Monday, June 28, 2010

Is PSU's involvement with Marcellus operators tainting objectivity?

Thank you to those who left important comments on our last post.  While Penn State is in fact looking for individuals to help with an ongoing study on the effects of Marcellus drilling in rural areas, some of the monies funding this study *may* in fact be traced back to the oil and gas industry.  Even if that's not the case, the oil and gas industry has reportedly donated funds (in general) to PSU which calls into question whether this or any future studies may be tainted and/or biased.

That said, one individual recommended the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Healthy Environments & Communities (CHEC).  You can read more about CHEC's efforts to monitor and study the effects of Marcellus shale drilling by clicking HERE.  You can share your experiences via their sister site,, and view the data they have collected to date.  There is a wealth of information on each of these related sites.

Many thanks, "Fracked," for passing along this information.  We'll be adding the links to the blog and Facebook tabs momentarily.

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