Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Drilling on Campus: Marcellus Shale boom puts colleges at crossroads

First of two parts
Sunday, November 06, 2011

It also illustrates how a drilling lease can remain under the radar. Even the school's president, Angelo Armenti Jr., said he did not know a deal had been struck. The lease, approved in a closed meeting, was never announced on campus.

Ms. Kemmerle, 22, of Dover, Del., is neither fan nor foe of hydraulic fracturing -- or fracking -- the process used to extract natural gas from rock. But she was surprised to learn from a reporter that a group better known for managing student activity fees had approved fracking deep below what CalU describes as part of its South campus.

"I do live up here," said the education major as she stood outside her Vulcan Village housing complex. "I'm surprised they didn't send out an email or anything to let us know."

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