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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:35 PM

Trump claims credit for Shell plant announced under Obama

Source: AP

By Jill Colvin and Josh Boak / Associated Press

MONACA, Pa. — President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for the construction of a major manufacturing facility in western Pennsylvania as he tries to reinvigorate supporters in the Rust Belt towns that sent him to the White House in 2016.

Trump visited Shell’s soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex, which will turn the area’s vast natural gas deposits into plastics. The facility, which critics claim will become the largest air polluter in western Pennsylvania, is being built in an area hungry for investment.

Speaking to a crowd of thousands of workers dressed in fluorescent orange and yellow vests, Trump said “This would have never happened without me and us.” In fact, Shell announced its plans to build the complex in 2012, when President Barack Obama was in office. A Shell spokesman said employees were paid for their time attending Trump’s remarks.

He used the official White House event as an opportunity to assail his would-be Democratic rivals, saying, “I don’t think they give a damn about Western Pennsylvania, do you?”

Read more: https://www.heraldnet.com/business/trump-claims-credit-for-shell-plant-announced-under-obama/



Narcissistic Personality Disorder on full display.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:41 PM

1. "which will turn the area's vast natural gas deposits into plastics"

just what we need more of

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:46 PM

5. Better than burning it!!!

Seriously.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:10 PM

2. "Wouldn't happen without me and us."

Such modesty to share credit.
What the fuck kind of statesman begins his speeches with "you're welcome"?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:40 PM

3. 12 new lies a day (that is the current average).

After 100 days it was 5 new lies a day. He is learning to lie more often and it is normalized.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims/

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:42 PM

4. Still turning in other people's homework I see... nt.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:57 PM

6. He did not have a damn thing to do with it

Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia engaged in a tax competition for the plant. In 2012, Pennsylvania structured a deal requiring Shell to invest at least $1 billion in Pennsylvania and create at least 2,500 construction jobs in exchange for a 25-year tax incentive of $66 million per year and tied to production, reducing Shell's tax by up to 20 per cent. The combined incentive could reach $1.65 billion.[5][6] Shell announced the Pennsylvania site on March 15, 2012.[7] The deal was one of the largest tax incentives in Pennsylvania's history.[1]

Shell began leasing the bulk of the property from Horsehead in 2012, which promptly closed the zinc plant on the site and began cleanup of the site in preparation of potentially opening a cracker plant on the site, which would be used to convert natural gas products into ethylene and then into plastics.[2][8] Shell had selected the site due to the ongoing Marcellus natural gas trend and the site's prime location within the Marcellus Shale.[1] By 2015, after executing several short-term lease extensions, Shell purchased the property outright from Horsehead, and subsequently purchasing other nearby properties, effectively absorbing all of Kobuta.[9][10]

Shell pledged with Beaver County officials on environmental cleanup regardless if it opened the proposed plant, and in a worst-case scenario prepare the area land for at least some sort of future industrial use if Shell decided not to build there. This included building a massive bridge over PA 18, commenced in 2015,[11] to connect both sides of the property without requiring an intersection along the route, as well as a Shell-funded rerouting of PA 18 and infrastructure improvements to I-376. Shell also gave a donation to the Beaver County recycling center so the center could extend its operating hours.[1]

Despite a downturn in oil prices, on June 7, 2016, Shell announced it would build the plant.[3][5] In a press release, Shell stated that 70% of polyethylene customers in North America are within a 700-mile (1,100 km) radius of Pittsburgh and that the location would be more cost-effective for its customers than at existing facilities along the Gulf Coast, which unlike North Central Appalachia are susceptible to the Atlantic hurricane season.[2]

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:27 PM

7. I would like to tell corporations and businesses like Shell

that there's going to be a Democratic party majority and president very soon... and Democrats have long fucking memories.

I want these fucking Donnie Shit for Brains enablers to eat fucking dirt in the not too distant future.

I know that I shouldn't feel that retribution and revenge is necessary, but I also want to make sure that enabling fascism and racism will have long lasting and severe consequences..

I want them to suffer enough that it will be 10,000 years before they even think about enabling an evil piece of amphibian shit like Donnie Short Fingers again.

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