News & Updates

CRCQL Statement in response to Horace Strand

In reference to the statement from Horace Strand: January 12, 2022 We are appalled by the continued comments from Mr. Horace Strand about the pending litigation that he has initiated against Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living (CRCQL), the group’s Chairperson, Zulene Mayfield, and Mike Ewall, Executive Director of Energy Justice Network.  We believe his action is a deliberate attempt […]

Open Letter to EJ in PA Conference Organizers

[Note: this have been updated on 4/6 to reflect the last-minute addition of PECO/Exelon and Fox Rothschild as sponsors and that DEP, PERC, and Harrisburg University did not contribute monetarily to this event, despite being listed as “partners” which is a sponsorship level of $1,000.] We call for accountability, transparency, and justice in what is being called an “Environmental Justice in […]

Dismantling of the Chester-Upland Public School System “where segregation is admittedly a fact but not a policy.”

MUST READ!!! A for-profit charter school is trying to privatize the whole system after gutting the district financially over the years. Chester’s education and health are not for sale! This is too much for one city to bear. Quotes from article: “If there was not money in this,” one advocate told me, “none of these carpetbaggers would be here. There’s […]

“United Shades of America” docuseries sheds light on lead pollution and Covanta incinerator

Check out the “Toxic America” episode of CNN’s docuseries “United Shades of America” hosted by Kamau Bell. The final episode of Season 4 aired in 2019 examines the effects of industrial waste pollution in Chester, Delaware County, and lead poisoning in neighboring Philadelphia. Featuring our own Zulene Mayfield. https://www.phillyvoice.com/cnn-united-shades-america-lead-poisoning-pollution-philly-chester-kamau-bell/ https://www.cnn.com/shows/united-shades-of-america

Chester plant slapped with $750K fine for years of air quality violations- July 30, 2019

Source: https://www.inquirer.com/health/chester-pq-corporation-pollution-dep-fine-20190730.html The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has fined PQ Corp., a global manufacturer of materials and chemicals, $750,000 for air quality and other violations at a large Chester facility it operates. PQ, based in Malvern, owns a 173,000-square-foot plant on West Front Street, where the DEP says emissions exceeded allowances for nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide at various […]