Demonstration against PNC Bank's Financing of the Rover Pipeline
PNC is a major financer of the Rover Pipeline. Why is this a bad thing? The Rover Pipeline will run 365 miles across Ohio to transport fracked gas to the Gulf of Mexico and Canada from Marcellus and Utica shale deposits in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It will cross – and endanger the integrity – of 18 major streams and rivers in Ohio. It will further delay our shift to renewable sources of energy, and the methane coming from wells will accelerate global warming. PNC is financing the pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners (ETP). ETP has a reputation for reckless disregard of environmental protections, numerous oil and drilling fluid spills and utter contempt for any community or landowner who gets in its way. During the first five weeks of the project in Ohio, ETP crews racked up 18 violations of the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act. The worst spill happened in April, when a 2 million-gallon ETP spill of drilling fluid buried a protected Ohio wetland in Stark County under an area equivalent to 8 football fields. Areas that have suffered such spills never recover. Ohio has fined ETP for this spill, and the Federal Energy Resource Commission has suspended ETP from any drilling for the project. Energy Transfer Partners was a prime backer of the DAPL pipeline that the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a coalition of native American tribes fought through 2016 in the face of militarized police and security agencies, and mass arrests that have been repudiated by the courts. PNC, in short, is financing the project of a rouge, criminal corporation with a proven track record of corporate lawlessness. For more information call Randy Cunningham at 216-245-1073 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Demonstration sponsored by the Cleveland Environmental Action Network (CLEAN).
1900 E 9th St
Cleveland, OH 44114
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