Bloomberg: Faculty Question SUNY-Buffalo About Fracking Institute

State University of New York at Buffalo faculty are seeking more information on industry ties to an institute created to study fracking for natural gas.

A group of 83 professors and staff have requested documents on the founding and funding of the school’s Shale Resources and Society Institute, according to an Aug. 23 “open letter” to the university administration in the UB Reporter, an online faculty newspaper.

The institute released a report in May that didn’t acknowledge “long-term” ties by its authors to the gas industry while it seeks more than $1 million in corporate funding, Bloomberg News reported on July 23.  MORE

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