Commentary: Offshore wind farm projects would destroy ocean views

Several offshore wind farm projects that will stretch from Rehoboth Beach to Ocean City, Maryland will soon be a reality unless citizens and legislators take action now. Orsted Wind Power (Denmark) has been granted one of multiple offshore wind farm leases. Orsted’s Skipjack Offshore Energy, LLC and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control […]

Dover author paints picture of ‘Blue’s River’

DOVER — Growing up, Dover resident Kathleen Doyle has always had a great appreciation for the environment. “My first political action was as a fifth-grader, when I wrote a letter to the editor of my hometown newspaper in Boston asking people to stop littering the brook where I liked to play,” Ms. Doyle said. “I […]

Delaware Electric Co-op solar farm expanding

GEORGETOWN — Additional power generated by the sun’s energy through a collaborative solar farm expansion is expected to begin reaching Delaware Electric Cooperative customers before New Year 2020’s arrival. Construction and solar panel installation is underway to dramatically expand Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Bruce A. Henry Solar Farm, located at the intersection of East Trap Pond […]

Speak Out: U.S. leaving Paris accord

Readers reacted to a recent Commentary by Alison Vogt, interim director for The Nature Conservancy in Delaware headlined “Leaving the Paris pact puts the US at a disadvantage” wherein she writes: “The reason for urgency is clear. With each new report, from both international and U.S. agencies, it is becoming increasingly clear that the threats […]

Commentary: Leaving the Paris pact puts the US at a disadvantage

In 2017, when President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, it was the wrong move. Nearly three years later, as the administration finalizes that ill-conceived choice, it remains the wrong move for our nation and our planet. With over 180 signatories, and a framework that includes specific emissions […]

Letter to the Editor: Misunderstanding comments about offshore wind

A recent letter to the editor mischaracterized comments I made in an Oct. 29, commentary published in the Delaware State News titled, “Beach view and economy under threat.” The letter writer assumed, incorrectly, I am an opponent of clean energy, and that I stated home prices would fall. I quoted a University of Delaware study […]

Speak Out: Pulling out of climate pact

The United States has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that he submitted a formal notice to the United Nations. That starts a withdrawal process that does not become official for a year. His statement touted America’s carbon pollution cuts and […]

US tells UN it is pulling out of Paris climate deal

WASHINGTON — The United States has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that he submitted a formal notice to the United Nations. That starts a withdrawal process that does not become official for a year. His statement touted America’s carbon pollution […]

Letter to the Editor: Skipjack Wind Farm is a win for Delaware

In recent published opinion piece “We must protect tourism from offshore wind” opponents of clean energy are making baseless predictions that are long on fear and short on facts. A simple review of the facts from independent sources shows that wind energy projects in operation are not a threat to nearby home sale prices. The […]

Thriving – not just surviving – in Delmarva

Recently we at Eastern Shore Land Conservancy held our annual Party to Preserve where we discussed Delmarva Oasis, an initiative to protect 50% of the Delmarva Peninsula we love and call home by the year 2030. Protecting land — specifically placing low-lying and waterfront properties in easements to limit future development — is critical to […]

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