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Frackers Write Middle School Curriculum In Pennsylvania

Four Marcellus shale drilling companies donated most of the $65,000 that the nonprofit Junior Achievement (JA) of Western Pennsylvania spent to research and develop its new pro-fracking Careers in Energy program, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. “The Energy Corporation of America donated $25,000, the largest amount. Other money came from Cabot Oil & Gas, Talisman Energy, Chesapeake Energy and the Marcellus Shale Coalition, a Cecil-based trade group.” Pittsburgh Public Schools and numerous Catholic schools partner with JA, which “teaches more than 61,000 K-12 students in Western Pennsylvania about work force readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through hands-on programs.”

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