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  Category: The Environment


Governor Carney Signs Three Environmental Bills

Featured Posts | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Environment | Date Posted: Friday, September 17, 2021

Legislation encourages adoption of solar power and electric vehicles, curbing balloon releases WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Friday joined members of the General Assembly and environmental advocates at a Wilmington-based solar array to sign three environmentally focused bills that will help expand the use of renewable energy, reduce carbon emissions, and protect Delaware’s […]




The Delaware Bayshore Byway National Scenic Byway Designation Sign Unveiling

Delaware Tourism Office | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Department of Transportation | Governor John Carney | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | The Environment | Date Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2021

As part of this week’s Earth Day celebration, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the Delaware Tourism Office, Delaware Greenways, and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) are excited to announce the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has designated the Delaware Bayshore Byway as a National Scenic Byway. Governor John Carney, DelDOT […]




Governor Carney Signs Legislation Raising Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Environment | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Legislation sets target of 40 percent renewable energy by 2035 WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 33, raising Delaware’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 40 percent by 2035.  Click here to watch the virtual bill signing. The legislation – sponsored by Senator Stephanie Hansen and Representative Ed Osienski – will raise the percentage of […]




Governor Carney, Legislators Announce Major Investments in Clean Water

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Environment | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst and Senate President Pro Tempore David McBride joined advocates and members of the General Assembly on Tuesday to announce significant new investments in clean water across Delaware. The Clean Water for Delaware Act — sponsored by Representative Longhurst and Senator McBride — will create […]




Governor Carney and 14 Governors Urge Congress to Act on Harmful PFAS

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Environment | Date Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Letter expresses need to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Governors of Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin issued a letter to the leadership of both the House and Senate Armed Services […]







  Category: The Environment


Governor Carney Signs Three Environmental Bills

Featured Posts | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Environment | Date Posted: Friday, September 17, 2021

Legislation encourages adoption of solar power and electric vehicles, curbing balloon releases WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Friday joined members of the General Assembly and environmental advocates at a Wilmington-based solar array to sign three environmentally focused bills that will help expand the use of renewable energy, reduce carbon emissions, and protect Delaware’s […]




The Delaware Bayshore Byway National Scenic Byway Designation Sign Unveiling

Delaware Tourism Office | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Department of Transportation | Governor John Carney | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | The Environment | Date Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2021

As part of this week’s Earth Day celebration, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the Delaware Tourism Office, Delaware Greenways, and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) are excited to announce the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has designated the Delaware Bayshore Byway as a National Scenic Byway. Governor John Carney, DelDOT […]




Governor Carney Signs Legislation Raising Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Environment | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Legislation sets target of 40 percent renewable energy by 2035 WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 33, raising Delaware’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 40 percent by 2035.  Click here to watch the virtual bill signing. The legislation – sponsored by Senator Stephanie Hansen and Representative Ed Osienski – will raise the percentage of […]




Governor Carney, Legislators Announce Major Investments in Clean Water

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Environment | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst and Senate President Pro Tempore David McBride joined advocates and members of the General Assembly on Tuesday to announce significant new investments in clean water across Delaware. The Clean Water for Delaware Act — sponsored by Representative Longhurst and Senator McBride — will create […]




Governor Carney and 14 Governors Urge Congress to Act on Harmful PFAS

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Environment | Date Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Letter expresses need to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Governors of Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin issued a letter to the leadership of both the House and Senate Armed Services […]