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Opinion | Trump weakens environmental regulations, leaves streams and wetlands vulnerable

Opinion | Trump weakens environmental regulations, leaves streams and wetlands vulnerable

By Paige Lawler, Senior Staff Columnist January 27, 2020
This rule — a replacement to the Waters of the United States rule that was repealed in September 2019 — is a massively inferior update to the policy it replaces and is the latest of Trump’s careless environmental policies.
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Pitt seeks community input on three policy drafts

By Caroline Bourque, Managing Editor August 20, 2019
Documents open for review include the university’s Electronic Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility draft policy, Nondiscrimination Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action draft policy and Pennsylvania Residency Classification draft policy.
Steven Cohen, former policy advisor of the Environmental Protection Agency and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, spoke to a crowd about climate change and renewable energy in Alumni Hall Monday afternoon. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Contributing Writer)

Focus on policy to fight climate change

By Brian Gentry | Columnist February 28, 2018

Pitt students, alumni and environmental enthusiasts arrived at the William Pitt Union Assembly Room Monday to hear Steven Cohen give a lecture on climate change. Cohen is an unassuming New York City...

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) walks to the senate chamber on July 28, 2017 before voting against the Skinny Repeal bill, which would have repealed the Affordable Care Act. (Alex Edelman/Zuma Press/TNS)

When representatives don’t represent, don’t reelect

By Saket Rajprohat | Senior Columnist August 27, 2017

How does something extremely unpopular become law in our democracy? Congress. Over the past few months I have attempted to keep up with fast-paced news like the GOP’s health care bill’s rapid push...

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