The massive proposed Shell Ethane Cracker Petrochemical Plant under construction in Beaver County (just upwind of Pittsburgh, PA – map), if constructed, will make plastic from locally fracked natural gas. The facility would become the largest VOC emitter in western PA (up to 3.4x more than Clairton Coke Works), increase local demand for fracked natural gas, emit massive quantities of climate changing CO2, trigger the construction of an ethane pipeline system that crosses the Ohio River, and become an anchor facility in the petrochemical industry’s drive to turn the region around our “most livable city” of Pittsburgh into the next Cancer Alley. We believe that there are countless other ways to bring jobs and economic vitality to Southwestern Pennsylvania that DON’T pollute our air and water. Read more about it here, sign this petition to ban fracking, sign up on our e-mail list here, then join our #NoPetroPA Facebook Group and Fan Page to stay in the loop about local events and action steps!
Many people ask whether this facility is a “done deal.” Before you make your own decision, consider this video answer:
(Full speech text here) (Facebook video)
Here is an aerial view of the Shell Ethane Cracker construction site (photo courtesy of FracTracker Alliance):
Here are maps showing the site location: