Protest “Marcellus Manufacturing Conference” in Morgantown on 4/9/2019

by Duane Nichols on April 3, 2019

Join in the protest of fossil fuels to climate change !!!

News Conference and Protest Pickets Set for April 9, 2019

From Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC),

Details — 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.

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.

Co-Hosts Include: Center for Coalfield Justice, Indigenous Environmental Network, Sierra Club, Breathe Project, Mountain Watershed Association, Climate Reality Project, and more!

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.

Schedule · Tuesday, April 9, 2019 — 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Press Conference – Behind WVU Visitors Resource Center (Tree of Diversity Mosaic), Noon to 12:30 PM

Protest – In front of Marriott at Waterfront Place along Don Knotts Blvd. 12:30 – 3:00 PM

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