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Group calls UB fracking study 'seriously flawed'

A Buffalo-based advocacy group today criticized as "seriously flawed and biased" last week's study from the University at Buffalo that said stronger regulation was leading to an improved safety record among drillers in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale.

The new report from the Public Accountability Initiative disputed the conclusions of the study by UB's new Shale Resources and Society Institute that the rate of environmental violations — both major and minor — were declining at Pennsylvania's Marcellus wells.