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June 15, 2020

Tri-State Economists Warn Leaders ‘Dirty Industry’ Won’t Bring the Jobs They’re Banking On

ABC27.com, WTRF.com – Regional economists are warning tri-state governors that the petrochemical boom is a ‘non-starter’… meaning the Ethane Cracker Plant potentially making its way to Dilles Bottom could be a giant leap in the wrong direction. Read article.

Citing a years-long trend of declining profit margins of the Beaver County plant, a group of faculty members from regional colleges and universities are saying the shell cracker plant model will not live up to its promise of bringing jobs and money to the Ohio Valley.  

Coined a ‘dirty industry’, increased air pollution may deter other up-and-coming business from setting up shop on Ohio Valley soil. 

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