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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:51 AM

Frackers lose PR foothold at SUNY Buffalo as "Shale Institute" bites the dust



"The State University of New York at Buffalo announced Monday that it was closing down its newly formed Shale Resources and Society Institute, which was devoted to the study of hydraulic fracturing, citing 'a cloud of uncertainty over its work.'

The institute’s first study, released in May, drew sharp criticism for being biased in favor of the oil and gas industry.

In a letter addressed to the 'university community,' President Satish K. Tripathi said he was closing the institute after an internal assessment that determined that it lacked “sufficient” faculty presence, that it was not consistent enough in disclosing its financial interests and that the credibility of its research was compromised because of questions over its financing."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/nyregion/suny-buffalo-will-end-controversial-fracking-institute.html?_r=0

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wtmusic Nov 2012 OP
patrice Nov 2012 #1
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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:03 AM

1. K&R

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:18 AM

2. K&R

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:33 AM

3. Good.

> it lacked “sufficient” faculty presence,
> that it was not consistent enough in disclosing its financial interests
> and that the credibility of its research was compromised because of questions over its financing."

Industry astroturfers and their enablers.


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