Fracking

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Maryland House, Senate Pass Fracking Bills

Lawmakers in both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly are taking a stand against fracking.

03/24/2015

fracking1

Bill Moves Ahead To Protect Residents From Fracking Damage

Maryland senators on Friday showed signs of cooperation on the topic of fracking, adopting two amendments to a bill opponents worried was another way of banning the natural gas drilling method.

03/20/2015

fracking1

Amendment To ‘Gut’ Fracking Liability Bill Fails

A bill to hold fracking companies more responsible for damages they cause remained intact after senators defeated an amendment Thursday that would have removed words describing the natural gas extraction process as “ultrahazardous and abnormally dangerous.”

03/19/2015

fracking1

Fracking Liability Bill Given Another Day For Work

The Maryland Attorney General’s office is weighing in on a bill to hold fracking companies more responsible for personal injury and property damage.

03/18/2015

Fracking

Frostburg State Project Records Public Comments On Fracking

Frostburg State University students are recording public comments about prospects for natural gas drilling in western Maryland.

03/10/2015

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution Link

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.

03/04/2015

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Rally Scheduled To Support Bill Against Fracking In Maryland

Bob Orr is worried what fracking might do to Deep Creek Lake. Tiffany Blackden is scared for her son.

03/02/2015

Keystone XL Veto (Photo by Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

Keystone XL Veto Could Make A Case Against Fracking

The move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.

02/26/2015

(Photo by Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

02/24/2015

Gas Prices

Gas Prices Are Back Up, But Why?

After a quick drop, gas prices are back on the rise.

02/23/2015

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

Fracking

Comment Period Begins For Proposed Md. Fracking Rules

The Maryland Department of the Environment has opened a 30-day public comment period on proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in western Maryland.

01/09/2015

more