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.
State officials have postponed a meeting of a panel studying natural gas drilling plans in western Maryland.
Researchers commissioned by a state panel studying natural gas drilling in western Maryland have come up with recommendations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does it harm or help? That’s the question surrounding a controversial natural gas drilling method that could come to western Maryland.
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.
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.
A Montgomery County lawmaker says she will sponsor a bill to ban natural gas drilling in Maryland until conclusive studies are conducted.
Failure to pass legislation that would have forced energy companies to fund gas drilling studies could mean more delays for those wanting to tap in the natural gas lurking in western Maryland.
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