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NEW Josh Fox Screening at UB Tonight, More Secret Docs, etc…


Tonight there’s a screening of Josh Fox’s short follow-up documentary to Gasland, entitled “The Sky is Pink.” The event takes place at 7pm in room 12, O’Brien Hall on the UB North Campus. It’s sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild SUNY Buffalo Law Chapter, and the UB Coalition for Leading Ethically in Academic Research (UBCLEAR).

The screening will be preceded by a short presentation on fracking from David Kowalski (Research Professor in Cell & Molecular Biology / author of the Re-Energize Buffalo blog), followed by a discussion of the recent controversy surrounding UB’s Shale Resources and Society Institute.

Below are links to documents released in response to a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request filed by local attorney John Lipsitz. These docs, pertaining to UB’s Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI), compliment the ones Artvoice posted here.


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Two weeks ago, the SUNY Board of Trustees resolved to look into the SRSI. According to this September 13 Buffalo News story: “We’ll follow what the board has asked us to do,” UB Provost Charles F. Zukoski said Wednesday. “I would imagine they would like it within a week or two, and we’re very happy to write them that report.”

We’re now two weeks out from the request, but no word yet on the report to the SUNY Trustees.