The Responsible Drilling Alliance has filed a complaint with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education against Pennsylvania State University

Press Release
 “Seeking truth about the consequences of deep shale gas drilling”
P.O. Box 502, Williamsport PA 17703
The Responsible Drilling Alliance has filed a complaint with the
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
against Pennsylvania State University 
The Responsible Drilling Alliance, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, has filed a complaint against Pennsylvania State University. We are asking the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to consider this complaint in the context of the accreditation review of Penn State currently underway.  Like the issue that caused Middle States to begin its current investigation of Penn State, this complaint centers on unethical practices and an abuse of public trust by the university.
Penn State published three papers commissioned and paid for by the shale gas industry as independent research reports. They contained a host of highly exaggerated predictions on jobs, economic development, and tax revenues. These papers profoundly influenced the legislative debate in Pennsylvania in favor of the gas industry and to the detriment of the commonwealth.
Contact person:
Jon Bogle
201 East Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Letter dated September 10, 2012 to Middle States Commission on Higher Education:
 Additional information and supporting documents:

Frackers Fund University Research That Proves Their Case – Bloomberg

Frackers Fund University Research That Proves Their Case – Bloomberg.

Marcellus Shale: Electronic Field Guide

Marcellus Shale: Home.

Marcellus Shale: Electronic Field Guide

The development of Marcellus Shale natural gas resources presents Pennsylvania’s landscapes and citizens with many opportunities and challenges.  This guide is meant to help in forging ahead with the best possible options for Pennsylvania’s future.  In this guide, you will find options for assistance in land management at all stages of infrastructure development.  The guide does not take sides on the issue of Marcellus exploration and encompasses advice for all parties involved.  Only by working together will we ensure that Pennsylvania’s future is strong and its wildlands and wildlife are protected as best as possible.

This guide can be used in multiple ways. The guide’s sections are reflective of the most frequent questions asked by landowners and managers, and gas industry employees.  A reader using the guide can access information from any level using the menu on the left, or via the directory trail across the top of the page.  The guide is also accessible from “Smart Phones” and similar devices.

Economic Impact Study in 5 Counties — Natural Gas — Penn State Extension

Economic Impact Study in 5 Counties — Natural Gas — Penn State Extension.

Corporate funding of Marcellus Shale studies at universities raises alarms

Corporate funding of Marcellus Shale studies at universities raises alarms.

Increased bromide caused by lab error not drilling, researchers say – News – The Times-Tribune

Increased bromide caused by lab error not drilling, researchers say – News – The Times-Tribune.

Final-2011-PA-Marcellus-Economic-Impacts.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Final-2011-PA-Marcellus-Economic-Impacts.pdf July, 2011

Gov. Cuomo hails Pennsylvania study showing economic boom from hydro fracking – NYPOST.com

Gov. Cuomo hails Pennsylvania study showing economic boom from hydro fracking – NYPOST.com.