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Democratic Leaders Outline Construction Plans

Maryland’s Democratic leaders outlined their proposals for boosting construction and jobs before a panel Thursday.

01/12/2012

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CBF: Infrared Video Shows Gas Drilling Pollution

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says infrared videos show air pollution coming from natural gas sites springing up across the country.

11/30/2011

Natural gas, gas drilling

Gas Drillers, Skeptics Clash As Md. Board Meets

The energy industry is hoping to shorten the three-year timetable for a state study of natural gas drilling prospects in western Maryland.

08/04/2011

Oil Drilling

Md. To Study Marcellus Shale Drilling, Taxes

A Marcellus Shale task force will study the impact of drilling for natural gas in western Maryland as well as how to tax that drilling and liability for damage caused by gas exploration and production.

06/06/2011

Oil Drilling

Senate Blocks GOP Bid To Speed Offshore Drilling

A GOP bid to expand and hasten offshore oil drilling in the face of $4-a-gallon gasoline prices suffered an overwhelming defeat in the Senate on Wednesday, four days after President Barack Obama directed his administration to ramp up U.S. oil production.

05/18/2011

Natural gas, gas drilling

Md. Official Testifies On Natural Gas Drilling

Maryland’s environmental secretary is calling again for the federal government to take a more active role in studying and regulating natural gas drilling.

05/11/2011

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Md. Plans Lawsuit Over Spill Of Fracking Fluid

Maryland’s attorney general says he plans to sue a gas-drilling company over a spill of thousands of gallons of hydraulic fracturing fluid into a Susquehanna River tributary in April.

05/03/2011

Natural gas, gas drilling

Md. Environment Secretary Testifies At Fracking Hearing

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

04/12/2011

Oil Drilling

House Approves Study Of Marcellus Shale Drilling

Natural gas drilling in western Maryland would be restricted until the state finishes a two-year study under a bill passed by House lawmakers on Wednesday.

03/23/2011

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Bill Limiting Drilling In Marcellus Shale Advances

A measure restricting natural gas drilling in western Maryland moved forward on Tuesday, after supporters said the state needs to study how the technique to extract the gas could affect health and the environment.

03/23/2011

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Cumberland Would Supply Water To Gas Driller

Cumberland officials say they have an agreement that would enable the western Maryland city to sell treated wastewater to a natural gas drilling company for an extraction technique called hydraulic fracturing.

03/22/2011

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Md. House To Debate Natural Gas Drilling

The Maryland House of Delegates is set to vote this week on an effort to restrict drilling for natural gas in western Maryland.

03/21/2011

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