FRACKTRACKER Alliance shows how it works
Petrochemical Sacrifice Zone
Petrochemical and plastics industries are riding to the
rescue of the fracking industry, as gas prices
(and profits) have plummeted.
Their new plan to make money will have far-reaching
impacts for a region that already struggles with
LEARN MORE about the proposed
"Appalachian Storage Hub",
a network of pipelines and
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.