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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

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

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Meeting Of Md. Gas Drilling Panel Postponed

State officials have postponed a meeting of a panel studying natural gas drilling plans in western Maryland.

03/24/2013

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Md. Bills To Ban Or Delay Gas Drilling Are Dead

Maryland lawmakers seeking to block the gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing have struck out in the General Assembly.

03/08/2013

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Bill Introduced To Put A Moratorium On Fracking

Bills have been introduced in the House and Senate calling for a state moratorium on the natural gas drilling technique called fracking until studies are completed on its impact.

02/07/2013

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

Natural gas, gas drilling

Toxic Release Reports Sought For Oil, Gas Drilling

Environmental groups say they are asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to require toxic chemical release reporting for the oil and gas industry.

10/24/2012

Natural gas, gas drilling

Md. Gas Drilling Panel Discussing Best Practices

A state panel studying prospects for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in western Maryland is trying to pinpoint the best practices used elsewhere.

09/28/2012

Natural gas, gas drilling

Gas Drilling Panel Meeting In Western Md.

A panel studying the impact of natural gas drilling in western Maryland is holding a meeting to update residents on its work.

08/20/2012

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Md. Firm, Railway To Store Drilling Sand In Texas

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. says it’s partnering with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad to bring large amounts of sand to South Texas for use in hydraulic fracturing of the Eagle Ford shale.

06/18/2012

Natural gas, gas drilling

Md. Gas Drilling Panel’s Report Deadline Extended

A panel studying the impact of natural gas drilling in western Maryland is getting more time to produce its second set of recommendations.

06/12/2012

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