With the exception of a couple of earthquakes in the past decade, Maryland is pretty stable. But now, with the possibility of hydraulic fracturing coming to Maryland, the state wants see what’s really happening underground.
Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles says his agency will gather more information and listen to citizens as it develops rules for fracking in the state.
The federal government is awarding funds to help a western Maryland county study the potential economic impact of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.
More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.
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A controversial natural gas and oil drilling process called fracking is getting a lot of attention in Annapolis this year.
Maryland Senators are supporting a bill that would put a two year stop to any fracking in the state.
A Senate environmental committee is supporting watered down legislation aimed at limiting fracking in Maryland.
Lawmakers in both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly are taking a stand against fracking.
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.
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.”
The Maryland Attorney General’s office is weighing in on a bill to hold fracking companies more responsible for personal injury and property damage.