OSU President Gordon Gee is talking out of both sides of his mouth.
While serving as co-chairman of a newly formed partnership of public research universities pushing to reduce the nation's reliance on foreign oil and develop renewable energy, he is being paid nearly $200,000 a year for serving on the board of Massey Energy, a coal company with one of the nation's worst environmental records
Massey Energy's shameful record:
- behind one of the single worst environmental disasters in the region's history, according to the EPA.
- biggest Dept. of Justice settlement in the coal industry's history, for safety violations which led to a deadly mine disaster.
- largest fine in EPA history for violations of the Clean Water Act.
In a news story which ran nationwide this week, ProgressOhio called on Gordon Gee to sever his ties with Massey.
He is not just a college administrator - he is the public face of our state's largest university and a newly named leader in the renewable energy and green jobs movement.
Tell Gordon Gee it's time to put his money where his mouth is and resign from the board of Massey Energy.
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