Deceased LSU scientist refused BP contract, warned others they “need to be very, very careful”


LSU professors offered contracts, The Advocate, September 27, 2010:

Source: Coastal Studies Institute

In a meeting this summer with BP representatives to discuss a possible contract, LSU coastal scientist Gregory Stone was asked about keeping his work confidential for three years. ...

Stone, director of the LSU Coastal Studies Institute for the School of the Coast and Environment, decided that entering into any side contract with BP would go against his “good conscience.” ...

Stone warned that colleagues should think twice. He acknowledged “some consternation” on the issue that has resulted in varying faculty opinions.

“When it comes to potential legal issues, it seems to me, you do need to think about the university and your own reputation, and you need to be very, very careful,” Stone said, arguing that faculty do research for science and publication, not legal wrangling.

Read the report here.

* In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the LSU Foundation Coastal Studies Institute Unendowed Account. Checks should be made payable to the LSU Foundation, with the notes section indicating LSU School of the Coast and Environment’s Coastal Studies Institute.

Donations can be mailed to the LSU Foundation at 3838 W. Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Donations may also be given online at www.lsufoundation.org/contribute.

Source: The Advocate

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