Delaware Energy Plan Public Input & Informational Event in Georgetown

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Next week you can find out more about the Governor’s Energy Plan and provide your input. The meeting with the Governor’s Energy Advisory Council is Wednesday, November 15th at 5pm at the CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. The Energy Advisory Council is charged with providing recommendations to DNREC’s State Energy Office…

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Governor Carney Signs Multiple Pieces of Environmental Legislation

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Governor John Carney has signed multiple pieces of legislation pertaining to the issue of climate change in Delaware. He spoke at a news conference yesterday regarding the efforts to combat climate change… House Bill 99 lays out targets to reduce net emissions by 50% by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Other bills Governor Carney signed…

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Climate Activists Return to Rehoboth, March to Biden’s Beach House

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For the second time this summer, climate activists chose to protest in Rehoboth Beach because it is the location of Biden’s vacation home. This time they marched to the President’s beach house where they chanted and posed for photographs. Rehoboth Beach, state police and Secret Service vehicles parked along the side of the street so…

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Gordon’s Pond Tagged with Graffiti on Same Day as Biden’s Arrival

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DNREC park rangers are investigating graffiti discovered Friday morning in the Gordon’s Pond area of the Cape Henlopen State Park. Capt. John McDerby of the Delaware Natural Resources Police says around 8:30 a.m. they received a report that individuals had spray-painted graffiti in the parking lot and on Gordon’s Pond trail. This is the same…

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Sen. Carper, Rep. Blunt Rochester Highlight Climate Change Challenges During Beach Visits

Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and Senator Tom Carper visited two Delaware beach communities Tuesday. (photo courtesy of Sen. Tom Carper's Office)
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Delaware for the most part is flat and low-lying, leaving it exposed to the threat of climate change, according to Senator Tom Carper, D-Delaware Carper was accompanied by Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Delaware, Delaware Natural Resources Secretary Shawn Garvin and officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday during visits to Slaughter Beach and…

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Coons, Blunt Rochester, Harris Begin New Terms

Photo courtesy of the office of U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.)
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A new Congress has been sworn in in Washington. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) have begun their third terms. Also, Congressman Andy Harris (R-Md. 1st) has been sworn in to another term. Harris has held that seat since 2011. “It was an honor to be sworn in today to represent…

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DNREC to Host Climate Change Public Workshops

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Identifying specific strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address the impacts of climate change Delaware is already experiencing will be the topics of a series of virtual public workshops planned for September and October. Delaware is developing a Climate Action Plan aimed at minimizing greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change while maximizing the stateā€™s resilience…

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DNREC report highlights Delaware’s ‘desire for climate change action’

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The theme for the 50thĀ anniversary of Earth Week is climate change and, according to a report commissioned by DNRECā€™s Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy, 77% of Delawareans see climate change as a serious threat that will harm future generations. The report, conducted by Standage Market Research in partnership with University of Delawareā€™s Center for…

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