PHL-CAW
12/24/2008
  The Song Remains the Same?
Happy Holidays,

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has reopened the comment period to deepen the Delaware River shipping channel by 5 ft.

The comment period was opened Dec17. and closes Dec. 31? Even the FAA and the FERC gives 90 days to comment on large federally funded projects that need to permitted in accordance with NEPA. Assuming you have been a subscriber to this list for sometime you are probably asking what does the deepening have to do with PHL operations or expansion? Well a large portion of the spoils from the proposed deepening project will be used to fill in the 25 acres required to add the third 9100 ft. runway at PHL. If the new runway is approved the airport will have to possibly build new dredge disposal facility for the corp, new FAA control tower, and UPS . How Cozy!!

It has also been reported that Delaware environmental officials from have been in contact with the Army Corp. and the subject of these meetings have not been made public. We are requesting that Army Corp extend the comment period for at least 90 days, hold a series of public meetings to review the revised information with the general public, and release and make public all correspondence with Delaware environmental officials in the past 90 days. Delaware River Keeper recent press release.

Comments should be directed to: Mr. Minas M. Arabatzis, ATTN: Environmental Resources

Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107-3390.


Stephen Donato
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