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Frackademia

Revealed: Gen. David Petraeus' Course Syllabus Features 'Frackademia' Readings

Steve Horn | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

"Frackademia" is shorthand for oil and gas industry-funded research costumed as independent economics or science covering the topic of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking").

Frackademia: University of Tennessee Set to Lease Forest for Fracking, Enriching Governor's Family

Steve Horn | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

"Frackademia" is usually thought of as "studies" conducted by university-based "frackademic" researchers and funded by Big Oil. But UT-Knoxville has taken the game to a whole new level, leasing off land it owns so that it can study "best practices" for fracking in the Volunteer State.

Ties That Bind: Ernest Moniz, Keystone XL Contractor, American Petroleum Institute and Fracked Gas

Steve Horn | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

In other words, the gas industry isn't joking about its desires to export shale gas to the global market, despite paying homage to the necessity to frack for "national security" and domestic energy purposes.

'Frackademia' Strikes Again at USC With 'Powering California' Study Release

Steve Horn | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

"Frackademia" -- shorthand for bogus science, economics and other research results paid for by the oil and gas industry and often conducted by "frackademics" with direct ties to the oil and gas industry -- has struck again in California.