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Alert #41

Carper/Philpower Incinerator Still a Threat:
Permit Denial Appealed Hearing Thursday October 21st, 2:00

MAKE CALLS - SEND EMAILS - ATTEND THE HEARING

Port Penn, DE. October 18, 1999. On Aug. 25th Delaware denied Philpower Corp. a Coastal Zone permit for an incinerator at Pigeon Point near Wilmington and New Castle, DE. Philpower appeal will be heard at the Buena Vista Conference Center on Rte 13, by the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board, which can overrule DNREC and grant a permit. None of the members of the Coastal Zone Board live in the "Route 9 Corridor," or have a record of concern for environmental and public health. The Chair of the Board, Christine Waisanen, formerly represented Imperial Chemical Industries and the US Chamber of Commerce. Former Gov. Russ Peterson, father of the Coastal Zone Act, asked the Del. Senate not to confirm Gov. Carper's nominees to the Board because they all represented industrial interests. 

The office of Atty. General Jane Brady--likely Republican candidate for Governor--will represent the state against Philpower. When queried about the case, Keith Trostle, Deputy Atty. General in charge, said: "... I am hostile to you Mr. Muller ... I don't represent you ... in my opinion you are not a party ... I don't have time for this crap ... [Green Delaware is] ... a disgrace." Asked if he knew who had made the legal arguments against Philpower at the original hearing (Green Del. did) Trostle refused to answer. Which side is Trostle on? Which side is the AG on?

Please call or email the people below, making these points (Green Delaware will pay for long distance calls about Philpower):

  • The hearing should be changed to an evening time when working people can go;
  • The public must be allowed to testify;
  • Green Delaware is a "party" to the appeal proceeding;
  • A permit for Philpower would be against Delaware law;
  • If a permit is granted, an "environmental justice" complaint will be made against the state.

Coastal Zone Board members:

Christine Waisanen, Chair, [former chemical industry] 302.428.0305

Donald Verrico [chemical industry] 302.731.9825

Victor Singer [former aerospace industry, N. C. Cty. Planning Comm.], 302.366.8768

Daryl Minott ["economic development"], 302.577.8477

Michael Scuse [Kent County Planning Comm.], 302.653.4450

John Allen [Sussex Cty. Planning Comm.], 302.422.5187

Jefferson Reed [Pres., Delmarva Trucking Co.], 302.674.3064

George Collins [farmer, Sussex Cty. Council], 302.875.3091

J. Paul Bell [home builder, former FBI], 302.697.1545 (H) 697.0692 (W)

Jane Brady, Atty General, 302.577.8400, 302.739.4211 (Dover) (Attorney.General@State.DE.US)

Governor Carper, Office 302.577.3210 Home 302.764.7478 (Wilmington) (pcherry@gov.state.de.us)

Look for more details in upcoming Green Delaware News. (C) Alan Muller

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