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Building on existing efforts led by frontline communities, Beyond Petrochemicals is an $85 million campaign committed to block the expansion of more than 120 proposed petrochemical projects concentrated in three target geographies – Louisiana, Texas, and the Ohio River Valley.

118

Current Industry Proposals

5

Projects Defeated to Date

17M*

Tons of Carbon Emissions Averted

*Potential carbon emissions data is based on air pollution permit applications where available.

Priority facility map

The interactive map below shows the more than 100 proposed petrochemical plants this campaign is working to prevent from being built. Hover and click on the green dots to learn more about the projects that have been defeated to date.

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Moving Beyond Petrochemicals

The campaign will turbocharge existing efforts led by frontline communities to block the expansion of more than 120 proposed petrochemical projects concentrated in three target geographies – Louisiana, Texas, and the Ohio River Valley.

Partners

Over 60 partners on-the-ground are leading the fight against toxic petrochemical facilities in their communities.

Emissions Out the Gate

RMI’s new report Emissions Out the Gate: State of the Refining and Petrochemical Industries provides an overview of the US and global refining and petrochemical industries, their current emissions and forecasted growth, and projected emissions out to 2050.

Chester Hazardous Air Pollutant Monitoring and Assessment Project

This study was designed and conducted by Johns Hopkins University to combine the strengths of different measurement platforms to better characterize the acute and chronic multipollutant neighborhood level risk to fenceline communities.

White cover of a report with black text saying "Chester Hazardous Air Pollutant Monitoring and Assessment Project" and listing author names

Problem Plastic: How Polyester and PET Plastic Can be Unsafe, Unjust, and Unsustainable Materials

This report is published by Defend Our Health, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization working to create a world where all people have equal access to safe food and drinking water, healthy homes, and products that are toxic-free and climate-friendly.

Ohio River Valley Institute Report

Appalachian Petrochemicals Production Capacity Growth Prospects Dimming as Global Markets Shift.

Cover of a report with a photo of chemical plant glowing at night
Beyond Coal logo

In 2011, Mike Bloomberg partnered with Sierra Club in the Beyond Coal campaign, which has delivered the greatest carbon emissions reduction in U.S. history, with over two-thirds of coal plants in the US retired or proposed to retire since the start of the campaign.

Beyond Carbon logo

Building on Bloomberg’s success with Beyond Coal, Beyond Carbon was launched in June of 2019 as the largest coordinated campaign in the U.S. to move the country off fossil fuels with a $500 million investment from Mike Bloomberg. The program also rallied support for climate-forward political candidates in key states across the U.S.

Top photo: Touring a petrochemical site in the New Orleans area known as Cancer Alley.