Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto explains why he isn’t backing the Green New Deal, but why he is also opposed to fracking | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

In October, Peduto came out against the potential build-out of cracker plants and advocated for the region to wind down fracking. Natural-gas fracked from wells in Southwestern Pennsylvania is then sent to cracker plants, where it’s processed into plastic pellets. A cracker plant is currently under construction in Beaver County, and is permitted to emit 2.2 million tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of adding more than 480,000 cars to the region.

Source: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto explains why he isn’t backing the Green New Deal, but why he is also opposed to fracking | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

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