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#1 Party School = #1 Fracking School

The same school whom This American Life deemed the nation's #1 party school has just been labeled, by the same radio program, the #1 fracking school.The episode, Game Changer, shows how Penn State University promoted the work of the professor who discovered the Marcellus Shale's huge natural gas reserve, while ignoring the work of another professor at the University of Pittsburgh who figured out how much toxic stuff ends up in our water at the hands of hydraulic fracking.A great look at how this whole mess got started, including some surprising links between government, corporations, academia and the donors who support them.


July 13, 2011


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