"Oil Drillers Pay for Fracking Workshops for Teachers"

"A controversy flared in January when environmentalists learned that Radio Disney had joined with the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program to tour elementary schools and science centers, teaching about the energy industry. They worried that the show sold children a positive image of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the process of pumping millions of gallons of water and chemicals underground to break rock to free oil and gas."

"Radio Disney eventually backed out, but not until the tour had made more than two dozen stops.

The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program, though, has run science-teacher workshops, such as the one at Easton, for 16 years. It has created a curriculum that those teachers can use in their classrooms and experiments that they can show their students. It provides materials free of charge."

Jeb Phillips reports for the Columbus Dispatch February 7, 2014.

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"Report: Ohio Oil Industry Paying To Educate Teachers About Fracking" (Aljazeera)

Source: Columbus Dispatch, 02/11/2014