Letter to the Editor published in Times Leader about Gov. DeWine/climate change

Updated: Apr 5


Local resident:

Who does Ohio Governor Mike DeWine represent?

The governor of Ohio recently met behind closed doors with representatives of PTTG about the Belmont County cracker plant. We call for Governor DeWine to meet with Concerned Ohio River Residents, an Ohio Valley citizen group. We have been contacting him since March but he has yet to meet with us. We ask that he represent Ohioans- not corporate polluting companies.

The PTTG cracker plant has an air permit to emit 1.7 million tons of CO2 annually, along with other toxic substances. Add to that the Monaca cracker and the four more on the drawing board, plus the whole petrochemical complex being planned for the Ohio River. Massive emissions would come from just from our little corner of the world. Is it fair to do this for economic gain while the Florida Keys become submerged by climate change? Human consumption has caused CO2 concentrations in our atmosphere to blow past 400 parts per million with no end in sight.

Eventually, the oceans will not be able to absorb the amounts of CO2 being absorbed now. Simultaneously, oxygen is being depleted from the oceans. Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 will become even greater. Learned scientists are telling us we’ve got to find creative ways to leave it in the ground. It’s been said that the Stone Age didn’t end because humanity ran out of stones, and the oil age must end before we run out of oil.

Please visit https://www.nocrackerplantov.com/ and speak up to Governor DeWine.

Reference article: https://apnews.com/0fa4660118852f0776a9dac3f64cae8d



The organization who manages this page and who is leading the efforts pertaining to protecting the Ohio River Valley from a petrochemical build-out is called Concerned Ohio River Residents(CORR). Click HERE to view our Facebook page. We are 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. We are supported by our partners who are other grassroots organizations (some national, some more local).

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.

The following non-profit organizations are partnering with CORR to carry out the mission:

FreshWater Accountability Project (based in Ohio)

Buckeye Environmental Network (based in Ohio)

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (based in WV)



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T: 740-738-3124

E: ConcernedOhioRiverResidents@yahoo.com