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DNREC finalizes EV regulations. Critics are not impressed

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

DNREC has finalized state regulations about electric and other zero emission vehicles it says will help Delaware achieve lower air pollution caused by light- and medium-duty cars,. Instead of demanding that by 2035 all new car sales in Delaware must be electric, the program will end in 2032 when sales are expected to hit 82%. That will address many of …

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Deer? Check. Lions? No. Delaware hunting seasons open

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

You may not be able to hunt lions and tigers and bears in Delaware, but you can hunt opossum, tundra swans, mourning doves and cottontail rabbits. They are among the many hunting seasons to open, or already have opened, this month. The season includes the general firearm deer season, also known as the shotgun season, which runs from Friday, Nov. …

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Deldot seeks bids to build electric charging stations

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Transportation is now accepting bids for the construction, operation and maintenance of electric vehicle charging stations along Route 13, Route 113, Route 1 and Interstate 95. The new direct-current charging stations must be located within one mile of these roads with no more than 50 miles between each location, the Deldot press release said. The state’s primary …

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Fancy a low-digit Delaware hunting license? Enter State Fair raffle

Staff Writer Government, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control  will give away a low digit hunting license during its first-ever hunting license raffle. A raffle ticket will be given to any Delaware resident hunter who buys a 2023/2024 license at the DNREC Building at the Delaware State Fair between opening day, Thursday, June 20, and noon July 27. The winner’s name …


State’s 2024 budget of $5.6 billion jumps 10% over 2023

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

A 2024 state budget that’s 10% higher than 2023’s led eight Republicans to vote against it Thursday in the House of Representatives, but that didn’t stop it from passing. House Bill 195, sponsored by Rep. William Carson, D-Smyrna, delineated how the $5.6 billion budget will be spent over the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. Carson is the vice …

offshore wind

Offshore wind bill sent to Senate; will it hike power bills?

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

A bill that requires DNREC to investigate offshore wind as a power source and work with electric companies to analyze its impact will head to the full Senate. Senate Bill 170, sponsored by Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Middletown, passed the Senate Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee meeting Wednesday. SB 17 0 would require the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control …


State: Complicated to ask Feds to tag smoky days as unusual

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

A conservative institute wants Delaware to move to make sure that it’s not tagged by the feds with several bad air days because of last week’s smoky, hazy days caused by wildfires in Canada. David Stevenson, director of the Center for Energy & Environment at the Caesar Rodney Institute, has urged Delaware’s Department of National Resources & Environmental Control to …

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DNREC, Ag Dept. ban use of trail cameras at state parks

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

Trail cameras for recreational use are no longer allowed in state wildlife areas, state parks or state forests, largely because of their proliferation. The new rule was announced Thursday by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Department of Agriculture. The ban is effective immediately and doesn’t apply to private property. Prime Hook and Bombay …

Esmihel Muhammad, Jeep Rubicon

Jeep to stop sending gas-powered Wranglers to DE dealers

Sam Haut Government, Business, Headlines

As DNREC mulls proposed electric vehicle regulations, Jeep dealers in Delaware may see the flow of new cars altered immediately. Santosh Viswanathan, CEO of Lakeshore Motor Co. in Seaford, said dealers were told by Jeep about two weeks ago that soon they will no longer get regular orders of gas-powered Jeep Wranglers. Instead, dealers will be sent Jeep Wranglers 4xe, …

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Port Penn Center closed after structural damage discovered

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

The Port Penn Interpretive Center will not open this summer because of safety concerns after structural damage was discovered. DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation said the damage was discovered as the center was being readied for summer. The center is typically open on weekends and holidays during the summer.  Even though the site is closed, according to the center’s …