Catalina Jaramillo

Catalina Jaramillo is a part-time reporter for StateImpact PA. She covers water issues in the Delaware Watershed. She was born and raised in Santiago, Chile, and has written for several publications in Chile, Mexico and the U.S. She’s a graduate of Columbia School of Journalism and has been a Fulbright and Metcalf fellow.

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Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia. Workers are in the process of neutralizing a highly toxic substance as part of a shut down.

Patrick Whittaker of Solar States installs solar panels on the roof of a home in Bryn Mawr.

Dreaming of going solar? In Philadelphia a city rebate can help.

A new Philadelphia solar rebate could help homeowners save about $1,000.
By Catalina Jaramillo

Neighbors and activists with Philly Thrive protest  Tuesday outside Preparatory Charter School ahead of the first meeting of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery advisory group.

A large flare burns off fuel at Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery while firefighters battle a fire there. The wind carried the black smoke toward residential areas of South Philadelphia.

A large flare burns off fuel at Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery while firefighters battle a fire there.

A fire burns at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery hours after a series of early morning explosions at the 150-year-old industrial complex at 3100 W. Passyunk Ave. on June 21.

FILE PHOTO:  A plastic bag sits along a roadside in Sacramento, Calif.

Pa. lawmakers push to eliminate litter and single-use plastic

'Recycling is broken in Pennsylvania....the whole system needs to be reworked'
By Catalina Jaramillo

In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, a water tower stands above a residential neighborhood in Horsham, Pa. In Horsham and surrounding towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and at other sites around the United States, the foams once used routinely in firefighting training at military bases contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. EPA testing between 2013 and 2015 found significant amounts of PFAS in public water supplies in 33 U.S. states.

Abigail Leedy, left, and other climate justice activists have been visiting congressional offices in the city, asking for support for the Green New Deal.

Young people in Philly are pushing the Green New Deal — and they’re willing to do more than just talk about it

Republicans say it’s “a socialist fantasy.” But young activists say a climate change crisis calls for dramatic action, and they’ve already staged one sit-in.

By Catalina Jaramillo

The Tunkhannock Creek crosses Pocono Raceway property in Long Pond, Pa. It feeds into the Delaware River. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Environmentalists win battle to protect ‘exceptional’ streams in the Poconos

A group of resort owners had challenged DEP's new classification of headwater streams in Monroe County
By Catalina Jaramillo
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