Earthquake Scandal

Bloomberg News exposed that the state’s critically important seismology study is under the direction of Robert Jacobi, who has ties to the gas industry. Jacobi also was the director of the University of Buffalo Shale Resources and Society Institute, which was shut down due to ties to the gas industry and for producing a widely discredited report that appears to have had its results influenced by the gas industry. Four New York State senators have written to Governor Cuomo and Commissioner Martens objecting to Mr. Jacobi’s position and raising serious questions about the state’s seismology study and the threat fracking-induced earthquakes and seismicity pose to New Yorkers. Read more from the senators here: