Fighting Petrochemical Buildout in the Ohio River Valley
In partnership with the Heinz Endowments in the Ohio River Valley in the heart of coal country, we’re building a vibrant climate activist community to fight new petrochemical construction and promote a new economic narrative on clean energy.
This effort is led by two organizers coordinating efforts with our 12 chapters in the area and spearheading a powerful regional coalition, People Over Petro. Together with our coalition partners, our organizers run education campaigns, engage local media, and mobilize communities to pressure decisionmakers at key points.
Recognizing petrochemical plants disproportionately affect historically disadvantaged communities, we’ve partnered with the Ohio Poor People’s Campaign to forge and strengthen relationships with frontline communities throughout the Ohio River Valley. Our goal is to ultimately expand this campaign to other regions facing fossil fuel strangleholds on state and municipal governments.