Green Delaware Action Alert #97
Help ban raw sewage dumping in Delaware!
Hearing on House Bill 195 Wed.
May 9th, 4:00 PM,
Port Penn, DE. May 8, 2001. The years-long
effort to get raw sewage our of Delaware’s rivers is at an important point.
House Bill 195 would ban raw dumping into Delaware’s
The process for passing a bill has various steps.
In this case: Introduction (thanks to Rep. Dick Cathcart); House
Land Use Committee considers bill (this is the Wed. hearing); if
the committee approves, the entire House of Representatives will consider
the bill. Then, over to the Senate, first to a Senate Committee,
then to the entire Senate. Any changes made by the Senate have to
be approved by the House in another vote. Then, to Governor Minner
for signature. This is a
The usual suspects are fighting the bill: The
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
and the City of Wilmington. Governor Minner has so far avoided taking
a position. Few Delaware “environmental” groups have so far had anything
to say–at least to Green Delaware. The Delaware Academy of Medicine
(the Doctor’s lobby) has
On a lighter (?) note: DNREC Secretary Nick DiPasquale compares Muller to a pedophile:
Green Delaware participated, uninvited, in the
“blame the people for pollution” event put on by DNREC, the City of Wilmington,
and the “Partnership with the Polluters” on April 27th. (See GreenDel
Alert #92.) Ross Abson wore his Grim Reaper
outfit. Alan Muller wore a
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If you are associated with an environmental or civic or health organization, please ask it to support HB 195. If you are an officer of such an organization, please contact Green Delaware. See contact info below.
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page was last updated on May 20, 2001.