BREAKING: Hundreds of Protesters Shut Down Oil & Gas Chemical Supplier to Protest Fracking

8 Jul

UPDATE: Many have been arrested at today’s action for blockading chemical shipments and in attempted lockdowns. One activist is still up in a tripod and being denied support. Please support them by sending donations to the Croatan Earth First! legal fund here 

More photos of the action here

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First tripod sitter and other activists block Momentive facility gate as protesters occupy tanker

By halting delivery of fracking proppants protesters hope to stall fracking efforts in North Carolina. See bottom of article for list of Momentive facilities worldwide, and take action! 

Morganton, NC – On the edge of the western mountain range, protesters with Croatan Earth First! are currently occupying an industrial manufacturing facility owned by Momentive and located at 114 Industrial Drive.  North Carolinians, who have been fighting to prevent hydraulic fracturing from coming to central North Carolina are joined in this action by people from around the country who also oppose shale gas extraction nationwide.  Momentive is one of the largest worldwide distributors of “resin coated proppants,”  a necessary component for fracking.  Each fracturing stage requires approximately 136 tonnes of proppants.   

 “We are here to send a message to the oil and gas industries: we will not stand idly by as you destroy this land, or any other, for your personal profit. Respect existence, or expect resistance,” said an Earth First! activist.

Second tripod blocking Momentive driveway

Second tripod blocking Momentive driveway

The North Carolina legislature plans to begin permitting frack sites as early as March 2015 in the Cumnock Shale Basin located underneath Lee, Moore, Chatham, and surrounding counties.  Fracking has been tied to water aquifer contamination in Pavilion, Wyoming according to an EPA study and linked to high levels of methane in Pennsylvania water wells according to a study by Duke University.  Researchers with Cornell University found that fracking operations nationwide released massive amounts of methane (a greenhouse gas) straight into the atmosphere, and concluded that, if not curbed, would speed climate change faster than carbon emissions. 

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The NC legislature is negotiating on the possibility of legalizing toxic wastewater injection in state or transporting it elsewhere.  The process uses 1-8 million gallons of clean water each time a well is fracked.

  “We are under drought conditions already, yet the oil and gas industry is allowed to pump millions of gallons of water out of our streams.  This is devastating life in our rivers and streams.  To make matters worse they send this water back into the riverways poisoned with radioactive materials,” said organizer Lydia Nickles.  “Preserving our waters is preserving our lives and all life. We want an end to shale gas extraction everywhere.”     

Activists with the Earth First! Movement are calling on people nationwide to resist fracking where they live and organize solidarity actions. 

“Even if you don’t have a rig in your area to shut down, you can affect the industry.   Momentive and other companies that create proppants for the gas industry have facilities nationwide as well as internationally.  It’s time to disrupt the chain of supply.  Go to www.frackindustry.org and organize to take action now!” 

Momentive’s worldwide headquarters are located in Columbus, Ohio and other locations can be found online at:  http://www.momentive.com/locations_home.aspx?id=293

A message from Croatan Earth First!:  “We are acting in solidarity with and take inspiration from the courageous many who have been standing together to take action in the North Carolina capital during Moral Mondays, and we encourage everyone to continue to show our collective power, acting up against the repressive corporate and legislative powers for the liberation of all and the integrity of land, water and air.”

Croatan Earth First! encourages others to follow this example and take action against fracking and proppant manufacturing facilities. Find a location near you:

Momentive Worldwide Locations

Americas

Brazil

Cotia
Parque Alexandre 502Cotia, SP06714-285 Brazil
Curitiba
 Rua Cyro Correa Pereira,2525 – CICCuritiba, PR81450-090 Brazil
Itatiba
Rodovia Engenheiro Constancio Cintra Km 78,5
Distrito Industrial Alfredo Rela
Itatiba, Brazil
13255-846
Montenegro
 RS 124, esquina com via 2MontenegroBrazil
Paulinia
 Fazenda São Franciscos/n° CP 921,Paulinia, Sao Paulo13140-000 Brazil
 

Canada

Calgary
633 6th Avenue, SW, #400Calgary, ABT2P 2Y5 Canada
Edmonton
12621 156th St NWEdmonton, ABT5V 1E1 Canada
St-Romuald
675 PerreaultSt-Romuald, QuébecG6W 7Z9 Canada
Sturgeon
305 Park RdFort Saskatchewan, ABCanada

Colombia

Cali
Calle 154  #1-25Cali, YumboColombia

Mexico

Mexico
 Avenida Juarez No. 40
Int.206
Col. ExHacienda Santa Monica
EDM 54050, Mexico

United States

Alabama

Demopolis, AL
1700 Lock & Dam RoadDemopolis, AL36732 USA

Arkansas

Batesville, AR
2120 N. St Louis StBatesville, AR 72501
Hope, AR
185 North Industrial DriveHope, AR71801 USA

California

Chino, CA
 4045 Cheyenne Court
Chino, CA
91710 USA
Fremont, CA
41100 Boyce RoadFremont, CA94538 USA

Florida

Lakeland, FL
2525 South Combee RoadLakeland, FL33801 USA
New Smyrna Beach, FL
703 South Street 
New Smyrna Beach, FL
32168-5867 USA

Georgia

Columbus, GA
6906 Dixie StreetColumbus, GA31907 USA
Columbus, GA
1201 10th AvenueColumbus, GA31901 USA

Illinois

Argo, IL
8600 West 71st StreetBedford Park, IL60501 USA
Oregon, IL
1449 Devil’s Backbone RoadOregon, IL61061 USA
Westmont, IL
630 Oakmont LaneWestmont, IL60559 USA
 

Indiana

Garrett, IN
 500 North Taylor Road
Garrett, IN
46738-1846 USA

Kentucky

Louisville, KY
1800 Meidinger TowerLouisville,  KY 40216
Louisville, KY
6200 Campground RoadLouisville, KY40216 USA
Louisville, KY(2)
6210 Campground RoadLouisville, KY40216
 

Louisiana

Alexandria, LA
 3901 Sugar House RoadAlexandria, LA71302 USA
Baton Rouge, LA
 18167 East Petroleum DriveBaton Rouge, LA70809 USA
Geismar, LA
9288 Hwy. 75Geismar, LA70734 USA
Gonzales, LA
 9288 Hwy. 75 River RoadGeismar, LA70734 USA
Norco, LA
16122 River RoadWest Site Admin Bldg.Norco, LA70079 USA
 

Montana

Missoula, MT
3670 Grant Creek RoadMissoula, MT59808 USA

New York

Moreau, NY
64 Farnan RoadSouth Glens Falls, NY12803 USA
Tarrytown, NY
 769 Old Saw Mill River Road
Tarrytown, NY
10591 USA
Waterford, NY
 260 Hudson River Road
Waterford, NY
12188 USA
 

North Carolina

Acme, NC
 333 Neils Eddy RoadRiegelwood, NC28456 USA
Charlotte
 1950 Continental Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
28273 USA
Fayetteville, NC
1411 Industrial DriveFayetteville, NC28301 USA
High Point, NC
1717 Ward StreetHigh Point, NC27260 USA
Huntersville
 9930 Kincey Avenue
Huntersville, NC
28078-6468 USA
Lenoir, NC
Miller Hill RoadLenoir, NC28645 USA
Morganton, NC
114 Industrial Blvd.Morganton, NC28655 USA
Reigelwood, NC
333 Neils Eddy RoadReigelwood, NC 28456

Ohio

Columbus, OH
 180 East Broad  StreetColumbus, OH43215 USA
Gahanna, OH
630 Morrison Rd, Suite 300Gahanna, OH43232 USA
Newark, OH
 611 O’Neill Drive SE
Hebron, OH
43025-9680 USA
Richmond Heights, OH
 24400 Highland Road
Richmond Heights, OH
44143-2503 USA
Strongsville, OH
 22557 West Lunn Road
Strongsville, OH
44149-4871 USA
Toledo, OH
 4243 South AvenueToledo, OH43615 USA
Willoughby, OH
 4901 Campbell Road
Willoughby, OH
44094-3366 USA
 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK
4601 S. MacArthurOklahoma City, OK73179 USA

Oregon

LaGrande, OR
62575 Oregon Hwy 82Island City, OR97850 USA
Portland, OR
10915 N. LombardPortland, OR97203 USA
Springfield, OR
470 South Second StreetSpringfield, OR97477 USA
Springfield, OR
610 South Second StreetSpringfield, OR97477 USA
Springfield, OR(2)
155 West “A” A-1Springfield, OR 97477
 

Pennsylvania

Mount Jewett, PA
253 Borden DriveMount Jewett, PA16740 USA

South Carolina

Roebuck, SC
200 Railroad StreetRoebuck, SC29376 USA

Texas

Baytown, TX
8450 West Bay RoadBaytown, TX77520 USA
Brady, TX
45 Acfrac Rd. & Old Mason RoadBrady, TX76825 USA
Cleburne, TX
3202 Windmill RoadCleburne, TX76033 USA
Deer Park, TX
5900 Highway 225Deer Park, TX77536 USA
Diboll, TX
100 W. Borden DriveDiboll, TX75941 USA
Houston, TX
12650 Directors Dr, Suite 100Stafford, TX77477 USA
Houston, TX
15366 Park RowHouston, TX77084 USA
Longview, TX
10 Robert Wilson RoadLongview, TX75602-4886 USA

Washington

Bellevue, WA
 520 112th Ave NE, Suite 220Bellevue, WA98004 USA

West Virginia

Sistersville, WV
3500 South State Route 2
Friendly, WV
26146-9750 USA

Wisconsin

Sheboygan, WI
 2522 South 24th StreetSheboygan, WI53081 USA

 

Asia Pacific

Australia

Brimbank
 Gate 3 – 765 Ballarat Road
Deer Park, VIC
3023
Australia
Brisbane
194 Paringa RdGibson Island, Murarrie, QLD4172 Australia
Somersby
3 Warringah CloseSomersby, NSW2250 Australia
 

China

Nantong
Nantong Economic Tech Development ParkNantong, China
Shanghai
No. 227 Libing Road
Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong
Shanghai 201203
China

India

Bangalore
 The Millenia, Tower B, 4th Floor, Murphy Road, Ulsoor
Bangalore – 560008
India

Japan

Kobe
Kobe International Business Center, North5-5-2 Minatojima Minamimachi,Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo650-0047
Kozuki
Kozuki580-39 Aza Koseno-uchiKuzaki-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo679-5641
Ohta
 Ohta133, Nishi-shinmachiOhta, Gunma373-8505
Japan
Tokyo
Akasaka Park Building5-2-20, AkasakaMinato-ku, Tokyo107-6109Japan

Korea

Seoul
Gu-Plaza Bldg, 8th Fl,63-14,  Sinsu DongSEOUL, 121-854, KOREA
Ulsan
580-3, Hwasan-ri, Onsan-eup, Ulju-gunUlsan,Korea

Malaysia

Sg. Petani
Petani Sdn Bhd (370808-K)C 22 Susur Lencongan Timur Kanan, Kawasan Perindustrian Cendana Sungai Petani0800 Malaysia

New Zealand

Hornby
135 -147 Waterloo Road – Hornby
Christchurch, Canterbury
8042
New Zealand
Mountview
165 Totara Street
Mt. Maunganui
3118
New Zealand

Singapore

Singapore
100 Beach Road#20-01/02 Shaw TowerSingapore 189702

Taiwan

Taipei
11F-1, No. 171 Sung Der RoadTaipei11085 Taiwan

Thailand

Bangkok
3195/6, Vibulthani Tower 11st Floor, Rama IV RoadKlongton, KlongtoeyBangkok10110 Thailand
Rayong
 1/2 M00 4 Asia Industrial Estate
Rayong
21130 Thailand
Samutsakorn
84/2 Moo 4, Tambol Bangtorad Rama II Road, km 41Samutsakorn7400 Thailand
 

 

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Belgium

Louvain
Avenue Jean Monnet 1Ottignies Louvain-la-Neuve,1348 Belgium
Zwijndrecht
 Haven 1053 Nieuwe Weg 1
2070 Zwijndrecht
Belgium

Czech Republic

Pardubice
Areal Uma53354 Pardubice SemtínCzech Republic
Prague
 Luzna 716/2
16000 Prague 6
Czech Republic
Sokolov
Tovární c.p. 209335601 SokolovCzech Republic
 

Finland

Puhos
Teollisuustie 20 BPuhos,FIN-82430 Finland

France

La Rochette
 41 Rue Corot
77000 La Rochette
France
Ribécourt
704, rue Pierre et Marie Curie60772 RibécourtFrance
Rouen
 3 et 5 Rue Barbet76250 Déville-les-Rouen,France
 

Germany

Duisburg
Varziner Str. 4947138 DuisburgGermany
Frielendorf
Glockenrain 234621 FrielendorfGermany
Geesthacht
 Borsigstraße 1-7
21502 Geesthacht
Germany
Iserlohn-Letmathe
Gennaer Str. 2-458642 IserlohnGermany
Leuna
Am Haupttor, Bau 610106237 LeunaGermany
Leverkusen
 Chempark, Building V 7
51368 Leverkusen
Germany
Stuttgart
Fritz Mueller Str. 114Esslingen am Neckar,D-73730Germany
Wesseling, Germany
Bruhler Strasse 1450389 WesselingGermany

Italy

Sant Albano
Via Morozzo, 2712040 Sant Albano SturaItaly
Solbiate Olona
Via Mazzini, 104I-21058 Solbiate Olona, VAItaly
Termoli
 Zona Industriale, Calle Poste 79CP 79 86039 Termoli (CB)
Italy
 

Netherlands

Chamber of Commerce Number 2429476

Bergen op Zoom
Plasticslaan 1, 4612 PX
Bergen op Zoom
The Netherlands
Moerdijk, Netherlands
Chemieweg 254782SJ Moerdijk,The Netherlands
Pernis
Vondelingenweg 601Harbour no. 31903196 KK Hoogvliet Rt, PernisThe Netherlands
Rotterdam
Seattleweg 173195 ND Rotterdam, PortparkThe Netherlands
Rotterdam, Botlek
Chemiestraat 303197 KB Rotterdam, BotlekThe Netherlands
 

Poland

Warzawa
 Oddzial w Polsce ul. Smolenskiego 4/10
01 – 698 Warzawa
Poland

Russia

Moscow
 Ulitsa Smolnaya 24 D125445 MoscowRussia

South Africa

South Africa
 10 Quark Crescent, Linbro Business Park, Sandton
2065 South Africa, Meridian Commercial Tower
South Africa

Spain

Asua
Camino de Sangroniz num 848150 Sondika (Vizcaya)Spain
Barbastro
Pol.  Industrial Valle del Cina22300 Barbastro (Huesca)Spain
Lantarón
Pol. Ind. De Lantero cp 121301213 Lantarón (Alava)Spain
 

Turkey

Turkey
Beykoz, Kavacik Mahallesi Cavusbasi Caddesi Yayabey
Sokagi no. 12, c/o Southern Chemicals (Pty)
Turkey

UK

Barry
Sully Moors RoadSully Penarth, South GlamorganCF64 5YU United Kingdom
Chandlers Ford
School LaneChandlers FordUnited Kingdom
Clayton
Ashton New RoadClayton, ManchesterM11 4AT United Kingdom
Cowie
Station RoadCowie, StirlingFK7 7BQ United Kingdom
Lostock
 5, Cranfield Road, Lostock Industrial Estate, Lostock
Bolton BL 64QD
United Kingdom
Peterlee
North West Industrial EstatePeterlee, Co. DurhamSR8 2HR United Kingdom
Stanlow, United Kingdom
Stanlow Mfg ComplexEllesmere PortCH65 4HB United Kingdom
 

United Arab Emirates

Dubai
 PO Box 17193Jebel AliDubai

14 Responses to “BREAKING: Hundreds of Protesters Shut Down Oil & Gas Chemical Supplier to Protest Fracking”

  1. Croatan Earth First! July 8, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    Reblogged this on Croatan Earth First!.

  2. Katuah Earth First! July 8, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Reblogged this on Katuah Earth First!.

  3. Chuck W July 9, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    GREAT ACTION Croatan EF! Your weblink (http://frackindustry.org/) goes somewhere, but there is nothing of substance yet. Is that because the website is brand new? Anywho, I am working on fracking issues here in TN, and would love to link up with y’all over in NC. Please contact me so we can talk at length.

    • Croatan Earth First! July 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

      It will be updated shortly!

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