Gov. Tom Corbett defended his proposed budget in his first visit to Erie County as the state's chief executive, and said some universities could make up for the loss of state funds by opening their campuses to natural-gas drilling.
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#1 Apr 29, 2011
What an idiot. Three really important points that instantly shoot down this idea:
1) Only six of the 14 schools sit on the Marcellus Shale deposit. So what do the other 8 schools do to make up for the 50% cut in funding?
2) There is no possible way gas extraction will make up for the lost funding.
3) What about safety? Edinboro, for example, has several new buildings utilizing geothermal heating. What if the water table is compromised during fracking? What if a rig explodes - who then is liable for the safety of not just the students and staff but also the communities surrounding the campuses?
This guy is so well paid by special interests its scary. Want proof? Read his education policy side by side with those of the conservative think tank The Commonwealth Foundation. Even the worst teacher would declare it plagiarism!
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