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 fines Delaware City Refining Company/PBF Energy for violation of Secretary’s Order and illegal shipment of petroleum
DOVER – DNREC Secretary David Small today issued a $150,000 fine in a Notice of Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order to the Delaware City Refining Company and PBF Energy for violating an earlier DNREC Order that allowed the refinery to ship crude oil from Delaware City to only its Paulsboro, N.J. facility as a condition of DNREC’s granting an air permit to PBF Energy and DCRC in 2013.
Delaware middle school students invited to build and race solar-powered cars in annual Junior Solar Sprint competition
Delaware middle school students are encouraged to test their model car engineering skills and power up their solar panels for the 23rd annual Junior Solar Sprint race – a statewide challenge of creativity, engineering and speed that will culminate Thursday, April 27 with a day of racing at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.
DNREC files a third Clean Air Act petition with US EPA to reduce cross-state air pollution, targeting another coal-fired Pa. power plant
DOVER – Delaware is taking action again to reduce detrimental impacts of poor air quality coming into the state from upwind sources, with DNREC seeking to have the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency find that the Homer City, Pa. Generating Station is emitting these air pollutants in violation of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA).
DNREC’s revamped Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program takes effect this week, offering higher rebates for drivers of battery electric vehicles – vehicles which run solely on batteries, using no other fuels – and adjusted rebates for other clean fuel vehicles and electric vehicle charging stations.