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.
I had a small involvement in the DNREC “subcommittee” of Markell’s transition team. Â For the most part, this was controlled by Guy Marcozzi, President of Duffield Associates, one of Delaware’s most aggressive developers’ consulting firms. Â The nominal head of the subcommittee was Debbie Heaton of the Sierra Club and The Nature Conservancy. Â 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. Â 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 Â below was contributed by me. Â I don’t know if it was included in the final report.
(email to DNREC transition team subcommittee) Continue reading
We learned this morning that this project has been abandoned by BASF.
Thanks to all those who spoke out against it! Continue reading
Now it’s your turn:Â 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:Â “Stop the Incinerator!”
You heard this when Tom Carper was governor.Â You heard it when Ruth Ann Minner was Governor.Â Now you hear it when Jack Markell is Governor.Â Campaign statements notwithstanding, Markell, on this issue, is proving to be a horse with the same gait.Â Should we call it, “change you can’t believe in?”Â Markell’s promotion of incineration is shockin–we’ve been had! Continue reading
“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 …. ”
–Â 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.Â Why should they?Â Much of their campaign money doesn’t come from Delaware, and they don’t have to worry about reelection.Â But, I doubt many realize how hard and how often “our” representatives in Washington work directly against the interests of Delawareans.Â The worst is Senator Tom Carper.
“I pledge that my administration will be more transparent and accountable than any that have come before,”–Gov. Jack Markell,Â Inaugural Address, Jan 21, 2009.
Green Delaware received this memo from an anonymous whistleblower, accompanied by these comments: Continue reading
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