Delaware will vote “No” at Monday meeting of the Delaware River Basin Commission. The proposed regulations that would authorize drilling and hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) to begin in the Delaware River Basin lack critical details on how public health and safety would be protected, Governor Jack Markell wrote today in a letter to the other voting members of the Delaware River Basin Commission.
“Delaware’s Freedom of Information Act helps ensure transparency and accountability in government, which is the people’s business,” said Governor Markell. “This Executive Order makes it easier for citizens to make FOIA requests, requires executive branch agencies to be more consistent in how they respond to these requests, and in many cases, substantially reduces the cost of FOIAs.
Delaware’s Division of Public Health scored 98 out of 100 in a national report on public health preparedness programs released Sept. 20. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s report, “Public Health Preparedness: 2011 State-by-State Update on Laboratory Capabilities and Response Readiness Planning” also shows that the Delaware Public Health Laboratory passed all four proficiency […]
“Bill Peterson and his team have done a great job in improving the quality of care being provided at the Delaware Veterans Home.” said Governor Markell. “To move from a two-star to a five-star rating so quickly demonstrates how far they have come in a short period of time. Delaware taxpayers have invested a lot over the years to build and operate this facility, and our veterans who live there deserve the best care possible. Now they are getting the superior care we all wanted for them.”
“Criminals and crime have no boundaries,” said Delaware Governor Jack Markell. “It’s our responsibility to work together across state lines and share information that can benefit citizens of both states, especially as technology allows us to know more and do more. By working collaboratively and using our collective knowledge, we serve everyone by making our streets and our communities safer.”