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UB News Website Retracts Shale Institute’s “Peer Review” Claim

The UB Reporter online newspaper has amended its story about the university’s new Shale Resources and Society Institute to make it clear that the institute’s first study was not “peer reviewed,” as originally claimed. Here’s the language:

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story described the report as “peer-reviewed.” This description may have given readers an incorrect impression. The story has been edited to more accurately describe the process by which the report’s authors gathered comments before finalizing their report.

Click here to read the revised story.

The report was issued only six days ago. It took just one day for Scott Anderson—senior policy advisor with the Environmental Defense Fund’s Energy Program—one of the report’s “reviewers” to distance himself from the study.



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  • Mary/Bruce Beyer

    Thank you “Artvoice” and Buck Quigley for continuing to chase down this deceitful nonsense.  

  • William Huston

    Ditto what Mary/Bruce said… !!