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Flawed UB Report Good Enough for DC Lawmakers?

A few days ago, the Public Accountability Initiative reported how the flawed report produced by the Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI) at the State University of New York at Buffalo has already been used by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer in his testimony before the House Oversight Committee in Washington.

In his position, Krancer was responsible for effectively limiting the number of Notices of (frack) Violations (NOVs) in Pennsylvania. The SRSI report notes the decline in NOVs, and concludes that fracking is getting safer in Pennsylvania. Then Krancer trots out the SRSI report before the house committee. Thus, UB is now implicated in misleading legislators on Capitol Hill.

Click here to read the PAI update.

Meanwhile, Susan Arbetter interviewed Dr. Bruce Pitman, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UB  on the Capitol Pressroom today. Last week on the show, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher called on UB to “counter” the criticism of the SRSI report, but, like a fracking rig, Pitman’s interview may have dug a deeper hole for both the university and its suspect institute.

The program airs locally on WBFO 88.7FM tonight at 8pm.


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