presenting a

Virtual Tour

of a




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

environmental injustice. 

LEARN MORE about the proposed

"Appalachian Storage Hub",

a network of pipelines and

underground storage...


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. 

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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