On June 1, 2018, students and alumni from University of Pittsburgh dropped a massive banner off the Smithfield St. Bridge in downtown Pittsburgh to encourage #Pittsburgh’s Mayor Peduto to support the Paris Climate Agreement and to stand against the Shell Petrochemical Plant (ethane cracker). The banner reads:

PEDUTO,
Stand with Paris
Stand with PGH
Stand against the Shell Cracker Plant
#NoPetroPGH

The protest action received near-instant coverage here in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Ms. Deely challenged the mayor to announce his opposition to the cracker plant along the Ohio River as part of the city’s journey toward environmental improvements. “Pittsburgh is trying to mitigate climate change. It’s not going to help if things like this keep going up,” she commented. “As a leader in this region, we want (the mayor) to take a stand,” she said.

Mr. Peduto could not be reached immediately for comment.

Learn more about the Shell Cracker and all it will do to damage the climate at: https://nopetropa.com/2017/08/14/climate-change-the-beaver-shell-petrochemical-plant/

Full photo album with additional photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9602574@N02/albums/72157691726350360

 

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