The positive economic and environmental impacts of Royal Dutch Shell’s petrochemical complex in Potter Township, Beaver County are clear:

…Many of the materials we use to improve our environment include or are made of plastics. Electric cars, for instance, require plastics like polyurethane or ABS – commonly made from refined fossil fuels – to replace traditional metals and decrease the weight of the vehicle, which increases their efficiency and range. For hybrid cars, it allows for better mileage by cutting fuel consumption.