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ERIC Number: EJ993082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul-16
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Public Colleges Feel the Heat from Gas Boom
Carlson, Scott
Chronicle of Higher Education, Jul 2012
Shale-gas fracking is sure to bring all kinds of changes to Ohio. But what administrators and trustees at Ohio University are concerned about at the moment is who will control whether their land gets fracked. In years past, individual boards of trustees, for the most part, controlled the land at the state's colleges and universities. But a new law directs Ohio's state institutions to inventory their parcels and determine whether gas companies can drill on them--with the state pushing the colleges to offer up their land. Higher education can hardly ignore the money and jobs that shale-gas drilling brings. But colleges also have a role in protecting their communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio