Shell Cracker Brings Economic Hope; Environmental Concerns

BEAVER COUNTY, PA — The Shell presence has had a mixed effect on small businesses and residents.

For some, the arrival of Shell has been transformational. Others are more cautious but have welcomed some of the diversity and change the Shell project has brought.

“Anytime somebody says they want to spend five billion dollars in your community, you got to feel the impact of that and you’ve got to figure out a way to make it work,” says Jack Manning, Beaver County commissioner.

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