TV News LIES

Monday, Sep 25th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Environment Critics question university research funded by shale gas industry

Critics question university research funded by shale gas industry

E-mail Print PDF

Fracking studyProfessors funded by the shale gas industry have produced influential research supporting the industry at major institutions including Penn State University and the University of Texas at Austin and don’t always disclose where the money is coming from.

There’s a growing backlash against the practice. State University of New York trustees last week ordered a review of the University at Buffalo’s shale gas institute after faculty members complained that authors of a controversial report were tied to the industry.

The University of Texas at Austin last month named a panel of experts to review its own controversial pro-industry study. The Texas report found no evidence of groundwater contamination from “fracking,” the process of injecting high-pressure water and chemicals underground to free gas inside shale rock.

But the professor who led the study, Charles Groat, failed to mention he’s on the board of a company engaged in fracking that paid him $400,000 last year.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Puerto Rico dam failure prompts mass evacuation

Damaged dam prompts mass evacuation in PR Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate some 70,000 people downstream of a failing dam in the...

Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria devastates DominicaHurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime...

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as devastating Category 4 storm

Maria hits Puerto RicoOne of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off...

Study shows Arctic sea ice continues to melt considerably

Arctic ice continues to meltArctic sea ice shrank to roughly 4.7 million square kilometers in September, making the sea ice...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!