Community Gathers around Asthma Awareness — Let Us Breathe Event 2024

March 23, 2024 – Chester, PA. – This Saturday, local environmental justice group Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living hosted a community and family event about asthma awareness. Asthma – a respiratory disease affecting approximately 25 million people – is a condition which narrows your airways and makes it difficult to breathe. Residents in Chester have a higher likelihood of […]

Groundbreaking held for Memorial Park stormwater project in Chester but not all are on board (Delco Times – 3/19/24)

Officials gather to celebrate $9.9 million effort to build a retention pond to mitigate flooding and upgrade some amenities but the mayor and a leader of a prominent civic group say ‘unnecessary evil’ By PETE BANNAN | [email protected] | The Delaware County Daily Times PUBLISHED: March 18, 2024 at 6:13 p.m. | UPDATED: March 18, 2024 at 6:27 p.m. On Monday the Stormwater Authority of the City of […]

MACH2, Department of Energy and Governor Shapiro forced to hear public concerns (Delaware Riverkeeper Network – 3/11/24)

Monday, March 11th, 2024 – At a public meeting held at the Steam fitters Union Hall in northeast Philadelphia, community members and organizations, including representatives from the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, spoke up to voice concern about the inadequate inclusion of frontline communities in planning for the proposed Mid-Atlantic Hydrogen Hub (MACH2). These communities were not invited nor considered when MACH2 planned the meeting as was evidenced […]

Community members left out of the Hydrogen Energy Conversation — CRCQL Press Statement (3/11/2024)

March 11, 2024 – Philadelphia, PA –  Time and time again our elected officials promise to deliver results, include residents in the process, and plan for a safe future. Once more, today’s “Clean Hydrogen for the Mid-Atlantic” conversation showcases that none of that is guaranteed.  Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living, a group fighting for environmental justice in the City […]

German Parliament Climate Leaders Visit CRCQL to Advocate Against LNG Expansion

Last week, CRCQL was honored to host Lisa Badum, a member of the German Parliament, and Jimmy Dögerl, Parliamentary advisor on international climate and energy policy, for a tour of Chester’s toxic waterfront industries and the site of the proposed LNG facility. Lisa leads national and international climate and energy policy in the German Parliament and has been the head […]

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, […]

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