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Photo collage used as a cover of a report: photo of dark black smoke, photo of two women looking at a rives, bottom photo of a transparent plastic bottle filled with water on red backround. Text says "Hidden Hazards: The Chemical Footprint of a Plastic Bottle.

Hidden Hazards: The Chemical Footprint of a Plastic Bottle (Defend Our Health and Beyond Petrochemicals)

The report unveils how chemical manufacturers and beverage companies continue to perpetuate environmental racism to produce PET plastic bottles.

Grassroots priorities and need to fight the petrochemicals industry (EGE2 report)

In response to pervasive challenges, Bloomberg Philanthropies has commissioned a body of research to help inform the Beyond Petrochemicals campaign and a set of actions centered around promoting clean energy, climate policies, public health, and supporting local groups working against the petrochemical industry.

Oil and Gas Watch (EIP)

This is a resource detailing the locations of proposed new and expanding oil, gas, and petrochemical infrastructure projects that have been approved or announced since 2012. About 402 of these projects have been built out over the last decade. An additional 434 projects have not yet been constructed.

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

Pilot project on community exposure (Johns Hopkins)

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.

Petrochemical sector carbon emissions (RMI)

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.

Toxic PET report (Defend Our Health)

Worldwide production of all petrochemical plastics exceeded 475 million metric tons in 2019. The petrochemical industry wants to double plastics production again by 2040. Read more in this report from Defend our Health.

Toxic Footprints Dashboard (Planet Tracker)

Toxic Footprints shows how investors are exposed to petrochemical facilities and their toxic releases in the Gulf of Mexico. The work shows the largest investors in the most toxic petrochemical companies and facilities in the region, and which chemicals post the largest risk to human health. Use this dashboard to identify the top polluting investors, corporates, and facilities in the report.

Petrochemicals campaign resource page (CIEL)

The Center for International Environmental law pulled together this informational resources for communities facing the threat of petrochemical pollution and expansion. While this guide is primarily focused on petrochemical developments in the US, some of the information and tools may apply more broadly.