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How Eastern Shore counties are keeping up with challenges of recycling

The costs and challenges of recycling programs are putting Eastern Shore counties in the crosshairs. Here's how they're handling it.
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Louisiana judge vacates state air permits for $9.4B plastics complex in chemical corridor

A Louisiana district court judge on Wednesday vacated state air permits granted to a Taiwan-based company looking to construct a $9.4 billion plastics complex in St. James Parish, further stalling a controversial project that has faced backlash from some residents and environmental advocates.
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In Beaver County, the cracker plant’s opening is finally near, bringing clouds of hope and fear

Shell’s new steel city on the Ohio River — a massive industrial castle whose construction has employed thousands of workers for years and stirred dread and excitement among those observing from afar — will soon begin producing tiny plastic pellets, the apotheosis of more than 10 years of expectations.

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Amid hopes and fears, a plastics boom in Appalachia is on hold

The rise of fracking in Appalachia has fed visions of turning the Ohio River Valley into a petrochemical and plastics hub. But overproduction of plastic, opposition to natural gas pipelines, and public concern about rampant plastic waste are upending those plans.
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Pennsylvania state prosecutors abruptly halt pipeline probe announcement

Pennsylvania's attorney general abruptly canceled a news conference Monday at which he was apparently poised to announce criminal charges against the developer of a pipeline network that transports natural gas liquids across southern Pennsylvania.

Appalachian communities talk gas, plastics, and inequity with federal energy officials
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Appalachian communities talk gas, plastics, and inequity with federal energy officials

The Department of Energy is collecting perspectives from Ohio Valley communities impacted by the ethane and petrochemical industries.
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Gazprom's biggest Arctic field will fuel new petrochemical plant

Based on resources from the Tambey field, the natural gas company starts building of a major LNG and polymer plant.
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