Known For Being 'Green', Allegheny College Weighs Fracking
PublicSource profiles the debate going on at Allegheny College, a private liberal-arts school in Western Pennsylvania, which is known nationally for its “green” initiatives. The college is now considering leasing land for natural gas drilling.
Even more surprising is that the most likely place is in the Bousson Environmental Research Reserve, 283 acres of university-owned land. It is part of the Bousson Forest, which sits atop the Utica Shale.
There is no offer on the table yet, but gas leasing companies expressed interest late last year, and the school is trying to head off controversy. It may become a model for handling the issue on campuses across the state.