Delaware House discusses safety of oil-by-rail

Newsworks | by Shana O’Malley With increased deliveries of oil by rail in Delaware, state officials want to ensure that safety comes first. On Wednesday afternoon, legislators met with approximately two dozen officials from Norfolk Southern, the Delaware City Oil Refinery and state emergency management to discuss potential safety concerns with the delivery of oil by rail. The Delaware City Oil Refinery is experiencing a significant increase of oil-by-rail shipments, and state officials want to see that all safety scenarios are being addressed. At the meeting, state leaders inquired about maintenance […]

People of Influence: John Kowalko

Delaware Today | September 2009 Issue | by Matt Amis John Kowalko — Environment Who has clout? There’s a new generation of movers and shakers emerging who are shaping policies and making things happen. John Kowalko considers himself a conduit, a voice, not just for constituents in his 25th Representative District, but for those who are passionate about the environment. Kowalko, himself a former activist, is one of the few who have successfully reconciled a merger of activism and politics. His secret weapon: economics. “Once you track these issues and make an […]