News & Updates

March 16, 2022 – CRCQL Press Conference at County Council

Chester Residents & Allies host Press Conference at Delco Council Meeting to demand NO Incineration of County trash! March 17, 2022 – Media, PA. – Yesterday, almost 70 residents from Chester, PA and across Delaware County held a press conference and staged a die-in/sit-in before the Delaware County Council Meeting. Their point was clear: under no circumstances should the County […]

March 16 CRCQL Press Conference: Delco Times coverage

Protesters stage ‘die-in’ as Delaware County mulls over new contract with Covanta By KATHLEEN E. CAREY | delcotimes.com March 20, 2022 at 6:51 a.m. MEDIA – More than 50 people gathered in the Delaware County Government Center courtyard Wednesday to stage a “die-in” to protest Delaware County’s use of the Covanta waste-to-steam facility in Chester as the Delaware County Solid […]

March 9: Chester residents and CRCQL allies attend the Solid Waste Authority Board Meeting

Chester residents and CRCQL allies attend the Solid Waste Authority Board Meeting March 9, 2022 – Media, PA – Residents from across Delaware County joined the Delco Solid Waste Authority (DCSWA) Board meeting on Wednesday, March 9th to hear more about the Board’s review of a new Covanta contract for Delaware  County waste. Objections were made by CRCQL for the […]

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 […]

Zulene Mayfield: Justice in Chester Clips

This video clip of our Chairperson Zulene Mayfield explaining why environmental issues are so detrimental for communities of color really sheds some light on why we can’t ignore these issues. These toxic industries set up shop in communities like Chester because residents aren’t aware of the health risks, nor do they educate them because if they did, then no one would […]

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 […]