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Governor Carney, Congressional Delegation Oppose Trump Administration on Clean Air Ruling

Date Posted: Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Categories:  DNREC Governor John Carney Kent County New Castle County News Office of the Governor Sussex County The Environment

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, U.S. Senator Chris Coons, and U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester issued the following statements on the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to deny a petition by Delaware and seven other northeastern states to expand the Ozone Transport Region (OTR) to limit air pollution. The petition asked […]




Three Delaware Beaches to Receive Long-awaited Beach Replenishment

Date Posted: Monday, October 2nd, 2017
Categories:  Governor John Carney News Office of the Governor The Environment

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards $17.2 million project for Bethany, South Bethany, Fenwick Island WILMINGTON, Del. – Today, Governor John Carney, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, along with Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester announced that next steps are underway in the long awaited beach replenishment projects in Bethany, South Bethany and Fenwick Island. […]




Governor Carney Announces Appointments to Delaware Offshore Wind Working Group

Date Posted: Friday, September 29th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Energy and Climate DNREC Governor John Carney Office of the Governor The Environment

Working group, established by Executive Order #13, will hold its first meeting October 6 WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Friday announced appointments to the Delaware Offshore Wind Working Group, which was established last month by Executive Order 13 to study potential environmental and economic development benefits of offshore wind development to serve Delaware. […]




Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania Approve Resolution to Permanently Ban Fracking in the Delaware River Basin

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Categories:  DNREC Governor John Carney Office of the Governor The Environment

NEWTOWN, Pa. – Governors of Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania, comprising a majority of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), announced today that they had voted in favor of a resolution put forward by the commission to issue draft regulations to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas in the Delaware River Basin. The […]




Governor Carney Signs Executive Order Establishing Offshore Wind Working Group

Date Posted: Monday, August 28th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Energy and Climate DNREC Governor John Carney Office of the Governor The Economy The Environment

Group will study potential environmental and economic development benefits of offshore wind development DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Monday signed an executive order establishing the Offshore Wind Working Group to study potential environmental and economic development benefits of offshore wind development to serve Delaware. “We must look for ways to participate in the […]




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