- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett this week signed Pennsylvania Senate Bill 367, allowing colleges in the state to permit "fracking," which involves the use of hydraulic fracturing drillsfor accessing natural gas, on school property.
- Oil drilling and coal mining corporations will be able to conduct tests as well.
- Universities will be able to allocate 50% of the fees and royalties from fracking, and 35% of the money will go to the state system, with 15% being directed to tuition subsidies.
From the article:
"... Governor Corbett signed his name to Pennsylvania Senate Bill 367 this week, and with it gave his seal of approval for schools to cut contracts with energy companies to open the door for oil drilling and coal mining corporations to set up shop on campuses across the state. By authorizing that act, though, companies that conduct hydraulic fracturing drills, or “fracking," will be allowed to conduct tests on school grounds. ..."