At a press conference on Monday, April 28 at Fox Point State Park, Attorney
General Beau Biden announced that the Delaware Department of Justice is taking steps to push for
tougher environmental protection laws and enhance enforcement of existing statutes. Biden was
joined by State Senator David McBride, sponsor of legislation that would increase the penalties for
a range of illegal dumping and other environmental pollution, and Secretary John Hughes of the
State’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, who underscored the
statewide coordination of anti-pollution efforts.
Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III announced today that Everrett E. Thomas, of Hurlock,
Md. has been convicted of illegally transporting solid waste without a permit and of illegally dumping
clam waste in the Marshy Hope Wildlife Area in Sussex County. Thomas was convicted on April 16
by a jury in Sussex County Superior Court and faces incarceration, fines and restitution when he is
sentenced by Judge E. Scott Bradley in June.
On Wednesday, April 2, Attorney General Beau Biden joined a federal lawsuit
seeking a court order requiring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to decide whether it will
regulate motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions under the federal Clean Air Act.
** Joint Release of the Delaware Department of Justice, Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security, and the Delaware State Police ** Delaware Child Predator Task Force has new headquarters, member agencies Dover, DE – Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III, Delaware Safety and Homeland Security Secretary David B. Mitchell, and State Police Superintendent […]