TribLIVE

| Home


Weather Forecast
 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Philly college faculty oppose shale funds

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

PHILADELPHIA — Several faculty members at Community College of Philadelphia say their school shouldn't be accepting funds for a new Energy Training Center from a natural gas industry trade group.

The training center, which will launch in January, will receive $15,000 for student scholarships from the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

In a statement on Wednesday, three faculty members called on the administration to neither accept funds nor collaborate with the shale gas industry in providing “career, certificate and academic programs in the energy field.”

The faculty said they want no part of what they call “an environmentally destructive industry.”

The college said the training center will offer an associate degree in building science and prepare students for careers in the energy conservation industry.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Rain washes out road, blamed in death of Perryopolis man in Perry Township
  2. Lopsided loss to Eagles shows Steelers have issues aplenty
  3. Local libations: Map links Pittsburgh craft-alcohol producers
  4. Hero Franklin Regional security guard out of work
  5. Steelers notebook: Keisel always hoped to return
  6. Rossi: Time with Penguins taught Bylsma importance of stability
  7. Unusually cold winter, spring reduces population of Western Pa. stink bugs
  8. National Zoo celebrating panda’s first birthday
  9. Records: Steelers RB Bell admitted smoking pot before traffic stop but denied being high
  10. Woman in stable condition after Hill District shooting that killed daughter
  11. Parasitic wasps nasty but needed
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.