You should “ wait for the Appalachian City ” and wait while the pandemic causes the plastic factory to stop


A Thailand-based oil and gas company has offered to pay for a new school in Shadyside, Ohio.  But with her local project now on hold, supervisor John Haswell says all he can do is

For a decade, the increased production of US gas led to a boom in petrochemicals. There are big plans for more plants in Appalachia, but the epidemic – and the increased supply of plastic – could crush them.

(Photo credit: Reid Frazier / The Allegheny Front)

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