From Huffington Post
AP | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Posted: 11/20/2012 10:17 am EST
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The University at Buffalo on Monday closed its seven-month-old shale gas research institute, which was under investigation by the State University Board of Trustees after a group of professors accused it of having undisclosed ties to industry.
UB President Satish Tripathi acknowledged that the university’s policies governing disclosure of financial interests had been “inconsistently applied” and the appearance of independence and integrity of the institute’s research impacted.
“Research of such considerable societal importance and impact cannot be effectively conducted with a cloud of uncertainty over its work,” Tripathi said in a letter to the university community announcing the closure. He said the decision followed an internal assessment of the institute. Continue reading
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Tagged Corruption, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, industry lies, natural gas, scientific fraud, shale gas, Shale Resources and Society Institute, SRSI, study, UB, University at Buffalo
Folks from the Croatan were excited to participate in the following 2012 post-rondy action against fracking in the Marcellus at the Moshannan State Forest in Pennsylvania, organized by Marcellus Earth First! The lesson we’ve learned from this action is that different people whose bioregions who are being affected by this dangerous type of energy extraction can fight this together, and that our effectiveness is not stifled or bound by laws or state lines.
At it’s high point, this road blockade had over 100 people assisting it over a few mile stretch of road. Workers within the well pad were prevented from moving machinery in or out of the forest, and the well pad was shut off just an hour or so after the blockade was put in place. Workers were invited to leave the site although they declined to do so. During the twelve hour blockade the site was fairly easy to access and people from the outside rally were able to walk in and out to observe. A mother and newborn baby casually walked through the site and locals came by to give homemade pies to the occupiers. At some tense points workers got into their bulldozers and attempted to drive through the slash pile blockades. Multiple times folks linked arms in front of the bulldozers and put their bodies in the line to prevent them from passing, and to protect the lives of their friends in the tree sit. The blockade lasted 12 hours and resulted in very few arrests, and mostly just citations. For more information on the road blockade that stopped this well from fracking, read the story below reposted from the Earth First! Newswire. Continue reading
Reposted from Riverkeeper
By Mackenzie Schoonmaker and Mike Dulong
Every time the gas industry fracks, the public loses. We forfeit an enormous amount of fresh water from our rivers, lakes and streams, and we get a toxic waste disposal nightmare in return.
Rather than acknowledge these losses and work toward real solutions, the gas industry consistently sidesteps these issues, and falsely claims to have fixed them. Recently, Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon told us: “We heard that we were using too much water, so today we recycle 90% to 100%.” He later stated: “Then you talk about water consumption, and we start to recycle 99%.” Unfortunately, like so many of the industry’s empty promises, this story is not consistent with the reality of how much water the gas industry uses and how much waste it generates. Continue reading
Urgent Action Needed! Pro Fracking PR Hack Descends Upon Chapel Hill: Tell Flyleaf Books to Cancel Event Immediately! (Please Forward Widely) UNC’s Humanities in Action program plans to bring the president of an oil and gas company that makes money off of hydraulic fracturing to speak in support of this dangerous natural gas extraction practice at a local independent bookstore called Flyleaf Books. There will be no one present to tell the other side of the story: that fracking has caused major disasters all over the country from well explosions, to methane leached in to water aquifers, poisoned families, carcinogens and hundreds of toxins leached into our rivers. The event is scheduled for December 7th from 3:30-5 p.m. and tickets cost $20.
Let’s stop this corporate charade – Tell Flyleaf Books to cancel this event! Our water and environment are more important than corporate profits! Quotes from their flyer: “We live in a society that cannot function in its present state without access to copious amounts of fossil fuels. How can we extract these resources …? What is the science behind oil and gas extraction? Where are the deposits and how can we get them? Dr. Carl Trowell, President of WesternGeco, the geophysical services division of Schlumberger, will be on hand to explain oil and gas exploration and drilling from the perspective of those who do it.”
Say no to corporate greed and defend our water supply by contacting Flyleaf books now at (919) 942-7373 located at 752 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. And e-mail, too at email@example.com It is time to say no to dirty energy! You can also contact the humanities department at UNC at 919-962-1544 and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
www.slb.com The Oil Company making money off of poisoining people’s well water
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