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Statement from BASF on cancellation of Newport “biomass” incinerator

From: Michael E Heltzer [mailto:michael.heltzer@basf.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 1:28 PM
Subject: Statement from BASF

Statement Regarding Termination of Intrinergy Agreement

BASF and Intrinergy have mutually agreed to terminate the energy supply agreement that we signed in April of 2008, thus ending the project to develop a combined heat and power system for our Newport, Delaware site using biomass fuel. We continue to believe that it is important to explore alternative energy options that are cost effective and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels; however it is not feasible at this time. Ciba, and now BASF remains firmly committed to Responsible Care

Michael E. Heltzer
Government Affairs Manager
BASF Corporation
100 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Phone:  (973) 245-6035
E-mail:  michael.heltzer@basf.com

Alert 671: Delaware environmental laws under attack by “Clean Air Council”

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.  See below for action steps.


Today, January 12, 2010, the Delaware General Assembly goes back into session.  As usual, this presents both threats and opportunities.

Delaware has few environmental distinctions.  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.  Continue reading