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Steptoe & Johnson: Shell Selects Pennsylvania Site for Ethane Cracker

By Sharon O. Flanery and L. Gil White Shell Chemical LP (Shell) announced today that it has selected a site to evaluate in Potter and Center Townships in Beaver County near Monaca, PA for its ethane cracker facility. Sites in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio were considered, and officials from...

U.S. EPA Creates Uncertainty in Appalachia with Air Quality Permitting Memorandum

By Armando F. Benincasa In the face of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in late 2012 which struck down United States Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) use of "functional relatedness" in determining whether sources of air emissions should be aggregated for purposes...