“Members of Allegheny County Clean Air Now (ACCAN), the neighborhood group credited for taking down Shenango, don’t want people to forget how bad it was before the plant’s owner, the Detroit-based company DTE Energy, decided to throw in the towel. So they decided to publish Living Downwind, a book about life before and after the closing. . . .
“Popovich believes the book could serve as an environmental justice guide showing citizens how to effectively band together and fight against harmful corporate interests.
“’Here’s a way to push back against the super powerful,’ he says, pointing out how it could empower people currently suffering from pollution in places like Cheswick, where a coal-fired plant is still active, or for those in Beaver County worried about the upcoming Shell ethane cracker plant.”