Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Threat to Streams

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Threat to Streams

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Lost in the midst of the never-ending scandals surrounding Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is the unprecedented assault he has led on the environmental regulations that protect our air and water quality and reduce the effects of climate change.

As an avid angler who has fished all over Pennsylvania, out West and in the South, I think it is heartbreaking to see Mr. Pruitt trying to dismantle environmental protections like the Clean Water Rule that are meant to protect our aquatic life. Those of us who fish and hunt know that without clean water and good habitat, there would be no fishing and hunting.

Our native fish, animals and plants have evolved over time to withstand changes in our climate. But temperatures now are rising faster than ever, threatening some of the world's finest trout streams. …

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