Stop the petrochemical industry rollout in Southwestern PA!
If you’re eager to learn more about stopping the rollout of the fracking-based petrochemical industry in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, you’ve come to the right place! We believe that the Shell Ethane Cracker, Falcon pipeline, and related petro industries have no business doing business at the expense of our health.
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 2.3x more than Clairton Coke Works [sources]), increase local demand for fracked natural gas, emit massive quantities of climate changing CO2, trigger the construction of the Falcon ethane pipeline that crosses the Ohio River, and become an anchor facility in the petrochemical industry’s drive to turn this tri-state area (PA, WV, OH) 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: