01 Aug '12, 7pm

Um, might be best if frackademics didn't actually sit on the board of companies whose work they researched. just saying

Like many of my colleagues at the University of Texas School of Law, I was outraged to read in the press that the principal investigator and lead author of a report published under the auspices of the University of Texas’ Energy Institute, entitled “Fact-Based Regulation for Environmental Protection in Shale Gas Development,” had received more than $400,000 in compensation from a shale gas development corporation, held a fiduciary position as a member of the company’s board of directors, and owned more than $1 million in the company’s stock. At first glance, this looks terrible. The conflict of interest is not just apparent; it is obvious. How could someone with such a high stake in the success of a corporation possibly write an objective report on the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and the need for further regulation of that process when the succ...

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