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Watchdog Team

You can be part of the Eyes on Shell Watchdog Team!

Right now, residents are coming together to monitor the impacts of Shell’s Ethane petrochemical plant on our air and water and our light and noise levels. 


You are the eyes and ears of your community – what you see, hear, smell, and feel could alert us to a health or safety problem. 


We encourage residents like you to keep a health journal and take photos and videos of anything you notice. Contact us at and (724) 923-3244
We also offer a variety of free monitors.


Our watchdog group meets virtually each month.

Our next meeting is February 1, 2023 - register below

Who We Are

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. 

Petrochemical Buildout

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

Falcon Pipeline

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 

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