Md. Panel to Decide on Drilling Regulations by Next WeekA panel of state lawmakers will decide by next week whether to delay regulations on gas drilling in western Maryland.
Report: Man-Made Earthquakes Shake Over A Dozen Areas In USMore 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.
Western Md. Coalition Seeks Looser Gas Drilling RegulationsA coalition of western Maryland landowners, businesses and labor groups says the state's proposed rules for natural gas drilling go too far.
Administration To Propose Md. Gas Drilling Regulations The administration of outgoing Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley says it will propose regulations next month for safely extracting natural gas by hydraulic fracturing of a shale formation in western Maryland.
Gas Drilling Public Health Risks Get An AiringGarrett County residents are getting a chance to hear about the potential public health risks of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in their region.
Md. Recommends Tight Restrictions On Gas DrillingState 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.
Full Economic Study Of Md. Gas Drilling DueTowson University researchers are preparing to release their full study of the prospective economic impact of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in western Maryland.
Study: Western Md. Gas Boom Could Bring 3,600 JobsHydraulic 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.
Md. Ponders Disclosure Of Gas-Drilling ChemicalsAn advisory panel is considering a state proposal that would require companies to publicly disclose the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.
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.
Md. Gas Drilling Damage Compensation Fund ProposedSome 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.
Public Health Effects Of Md. Gas Drilling StudiedThe 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.