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A Public Service Announcement to the Carney Administration: Open Delaware NOW
By Dr. Christopher Casscells
A lack of any specifics on the Phase 3 opening criteria and guidelines for conducting activities suggests that the Carney team is making them up as they go, just as the CDC was doing in the beginning of the pandemic.
That was acceptable then when little was known about the novel coronavirus, but unacceptable now that a great deal is known
By David T. Stevenson June 23, 2020 Environmental groups claim widespread support for more energy efficient smaller vehicles, and expensive electric vehicles that are generally compact cars. This release from the U.S. Energy Information Agency shows how Americans are actually voting with their dollars. Car and light duty truck/SUV's sales in the January to April period historically were about equal through good times and bad, but since 2015 car sales have fallen by about half while lig...[read more]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2020 COVID-19 Lockdowns Impact on Ozone Pollution NEWARK, DE - David Stevenson, Director of the Center for Energy & Environmental Policy at the Caesar Rodney Institute, has released a study “COVID-19 Lockdowns Impact on Ozone Pollution.” High levels of ozone heighten symptoms for people with respiratory ailments, such as asthma, and chronic obstructed pulmonary disease (COPD), and can result in more hospitalizations. Ozone is not emitted directly, but forms from both natural and manmade precur...[read more]
Delaware's Economic Gap By Dr. John Stapleford June 11, 2020 As shown in the chart below, since 1990 growth in total employment in Delaware kept pace with the nation until the 2007-08 recession. From that point onward the growth in Delaware employment has lagged the nation and the gap between the two is growing. Between 2008 and 2019 Delaware employment increased 4.8% while jobs in the U.S. rose 8.2%. Similarly, Delaware output rose 8% while output acr...[read more]
Did Delaware "flatten the curve?" By Matt Lenzini June 9, 2020 "Flatten the curve" – the phrase has become an imbedded part of the American lexicon. Delawareans were asked to help "flatten the curve" in mid-March. Governor Carney’s executive orders originally called for a 2-week period of distancing as well as the formal closure of public gathering places and private businesses. We are now 3 months into our 2-week quarantine. The premise was simple – by limiting the spread of SARS-Cov-2, we could avoid flooding hospitals with cases and ensure that there we...[read more]