The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Work continues at a shale gas well drilling site in St. Marys, Pa. on March 12, 2020.

Pitt studies link unconventional natural gas developments to childhood cancer, asthma attacks

By Spencer Levering, Senior Staff Writer September 7, 2023

When three recent Pitt studies linked fracking to negative health outcomes, the results did not surprise Lucy Zhang. They described the research as “important,” but said waiting for change to happen...

State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny.

Q&A: Dan Frankel talks abortion, Pitt’s in-state tuition discount ahead of Tuesday’s midterms

By Rebecca Johnson, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2022
The Pitt News sat down with state Rep. Dan Frankel, who is running to retain his seat in Tuesday’s midterms, to discuss his policy platforms that impact Pitt students and other state races.
The Green Space | What the Frack?

The Green Space | What the Frack?

By Sarah Stager, Contributing Editor September 17, 2020
I decided to peer down the metaphorical fracking well — and here’s what I found.
Rep. Conor Lamb, D-17, criticized a bill that would impose a nationwide ban on fracking by 2025 in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, voicing concern that the proposal would take jobs away from many hard working people in Pennsylvania.

Editorial: Eliminating fracking: Lamb is out of line

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 16, 2020
Lamb faced scrutiny on Friday after tweeting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., and calling for Democrats to unite against the proposal.
Pitt Alum James Craig (center) spoke about his plan to run for the District 46 Pennsylvania State Senate seat at the University Club Thursday evening.  (Photo by Christian Snyder | Online Visual Editor)

Pitt alum campaigns for state senate seat

By Christian Snyder, Multimedia Editor February 2, 2018

When James Craig’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2014, his mother, an opioid addict, overdosed on prescription pills and died. Opioids weren’t new for the family — his aunt overdosed...

Ginger Brooks Takahashi (right) protested during the Lawrenceville Steel Foundry Public Hearing Monday night at Arsenal Middle School. (Photo by Aaron Schoen | Staff Photographer)

When environmental groups overstep, progress halts

By Brian Gentry | Columnist December 6, 2017

The auditorium of Arsenal Middle School contained an eclectic mix of people Monday night. In the middle aisle, a sharply dressed younger crowd in scarves and thick-rimmed glasses conversed with representatives...

Editorial: Environmental justice requires more than reviews

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 21, 2015

Many environmentalists thought when Tom Corbett left the Pennsylvania governor’s mansion in January, his silver shield around oil and gas companies left with him. Yet, oil and gas companies are just...

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