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Carney signs Clean Water bill

Gov. John Carney Thursday signed into law House Bill 200, the Clean Water for Delaware Act. HB 200, sponsored by House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, D-Bear, establishes a framework for assessing needs and planning to...
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Artesian now treating wastewater from Allen Harim’s Harbeson plant

Artesian Wastewater Management, Inc. is now treating wastewater from Allen Harim, allowing full operation of Artesian’s Sussex Regional Recharge Facility (SRRF). It follows the settlement of a  legal dispute over payments to Artesian that led...
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Cecil County preserves another 236 acres of farmland

An additional 236 acres of prime agricultural land is now permanently protected in Cecil County through the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation. The property, owned by Lee Vosters, is on Randalia Road in Chesapeake City. The...
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The Warehouse marks launch of clean energy, vertical farming education initiative

Community leaders gathered this week at The Warehouse in Wilmington to welcome three new clean energy technologies as part of the Energize The Warehouse initiative. Energize is a  collaboration between Delmarva Power, the Delaware Department...
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Corteva commits to greenhouse gas reduction

 Corteva, Inc. announced its intention to become a more carbon-efficient business. In its inaugural 2020 Sustainability Report, the company detailed a commitment to set “science-based targets” for greenhouse gas emission reductions. “We recognize that climate change...
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Colonial pipeline cyberattack leading to spike in oil prices

Delaware and Maryland drivers are seeing pain at  the pump as with gas  price averages increasing  at least seven cents in many areas, Wilmington-based AAA Mid-Atlantic report. The culprit is the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline,...
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Poultry processor Allen Harim agrees to sewage plant order, $150,000-plus fine

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced the signing of a conciliation order with Allen Harim Foods, LLC. DNREC also levied a $150,000-plus  fine. The order requires the company to take actions...
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Chicken processor Allen Harim agrees to DNREC wastewater order, $150,000 fine

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced the signing of a conciliation order today with Allen Harim Foods, LLC. DNREC also levied a $150,000-plus  fine. The order requires the company...
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State Fair, citing Covid-19 restrictions, pulls big name acts from grandstand line-up

Covid-19 restrictions  led The Delaware State Fair to pull popular performers, such as Hank Williams Jr. and Sam Hunt  from the grandstand lineup. The fair runs from July 22-July 31. The changes were prompted by...
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Delaware agricultural community discusses financial, environmental benefits of solar power

(From the Delaware Farm Bureau) Farmers are weighing the costs and benefits of solar after Gov. John Carney signed Senate Bill 33 in February. An earlier piece of legislation required 25 percent of Delaware’s energy use...