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Clean air policies go up in smoke

Clean air policies go up in smoke

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018

Filed under City, Health, News, Top Stories

Pittsburgh isn’t a newcomer to low rankings in air quality. The city is ranked the eighth worst city in the country for particle pollution by the American Lung Association and received straight-F grades for particle pollution and ozone levels.

Activist warns of cracker plant consequences

Activist warns of cracker plant consequences

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

Filed under Top Stories

When Mark Dixon found out Shell Oil Company planned to build a petrochemical plant in nearby Beaver County, he immediately thought of the pollution and environmental devastation that would soon take place there. “It really pissed me off,” Dixon said. In an event sponsored by the Student Office ...

Cracker plant creates controversy

Cracker plant creates controversy

By Remy Samuels | For The Pitt News

October 5, 2017

Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

Despite the promise of creating 600 permanent jobs, the ethane cracker plant being built about 40 minutes northwest of Pittsburgh by car continues to face scrutiny from environmental groups. Shell Chemical Appalachia decided in 2012 that Beaver County would be the site of a new $6 billion plant to...

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