Plans for wind farm interconnect at Fenwick Island State Park withdrawn

FENWICK ISLAND – A Danish-based clean energy company has removed its pitch for a beach-based interconnect at Fenwick Island State Park for its Skipjack Wind Farm, citing concern for existing wetlands and ecosystems. Following the completion of more thorough evaluations of the area proposed for the interconnect facility, Ørsted announced Friday it has determined that […]

Delaware State Park beach restrictions to be lifted Friday

DOVER – Activities such as swimming and sunbathing on Delaware State Park beaches can resume for Memorial Day weekend, with existing restrictions on beaches being lifted effective Friday at 5 p.m., the state said on Tuesday Out-of-state visitors who have maintained a 14-day quarantine since entering the state are also allowed to resume activity. Since […]

Ocean City reopening puts pressure on Delaware beach towns

Ocean City, Maryland plans to reopen its beach and boardwalk Saturday with some COVID-19 social distancing limitations still in place. Late May appears to be Delaware Gov. John Carney’s target for broader reopening of Delaware’s beaches during the coronavirus crisis. Gov. Carney addressed Delaware’s beach issue Tuesday during a press conference, noting a letter he […]

Letter to the Editor: U.S. must face its environmental issues

On Nov. 19 my husband and I attended the hearing at Indian River High School to learn more about the proposed wind farm and the transmission station that might be located in Fenwick State Park. The crowd expressed disapproval for the project, and due to little leadership, the meeting lacked organization. The over-60 crowd was […]

Letter to the Editor: Orsted Wind Energy proposal presents problems

This past Tuesday’s (11/19/19) public meeting with Delaware legislators, DNREC, State Parks, and Orsted Wind Energy representatives was held at the Indian River High School. The entire school auditorium was filled and 99% of those in attendance voiced total opposition to all the proposed improvements for the Fenwick Island State Park, and that the natural […]