Reviewer of UB Frack Study Backs Off
by Buck Quigley - posted 11:38 am, May 17, 2012
Scott Anderson, a senior policy advisor for the Environmental Defense Fund’s energy program was called on to review “Environmental Impacts During Shale Gas Drilling: Causes, Impacts and Remedies,” the first report issued by the State University of New York at Buffalo’s new Shale Resources and Society Institute.
The report was released on Tuesday (5/15). On Wednesday (5/16), Anderson posted this disclaimer.
“While I was a reviewer, this does not mean that all of my suggestions were taken or that I agree with all of the report’s opinions and conclusions,” he writes.
It’s been a rough couple of days for the fledgeling institute. First they come out touting their “peer reviewed” paper. Next, they get jeers for hiring corporate shills to author a slanted PR piece. Now, one of the “peers” is distancing himself from the whole sordid mess.
Now, even the Buffalo News is admitting that something might be rotten.