Public Colleges Feel the Heat From Gas Boom

Above the shale, academics debate fracking and industry influence

Brian McAdoo, Vassar College

Colleges near the shale-gas region can provide an up-close perspective on fracking. These earth-science students from Vassar College will visit anti-fracking activists in addition to this drilling rig in northeastern Pennsylvania.
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Shale-gas fracking is sure to bring all kinds of changes to Ohio. But what administrators and trustees at Ohio University are concerned about at the moment is who will control whether their land gets fracked.

In years past, individual boards of...

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