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We are a group of grassroots organizations (some national, some more local) as well as Ohio Valley citizens concerned about the extremely detrimental toll that the PTT Global ethane cracker plant will take on our health, air, water and future if it is built, and we are organizing an effort to stop it from coming to the beautiful Ohio Valley. This website is dedicated to informing the public about the proposed project and the plethora of negative effects that it will bring if built, as well as being a resource that provides anyone the tools and connections needed to get involved.

 

A petrochemical and refining company named PTT Global Chemical has proposed to build an ethane chemical "cracker" plant in Dilles Bottom, OH- about 5 miles south of Shadyside, OH and directly West across the Ohio River from Moundsville, WV. This is a Thailand-based company. Cracker plants essentially take ethane produced from fracked gas and turn it into plastic pellets that will then be shipped to other companies that will use them to create plastic products. Other products are created at these types of facilities as well, however the majority of the process will be for plastic creation at this plant if it is built. Please see the 'What is a Cracker Plant?' tab to learn more about the physical process. The Plant IS NOT a done deal yet. Local opposition is important at this time. Please see the "Get Involved" tab to explore other ways your voice can be heard. The Ohio Valley deserves better than this toxic industry. We deserve something sustainable and something that won't pollute our air and water more than it already is and something that won't turn into a bust after a few decades. We are standing in solidarity together and advocating for a better future for our region and our planet.

Send an email to info@pttgcamerica.com and express your personal concerns pertaining to the cracker plant directly to the company or click here to be directed to the company contact page.

 

 

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No PTTG Cracker Plant for the Ohio Valley

Please click "Get Involved" tab to see how you can join our efforts.

ABOUT US

Read about who we are below. We organize meetings as well as other community outreach events. We provide feedback to elected officials and represent a voice in the Ohio Valley in opposition of the cracker plant.

Please see the events tab for all events.

Currently, our main project is stopping the PTTG cracker plant. Another proposed industry project is the Appalachian Storage Hub, which is a misleading term used to describe a proposed mega-infrastructure project which could greatly expand unconventional oil and gas drilling (fracking) in our state and region. If built, this petrochemical complex would include five or more cracker plants, and regulating stations. Various natural gas liquids would be stored in underground storage facilities and transported via up to 15 possible pipelines. The petrochemical complex would roughly follow the course of the Upper and Lower Ohio River Valleys. Currently, it is uncertain whether most of the infrastructure would be located on the Ohio side or the West Virginia side of the river. It would cost billions of dollars to construct. Please see the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) website for more details on the Appalachian Storage Hub project and how to get involved with their initiatives in WV.

We could use help with things like raising public awareness through door-knocking and phone calling, representation at local commissioner and city council meetings, participation in the Health Impact Assessment (see tab at top of site), as well as speaking up to our state and local elected officials.

"A Better Vision for the Valley"

Part of our efforts as an environmental advocacy organization is to put forth energy towards a cleaner, more sustainable economic future for our region. There is a need for that kind of vision for the Ohio River Valley. We held a conference titled "A Better Vision for the Valley" on May 11th that many community members attended. Please CLICK HERE to see videos/blog of the conference.

According to PTTGlobal, the facility would emit the following into the air(taken from their permit):

Particulate Matter (PM): 120 tons per year
Particulate Matter size 10 micrometers (PM10): 89 tons per year
Particulate Matter size 2 micrometers (PM2.5): 86 tons per year
Sulfur dioxide (SO2): 23 tons per year
Nitrous oxides (NOx): 164 tons per year
Carbon monoxide (CO): 544 tons per year
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) (aka "air toxics"): 396 tons per year
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S): <1 ton per year
Lead: Negligible
Carbon Dioxide equivalents (Greenhouse Gas Emissions): 1,785,043 tons per year

These emissions are concerning, as our air is already compromised in the Ohio Valley as a result of industry that is already present.

Go here to view their permit: http://wwwapp.epa.ohio.gov/dapc/permitsissued/1797654.pdf