It’s time to let our voices be heard loud and clear!! Please register to speak ASAP at an upcoming hearing by contacting Lauren Fraley at or 412-442-4203. You know that industry advocates will be working hard to fill up the roster with their own speakers, so the sooner we can fill up the roster with opposition voices from the community, the more of our voices will be heard. And even if you don’t want to speak, please show up if you can to support those who do. Additional details below.


The Pennsylvania DEP has announced that it will be holding three public hearings on the proposed Falcon Pipeline (to feed ethane to the Shell Cracker). As reported by the Post-Gazette:

The DEP announced it will hold three public hearings in each of the counties that the Falcon pipeline would travel through.

  • Beaver County: Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Central Valley High School Auditorium, 160 Baker Road Extension, Monaca, PA 15061
  • Washington County: Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m at Burgettstown Area Middle/High School (entrance W5), 104 Bavington Road, Burgettstown, PA 15021
  • Allegheny County: Thursday, April 5, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m at Quaker Valley Middle School Auditorium, 618 Harbaugh Street, Sewickley, PA 15143


Not sure what to say? Personal and technically relevant stories help the most. Consider browsing through the following resource pages for ideas:


Mark Dixon from NoPetroPA (the author of this post – me!) intends to film all three events, so you will not be testifying alone in the woods with nobody to listen. We will be watching and listening and endeavoring to share your words with the broader public. If you would like to support Mark’s efforts to provide high quality media coverage of these events, please consider making a non-tax-deductible contribution to his work (to help offset travel costs, equipment costs, and time spent collecting and releasing the hearing footage) here: . Given enough support, Mark will attempt to live-stream the events as cell reception allows. (It will likely cost about $20 in bandwidth costs to live stream each of the three event.) You can learn more about Mark’s work here: .

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