Cracker

Brittany Patterson / Ohio Valley ReSource

Environmental groups have reached a settlement agreement with a petrochemical company  in Ohio to beef up air pollution controls at a proposed petrochemical plant along the Ohio River. 

 

Courtesty of the White House

President Donald Trump Tuesday toured Shell Chemical’s soon-to-be completed ethane cracker complex in Monaca, Pennsylvania, to tout his administration’s commitment to expanding energy production. The facility is part of what industry boosters hope will be a new plastics and chemical manufacturing base in the upper Ohio Valley, but many residents here worry about the heat-trapping gases and plastic waste such an industry would produce.

Courtesy: Shell Chemicals

 

West Virginia lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday from a top Department of Energy official that the federal government is prioritizing building out a petrochemical industry in Appalachia.

Brittany Patterson / Ohio Valley ReSource

A coalition of environmental groups is challenging an air quality permit issued to a proposed petrochemical plant along the Ohio River.

Brittany Patterson / Ohio Valley ReSource

More than 100 people braved freezing temperatures to both listen and have their say in front of Ohio environmental officials at a recent hearing in Belmont County, Ohio. For the three dozen or so people who testified, the stakes were high.

This Sunday, May 8, point your browser to MountainStage.org at 7pm EST to watch a LIVE recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce via VuHaus.

Sunday's SOLD OUT show at Charleston's Culture Center Theater marks Mountain Stage's 870th episode and features performances by California troubadour Brett Dennen, Colorado indie folkers Elephant Revival, alternative rock band Cracker, Portland soul singer Liz Vice and New York City folk brothers The Lords of Liechtenstein. 

SABIC
SABIC

Chemical maker SABIC is dismantling its former plant near Washington in Wood County.

SABIC spokeswoman Shelia Naab told the Parkersburg News and Sentinel that a majority of the buildings are being demolished as part of an agreement to sell the property.