Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Delaware to Obama: Wind before oil - Update

"The first priority for Delaware's coastline should be... offshore wind"

Delaware to Obama: Wind before oil - Update

Asked about Obama's plan to allow offshore oil drilling from the Delaware Shore south, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell says: “Although we are still reviewing the details of this proposal, I have concerns with the adverse impact it may have on our environment and Delaware’s important tourism industry."

Also from Markell: "We are committed to working with the Obama Administration to reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, but I believe the first priority for Delaware’s coastline should be moving forward with offshore wind and seizing the potential jobs from this emerging industry.” 

Update: But Delaware wind energy developers say oil's not a conflict for them, reports the Wilmington News Journal here.

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