DNREC wants EPA public hearing moved to Delaware, longer public comment period for EPA’s proposed Clean Air Act denial
DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin urged EPA to follow regulatory procedure and provide the state with adequate opportunity to make a case for reducing out-of-state air pollution that comes into Delaware and continues to plague the First State.
Op-ed by Governor John Carney Watching a Blue Rocks game. Sitting by the pool. Walking along the Rehoboth boardwalk. For most of us, that’s what summertime means. It’s a time of fun and relaxation. But for the majority of Delawareans with asthma or other breathing problems, summer can be a nightmare. That’s because Delaware’s air […]
Rollback is detrimental to Delaware’s environment, economy and public health, Governor says WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider the agency’s planned revision of Light Duty Vehicle Standards for auto emissions because of adverse environmental, economic and health impacts for Delaware. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt […]
DNREC seeks public input on improving state’s air quality using settlement funds from Volkswagen lawsuits
DNREC has learned from federal officials that Delaware can anticipate approximately $9 million from an Environmental Mitigation Trust established through partial settlement of lawsuits against the automakers Volkswagen and Audi for installing emissions “defeat devices” on vehicles in violation of the federal Clean Air Act. The Division of Air Quality will hold a public meeting Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m. at the State Street Commons Building, 100 W. Water Street, Dover, DE 19904, on Delaware’s proposed environmental mitigation plan from the settlement.
DNREC files another Clean Air Act petition with EPA to reduce upwind-sourced pollution emissions, this time targeting coal-fired West Virginia power plant
DOVER (Aug. 9, 2016) – Delaware has again taken action to reduce air quality and public health impacts from upwind sources through a DNREC petition asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to find that the Harrison Power Station near Haywood, W. Va., with its three large coal-fired electric generating units, is emitting air pollutants in violation of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) and National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for harmful ozone.