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Editorial | Pennsylvania politicians need to take Clairton pollution seriously

Editorial | Pennsylvania politicians need to take Clairton pollution seriously

By Pitt News Editorial Board

June 18, 2019

We place trust in these politicians to protect us, and their refusal to acknowledge the health and environmental violations is doing the opposite.

Editorial: To protect Mon Valley, U.S. Steel must change

Editorial: To protect Mon Valley, U.S. Steel must change

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 18, 2019

The Clairton Coke Works plant has a long history of pollution violations. With the health of local residents at stake, U.S. Steel must finally commit to improving the coke plant’s track record.

Clean air policies go up in smoke

Clean air policies go up in smoke

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018

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

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

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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