Take Action

If a facility is being proposed near a community— or if one already exists — there are ways community members can speak out against the construction, expansion, or operation of the facility. This section provides guidance on taking action against petrochemical facilities and their environmental, health, human rights, economic, and climate impacts. Read on to learn how to:

  • identify the threat of a planned or existing facility;

  • prevent or stop the construction or expansion of a petrochemical facility;

  • expose and remedy ongoing pollution from an existing facility; and

  • advance alternatives for economic development, job creation, and sustainable communities.

Identifying Threats

Resisting Construction

Exposing Pollution

Advancing Alternatives

Header photo credit: Mark Dixon, People Over Petro