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Monday, June 17, 2019

SUEZ’s spending $17 million on water storage and energy-efficient pumps

SUEZ Delaware is beefing up its water storage capacity with a $17 million investment at its Stanton Water Treatment Plant that includes more energy-efficient pumps.  The project adds four million gallons of treated water storage...

Bill banning plastic bags in 2021 on the way to governor

A bill that will ban the use of one-time plastic bags is on its way to becoming law. House Bill 130 is expected to be signed by Gov. John Carney. The bill passed both houses by...

Water warriors demand funding

Over the last year and a half, Delaware’s Office of Drinking Water has issued 11 notices for various locations, warning people to beware of contaminants in their water, especially water being consumed by babies...

Delmarva Power gets OK for special electric rate, charging stations for electric...

Delmarva Power was given approval from the Delaware Public Service Commission to offer electric vehicle  services.  Delmarva Power will expand public charging infrastructure and offer a new rate option for residential customers who charge their...

Government units in Delaware form Anti-Litter Alliance

Gov.  John Carney,  joined by government officials,  formally announced the Delaware Anti-Litter Alliance – a coalition of local leaders seeking to reduce litter in Delaware. The coalition is an initiative of the Keep DE Litter Free...

Coons co-sponsors bill to push research aimed at cutting  pollution from  gas-fired...

U.S. Sens.  Chris Coons (D-Del.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) introduced the  Launching Energy Advancement and Development through Innovations for Natural Gas (LEADING) Act. The bipartisan legislation would offer...

Delaware refinery is part of the solution

Good afternoon everyone,  PBF’s Delaware City Refining Co. operation is often portrayed by a member of the legacy  media as a lawless polluter. PBF, like any refiner, has its share of scrapes with critics and the...

Attorney General’s seeks special counsel work on environmental matters

The Delaware Department of Justice is asking private law firms to submit competitive bids to be appointed as special counsel in connection with an investigation and possible court proceedings involving violations of environmental laws...

Carryout bag ban legislation passes House by lopsided margin

Legislation limiting the availability of single-use plastic carryout bags passed the House by a wide margin. Sponsored by Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Wilmington,  HB 130 expands Delaware’s existing at-store recycling program by largely prohibiting single-use carryout plastic...

Pilot program aims to cut nutrients and sediments that impact Newark’s water...

The City of Newark, Delaware, and the Revolving Water Fund announced the closing of the first-ever pay-for-success transaction that will fund on-farm agricultural restoration activities to reduce nutrients and sediment flowing into surrounding waterways. The...