Post by Logan on Jun 24, 2016 7:59:54 GMT -6
Even the lawmakers who wrote it aren’t convinced the latest legislation concerning Artificial Island will actually solve the issue of Delawareans’ excessive cost burden for the planned power line project there.
A resolution sponsored by Rep. Trey Paradee, D-Cheswold, who is chairman of the House Energy Committee, requests that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control “deny any permit requests for easements on state property” related to the controversial project, effectively stalling its progress until First State residents are allocated less of the $410 million price tag.
“My understanding is that DNREC does need to follow our directive,” Paradee said. “I’m not sure what measures the Legislature can do to do that, but I believe DNREC has to follow our directive.”
But Sen. Harris McDowell, D-Wilmington North, who is set to take up the measure before the Senate, said the resolution does not carry the force of law and threatened DNREC’s funding if the agency did not fulfill the resolution’s directive.
Read more: www.delawareonline.com/story/money/business/2016/06/20/delaware-lawmakers-seek-halt-artificial-island-power-project/86138610/