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. Foreign influx in Allegheny County at ‘tipping point’
  2. Cedar Point attraction mishap injures 2 riders
  3. Adams couple faces fight in quest to drill on land near Mars schools
  4. Steelers hope group of low-budget cornerbacks can deliver
  5. Former Gateway coach Smith is ‘perfect fit’ for Penn State football staff
  6. LaBar: Cesaro is WWE’s next Cinderella story
  7. Steelers WR Wheaton wants to produce after injury-plagued rookie year
  8. Steelers notebook: Ben believes rookie WR Bryant can contribute
  9. Observers mixed on grid backup amid carbon rules, natural gas uncertainty
  10. Inside the ropes: Roethlisberger may have his big receiver
  11. Pirates notebook: Hurdle, Huntington on same page
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.