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+ - UT Professor Resigns Over Fracking Conflict of Interest->

Submitted by eldavojohn
eldavojohn (898314) writes "Dr. Charles “Chip” Groat, lead author of a study claiming there was no link between fracking and water contamination, has resigned at the University of Texas along with Dr. Raymond Orbach, the head of UT's Energy Institute. The reason is that Groat served on the board of a drilling company and received compensation totaling over $1.5 million from that entity over the last five years including time he spent writing the study. After the Public Accountability Initiative gave the UT report a thorough beating for failing to mention this it sparked UT to recommend the report's withdrawal. PAI said the original report was “based on literature surveys, incident reports and conjecture” and criticized UT's press from downplaying the many caveats. PAI also said conclusions of the original report were “tentative,” that the press coverage was “inappropriately selective” and “seemed to suggest that public concerns were without scientific basis and largely resulted from media bias.” This study was also covered by Slashdot via MSNBC quoting Groat and calling fracking safe in theory but not in practice."
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