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Md. Environment Secretary Testifies At Fracking Hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland’s environmental secretary is calling on the federal government to take a more active role in studying and regulating natural gas drilling.

Acting Secretary Robert Summers appeared Tuesday at a hearing in Washington on a natural gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The technique involves pumping chemicals, water and sand underground to break apart rock formations and free natural gas. Critics are concerned about the impact on groundwater and drinking water.

Summers says drilling won’t start in Maryland until state officials know whether it can be done safely. He says hydraulic fracturing and waste disposal are among the activities that should be looked at more closely by the federal government.

The technique is being used in the Marcellus Shale formation running under parts of western Maryland.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. stephen says:

    Someone should “Frack” Cardin upside his head.

  2. Herman Glimsher says:

    CARDIN’S AN IDIOT AND BARBARA BOXER IS QUEEN OF THE IDIOTS!!!!!

  3. sheriff willie says:

    Cardin is the classless Hebrew that impresses only himself.

  4. poor white trash says:

    And why do we needoil??????

  5. poor white trash says:

    He should ban gas stations then, thier tanks leak in to the ground water!

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