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Governor Carney’s Statement on Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Announcement on Emission Reductions

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
Categories:  Governor John Carney The Environment

RGGI announced plan to continue emissions reduction program through 2030; reductions will help meet U.S. Climate Alliance goal WILMINGTON, Del. – On Wednesday, the nine northeast states that comprise the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) announced their intent to continue this successful emissions reduction program through 2030. The RGGI states, including Delaware, also announced improvements […]




Governor Carney to Trump Administration: No Drilling in the Atlantic

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
Categories:  DNREC Governor John Carney The Environment

Governor opposed oil and gas leasing in federal waters off Delaware, or elsewhere in Atlantic WILMINGTON, Del. – In a letter to U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Governor John Carney opposed drilling for oil and gas in federal waters off the coast of Delaware, or elsewhere in the Atlantic. President Trump in April issued an […]




Governor Carney Signs House Bill 190 to Modernize the Coastal Zone Act

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Categories:  DNREC Governor John Carney News Office of the Governor The Economy The Environment

New law will allow responsible redevelopment of 14 legacy industrial sites along coastline CLAYMONT, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed into law House Bill 190 – bipartisan legislation that modernizes Delaware’s Coastal Zone Act. The new law will allow for the responsible redevelopment of 14 legacy industrial sites in the coastal zone, new […]




Delaware Joins U.S. Climate Alliance to Uphold Goals of Paris Agreement

Date Posted: Monday, June 5th, 2017
Categories:  DelDOT DNREC Governor John Carney Office of the Governor The Environment

Governor Carney pledges support in fight against climate change WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney announced on Monday that Delaware has joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of states committed to upholding the Paris Agreement to combat climate change, after President Trump announced last week that he would withdraw the U.S. from the agreement. […]




Governor Carney’s Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw U.S. from the Paris Agreement

Date Posted: Thursday, June 1st, 2017
Categories:  Governor John Carney Office of the Governor The Environment

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Thursday released a statement following President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement: “I am deeply disappointed that President Trump has chosen to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement that united nations across the globe in a fight against climate change. […]




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