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.
Maryland’s environmental secretary is calling again for the federal government to take a more active role in studying and regulating natural gas drilling.
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.
Maryland’s environmental secretary is calling on the federal government to take a more active role in studying and regulating natural gas 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.
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.
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.
The Maryland House of Delegates is set to vote this week on an effort to restrict drilling for natural gas in western Maryland.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is urging a cautious approach to natural gas drilling in western Maryland.
The western Maryland town of Mountain Lake Park approved an ordinance that bans the creation of new gas wells within the town of 2,100.
Maryland’s environmental secretary says state officials need up to two years to decide whether to approve natural gas drilling in western Maryland’s Marcellus shale deposits.
A House committee will be hearing about legislation relating to drilling of the Marcellus Shale in western Maryland.
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