April 30, 2021

PennFuture responds to U.S. Steel cancelling upgrades to Mon Valley Works

"U.S Steel's announcement is its latest broken promise," said PennFuture President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo. "Is there no end to the disappointment Mon Valley residents and workers must endure at the hands of U.S. Steel's falsehoods? These investments would have been a gamechanger for the Mon Valley Works, but now they will not materialize as the company conveniently characterizes this as a business decision. Will the disillusionment of residents in these communities be felt in the same manner by those elected officials and other champions who heralded U.S. Steel's announcement in May 2019? U.S. Steel is a toxic neighbor to these communities, and with this deflating announcement stands to poison its human relationships in the same manner it poisons our air. Each and every resident in the Mon Valley deserves better than this, as does anyone who cherishes clean air in the region."  


PennFuture is leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania, fighting big polluters with legal muscle, enforcing environmental laws, and supporting legislative policy that protects public health. PennFuture is engaging and educating citizens about the realities of climate change, and giving them the tools needed to influence lawmakers on the issues. Visit www.pennfuture.org for more information.

Jared Stonesifer
Director of Media Relations