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New report documents problems at Big Oil U

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14. October 2010

New report documents problems at Big Oil U

Big Oil has flooded campuses with millions of dollars to pay for clean energy research at American universities, undermining tradition academic values and potentially furthering a narrow commercial research agenda, according to a report released Thursday by the Center for American Progress. Jennifer Washburn shows how Big Oil has underwritten research at top-tier universities with few protections for scientific objectivity or scholarly independence.

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