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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:27 PM

UTexas researchers caught with hands in Big Oil cookie jar; fracking study pulled from website

Damning Review of Gas Study Prompts a Shakeup at the University of Texas

"The University of Texas said today that it has accepted the findings of a damning independent review of the preparation of a report on potential impacts of shale gas drilling by the school’s Energy Institute. The school said it will undertake six recommended actions, the most significant being the withdrawal of papers from the Energy Institute’s Web site related to the report until they are submitted for fresh expert review.

In its news release, the university said that the lead investigator, Professor Chip Groat, retired last month and the institute’s director, Raymond Orbach, resigned.

The independent review, by a trio of noted science administrators and scholars, expressly did not examine the quality of the study’s findings, but focused on issues related to its creation — particularly what it deemed to be serious problems with undisclosed financial interests (earlier Dot Earth coverage is here)."


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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:50 PM

1. Will they have to disgorge?

Will UT suffer any significant penalties? If something comparable happened in the Department of Football the press would be relentless in their concern.

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