Fracking company paid Texas professor behind water contamination study

National Public Radio: Dr. Charles “Chip” Groat, who led a study on fracking and groundwater contamination, didn’t disclose over a million dollars in compensation and stock from a drilling company. Earlier this year, a study led by Dr. Charles “Chip” Groat for the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin made headlines for saying there was no link between fracking and groundwater contamination. (When we reported on the study in February, we noted that the study also found some serious issues around the......

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