STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of All State Departments and Agencies
RE : Formation of Delaware Energy Emergency Board
WHEREAS, there are indications that gasoline, diesel, and other fuels may be in short supply during the coming months, and
WHEREAS, this crisis may affect the jobs of many hundreds of our citizens in all walks of life, and
WHEREAS, this crisis may seriously interfere with our economy, based as it is on the various modes of transportation, and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the State and its citizenry that a mechanism be established to review and evaluate this potential energy crisis, to report on it to the Governor, to make recommendations to the Governor, and to cooperate with appropriate intrastate, interstate and federal agencies.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order as follows:
1. The creation of the Delaware Energy Emergency Board. The committee shall have such powers, functions, and duties as may be assigned to it by the Chairman.
2. The Chairman of the Delaware Energy Emergency Board shall be Secretary Clifton E. Morris, Department of Highways and Transportation.
3. The Assistant Chairman shall be Col. James W. McCloskey, Division of Emergency Planning and Operations, Department of Public Safety.
4. The members of the committee shall include:
Secretary John C. Bryson
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Secretary John D. Daniello
Department of Community Affairs and Economic Development
Director John 0. Hidinger
Division of Transportation
E. Sherman Webb
Executive Assistant to the Governor
Also, three members to be chosen by the committee to represent industry and three members to be chosen by the committee to represent the public interest.
Approved This 4th day of May, 1973..,
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT
ROBERT H. REED
Secretary of State