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University of Tennessee "Frackademia" Program Put to Rest, For Now

Steve Horn | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

It remains to be seen whether fracking on UT-Knoxville's land will morph into a centerpiece of the university's funding drives going forward. For now, the Cumberland Forest lives another day unfracked.

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.