incinerator!”

You heard this when Tom Carper was governor.  You heard it when Ruth Ann Minner was Governor.  Now you hear it when Jack Markell is Governor.  Campaign statements notwithstanding, Markell, on this issue, is proving to be a horse with the same gait.  Should we call it, “change you can’t believe in?”  Markell’s promotion of incineration is shockin–we’ve been had! Continue reading

Alert 670: Senator Tom Carper makes Delaware a “coal state.”

“I have spent the past six months working with a group of coal state Democrats in the Senate, led by West Virginia native Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), drafting provisions to assist the coal industry …. ”
–  Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia

It should be no secret that Delaware’s congressional delegation–Castle, Carper and Kaufman/Biden–generally doesn’t represent the interests of Delawareans.  Why should they?  Much of their campaign money doesn’t come from Delaware, and they don’t have to worry about reelection.  But, I doubt many realize how hard and how often “our” representatives in Washington work directly against the interests of Delawareans.  The worst is Senator Tom Carper.

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Alert 668: “Transformational Memo Guidelines” from Gov. Markell’s office

I pledge that my administration will be more transparent and accountable than any that have come before,”–Gov. Jack Markell,  Inaugural Address, Jan 21, 2009.

Green Delaware received this memo from an anonymous whistleblower, accompanied by these comments: Continue reading