Philly Thrive

Environmental activists occupy PES refinery.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
February 03, 2020 - 3:52 pm
The future owner of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery site that caught fire last summer will be determined later this week by the courts. But there are some protesters making their voices very clear about whose hands they want to see in control of the property. Read more here.
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A community activist poses with signs to be used at a protest in New York City, where the PES action will occur.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
January 17, 2020 - 7:50 am
The Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, the site of a massive explosion and fire last summer, is being auctioned off in New York on Friday. A group of environmental activists and community members is making the trip to the law firm where the auction is taking place. Read more here.
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Protesters at PES refinery.
Kim Glovas/KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
January 10, 2020 - 3:33 pm
Dozens of protesters showed up outside the gates of the PES refinery in Southwest Philadelphia Friday morning just one week before an auction is held to determine a new owner for the plant, which was shuttered after explosions and a massive fire last June. Read more here.
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Residents in Point Breeze protested a meeting discussing Sunoco's Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery clean up program.
Shara Dae Howard/KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
November 07, 2019 - 9:32 pm
Residents in Point Breeze protested a meeting discussing Sunoco's Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery clean up program Thursday evening, saying they've been left out of the process. Read more here.
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Sixteen police cars lined the street near 28th Street and Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon as protesters, who say they want the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery shut down, blocked the intersection into the plant.
Kim Glovas/KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
June 25, 2019 - 5:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sixteen police cars lined the street near 28th Street and Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon as protesters, who say they want the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery shut down, blocked the intersection into the plant. Dozens of protesters...
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