Tag: petrochemicals

Shell Cracker Plant: ‘Grinch’ Nets PA DEP Air Pollution Violation

Additional flaring during the startup of the Shell Petrochemicals Complex on Nov. 15th, caused the huge cracker plant to exceed annual air pollution limits. This wasn’t their first violation! Bob’s Blog December 1, 2022: ‘Orange Sky at Night, Frackers Delight’ Chrissy Suttles reported in… Continue Reading “Shell Cracker Plant: ‘Grinch’ Nets PA DEP Air Pollution Violation”

VIDEOS: Halt the Harm Summit

‘Halt the Harm’ hosted an online summit highlighting some of the people leading the anti-fracking movement in communities across the United States. Learn about pipeline fights, public health threats, support services, and much more. Tuesday, November 15th Wednesday, November 16th Thursday, November 17th VIDEO:… Continue Reading “VIDEOS: Halt the Harm Summit”

PA Senate, House Pass Massive, 20-Year Taxpayer Subsidies for Fracked Gas, Hydrogen & Petrochemicals

Passed in Hours with No Public Accountability or Environmental Safeguards By David E. Hess | PA Environment Blog | October 27, 2022 On October 26, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported out House Bill 1059 (Hickernell-R-Lancaster) after amending it to provide $106.6 million in annual… Continue Reading “PA Senate, House Pass Massive, 20-Year Taxpayer Subsidies for Fracked Gas, Hydrogen & Petrochemicals”

MINOTT: Big Gas Will Throttle our Economy no More

OPINION: Joseph Otis Minott | Clean Air Council | October 6, 2022 Big gas has throttled Pennsylvania’s economy and that of the wider Ohio Valley for the last fifteen years. While gas executives like Energy Transfer’s Kelcy Warren and Chesapeake’s Aubrey McClendon managed to… Continue Reading “MINOTT: Big Gas Will Throttle our Economy no More”

$85 Million Effort to Stop US Petrochemical Plants

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is putting his wealth into an effort to halt the expansion of petrochemical manufacturing in the Ohio River Valley, Texas & Louisiana. “Communities around the country are standing up to confront the petrochemical industry and defend their right to… Continue Reading “$85 Million Effort to Stop US Petrochemical Plants”

STORY: Shell gaslights over public health concerns: “We don’t have an impact”

A September 6, 2022 PITTSBURGH INDEPENDENT story, Shell Oil gaslights over public health concerns: “We don’t have an impact” reports on the latest virtual community meeting held by Shell on their Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex, which is due to begin plastic production along the Ohio… Continue Reading “STORY: Shell gaslights over public health concerns: “We don’t have an impact””

GUEST POST – Cancer and the Environment

*This post originally appeared on The PediaBlog on July 22, 2021. “Cancers ravage people in Southwestern Pennsylvania. As community leaders, parents and caregivers, health care providers, business owners, researchers, advocates—we all want to do everything we can to support them and prevent others from having to face a… Continue Reading “GUEST POST – Cancer and the Environment”