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Event Report


Rehoboth Beach, DE

November 3, 2007

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By:Marc Weiss

More than 100 people participated in the event. There were brief remarks by Marc Weiss, Tom Noyes (Tommywonk blog), Kit Zak (Citizens for Clean Power), and a group of children. US Senator Thomas Carper and Delaware State Treasurer Jack Markell sent statements of support. More than 200 people signed protest letters to be mailed to the Delaware Public Service Commission and other state agencies. Everyone changed 'We want wind power now!" and waved little pinwheel "windmills" in solidarity. The group committed to continue passing out hundreds of leaflets and obtaining hundreds more signatures on protest letters before November 12, the deadline for public comment before a key state government meeting on November 20. Our goal is to pressure the Delaware government to continue negotiating with Bluewater Wind and complete the agreement for the 150-turbine wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean 11.5 miles off the coast of Rehoboth Beach.

Youthful environmental activists speak at Step It Up rally in Rehoboth
Rehoboth Step It Rally -- Pinwheels for Windpower
Step It Up crowd gathered at Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
Tom Noyes (TommyWonk blog) speaks at Step It Up rally in Rehoboth
Kit Zak (Citizens for Clean Power) speaks at Step It Up rally in Rehoboth

By:Pat Williams

On the boardwalk, wind whipping, ocean waves crashing from the nor'easter 100 miles off the coast. There, within 11 miles of the proposed site for an off-shore wind power farm, Blue Water Wind, we circulated letters for Delaware state officials supporting continued negotiations which were signed by perhaps 150 citizens.(Not sure of the final count) Also seriously discussed was our local coal-burning Indian River Power Plant, worst polluter of mercury and dioxin in Delaware and 38th worst coal power plant polluter in the nation. Letters were distributed for gathering more signatures. We had people of all ages and several local political leaders.

By:Nancy Sedmak-Weiss

Pinwheels showed support for the offshore wind farm project. Attendees and the others signed over 200 letters that will be sent to state agencies that will be voting on Nov. 20. Public comments to the Delaware Public Service Commission are due Nov. 12.

Delaware Wind Farm Action Flyer

By:Nancy Sedmak-Weiss

Maria Evan's blog on WGMD comes with pics and sound bites. And, of course, tommywonk blog (Tom Noyes). Check them out.