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PA. Charities Stand Behind Fracking Studies

PA Charities Behind Fracking Studies

PENNSYLVANIA (AP)---Pennsylvania charities are funding much of the debate, here and in other states.

Pennsylvania Charities are shelling out millions of dollars for gas drilling research.

The Associated Press found foundations from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh have provided more than $19 million dollars for gas-drilling-related grants since 2009.

The money has paid for environmental and public health studies, films, radio programs, websites and even support for trout fishing groups.

Grants have gone to Cornell University researchers, and environmental groups in the region.