YES Center Chester’s Women Change Makers: Zulene Mayfield

http://chesterdigital.sunycreate.cloud/rlbennett/zulene-mayfield/ Chester’s Zulene Mayfield fondly recalls a quiet life three-plus decades ago, as a new homeowner on the city’s west end, a short driving distance from family members. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary — until word spread among neighbors of a massive trash incinerator under construction behind a fence, just feet away from her block. The Westinghouse (now known […]

Chester Justice Celebration

On July 30, 2022, CRCQL, Chester Heals, and The Yes Center collaborated with Swarthmore students working in Chester for the summer to host the Chester Justice Celebration. Youth were invited to come down to the MJ Freed Theatre from 12-3pm to learn about all the ways that the community has been able to fight injustices. Speeches were given by three […]

CAPE GAZETTE:  Protesters Rally Against New LNG Export Terminals in P.A., N.J.

https://www.capegazette.com/article/protesters-rally-against-new-lng-export-terminals-pa-nj/243456 Chris Flood July 25, 2022 Event held at Rehoboth Beach Bandstand because it’s near Biden’s North Shores home Climate advocates gathered July 23 at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand to protest two proposed liquified natural gas export facilities on the Delaware River – the Gibbstown LNG Terminal in Greenwich Township, N.J., and the Penn America LNG facility in Chester, Pa. […]

Sowing Seeds of Hope

On July 24, 2022, CRCQL and C4 hosted a youth gardening event called Sowing Seeds of Hope at Highland Gardens Playground in Chester. Youth spent the day painting pots, planting flower and vegetable seeds to take home, and learning about the importance of taking care of their environment and themselves, all over some much needed water ice and soft pretzels. […]

WGMD: Climate Activists Return to Rehoboth, March to Biden’s Beach House

https://www.wgmd.com/climate-activists-return-to-rehoboth-march-to-bidens-beach-house/ July 24, 2022/Alan Henney For the second time this summer, climate activists chose to protest in Rehoboth Beach because it is the location of Biden’s vacation home. This time they marched to the President’s beach house where they chanted and posed for photographs. Rehoboth Beach, state police and Secret Service vehicles parked along the side of the street so […]

47ABC WMDT: Activists Hold Rally at President Biden’s Beach Home, Push for Climate Action

https://www.wmdt.com/2022/07/activists-hold-rally-at-president-bidens-beach-home-push-for-climate-action/ View full article for the video of a news segment including an interview with C4 member Sarah Chang July 23, 2022 by Javari Burnett REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – Climate advocates from across the U.S. hit the streets of Rehoboth Beach Saturday with one of President Joe Biden’s vacation homes as their destination and they had one message. “It’s not […]

BAY TO BAY NEWS: Rehoboth Protesters Urge Biden to Address Climate Crisis

https://baytobaynews.com/delaware/stories/rehoboth-protesters-urge-biden-to-address-climate-crisis,84505 DELAWARE STATE NEWS/KATIE REDEFERThe climate march concluded outside President Biden’s beach home, which appeared to be vacant this weekend while the president recovers from COVID-19 in Washington D.C. Posted Saturday, July 23, 2022 11:39 pmBy Katie Redefer REHOBOTH BEACH — Dozens of demonstrators urged President Joe Biden to declare climate change a national emergency in a protest that marched […]

WHYY – Could Delco get a major LNG export terminal? (June 14, 2022)

Plans for a massive liquefied natural gas facility and export terminal in Chester along the Delaware River have quietly been shopped around to current and former elected officials and their representatives from Chester City Hall to the governor’s office in Harrisburg. WHYY News obtained details of the plan, as well as the company’s lobbying efforts through Right-to-Know requests. Penn America Energy LLC, […]

“A proposed LNG plant in Chester would be gigantic and hardly anyone knows about it” Philadelphia Inquirer (June 13, 2022)

https://www.inquirer.com/business/liquefied-natural-gas-export-plant-philadelphia-penn-lng-20220613.html Penn LNG, headed by a native Philadelphian, has quietly lined up support to build a $6.4 billion liquefied natural gas export terminal near Philly. The energy project faces many challenges. The GWSI warehouse at Front and Lloyd Streets in Chester, which in a previous life was a Ford assembly plant, is said to be a leading candidate for a […]