The Economics of Ecology to be Examined by Duquesne Panel
At a time when the federal sequestration budget cuts are impacting natural resources such as the U.S. National Parks, Duquesne University's Center for Environmental Research & Education (CERE) will hold a panel discussion to explore how sound ecological policy stimulates the economy.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is set for Thursday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in the Pappert Lecture Hall of the Bayer Learning Center. A reception will follow.
"It's important to realize that environmental stewardship and preservation of our natural resources have high economic import," said Dr. John Stolz, director of CERE.
As an example, Stolz noted that high-quality streams and rivers for fishing and recreation generate significant dollars toward local economies. "We're trying to rebut this idea that environmental regulations negatively impact the economy," Stolz said.
- Patricia DeMarco, energy and environment policy analyst
- Roy Kraynyk, director of land protection, Allegheny Land Trust
- Dr. Nagaraj Sivasubramaniam, associate professor, Palumbo•Donahue School of Business
- John Wenzel, director, Powdermill Nature Reserve.
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