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Posted Tue Feb 11 2014: from Al Jazeera:
Report: Ohio oil industry paying to educate teachers about fracking
An Ohio association funded by oil and gas drillers has been paying for teacher-training seminars in which industry-funded representatives demonstrate how students can learn about oil and gas extraction in fun ways, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported. Environmentalists said Saturday that the program, being conducted by the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP), is an interference in the state's public education system by an industry that has come under increasing scrutiny over practices including hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The seminars, which are held around the state, show teachers how to use props such as Twinkies to demonstrate how gas drilling works: Teachers are instructed to ask students to think of the cream in the Twinkie as oil, and a straw to demonstrate how gas drillers find their target.
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At least Twinkies list their ingredients.

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