CRCQL Hosts LNG Community Meeting in Chester 2/17

On Saturday Feb. 17, CRCQL hosted an LNG informational meeting for residents at Christian Church of Chester, near the site of the proposed LNG facility by PennAmerica.  Residents were presented on the dangers and health risks of these facilities, and examples of that has happened in communities like Freeport, Texas. Attendees were able to ask questions and express concerns. Together, […]

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE @ SWAT — SwatStories (2/6/2024)

For full article: I began organizing in my freshman year of college. I was fresh out of high school, and out of quarantine from a global pandemic, and I enrolled in a course called Environmental Justice: Theory & Action at Swarthmore College. Swarthmore, an affluent, predominantly white, liberal town, is an 11-minute drive away from the city of Chester. […]

Democracy dies when Pa. pols tell their own voters to drop dead on fracking — The Philadelphia Inquirer (2/4/2024)

For full article: You’re hearing a lot in this election year about the threats to American democracy — especially from the GOP’s Donald Trump and his talk of a kind of dictatorship — but we don’t talk enough about the long-term, deeper rot of big money and benign neglect that hits home in a city like Chester, the working-class, […]

Chester LNG project promises return, despite Biden’s pause and other hurdles – WHYY (2/2/2024)

For full article: Prospects for a controversial natural gas liquids export terminal on the Chester waterfront appear in limbo, if not completely dead. President Joe Biden recently put a pause on all pending LNG export terminals. But the Chester project was already derailed before the announcement. Penn America Energy CEO Franc James told WHYY News that he “pumped the brakes” on […]

In Chester, activists pledge to remain vigilant even with the presidential pause on new LNG export projects – Delco Times (2/1/24)

For full article:\ Environmental advocates stood outside of Chester City Hall on Thursday to praise President Joe Biden’s pause on permitting LNG export projects under development and to reiterate that their work is not done. “For this particular community, who was under the threat of the largest LNG (facility) on the East Coast, we believe that it is another […]

EPA Hosting 2/7 Public Hearing on Incinerator Regulation – Sign Up & Talking Points

Here’s what happened:  What: EPA Public Hearing on Proposed Pollution Standards for IncineratorsWhen: Wednesday, February 7 from 11am to 7pmWhere: Virtually!!! Register to speak HERE. –  you must register by Sunday, February 4 to be able to speak.  If you register: – You’ll have 4 minutes to speak.– You can register for one of three sessions on 2/7: 11am, 2pm, […]

Chester LNG plant viewed as dead after Biden directive, opponents say – Delaware Currents (2/1/24)

See full article: Activists and opponents of a liquified natural gas export port proposed for Chester, Pa., gathered across from City Hall on Thursday to celebrate a Biden administration pause of LNG export permits. Among those at the gathering, left to right, Tracy Carluccio, deputy director of Delaware Riverkeeper Network; Pennsylvania State Rep. Joseph Hohenstein (holding microphone); Zulene Mayfield, […]

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