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Demonstration against PNC Bank's financing of the Rover Pipeline

  • PNC Bank East 9th and Euclid Cleveland, Ohio (map)

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 had numerous oil and drilling fluid spills. During the first eight weeks of the project in Ohio, ETP crews racked up 27 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. 

Join us in front of PNC headquarters at the corner of E. 9th and Euclid in Cleveland from 12 noon to 1 pm on Wednesday July 26th to demand that PNC divest from dirty fuels, get out of the pipeline business and cut its ties to Energy Transfer Partners. 

This is a legal, non-violent demonstration.

For more information call Randy Cunningham at 216-245-1073 or email at randino49@gmail.com. Demonstration sponsored by the Cleveland Environmental Action Network (CLEAN).