The WV Manufacturers Association is hosting the Marcellus Manufacturing Conference at the Marriott at Waterfront Place/Morgantown Event Center. The conference will promote the Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub/petrochemical complex, which would mean a huge increase of fracking in our region, six large pipelines running along the Ohio River, thousands of miles of smaller pipelines, underground storage caverns for natural gas liquids, huge, polluting cracker plants and fractionators, and other infrastructure—all for an end product of plastic.
We want to show up for two reasons. First, to stand in opposition to the petrochemical hub and the threat to human health it would bring to our region. Second, the WV Manufacturers Association is responsible for pressuring the WV Legislature to pass state water quality standards without making important updates to protect human health.
April 9, 2019
Press Conference 12:00pm-12:30pm – Behind the WVU Visitors Resource Center
Join us as we start the action with a press conference at 12:00pm at the Singing Tree of Diversity mosaic, behind the WVU Visitors Resource Center (beside the Marriott) along Caperton Trail. We will have speakers from WV, OH, and PA who are fighting the petrochemical threat.
Protest Action 12:30pm-3:00pm – In front of Marriot at Waterfront Place along Don Knotts Blvd.
After the press conference, we will move to the sidewalk out front of the Marriott/Event Center along Don Knotts Blvd. for a visible protest with signs, etc.
Some ideas for signs:Honk if you *heart* Water/Air People Over Petro People Over Profit People Over Plastic Keep Your Greed Out Of Our Water/Air Every body deserves clean water No Cancer Valley No Petrochem Poison No Toxic Jobs
** Since the purpose of this monster petrochemical complex is to make more new plastics in a world already drowning in plastic pollution, make your own monster from plastic trash to bring too! Find ideas here: https://storage.googleapis.com/planet4-handbook-stateless/2019/02/78935b2a-plasticmonster.pdf