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Appeal of Decision to Allow Delaware City Refinery's Ethanol Project


Two groups are appealing the recent permit issued by state officials to allow the shipment of up to 10 thousand barrels of unblended ethanol per day from the Delaware City Refinery.

The appeal has been filed by Delaware Audubon and the League of Women Voters.

They are asking the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board to reject the decision by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the $7 million ethanol operation would make it a hub for receiving and storing ethanol for shipment throughout the East Coast.

The paper reports that neither DNREC nor PBF Energy which owns the facility would comment on the pending appeal.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.