The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is urging state regulators to expedite their study of methods for safely extracting natural gas from shale deposits in far western Maryland.
Western Maryland could be home to 365 natural gas wells that employ more than 1,800 people, according to a study an industry group released Thursday.
A state commission on natural gas drilling is taking a look at the regulatory landscape.
A state panel is starting work in Annapolis on a second set of recommendations for natural gas drilling in Western Maryland.
Two western Maryland counties that sit atop the Marcellus Shale geological formation are urging the administration of Gov. Martin O’Malley to quickly approve safe drilling for natural gas.