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Former Transportation Secretary to Discuss Emission Standards at DU

Rodney E. Slater, U.S. secretary of transportation under President Bill Clinton and chairman of the industry group Driving America’s Future, will discuss fuel emission standards and proposals to change them.
Slater and his organization support focusing on alternative fuels and new technologies as long-term solutions to reduce gasoline consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Slater, who also served as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, will address emission issues with representatives from Duquesne University’s School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, its Center for Environmental Research and Education (CERE), and the Donahue Graduate School of Business.

Sustainable development, including energy efficiency, is a topic of strong interest among Duquesne faculty and students. In partnership with Duquesne’s Facilities and Management staff, CERE is conducting a comprehensive inventory of campus-wide greenhouse gas emissions that will result in a plan to reduce these emissions, which are contributors to global climatic change. Additionally, Duquesne’s business school has launched a new MBA in Sustainability.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Duquesne Union, Room 613, at Duquesne University

AVAILABILITY: Media are invited to attend the morning discussion. Afterward, Slater also will be available for brief interviews.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.