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Fuel for Energy Research

Fuel for Energy Research

Carbon Sink, an art installation at University of Wyoming that was removed after state leaders and industry supporters perceived it was critical of coal development and energy exploration in the state (University of Wyoming)
Carbon Sink, an art installation at University of Wyoming that was removed after state leaders and industry supporters perceived it was critical of coal development and energy exploration in the state (University of Wyoming)

The collision of environmental research and energy industry funding has earned the derisive moniker of “frackademia,” and been clouded by questions over industry’s bias at state universities and academic programs.

My January 21, 2013 story, “Oil and gas companies pour money into research universities,” in High Country News explores the deepening relationship between the energy industry and university research, and how colleges are trying to maintain their scientific integrity, research funds and even their aesthetics — a task some are handling better than others.

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