Oil company to state: There's no such thing as climate change, but I need to protect my facilities from this darn changing climate!
The Delaware City Refining Company has applied to state officials for approval on plans to reinforce its facilities. How come, you might ask?
In its filing, the Delaware City Refining Company says its shoreline is disappearing. Rapidly. "The extent of tidal encroachment is obvious," the report says, adding: "Review of historical photography suggests that the rate of shoreline erosion is increasing." The only solution, it says, is to build a protective ring of buoys "that has the resilience to deal with Sea Level Rise (SLR) for at least 50 years."
The best part, as pointed out by the Sierra Club
, is that they are still only interested in protecting their business!
The proposed buoys would dissipate wave energy from tides, boats, and storms, but they wouldn't do much about the actual sea rise, which is accelerating.
If you want to see the crazy scary images that Delaware City Refining Company used to show why they need these reinforcements, go here