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‘We suffer for everybody else’s comfort’: LNG facility proposed in Chester draws pushback – Philadelphia Inquirer (8/22/23)

Regional labor leaders, eager to create more construction jobs, have tried to raise support for a gas liquefaction plant and export terminal along the Delaware River. by Frank Kummer READ FULL ARTICLE: EXCERPT: The third and final public hearing about building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Southeastern Pennsylvania turned out to be the most raucous, with […]

At LNG task force hearing, Chester leaders say no to city terminal – DELCO TIMES (8/22/23)

Blanket no: No liquified natural gas facility: no way, shape or form Read the full Delco Times article: Photo Credit: Kathleen E. Carey – Daily Times Opponents of a proposed liquified natural gas facility in Chester aren’t shy about expressing their feelings Tuesday at a state task force hearing at Widener University. (KATHLEEN E. CAREY – DAILY TIMES) Excerpt […]

‘We will not allow this environmental genocide’: Chester residents unite against Philly LNG task force – WHYY (8/22/23)

Read full article: The Philadelphia Liquefied Natural Gas Export Task Force met a wall of unified resistance in Chester for its plans to build an LNG terminal along the Delaware River. This story is part of the WHYY News Climate Desk, bringing you news and solutions for our changing region. From the Poconos to the Jersey Shore to the mouth […]

DeSmog Article: “As EU Weans Itself From Russian Energy, U.S. Shale Gas Industry Pushes New LNG Export Plant in PennsylvaniaDeSmog Article: “

“When Zulene Mayfield testifies next week against plans to build a $6.8 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in her Pennsylvania hometown, she will be facing off against some of the most powerful fossil fuel interests in the United States. As co-founder of the community group Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living, Mayfield has spent years fighting to protect her […]

Chester Justice Celebration Celebrates Health, Justice and the City’s Green Future

On Saturday July 28, Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living (CRCQL) hosted a Justice Celebration at ACCESS Community Center in Chester that had more than 120 participants from Chester and around the county.  The event was a collaborative effort by CRCQL, Swarthmore College, C-4 (Campus Coalition Concerning Chester), ACCESS Center and others. Community partners came together to provide a fun space […]


READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: “WHEN ZULENE MAYFIELD received a call from a reporter last summer, she was surprised. A journalist working at Philadelphia’s public radio station had contacted her for a story about a plan to develop a liquefied natural gas facility in her hometown of Chester, Pennsylvania, a city that sits along the Delaware River just southwest of the […]

Grid Article: “A global climate debate heats up as a liquefied natural gas terminal looks for a home in Chester”

Read this Grid article on the potential LNG terminal in Chester featuring an interview with CRCQL Chairperson Zulene Mayfield. ” If LNG is so great, why weren’t the Haverfords and Ardmores of the world lining up for a piece of the action? [State Rep. Carol] Kazeem wondered.” Bagenstose, K. (2023) A global climate debate heats up as a liquefied natural gas terminal […]

DEP Virtual Community Meeting

6/28 Virtual Community Session When: Wednesday, June 28, 2023 Where: Virtual Microsoft Teams Meeting Time: 6:00 PM — 7:30 PM Link for meeting below:… *Paragraph below was taken directly from the flyer provided to us by the Office of Environmental Justice. The Office of Environmental Justice is hosting a virtual conversation for residents and community groups to discuss environmental […]

Greening for Clean Air

CRCQL is proud to present Greening for Clean Air! CHOICES, the youth wing of CRCQL, formulated this yard beautification project, and with the generous support of Tent of Life’s Tyrone Ricks and CRCQL’s summer interns, senior citizen’s of Chester have received a free landscaping and yard beautification service. Residents have been thrilled with the project thus far, and are happy […]

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