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11:55 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Big Legal Expenses Follow Failed Newark Data Center Project

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The city of Newark has spent more than $577,000 on legal and consulting fees related to a data center at the former Chrysler assembly plant site that was ultimately rejected by the University of Delaware.

The Wilmington News Journal reports city Finance Director Lou Vitola says the city paid $509,324 to the law firm Connolly Gallagher since October 2013. The city also paid $53,959 to the Dover firm of Prickett Jones & Elliott and $14,270 to Liberty Environmental Inc.

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8:51 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Tighten Vetting for UD Projects After Data Center Failure, Local Official Says

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New Castle County Council member Stu Markham is calling on the University of Delaware to more thoroughly vet major projects.

He says he wants to avoid the drawn out battle that developed over the proposed data center that included a gas-fired power plant at the old Chrysler site which drew sharp local opposition.

The University announced the termination of its 75 year lease with The Data Centers LLC with the viability of its plans for the 279-megawatt power plant coming into question.

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8:11 am
Tue March 18, 2014

EPA Says It Is Not Endorsing Gas-Fired Plant in Newark

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The Environmental Protection Agency says the agency has not given its blessing to the gas-fired power plant that would come with the data center at the proposed facility in Newark.

EPA Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin said that a letter from his agency supporting the type of cogeneration technology planned for the site…is not an endorsement of the project.

And Representative John Kowalko (D-Newark) told the Wilmington News Journal that the letter should not be used as an endorsement.

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Local News
9:15 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Battle Over Data Center in Newark Heats Up

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The battle over the proposed data center in Newark is expected to revolve around an off-the-grid power plant that would be built for the facility and whether those plant emissions would harm the local neighborhoods.

Legal briefs were filed with the Newark Board of Adjustment for a hearing next week on the city’s January zoning decision that allows for the gas-fired cogeneration plant on the former Chrysler site.

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Local News
3:27 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Newark Resident Appeals Zoning Decision for Data Center's Power Plant


A Newark resident says she’s ready to challenging the city’s zoning decision last month that allows a 237-megawatt power plant as part of a planned data-processing center.

Sherry Hoffman filed her appeal this week with the Newark Board of Adjustment.

She is asking that the Board overturn a January decision by the city planner that gives the green light to the project located at the former Chrysler plant.

Hoffman lives near the facility.

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Local News
12:50 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Governor Markell Defends State Aid for Private Projects

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Delaware Governor Jack Markell defended his plans to build a data center and a power plant at the former Chrysler site in Newark.

He told a town hall meeting last night that the projects would bring jobs to the state – especially in these difficult economic times.

Markell said, “We have to stop saying no.”

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