Douglas A.


P. O. Box 6603 Lincoln, NE 68506 June 12, 2013

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Mr. Rex W. Tillerson Exxon Mobil Corporation 5959 Las Colinas Blvd. Irving, Texas 75039 Re: Common folks vs. Delaware City Refinery and Canadian tarsands Dear President Obama and Mr. Tillerson, Nearly 2,000 environmentalists, activists, union members, refinery officials and supporters attended the Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNEC) hearing on the Delaware City Refinery, although most were forced to listen to the proceedings over loudspeakers from outside the fire hall. Tarsands processing is an issue. "We are not here at this Title V permit hearing to demand that the refinery be shut down and we are not proposing that the state deny the refinery's Title V permit," said Amy Roe, the conservation chair of the Sierra Club's Delaware chapter, which requested Tuesday's hearing.

"What we are asking for, and what we have always asked for, is that the Delaware City Refinery obey the law and that DNREC obey the law in its regulation and enforcement of air pollution rules and permits." A 263-ton sulphur dioxide spill went unreported 6 months. "I'm listening to Delaware City Refinery say they have best practices," retired teacher Judy Winters said. "I say if you do you don't have to lower any standards, it's time to raise them and be the model for refineries in this county." We must quickly begin to abandon all fossil fuels Fossil fuel expansion is just plain wrong Leave the tarsands in the ground

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