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Penn State Shies Away From Natural Gas

If you’ve had qualms about fracking for natural gas in the Northeast, you will still have those concerns. However, you can rest easy that your university will no longer influence the research of Marcellus Shale.

This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition announced that its biannual report on natural gas reserves will not contain any authors from Penn State. The school is located in the middle of the Marcellus Shale region and has been an educational hub as well. Since no Penn State researchers will be associated with the report, the university’s name will be omitted, according to EMS professor Michael Arthur.

Previous Penn State authors are no longer affiliated with the university or are too busy with other projects. The university has also been a lightning rod of criticism over industry funding, its secrecy, and the environmental safety of hydraulic fracturing. Last month, the Responsible Drilling Alliance asked the Middle States commission to evaluate natural gas research in its accreditation review.

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About the Author

Doug Dooling, Jr.

I am a staff writer for Onward State. I graduated as a Nittany Lion with Honors in 2013. Now, I am back in Happy Valley to earn a degree at the Penn State Law. Outside of politics and government, my interests include college football, soccer, Irish history, and astronomy.


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