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Illinois People’s Action Calls Out the IPRI on Fracking

Adapted from IPA’s press release See the Youtube video for coverage of the action. Three dozen Illinois People’s Action leaders protested the Illinois Prairie Research Institute’s presentation on fracking last Wednesday evening, condemning the Institute for participating in frackademia, a practice where public universities take industry money and skew research results in the favor of … Continue reading

Fracking: The Oil and Gas Industry’s 1% Definition — And Some of the 99% of the Problems Left Out

by William C. Rau Professor Emeritus of Industrial Sociology, Illinois State University The controversy about fracking starts with its definition. The industry defines fracking as the process of injecting a fluid or gas under pressure to fracture hydrocarbon saturated rock so that oil, natural gas liquids, or methane can be extracted. Many narrow the definition … Continue reading