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A New Kind of Frackademia? New Environmental Inspectors Offered Free Industry-Funded Classes on Fracking

A New Kind of Frackademia? New Environmental Inspectors Offered Free Industry-Funded Classes on Fracking
At a seminar titled “Staying Ahead of Federal and State Regulations: A Partnership with Academia and Government,” officials from Pennsylvania State University and the University of Texas described how gifts from companies like ExxonMobil allowed their universities, along with the Colorado School of Mines, to offer state regulators free classes on oil industry best practices, travel and accommodations included.
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Gen. Petraeus Coddles Dirty Frackers in His College Course

Gen. Petraeus Coddles Dirty Frackers in His College Course
Ousted former CIA chief Gen. David Petraeus is teaching oil-funded studies at an honors college in New York City this fall. According to the syllabus, "frackademia" studies that are kind to the oil and gas industry will be used to teach students about energy issues.
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