Pennsylvania Governor: Drill, Colleges, Drill

April 29, 2011

Several of Pennsylvania's public universities should take advantage of the fact that they sit atop the Marcellus Shale reserve by drilling for natural gas, Gov. Tom Corbett told a meeting of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees, according to The Erie Times-News. Corbett has proposed massive cuts in state support for four-year public colleges in the state, and he suggested that the six campuses of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education that are astride the gas reserve could offset the reductions by tapping into it.

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