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Caesar Rodney Institute joins fight against mandate for costly refrigerant

The Delaware-based  Caesar Rodney Institute has decided to take on Wilmington-based Chemours over a rule aimed at the use of   refrigerants used in air-conditioning systems. The public policy group joined 21 other groups opposing the...

Bloom prices stock offering as management ensures control with Class B stock

Bloom Energy has priced its upcoming stock offering. In its filing,  the company that has a plant in Newark would issue  18 million shares of Class A stock priced at between $13 and $15 a share...

Sea Grant federal funding boosts total to $2.1 million

The state’s congressional delegation last week joined University of Delaware officials in announcing a $685,000 grant award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the Delaware Sea Grant College Program. The Delaware Sea Grant College...

Rocks star as prime aquatic habitat after dredging of Delaware River

When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers struck rock during deepening of the Delaware River navigational channel, the state’s artificial reef program under the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish...

Caesar Rodney Institute confirms role in fight to halt offshore wind in Maryland, Delaware

The Caesar Rodney Institute confirmed it is spearheading an effort to halt offshore wind on the Delaware and Maryland coasts. David Stevenson, who heads energy policy studies at the Newark-based public policy group cited  “overall...

Website makes case against wind farms off Maryland, Delaware coasts

A  new website aims to fight against wind farms off the Maryland coast. SaveOurBeachview.comhas  rolled out a one-page website that makes numerous arguments against two offshore wind projects off the coast at Ocean City. It also...

Carper praises decision by Pruitt to step down as EPA chief

Scott Pruitt has stepped down as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Hill   website and other media outlets reported the decision, which was confirmed in a Twitter Post by President Trump, who praised the work of...

Delmarva Power’s outage-fighting tree trimming efforts come with $14 million price tag

Delmarva Power says customers will benefit from a $14-million effort to trim trees and remove vegetation along more than 1,400 miles of aerial electric lines in 2018.  This work, which will continue through the year, will help maintain...

Delaware Judge dismisses lawsuit over Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Delaware Superior Court Judge Richard F. Stokes has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged Delaware’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a “cap and trade” cooperative program among nine states. The lawsuit, Stevenson, et...

DNREC to hold its own meeting on downwind air pollution

After getting nowhere with the Environmental Protection Agency hearing request, the Delaware  Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a public meeting Monday, July 16. The meeting will allow residents to air their...
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