Shell Chemical Appalachia’s petrochemical complex has begun to rise from a dusty Beaver County brownfield that follows a slow bend in the Ohio River near Monaca. It took hefty tax incentives to secure it. The nation’s largest zinc smelter was razed to make room for it. More than 7 million cubic feet of…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Shale gas build-​out raises prospects for jobs and air pollution
For years the well pads, truck traffic and logos of energy companies large and small multiplied across counties like Washington and Greene as southwestern Pennsylvania became a poster child for the rush to extract natural gas trapped in the Marcellus Shale.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh emerges as an arbiter in the polarized debate
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