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Petrochemical Buildout

Pennsylvania Shell is a building a petrochemical (ethane polymer) plant in Potter Township, about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh. It will be owned and operated by Shell Oil Company, the American subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell.  Learn what this means for you and Southwestern PA.

December 30

Who We Are

Formed in 2011 by a band of 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

Sustainable Energy Alternatives

Re-Imagine! Beaver County engages the local community in creating a new vision for Beaver Co 

Falcon Pipeline

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BCMAC receives funding support from


Ohio River Valley - Appalachia Collaborative Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies


Three Rivers Community Foundation

BCMAC – Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community 501(c)(3) Organization  Beaver County, PA