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Take Action on a Local Wind Power Struggle!

Posted by Step It Up Organizers on November 8th, 2007
Former Delaware Congressman Thomas B. Evans, Jr. (R) surrounded by a group of local children at the wind power rally in Rehoboth Beach.

From time to time we feel compelled to spotlight certain local struggles and initiatives. Sometimes, a challenge comes to our attention that seems like critical leverage points in the fight for a clean energy future.  The wind project in Rehbooth, Delaware is one such case.  Energized by a highly successful action on November 3rd, local organizer Marc Weiss is focusing on mobilizing those in and beyond his community of Rehbooth to support an offshore wind project.  In this guest blog, check out Marc's call to action below--and let's stand in solidarity with Marc for clean power!

 

Delaware can become the first state t­o build offshore wind power.

Opponents of wind energy want to stop the Bluewater Wind project.

Tell our State Government we want them to complete the agreement and make wind power a reality now in Delaware.

Here’s why we need wind power in Delaware:

The Bluewater offshore wind power project will produce 13 percent of Delaware’s electricity.  This energy is clean, safe, independent, non-polluting, non-greenhouse gas emitting, economically stable, cost-efficient, and very dependable over the long-term.  Generating offshore wind energy will help prevent the tragedy of global warming and keep our coastal areas from being flooded and destroyed. We won’t need to go to war or pay $90 per barrel for wind power.  It will save Delaware citizens $750 million on health care costs currently caused by air pollution from burning fossils fuels.

Send a letter, email, or fax to the following state agencies before November 13. Tell them to keep negotiating with Bluewater Wind until they close the deal:

Delaware Public Service Commission
Arnetta McRae, Chair
861 Silver Lake Boulevard
Cannon Building, Suite 100
Dover, DE 19904
Fax: (302) 739-4849
Email:
karen.nickerson@state.de.us

Controller General’s Office
Russell T. Larson, Controller General
P.O. Box 1401
Legislative Hall
Dover, DE 19903
Fax: (302) 739-3794
Email: russell.larson@state.de.us

Office of Management and Budget
Jennifer W. Davis, Director
Haslet Armory, Third Floor
122 William Penn Street
Dover, DE 19901
Fax: (302) 739-5861
Email: jennifer.davis@state.de.us

Department of Natural Resources
John Hughes, Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Fax: (302) 739-6242
Email: john.hughes@state.de.us




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