Shell Pipeline Company recently applied to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to build the 97-mile Falcon pipeline to feed the Shell petrochemical plant. In Beaver County this pipeline will travel through the watershed of the Ambridge Reservoir. Pipeline construction puts private and public water sources at risk. Two other Pennsylvania pipeline projects have been shut down because of construction permit violations, many cases of water contamination and safety issues.
While you may not live in the specific region where this pipeline is being built, the whole SW PA area will experience continued challenges to air and water quality, community safety, and long term economic prosperity as a petrochemical hub is developed.
Yes, there will be jobs, but do these jobs come at too high of a cost? Right now, thousands of concerned citizens, including volunteers and people like yourself, are working to protect this region. We do have job-growth alternatives in less destructive industries.
To learn more, come to a meeting offered by Citizens to Protect the Ambridge Reservoir (CPAR). Take this opportunity to discuss how local government can better protect our communities, our water and our health.
The Shell Falcon Pipeline: Keeping Our Water and Our Communities Safe
March 27, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa, 2816 Broadhead Road, Aliquippa 15001
Speakers: Rosemary Stewart of CPAR, Lisa Graves-Marcucci of Environmental Integrity Project, and
Dr. John Stolz of Duquesne University’s Center for Environmental Research and Education
Additionally, to gather information and hear residents’ concerns, the Department of Environmental Protection will hold local public hearings. They are:
Beaver County: April 3, 6:30-8:30 pm, Central Valley High School Auditorium, 160 Baker Road Ext., Monaca
Allegheny County: April 5, 6:30-8:30 pm, Quaker Valley Middle School Auditorium, 618 Harbaugh St, Sewickley
The Falcon Pipeline Route can be viewed at https://www.fractracker.org/projects/falcon-public-eia/
For more information see www.marcellusawareness.org or contact Dave Smith at 412-954-8494.
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