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New climate bill would increase scope of energy agency

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

With several climate bills moving through the Delaware General Assembly, a new bill proposes to increase the scope and power of a DNREC energy agency, sort of a state government version of Toklien’s “one ring to rule them all.” Senate Bill 7, sponsored by Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Middletown, would empower the Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy to help oversee …

Federal lawsuit attempts to halt, slow all East Coast wind farm approvals

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Wind farm opponents hope a Massachusetts lawsuit will halt offshore farms. Photo by Expect Best/Pexels If a new anti-wind farm coalition is successful with a federal lawsuit to halt an offshore wind farm in Massachusetts, the court decision could force federal regulators to reanalyze projects across the eastern seaboard, including one off the Delmarva coast. That could halt or significantly …