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June 16, 2020

Letter to Governors Questions Economic Impact of Crackers

Martins Ferry Times Leader, Steubenville Herald-Star, Washington County Observer-Reporter, Wheeling Intelligencer, Weirton Daily Times– The prospect of a petrochemical buildout in the Ohio River Valley was already a divisive issue. It was ballyhooed by some as an economic generator and decried by others for greenhouse gas emissions. Read article.

That scenario became a bit more polarizing Monday when it got a resounding thumb’s down on economics.

Lacking a formal name but not a purpose, a group of economists and engineers sent letters to the governors of Pennsylvania (Tom Wolf), West Virginia (Jim Justice) and Ohio (Mike DeWine). Organizers, according to an emailed news release, said Monday the tri-state region is “not likely” to experience a major buildout or “the kind of job creation that some predict.”

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