Davis: U.S. Steel’s broken promises to the Mon Valley

McKEESPORT, April 30 – State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, issued the following statement following U.S. Steel’s announcement that it will cancel plans for $1 billion in upgrades to the Mon Valley Works steel mill due to the company’s recent environmental sustainability goals:

“I have always supported U.S. Steel’s reinvestment project in the Mon Valley Works, which is why I am deeply disappointed that the company has broken its promise to the Mon Valley and its own workers by scrapping a plan that would have made the Mon Valley Works the first project of its kind, provided cleaner air for our community and good jobs that would have helped this area prosper for decades. I believe that we can create family-sustaining jobs and a clean environment.

“I remain committed to working with our region’s businesses, communities and elected leaders to continue to improve our region’s long-term economic future and bring sustainable investment and development into our communities.”