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The 'Shale Crescent,' Also Dubbed the 'Plastic Belt,' Removes the Rust

The region spanning Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania is claiming a new name.
June 23, 2018, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Natural gas production in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania exceeded total production in Texas for the first time," according to the introduction copy to an on-air broadcast of All Sides with Ann Fisher on WOSU.

"The region, dubbed the 'Shale Crescent' and rust belt, is being considered for a new name: The plastic belt," adds the intro.

The broadcast features a journalist, environmentalists, and industry representatives from the oil and plastics industry to discuss the impact of the region's growing industrial might.

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Published on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in WOSU
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