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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.

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