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Press Release: New Tool Tracks Petrochemical Incidents Across the United States

February 1, 2024

Data gathered in 2023 by Beyond Petrochemicals reveals that on average, a petrochemical incident occurred every four days in the United States.

Press Release: Ingleside, Texas Denies Permit for Proposed Ammonia Plant

January 18, 2024

Responding to overwhelming opposition, the city council’s decision presents a major setback for embattled efforts to build the toxic petrochemical plant.

Press Release: EPA Announces It Will Assess Risks of Vinyl Chloride and Four Other Petrochemicals

December 14, 2023

“The day these chemicals are banned in this country can’t come soon enough.”

Statement: Burna Boy Publishes Letter Addressing Global Plastics Treaty Negotiations

November 13, 2023

His letter calls out the consequences of petrochemical pollution that “has infiltrated multiple facets of our lives, tainting our air and water.”

Statement: Corpus Christi Petrochemical Plant Announces “Pause” on Construction

October 6, 2023

“Let’s make this pause permanent,” said Heather McTeer Toney, Executive Director, Beyond Petrochemicals.

Press Release: Beyond Petrochemicals Marks First Anniversary With Five Victories

September 21, 2023

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Beyond Petrochemicals campaign and its partners are celebrating progress made and a shared commitment to the work ahead.

Statement: Garyville Chemical Fire Highlights Dangers of Continued Investment in Petrochemicals

August 28, 2023

“The costs to our health and our environment are too high to continue building plants like the Marathon facility in Garyville,” said Heather McTeer Toney, Executive Director of Beyond Petrochemicals.

Press Release: First-Ever Study Reveals the Hard Truths Behind Soft Drinks’ Plastic Bottles: Beverage Industry Supply Chain Riddled with Carcinogens, Emissions and Contamination

May 23, 2023

New report from Defend Our Health and Beyond Petrochemicals shows how PET plastic bottles are threatening public health, environmental justice, and climate progress in the U.S.

Op-Ed: East Palestine Disaster Shows How Philanthropy Can Halt Chemical Accidents in Their Tracks (Chronicle of Philanthropy) 

May 16, 2023

Ansje Miller writes, “Barely a day goes by without the news of another toxic-chemical disaster poisoning the water we drink or the soil where our children play… Yet the response of advocates and grant makers to the East Palestine derailment shows what’s possible if philanthropy becomes more engaged in this issue.”

Article: Petrochemical industry in Louisiana plans a ‘defense’ amid growing opposition (The Guardian)

May 4, 2023

After residents of America’s “Cancer Alley” in Louisiana put a national spotlight on their fight for a healthy environment, the state’s economic interests and petrochemical giants are backing the creation of a new “sustainability council” to counter grassroots activists.

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