“Frackademia” By Law: Section 999 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Exposed

By: Tuesday September 3, 2013 5:00 pm

With the school year starting for many this week, it’s another year of academia for professors across the United States – and another year of “frackademia” for an increasingly large swath of “frackademics” under federal law.

“Frackademia” is best defined as flawed but seemingly legitimate science and economic studies on the controversial oil and gas horizontal drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), but done with industry funding and/or industry-tied academics (“frackademics”).

 

GOP’s Incoming House Science Chair on BP Oil Spill: “That Was Tremendous to Me”

By: Monday December 27, 2010 2:15 pm

Ralph Hall (R-TX) is the unassuming new chairman of the House Science and Technology Committee. Like many Americans these days, Hall considers the pinnacle of American advancement in science and technology to be ‘splosions. There’s no way to read his praise of the BP oil spill – that’s not a typo, I wrote “praise” – in anything approaching a good way.

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