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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.

Editorial: Eliminating fracking: Lamb is out of line

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.

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 campaigns for state senate seat

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)

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 and died two years before that, and his father was an addict when diagnosed. His brother also ove...

When environmental groups overstep, progress halts

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

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 from environmental groups such as PennEnvironment and Lawrenceville United. Meanwhile, gruff, blue-...

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 as present as they used to be — at least in the form of fracking. As of now, fracking, the proces...

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