Shell’s Falcon Pipeline would run through Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, transporting the ethane necessary to fuel the cracker plant its building in Western, PA. The cracker creates ethylene, which is used in manufacturing plastics.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will spend the money on projects around the state that treat polluted mine water, stabilize unsafe mine lands, and put out underground mine fires.
The bankruptcy of an Ohio power company is the latest sign of how coal and nuclear plants are struggling. FirstEnergy is also making an unusual request of the Trump administration... and it appears to have the president’s ear.