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Gas Drilling Public Health Risks Get An Airing

Garrett County residents are getting a chance to hear about the potential public health risks of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in their region.

09/25/2014

Natural gas, gas drilling

Md. Recommends Tight Restrictions On Gas Drilling

State regulators on Friday recommended some of the nation’s tightest restrictions on shale gas drilling, aimed partly at protecting drinking water from being contaminated by methane leaking from drill sites in western Maryland.

07/11/2014

Natural gas, gas drilling

Full Economic Study Of Md. Gas Drilling Due

Towson University researchers are preparing to release their full study of the prospective economic impact of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in western Maryland.

05/27/2014

Natural gas, gas drilling

Study: Western Md. Gas Boom Could Bring 3,600 Jobs

Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas could create as many as 3,600 jobs in far western Maryland in the next decade if state officials allow energy companies to use the extraction technique, according to a Towson University study commissioned by the state.

05/16/2014

Natural gas, gas drilling

Md. Ponders Disclosure Of Gas-Drilling Chemicals

An advisory panel is considering a state proposal that would require companies to publicly disclose the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

04/14/2014

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Md. Study To Assess The Health Effects Of Gas Drilling

A state study of the possible public health effects of natural gas drilling in far western Maryland will be broad in scope but won’t recommend for or against hydraulic fracturing, the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Tuesday.

12/24/2013

Natural gas, gas drilling

Md. Gas Drilling Damage Compensation Fund Proposed

Some people concerned about the effects of natural gas drilling in western Maryland are proposing a fund to compensate those whose livelihoods or property values are diminished by drilling.

12/11/2013

Natural gas, gas drilling

Public Health Effects Of Md. Gas Drilling Studied

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is studying the possible public health effects of natural gas drilling in the western part of the state.

09/24/2013

Natural gas, gas drilling

Md. Puts Gas Drilling Proposals Out For Review

Maryland’s Department of the Environment is seeking public comment on proposed “best practices” for natural gas drilling in western Maryland.

06/27/2013

Natural gas, gas drilling

Md. Gas Drilling Panel’s Work Delayed Again

A state panel is taking extra time to draft a report on the best practices for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

12/17/2012

Natural gas, gas drilling

Gas Drilling Panel May Require Pollution Insurance

A state panel that is devising rules for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in western Maryland may require drillers to have pollution insurance.

11/20/2012

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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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