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Alert #74

Vote today on Cleanup of Wilmington Delaware raw sewage dumping

Port Penn, DE. June 29, 2000. House Bill 671, a comprehensive ban on discharge of raw sewage in Delaware, effective Jan 1, 2008, is on the House of Representatives Agenda for June 29th. It is likely, but not certain, that the bill will be voted on today (Thursday). If the bill passes the House (likely) it will then go over to the Senate, where difficulties still exist.

Please consider letting legislators know of your support for this bill. If you can, come to legislative hall to show your support for the bill.

Please also thank Rep. Dick Cathcart for his sponsorship of this legislation.

An article in yesterdays "Stooge" indicated that Wilmington has been diverting around 6.5 million dollars per year from its Water and Sewer Fund to operating expenses for other parts of City government, while claiming to have no funds for cleaning up the sewer overflows.

Tom Noyes, assistant to Wilmington Mayor sills, had no comments for us.

City Council President James Baker has told Green Delaware he can support passage of SB 671.

New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon has not returned calls from Green Delaware.

Green Delaware thinks the Federal Government, the State of Delaware, the City of Wilmington, and New Castle County should work together to fund the cleanup.

This bill, if passed, will be an important step towards cleaning up Delaware's waters.


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