US Steel Backs Out of Edgar Thomson Fracking Well Scheme

"Our community worked with local political leaders to protect ourselves from an outrageously dangerous plan..."

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Climate and Energy

For Immediate Release

Today, US Steel announced that it was abandoning its plan for a fracking well at the Edgar Thomson mill in East Pittsburgh. 

The dangerous scheme to drill in a densely populated community has drawn intense opposition from the start. 

In response, Food & Water Watch Pennsylvania State Director Megan McDonough released the following statement: 

“Since the day this fracking plan was announced, this community has fought to stop this project. We know all too well the dangers of fracking, and folks in the Mon Valley are sick of being the sacrifice zone for the fossil fuel industry. 

“While folks like John Fetterman were siding with the frackers, our community worked with local political leaders to protect ourselves from an outrageously dangerous plan hatched by an out-of-state corporation to drill a new fracking well in a densely-populated community.”

Contact: Megan McDonough, [email protected]