People Over Pipelines: Canvassing Communities on the Falcon Ethane Pipeline

January 14, 2022 • Anaïs Peterson
During November I joined members of the Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community (BCMAC) in Allegheny and Beaver counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania to canvass residents living near the Falcon Ethane Pipeline. The Falcon Pipeline is a 98-mile pipeline network through Pennsylvania,… More »

Petrochem Toxics in the Ohio River Basin

December 21, 2021 • Anaïs Peterson
On the banks of the Ohio River in southwestern Pennsylvania, one of the world’s largest fossil fuel companies, Royal Dutch Shell, is building a petrochemical complex that, if it becomes operational, will flood the world with 1.6 million tons of… More »

New Report on Formosa Plastics Group Reveals Danger of Plastics Production

October 7, 2021
Washington, DC — Formosa Plastics Group’s six-decade track record is riddled with environmental, health, safety, and labor violations, including devastating accidents and persistent pollution in multiple countries, according to a comprehensive new report released today. In profiling the past and present impacts of… More »
Cover of Petrochemical Toxics in the Ohio River Watershed

Petrochemical Toxics in the Ohio River Watershed

September 30, 2021 • Ryan Talbott, Erica Jackson

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Shrimper Diane Wilson brings fight to protect Matagorda Bay to Max Midstream’s doorstep

May 27, 2021
Houston, TX — After 36 days of fasting, with 24 hours in County Jail for civil disobedience at the Galveston Army Corps Office, and a lifetime of tireless work to protect Matagorda Bay from polluting industries, Diane Wilson lead supporters in… More »

Shrimper begins hunger strike to pressure Biden Administration to withdraw Matagorda Bay, TX dredging permit for oil exports

April 7, 2021
Point Comfort, April 7 — Today, 4th-generation shrimper, activist, and author Diane Wilson began a hunger strike at the waterfront of Lavaca Bay to demand that the Biden Administration stop the dredging of the mercury-contaminated Matagorda Ship Channel permitted by… More »

Governor Wolf increases threat to health & climate with $670M tax giveaway for fossil fuel companies

July 23, 2020
Background: Governor Tom Wolf signed HB732 into law providing for $26.7M in tax credits for oil and gas petrochemical expansion in Pennsylvania every year over 25 years beginning in 2024. Statement of Earthworks Pennsylvania and Ohio Field Advocate Leann Leiter: “With… More »

Intimidation Tactics in Louisiana Won’t Silence Opposition to Formosa Plastics

June 26, 2020
BATON ROUGE, LA: Two leaders of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade were charged under Louisiana’s felony “terrorizing” law today for placing a box filled with Formosa Plastics’ illegally discharged plastic pellets, called nurdles, outside a fossil fuel lobbyist’s home as part… More »