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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.

Latest by Catalina Jaramillo



Company buying bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery promises 18,000 jobs in next 10 years

“It’s projects like this, I believe, that will help jump-start our economy."
By Catalina Jaramillo


How ‘Filthydelphia’ made Earth Day a thing

Without the work of Philadelphians, Earth Day may never have become a thing.

By Catalina Jaramillo



The future of Philly’s shut-down PES refinery is wide open. Its neighbors are keeping a wary eye on what happens next

Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Hilco Redevelopment Partners have a lot to do before the sale can close. The site won’t be a refinery, but no one is sure what comes next. As one cautious neighbor said, “I’ve seen in the past how it is, you know, you just switch from one company to the next company and you have the same problem.”

By Catalina Jaramillo


‘You guys know me, I’m not a traitor’: Former PES refinery worker criticized by some for his film about the plant, the fire and his opinion on the site’s future

Most of Bilal Motley’s former co-workers have either rallied to keep the refinery open or kept their thoughts private. Motley, however, wants to tell his story.

By Catalina Jaramillo

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