Shell is resuming operations at its Beaver County cracker plant after agreeing to pay millions for emissions violations.
In a consent order and agreement, Shell acknowledged the facility exceeded limits for air contaminants, agreed to make repairs and pay $10 million.
The governor's office says 25 percent of a $5 million civil penalty will be directed to communities.
Another 5 million will go to environmental projects.
“Pennsylvanians have a constitutional right to clean air and pure water, and my Administration will hold all companies – no matter how big or small – accountable when they violate the laws and regulations protecting our air and water,” said Governor Josh Shapiro. “Shell recognizes that as a company, it must do better, and this $6.2 million commitment to the people of Western Pennsylvania is a down payment on that progress. My Administration will continue to work with Shell to ensure they live up to this agreement, and we will be prepared to hold them accountable for any future violations.”