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Opponents of minimum wage increase in NYS tap a notorious tobacco lobbyist

Opponents of the proposed minimum wage increase in New York State have tapped a notorious tobacco and fast food lobbyist to help them make their case. One of Berman’s industry front groups, the Employment Policies Institute, published an op-ed in … Continue reading

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PAI Statement on UB’s Closing of Shale Institute

Statement of Kevin Connor, director of the Public Accountability Initiative (PAI) on the closing of UB’s Shale Resources and Society Institute* The University at Buffalo took an important stand for principles of academic integrity and transparency with its decision to … Continue reading

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UT Austin Chooses Oil & Gas Industry Insider to Review Fracking Report

The University of Texas at Austin named a panel of three experts to review its troubled fracking report today. There’s a problem with the panel: it’s being chaired by a longtime oil and gas industry insider. This is the statement … Continue reading

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New York Times Covers UB Shale Institute Controversy

The New York Times published an article today on the growing controversy surrounding the UB Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI) report on horizontal hydraulic fracturing, which was sparked in part by PAI’s analysis of the report. From the article: … Continue reading

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