Delaware City Refinery

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware governor has asked President Donald Trump's administration to waive a federal renewable fuel rule for Delaware City Refinery.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports Gov. John Carney wrote a letter saying the refinery needs mandated purchases of biofuel credits waived to preserve refinery jobs and affordable fuel supplies.

Carney cited January's bankruptcy filing by Philadelphia Energy Solutions as an example, though the impact of the credits on PES' finances is contested.

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A Delaware Superior Court judge has blocked expansion of the Delaware City Refinery’s biofuel operations – at least for the moment.

Judge Diane Streett ruled in favor of two civic groups saying that a state board erred in rejecting their appeal of a state permit that allowed the project to move ahead.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the Delaware Audubon Society and the Delaware League of Women Voters claimed that the permit violated the Coastal Zone Act.

The board will now have to reconsider whether the group have legal standing to bring the appeal.

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The Delaware City Refinery has been hit with a reprimand from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources.

It results from the release last summer of air pollutants after a sudden shutdown of key equipment.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that this is the 12th time that the refinery has violated one of its permits since the beginning of last year.

The paper notes that is the most violations by any one company during the same period.

The company’s permit requires that state officials be notified of any planned shutdown at least 24 hours before hand.

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Representatives from oil refineries, union leaders and Governor John Carney gathered at the Delaware City Refinery to protest a federal rule requiring the purchase of renewable energy credits.

PBF Energy which owns the refinery says those rules which are resulting in ballooning costs.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the oil refineries can either blend biofuels like ethanol or they can purchase the credits.

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The Delaware Attorney General says that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control violated the Freedom of Information Act.

The office says that the agency failed to properly respond to a request for records by the Delaware Audubon Society last year.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the law requires agencies to respond within 15 days by either providing the records, denying the request or asking for more time.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state House has overwhelmingly approved a bill opening Delaware's environmentally protected coastal zone to new heavy industry.

The measure cleared the House on a 34-to-7 vote Tuesday and now goes to the Senate

The bill, supported by Gov. John Carney establishes a permitting process for new use of 14 existing industry sites, including abandoned and polluted brownfields.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A proposal to open Delaware's environmentally protected coastal zone to new heavy industry is getting its first hearing in the legislature.

A House committee hearing on the bill was set for Wednesday amid opposition from several environmental groups.

The bill establishes a permitting process for new use of 14 existing industry sites, most of them abandoned and polluted brownfields.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Lawmakers have introduced a bill to open parts of Delaware's environmentally protected coastal zone to heavy industry.

The legislation introduced Thursday establishes a permitting process for new use of 14 existing heavy industry sites, most of them abandoned and polluted brownfields.

The bill also would allow the currently prohibited transfer of bulk products such as oil and minerals at nine sites that had docking facilities or piers before the Coastal Zone Act was enacted in June 1971.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents has released a report regarding a flash fire at the Delaware City refinery that left a worker with second-degree burns.

Officials with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board held a news conference Thursday to release their findings regarding the 2015 incident, which left a 62-year-old man hospitalized with burns to his face and neck.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents is set to release a report regarding a flash fire at the Delaware City refinery that left a worker with second-degree burns.

Officials with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board scheduled a news conference Thursday to release their findings regarding the 2015 incident, which left a 62-year-old man hospitalized with burns to his face and neck.

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