Community meeting against “energy hub” derailed by state rep’s office

Divided We Fall by Heather Shayne Blakeslee An organizing meeting with Action United in Southwest Philadelphia started out peaceably, but suffered from continual disruption from the chief of staff for State Representative Jordan Harris’ office. On the evening of Nov. 17 at Grace Christian Fellowship Church, about 50 people—largely composed of community members and community

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Haunted by an Industrial Future

 Illustrations by Kathleen White
Is a proposed petrochemical hub a devil’s bargain? The CEO Council for Growth says it is an opportunity for economic revitalization, while organized opposition throughout the city says it will drag us into our past. Must we choose between prosperity and pollution?
Philadelphia’s role as a vibrant manufacturing center

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