From the Associated Press:
Several faculty members at Community College of Philadelphia say their school shouldn’t be accepting funds for a new Energy Training Center from a natural gas industry trade group.
The training center, which will launch in January, will receive $15,000 for student scholarships from the Marcellus Shale Coalition.
In a statement on Wednesday, three faculty members called on the administration to neither accept funds nor collaborate with the shale gas industry in providing “career, certificate and academic programs in the energy field.”
The faculty said they want no part of what they call “an environmentally destructive industry.”
The college said the training center will offer an associate degree in building science and prepare students for careers in the energy conservation industry.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.