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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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T: 740-233-1934

E: wewantcleanwater@gmail.com


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-Come to our next community meeting on Dec. 12th at 6pm at the St. Francis Xavier Church, 912 7th St. Moundsville, WV. We will discuss the petrochemical projects in detail and teach people how to write a Letter to the Editor. Also, we will leave time for brainstorming about what else we can do as a community at the end.

-Attend one of our other events. See event page. We will post any direct actions in that section of this website.

-Call 740-233-1934 or email wewantcleanwater@gmail.com to learn more about how you can get involved in our efforts. We welcome any and all ideas. We could help with things like door-knocking and phone calling. You do not need to be an expert.

-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.

-Voice your concerns to your local elected officials- attend your local city council meeting or attend a Belmont Co. commissioner meeting. Regular meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. until adjournment at the Belmont County Courthouse, 101 W. Main St., St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.  Please contact the Clerk of the Commissioners at 740-699-2155 for placement on the agenda at least 48 hours in advance.

-Sign our petition. See link on home page.

-Write an Op-Ed or Letter to the Editor and send it to your local newspaper. We can help you with that if you need the resources!

-Attend your local city council meeting and let them know how you feel about the proposed petrochemical build-out. The more places we speak up, the better!

-Speak up about how you feel about the plant to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (see below)

Letter Writing/Calling Campaign

Please let Ohio governor, Mike DeWine know what your personal concerns are regarding the potential cracker plant, storage hubs, fracking and build-out. Governor DeWine’s mailing address:

 

Governor Mike DeWine

Riffe Center 30th floor

77 S. High St.

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-644-4357

*Even if you live in another state, this issue still applies to you and your voice should matter to him. He is an advocate for healthy and safe child development, the foster care system, drug abuse education, and child mental health. Let him know that you care about your children and don’t want them exposed to the harms of this awful project.