Drill, professor, drill

Could the solution to higher education funding be right under our no--uhhh, feet?" From the postgazette.com.

Corbett tells universities to consider shale drilling
Some state universities should consider drilling for natural gas below campus to help solve their financial problems, Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday.

Mr. Corbett made the suggestion during an appearance at a meeting of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees at Edinboro University.

Mr. Corbett said six of the 14 campuses in the State System of Higher Education are located on the Marcellus Shale formation, part of a vast region of underground natural gas deposits that are being explored and extracted.

The Republican governor's proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts in July would cut $2 billion from education and reduce aid to colleges and universities by 50 percent.


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