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A "victory for real science over junk science peddled by the gas industry"

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DeSmogBlog has excellent news for anyone who cares about academic integrity, about getting the real facts regarding oil and gas "fracking," and about standing up for "real science over junk science peddled by the gas industry."

Today, SUNY Buffalo closed the doors of its Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI), what we at DeSmog have described as an epicenter for "frackademia" and a public relations front for the oil and gas industry to promote hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") under the guise of scientific legitimacy that a university offers.

A letter from SUNY Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi said that the nail in the coffin for SRSI was what we coined its "shill gas study," the first paper published by SRSI. All of the co-authors of this paper had direct ties to the oil and gas industry, as did four out of five of its peer reviewers.

Great work by DeSmogBlog on this story!