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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

Natural gas, gas drilling

Md. Lawmaker Seeks Bill To Ensure Natural Gas Drilling Study

A Montgomery County lawmaker says she will sponsor a bill to ban natural gas drilling in Maryland until conclusive studies are conducted.

09/10/2012

Natural gas, gas drilling

Without Funding, Md. Fracking Could Face Delay

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.

04/19/2012

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Officials Run First-Ever Fracking Poll

A valuable resource deep under Maryland has surfaced on the public’s radar. Hydraulic fracturing—fracking, for short—is the subject of a first-ever poll.

03/27/2012

wind power

Group Plans To Rally For Offshore Wind, Against Fracking

An environmental group plans to rally in Baltimore for offshore wind and against expanded drilling for natural gas in western Maryland.

03/08/2012

MONEY GENERIC

Senate Committee Hears Fracking Fee Bill

Opponents of using new hydraulic fracturing drilling techniques in western Maryland joined state officials Tuesday in asking lawmaker to support a fee to fund a study of potential environmental impacts.

03/06/2012

Natural gas, gas drilling

Bill Would Ban Import Of Fracking Wastewater

Bringing natural gas drilling wastewater into Maryland for treatment or storage would be banned under a bill introduced by a Montgomery County lawmaker.

01/31/2012

Natural gas, gas drilling

Gas Drillers, Skeptics Clash As Md. Board Meets

The energy industry is hoping to shorten the three-year timetable for a state study of natural gas drilling prospects in western Maryland.

08/04/2011

Oil Drilling

Fracking Shale For Gas Brings Wealth, Concerns

Hydraulic fracturing is a drilling process that blasts millions of gallons of water for each well deep into the earth to fracture dense shale and allow natural gas to escape.

04/12/2011

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