Dec 13 & 15: Hearings on Shell cracker plant

Shell continues to steamroll their proposed cracker plant facility through local and state permitting processes and this is a vital time for advocacy related to the petrochemical plant.  There are two very important ways to get more involved:

First, Potter Township is holding a hearing on Shell’s local land-use permit, which would basically allow Shell to proceed with construction soon:
Potter Township Public Meeting on Shell’s Conditional Use Permit
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the Potter Twp Municipal Building, 206 Mowry Road, Monaca PA 15061 

For more information about how to sign up, please contact Dave Smith at Clean Air Council (

Second, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is holding a public hearing and meeting related to air quality and water quality approvals that Shell still needs. There will be an opportunity to testify and ask DEP staff questions.

DEP Public Hearing on Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) and the National Pollution Discharge Elimination Service (NPDES) water pollution permit 
Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 6 p.m. at Central Valley High School, 160 Baker Road, Monaca PA 15061
Contact Nora Alwine at the DEP at or 412-442-4137 to sign up to testify at the hearing. Please also contact Dave Smith at Clean Air Council ( so we can get a good headcount. Comments will be limited to 3 minutes, but you can submit longer comments in writing.  Click here to join us for a briefing on Monday, December 12th at 3PM to learn about the Emission Reduction Credits and how to make sure your concerns are heard at the hearing.
It is critical that Potter Township and DEP hear concerns from local residents so that any decision they make prioritizes public health and quality of life.

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