Formed in 2011 by a group of Beaver County citizens who had learned about threats to the Ambridge Reservoir posed by fracking, the Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community (BCMAC)would, in the next six years, gather more than 4,000 signatures on a petition to protect the reservoir; share literature and talk with thousands of local residents at fairs and festivals; distribute anti-fracking yard signs; present petitions and letters to state DEP and congressional representatives; host five community forums and inform multiple municipal councils on drilling threats to water supplies; persuade two municipalities to adopt source water protection plans; write letters to the editor protesting fracking’s expansion and plans for Shell's ethane cracker; testify at hearings on air and water permits for the cracker; and organize two programs on the cracker’s potential to impact citizens' air, water, health, and safety. In 2017, BCMAC co-sponsored three Re-Imagine! Beaver County programs for mobilizing citizens to recruit non-fossil-fuel businesses and industries to the region.
Learn how the petrochemical (ethane polymer) plant in Potter Township, will affect SW PA
Health & Safety
Learn about water, air, and health harms that
we face in this region
The proposed Falcon Pipeline is a 97-mile pipeline that will run through Beaver County to feed the Shell Petrochemical Plant. Should the pipeline leak or explode at any point, multiple areas within 1,000 feet of the pipeline will be at risk.
Sustainable Energy Alternatives
Re-Imagine! Beaver County engages the local community in creating a new vision for Beaver Co