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Anti-Frack Group to Protest Shale Institute

New Yorkers Against Fracking will protest the UB Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI) outside the SUNY Board of Trustees meeting in Albany today at 12:30pm, according to this report on the Politics on the Hudson blog.

From the group’s press release:

“In the wake of University of Buffalo professors questioning the independence of the Institute, a report detailing errors in a report issued by the University of Buffalo Shale Resources and Society Institute, and news accounts that detail that the authors’ ties to the oil and gas industry were not appropriately disclosed, students and anti-fracking activists are pushing SUNY to stop supporting the University of Buffalo Shale Resources and Society Institute.”

What an embarrassing moment for new SUNY trustee Angelo Fatta, who left his position as chairman of the UB Foundation Board in June, in order to step into his new trustee position at SUNY. After all, funding for the SRSI report came from the UB Foundation, while he was chairman, according to a UB spokesman.