By Justin Nobel, Rolling Stone, June 1, 2017 [n.b. relevant to West Chester because of our Home Rule Community status, our environmental Community Bill of Rights passed by voters in 2015, and ongoing initiatives to defend our environment and health.] Grant Township, Pennsylvania, population 741, has became the front line of a radical new environmental […]
By Bill Rettew Jr., Daily Local News, 6/12/17 WEST CHESTER >> In light of President Donald Trump’s decision to dump the Paris accord, Mayor Jordan Norley is committed to meeting the clean energy goals of the agreement on a local level. More than 150 mayors in the United States have endorsed the 100 percent clean […]
2018 candidate Chrissy Houlahan (with microphone on the right) speaks to a crowd of well over 100 at the April 29 March for the Environment in West Chester. Photo by Sarah Hudgings. For background of the march and quotes from speakers, see below, April 29.
by Bill Rettew, Daily Local News, 4/29/17 WEST CHESTER>>They simply wanted to be heard. On Saturday, under sunny skies, more than 200 protesters rallied at the Historic Chester County Courthouse and marched north along High Street. They simply wanted their elected officials to listen. The Saturday rally, “March for the Environment,” was organized locally by […]
Letter published in Daily Local News, 3/6/17 (not online there) Heartfelt thanks to Carolyn Comitta, who always stands up for the health of her community. In September of 2015 when the spraying of Marshall Square Park with the pesticide Permanone was imminent, Carolyn responded to a petition signed by over 400 Borough residents asking for […]