In 2020, CRCQL launched a new strategic campaign CLOSE COVANTA to demand Covanta trash incinerator, also known as Covanta resource recovery, close operations at their waterfront facility in Chester, PA. In solidarity with similar environmental justice movements in Baltimore and other cities across the nation, Chester calls upon government and industry to take responsibility for the short and long-term implications of allowing Covanta and other toxic polluters that continue to wreak havoc on community and environmental health.
In addition to the Close Covanta campaign, CRCQL and affiliate groups continue to fend off other polluting industries from locating in Chester and neighboring municipalities. In looking forward to long-term solutions on how to handle the exponential growth of trash, CRCQL and Delco Environmental Alliance (DAEJ) are launching a Zero Waste Resolution program to educate Delaware County residents on zero waste resolutions and ways in which citizens can demand safer long-term solutions to waste management.
Covanta is the largest trash incinerator in the country and burns more than 3.500 TONS of trash from NYC, NJ, Philly and Delaware County, daily. Learn more about the polluter and how you can support CRCQL campaign to demand Covanta shut down operations.
- Learn more about Covanta's toxic pollution
- Learn about harmful health effects on people and natural resources.
In partnership with Delco Alliance for Environmental Justice (DAEJ), we provide educational resources for residents to learn about the toxic industries throughout DelCo, with tools, information and support on how to:
- Organize locally to prevent toxic industries from moving into your neighborhood.
- Ways to petition and demand local and state government agencies to commit to clean air and energy initiatives.