Colin O'Mara

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's congressional delegation is touting federal funding of about $7 million to help pay for projects that will help minimize coastal flooding along the Delaware Bay and improve wetland and beach habitats.

Members of the delegation planned to join state environmental secretary Collin O'Mara on Friday for a boat tour of Mispillion Harbor and the bayshore to view areas that will be helped with the federal funding.

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - State officials and several large businesses are talking about building a new pipeline to bring natural gas to Sussex County in greater quantities.

Delaware natural resources secretary Colin O'Mara tells The News Journal of Wilmington that state officials and Eastern Shore Natural Gas, a Dover-based pipeline construction company, are talking about building the new line south of Dover.

Delaware State environmental Secretary Colin O’Mara told a joint legislative committee that federal funds will be available to shore up the chronically flooded and steadily eroding Prime Hook national Wildlife Area.

The funds come from the $60 billion approved in Washington to help out those hit by Hurricane Sandy.

O’Mara told the Joint Finance Committee that Prime Hook is on the list of projects just issued by the Department of the Interior for allocation of the funds.