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Gubernatorial Candidate Charles Lollar’s Platform Centers On Cutting Taxes

For Charles Lollar, the best thing the next governor of Maryland can do is cut taxes to make the state friendly for businesses and promote job growth.

05/21/2014

Natural gas, gas drilling

Court Considers Gas Exports At Md. Terminal

The future of a massive, controversial construction project on the Chesapeake Bay for exporting natural gas could depend on one poorly written sentence.

01/13/2014

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Md. Session Mixed For Environmentalists

Environmentalists got some of what they wanted from Maryland lawmakers during the legislative session that headed toward adjournment Monday, including an offshore wind bill and a divisive measure designed to help farmers comply with Chesapeake Bay restoration regulations.

04/08/2013

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Meeting Of Md. Gas Drilling Panel Postponed

State officials have postponed a meeting of a panel studying natural gas drilling plans in western Maryland.

03/24/2013

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Md. Researchers Issue Fracking Recommendations

Researchers commissioned by a state panel studying natural gas drilling in western Maryland have come up with recommendations.

03/12/2013

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Bill Introduced To Put A Moratorium On Fracking

Bills have been introduced in the House and Senate calling for a state moratorium on the natural gas drilling technique called fracking until studies are completed on its impact.

02/07/2013

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Some Signed Low-Rent Drilling Leases

The land men came one evening in 2006, offering property owners modest riches for a simple act: leasing their land rights to the natural gas industry’s middlemen.

01/20/2013

Natural gas, gas drilling

Md. Budget Plan Includes Money For Fracking Study

Gov. Martin O’Malley has proposed spending $1.5 million to study using hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale in western Maryland.

01/18/2013

Natural gas, gas drilling

Fracking, Septics, Wind Facing Maryland Lawmakers

Natural gas drilling in western Maryland, offshore wind power, and new growth and septic system requirements are among the environmental issues facing state lawmakers again as the Maryland General Assembly gathers Wednesday.

01/09/2013

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Potential Fracking In Maryland Sparks Controversy

Does it harm or help? That’s the question surrounding a controversial natural gas drilling method that could come to western Maryland.

12/08/2012

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EPA Official Hopeful On Gas Drilling Study

A top official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is optimistic that a project examining natural gas hydraulic fracturing and drinking water will provide comprehensive guidelines to help scientists and the public identify the key issues.

11/09/2012

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Opponents Of Fracking In Md. Say Process Causes Health, Environmental Problems

Tapping into natural gas supplies by fracking has brought promise to energy independence, and some say, real problems for those who live next door to the process.

09/12/2012

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