How a Small Town Is Standing Up to Fracking

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 […]

Hundreds rally in West Chester to support the environment

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 […]

Environment is priority

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 […]