Category: Environment

(AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are launching a $4.3 million fund to support conservation efforts in the Delaware River watershed. The agency and foundation announced the creation of the Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund on Tuesday. It’s meant to provide new support for the watershed, which…

Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) and Smyrna officials on Tuesday celebrated the completion of a community solar project on 14 acres of town property “We are so pleased to offer the residents and businesses of the Town of Smyrna the opportunity to use clean, economic, environmentally-friendly energy,” said Gary Stulir, Smyrna town manager and DEMEC…

The Delaware Public Service Commission and Division of the Public Advocate reached an agreement Wednesday that will result in a rate reduction of $6.85 million for Delmarva Power customers. The settlement resolves a pending rate increase request from Delmarva to meet $31 million in distribution costs. Following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which resulted…

One of Delaware’s top chefs has returned from Washington D.C. after meeting with top experts on sustainability in the seafood industry. Doug Ruley, vice president of SoDel Concepts, recently attended an invitation-only summit on sustainable seafood sponsored by the James Beard Foundation. The event took place on June 5. A number of seafood experts, academics,…

Atlantic City Electric on Tuesday announced Gary Stockbridge as the new region president. He will replace Vince Maione, who retired from the company in March. Stockbridge is currently the region president for Delmarva Power in Delaware and Maryland. He’s held that position for more than 12 years and will continue to serve the Delmarva region…

(AP) — A 320-foot-long ferry has been intentionally sunk to become part of an artificial reef off Delaware’s coast. The state’s natural resources department says the M/V Twin Capes is now the latest underwater attraction in Delaware’s artificial reef system. It says the old ferry will help enhance habitat for marine creatures and offer recreational…

(AP) — Nearly 700 people will be part of a class action lawsuit against a Delaware poultry processor over wastewater violations. A partner at law firm Baird, Mandalas and Brockstedt, Chase Brockstedt, tells WBOC-TV the lawsuit against Mountaire Farms will be filed Wednesday. Brockstedt says the plaintiffs must prove Mountaire’s wastewater discharge violations were negligent and reckless,…

(AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that it plans to deny Maryland and Delaware petitions seeking emissions reductions from power plants in five upwind states. The petitions sought to reduce emissions of ozone-forming nitrogen dioxide from power plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. “The Agency has concluded that neither Delaware…

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times A childhood love of the outdoors was the catalyst for what is now a rewarding livelihood for Chris Bason. As director of the Delaware Center for Inlands Bays, he oversees projects and programs that seek to improve Sussex County’s waterways, while creating a deeper connection between…