Delaware’s “environmental” governor dies at 94

    Former Del. Gov. Russell Peterson has died. The 94-year-old served the state between 1969 and 1973, and is known for passing the Coastal Zone Act to protect Delaware’s coastline from development.

    The one-term governor’s legacy is in the Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge on the Wilmington Riverfront, which is also home to an environmental education center.

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