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  Category: Office of the Secretary


FY2018 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Public Workshop set for Aug. 22 by DNREC Environmental Finance

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

DNREC and the Division of Public Health will host a State Revolving Loan Fund public workshop Wednesday, Aug. 22 in preparation for the development of Clean Water (CWSRF) and Drinking Water (DWSRF) FY 2018 Revised Project Priority Lists (PPLs).




Governor Carney joins DNREC Secretary Garvin in presenting DNREC Awards at Delaware State Fair ceremony

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018

HARRINGTON – Today at the Delaware State Fair, Governor John Carney and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin honored 31 Delawareans and groups of all ages for their environmental leadership, innovation and dedication. “This afternoon, we recognized a broad cross section of Delawareans who contribute to the conservation of our natural resources and the stewardship of our environment,” said Secretary Garvin. “We congratulate these volunteers, organizers, photographers, and anglers – conservationists and environmentalists all – for their work that brought us here today, and look forward to their future contributions.”




DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Artificial Reef Program benefits from rock removed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during deepening of Delaware River’s navigation channel

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018

DOVER – When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers struck rock bottom 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 & Wildlife struck a new partnership with the Corps of Engineers for creating new fish habitat. Since last December, DNREC’s Fisheries Section and the Corps have partnered on a beneficial reuse project for converting nearly a million tons of rock removed from the river bottom into enhanced habitat for marine life on two artificial reef sites in the lower Delaware Bay – and at no cost to the state.




Superior Court dismisses lawsuit against DNREC challenging Delaware’s participation in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

DOVER – Delaware Superior Court Judge Richard F. Stokes has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged Delaware’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cooperative program among nine states that reduces carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and funds energy efficiency and renewable energy programs in RGGI states, including Delaware. The lawsuit, Stevenson, et al. v. Delaware Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Control, et al., was brought in December 2013 by David T. Stevenson, R. Christian Hudson, and John A. Moore, who claimed that the state’s participation in the program caused an increase in their electric bills. Judge Stokes issued his decision dismissing the suit June 26, stating that the plaintiffs, after more than four years of litigation, had failed to demonstrate that RGGI affected their electric bills.







  Category: Office of the Secretary


FY2018 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Public Workshop set for Aug. 22 by DNREC Environmental Finance

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

DNREC and the Division of Public Health will host a State Revolving Loan Fund public workshop Wednesday, Aug. 22 in preparation for the development of Clean Water (CWSRF) and Drinking Water (DWSRF) FY 2018 Revised Project Priority Lists (PPLs).




Governor Carney joins DNREC Secretary Garvin in presenting DNREC Awards at Delaware State Fair ceremony

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018

HARRINGTON – Today at the Delaware State Fair, Governor John Carney and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin honored 31 Delawareans and groups of all ages for their environmental leadership, innovation and dedication. “This afternoon, we recognized a broad cross section of Delawareans who contribute to the conservation of our natural resources and the stewardship of our environment,” said Secretary Garvin. “We congratulate these volunteers, organizers, photographers, and anglers – conservationists and environmentalists all – for their work that brought us here today, and look forward to their future contributions.”




DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Artificial Reef Program benefits from rock removed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during deepening of Delaware River’s navigation channel

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018

DOVER – When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers struck rock bottom 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 & Wildlife struck a new partnership with the Corps of Engineers for creating new fish habitat. Since last December, DNREC’s Fisheries Section and the Corps have partnered on a beneficial reuse project for converting nearly a million tons of rock removed from the river bottom into enhanced habitat for marine life on two artificial reef sites in the lower Delaware Bay – and at no cost to the state.




Superior Court dismisses lawsuit against DNREC challenging Delaware’s participation in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

DOVER – Delaware Superior Court Judge Richard F. Stokes has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged Delaware’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cooperative program among nine states that reduces carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and funds energy efficiency and renewable energy programs in RGGI states, including Delaware. The lawsuit, Stevenson, et al. v. Delaware Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Control, et al., was brought in December 2013 by David T. Stevenson, R. Christian Hudson, and John A. Moore, who claimed that the state’s participation in the program caused an increase in their electric bills. Judge Stokes issued his decision dismissing the suit June 26, stating that the plaintiffs, after more than four years of litigation, had failed to demonstrate that RGGI affected their electric bills.