Oct 12: Cracker plant site tour

The ethane cracker plant that Shell is proposing to build in Beaver County, Pennsylvania will lead to a significant amount of new air pollution that could cause health impacts on area residents. Clean Air Council and other advocates will tour the area near the proposed Cracker facility to learn about the scale and impact of the plant. The tour will provide a view of the incredible size of the Cracker Plant site, the associated dock and rail yard they Shell is building for transporting materials. Riders will hear commentary about the site from a local resident who tracks the project.

What started as a tour just for environmental group staff is now being opened to organizations’ members, so please join us on October 12th for this important site tour by registering online while tickets last.

Immediately following the cracker plant site tour, participants will also attend the Potter Township Supervisors Meeting at 6PM to see how the cracker plant plan is unfolding to date. It is critical for township officials to see that the public is engaged in this process and that they hear from area residents about concerns related to air pollution, public health, and worker safety.

When: October 12th from 3:30PM to approximately 8:30PM (from and to location #1)

Pickup locations and times:

Pickup location #1: 200 First Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Please plan to be boarded by 3:15PM so the bus can leave promptly at 3:30PM. There is parking at the corner of Wood and First Avenue and four other lots surrounding the pickup site.

Pickup location #2: Anchor and Anvil Coffee Shop, 7221 Church Avenue, Ben Avon, 15202. Please plan to be at the pickup location early so the bus can leave at the estimated departure time of 3:40 p.m.  

Pickup location #3: Beaver Memorial Library, 100 College Avenue, Beaver 15009. Please plan to be at the pickup location early so the bus can leave at the estimated departure time of 4:15.

Ticket cost and registration: Please register online to reserve your seat. The cost for riders from Allegheny County is $17.00 plus a tip for the driver. Residents from townships/boroughs surrounding the proposed cracker plant (Potter, Industry, Center, Beaver, Vanport, Monaca, Rochester) will pay $5. If you can't go, but can assist with paying for someone else’s ticket, please let contact us at dsmith@cleanair.org.

What to bring: Please bring a bag dinner. Drinks will be provided. 

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Smith at 412-954-8494 or dsmith@cleanair.org.  

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