Delaware’s Protected Coastal Zone To Be Opened for Large Industry Under This Bill

The Delaware Coastal Zone Act was signed into law by Governor Russell Peterson in an effort to “protect Delaware’s coastal area from the destructive impacts of heavy industrialization and offshore bulk product transfer facilities.” It has been 46 years since that act was created and now there is a new bill that is being considered by the Senate that will reopen the are to industrial development.

Delaware Coastal Zone Act

The Delaware Coastal Zone Act became a law on June 28, 1971. It was decided at the time that Delaware’s coastal areas were at risk due to heavy industrialization.

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