By Emily Holden Construction cranes climb into the sky and sprawl across the massive petrochemical facility that will turn a byproduct of fracked gas into plastic on the banks of the Ohio River, just outside Pittsburgh. Even at a distance, from the car park of a cancer treatment centre on a nearby hilltop, Royal Dutch Shell’s 386-acreContinue reading NEWS: Will a Push for Plastics Turn Appalachia into the Next Cancer Alley? (The Guardian)
Join more than 40 leaders of Indigenous nations across the country who will come to Pittsburgh to address the destructive impacts of the petrochemical industry build out in the Ohio River Valley and beyond on people and the environment – all for plastic production. The rally will be held starting at 2 p.m. during theContinue reading EVENT: Defend the Water – Protest at the Shale Insight Conference
Beaver County Voice for Change will host a meeting featuring guest speaker Matt Mehalik, executive director of the Breathe Project. Residents will be able to ask questions and will learn more about the public health and environmental impacts of the Shell Petrochemical Plant on the region. Nov. 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Beaver Area MemorialContinue reading EVENT: Shell’s Effects: What is the Environmental Impact?
Presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania’s “Straight Scoop on Shale” initiative and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. As in previous years, this year’s conference will feature important new research on shale and public health impacts. The event is free but there is a $14 charge forContinue reading EVENT: LWV of Pa.’s “Straight Scoop on Shale”