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.
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
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: