ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE FOR CHESTER!

Welcome to Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living (CRCQL or “circle”). We are a grassroots community-led organization leading the environmental justice movement for clean air and healthy communities in Chester City and Delaware County, since 1992.

BAN THE BURN!

Did you know that the LARGEST trash incinerator in the U.S. is located in Chester, PA?

Learn About This Massive Incinerator!

The Covanta incinerator spews tons of toxic fumes out across our community and we're fighting for a cleaner environment for our children and all of our residents.

SAY NO TO LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS (LNG) IN CHESTER!

LEARN MORE

VIEW INTERACTIVE STORYMAP ON THE THREAT OF LNG AND OTHER POLLUTERS IN CHESTER


CRCQL COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Next CRCQL Community Meeting: July 18th @ 7pm on Zoom.

REGISTER HERE

CRCQL General Meetings are for Chester residents, Delaware County residents, allies & supporters of environmental justice in Chester City and across the region. We welcome newcomers!

JOIN A TEAM!

Action Planning & Communications Team meets every other Tuesday evening at 6:30pm on Zoom. The next one will be on July 23rd. Research Team meets periodically.

Email [email protected] to be added to our email list to receive meeting reminders and action alerts!

VIEW OUR CALENDAR.


CRCQL Statement regarding Chester Stormwater Authority:

Thursday, May 16, 2024 Residents of Chester currently pay some of the highest stormwater fees in the United States. The Chester Stormwater Authority has borrowed millions of dollars that the residents will ultimately have to pay via rate increases. 

CRCQL stands in support of the Chester Receiver’s actions to demand the financial records of the Stormwater Authority. We applaud the motion that the Receiver’s office filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court for a federal judge to intervene.  This intervention would provide residents with the much needed transparency as to the financial operations of this public authority. 

For years, CRCQL has been concerned over the management of the Stormwater Authority, escalating fees for residents and lack of transparency. We are equally concerned about the roles of council members also serving as paid members of the Stormwater Authority’s Board, and the conflict of interest it creates. 

WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK – TAKE OUR STORMWATER SURVEY!


CRCQL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE MARCH (4/20/2024)


UPCOMING EVENTS

Sowing Seeds of Hope events will continue throughout the summer! Look out for more info coming soon!

The annual Chester Justice Celebration has been set for July 27th from 10am – 2pm at the Access Center (701 Booth St, Chester, PA). Mark your calendars and come learn something with us! There will be games, activities, prizes, and more!

La celebración anual de la Justicia de Chester se programó para el 27 de julio de 10am – 2 pm en el Access Center (701 Booth St, Chester, PA). ¡Marca tus calendarios y ven a aprender algo con nosotros! ¡Habrá juegos, actividades, premios y más!

PAST EVENTS

CRCQL and CHOICES participated in the Dooman Day event on Tuesday 6/25 at Swarts & Culhane, in Chester PA. We held Sowing Seeds of Hope activities in honor of a little boy who lost his life to gun violence and learned how to grow plants from seeds, showing our connection with our environment.

On Sunday 6/30 from 12-2pm, we tabled at a youth event at the Shiloh Baptist Church (703 Central Ave, Chester PA). There were lots of activities and we had a great time!

Our youth group, CHOICES, had a training on Wednesday 7/3 at the ACCESS Center (701 Booth St, Chester PA) with free food, activities, and achievement certificates for our youth leaders!

Visit our NEWS & UPDATES page for full list of past events, actions and more. Or check out our Facebook page.


WEBINARS

“Looking Back, Moving Forward” Law, Policy & Environmental Justice
VIEW RECORDING OF CONFERENCE

Looking Back, Moving Forward, a 2-day virtual conference critically examining the past, present, and potential future roles of the law and legal strategies to advance environmental justice policy and action.

Zero Waste with Alex Danovitch

Watch our video on moving toward zero waste as we fight for environmental justice for Chester.

We're on the streets, and we work together to fight to end incineration, to clean up our environment, and for environmental justice for Chester.

About CRCQL

Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living (CRCQL, pronounced “circle”) has been leading the fight against environmental racism in Chester, PA since 1992. Learn more about CRCQL’s history here.

CRCQL is a community-led activist group led by Chester residents and others concerned with air pollution and the health of our community, in Chester City and across the region.

CRCQL demands an end to toxic trash incineration at the Covanta facility in Chester, increased emission standards for other polluters along the Delaware River, and opportunities of clean, green jobs for residents. Together we advocate for clean air and justice in our city and across Delaware County.

CHESTER IS NOT A SACRIFICE ZONE! 

Email [email protected] to contact us and learn more.

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