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Pitt protesters pressure Peduto on Shell plant

Free the Planet, an environmental organization at Pitt, organized Friday morning’s banner drop off of Smithfield Street bridge in protest of the construction of Beaver County’s ethylene cracker plant. (Photo courtesy of Mark Dixon)

By Jon Kunitsky | For the Pitt News

June 6, 2018

The seven-year-long battle over an ethane cracker plant between Shell Chemical, the petrochemicals arm of Royal Dutch Shell, and clean-climate activists took another turn Friday morning when a group of Pitt alumni and current students took to the Smithfield Street Bridge to drop a banner in protes...

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