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Opponents and supporters of the proposed Shell cracker plant listen during a meeting of the Potter Township Supervisors as they discuss a conditional use permit application for the plant at the Potter Township Municipal Building on Wednesday.

Potter Township gives final approval for Shell cracker plant

After more than a month of meetings and vocal opposition from residents and environmental groups, the supervisors gave their approval.


Residents opposing the cracker plant hold signs Wednesday asking Potter supervisors to deny an application by Shell Chemical Co. to build a cracker plant.

Shell ethane-cracker plant moves forward with local approval

Township supervisors passed a motion Wednesday to approve Shell’s conditional use of an old zinc plant.


Residents opposing the cracker plant hold signs Wednesday asking Potter supervisors to deny an application by Shell Chemical Co. to build a cracker plant.

Homer City power plant files for bankruptcy, will reorganize

The Indiana County power plant will continue to operate, employ 245 people, and honor contracts with vendors, the company said.


In this Nov. 2, 2016, photo, protesters demonstrating against the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline wade in cold creek waters confronting local police near Cannon Ball, N.D. The cost of policing the Dakota Access pipeline protests in North Dakota is at least $22 million — more than $5 million more than the state set aside last year. Protest-related funding decisions will be made by state lawmakers during the 2017 session. Leaders of the House and Senate appropriation committees say more funding will be approved, though the amount and method isn't known.

Dakota Access protest policing costs exceed $22M

The cost of policing the Dakota Access pipeline protests in North Dakota is $22 million, more than $5 million more than the state set aside


In this 2015 photo, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington. Tillerson, the nominee of President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state, is severing ties with Exxon Mobil through a $180 million retirement package ahead of his Senate confirmation hearing. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Tillerson and Exxon part ways; $180M retirement package

Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, is severing ties with Exxon Mobil ahead of his Senate confirmation hearing



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