Plan Would Limit Fracking Near Western Md. Lake A proposed management plan for the Deep Creek watershed seeks to limit hydraulic fracturing for natural gas near Maryland's largest freshwater lake.
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.
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.
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.
Meeting Of Md. Gas Drilling Panel PostponedState officials have postponed a meeting of a panel studying natural gas drilling plans in western Maryland.
Md. Bills To Ban Or Delay Gas Drilling Are DeadMaryland lawmakers seeking to block the gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing have struck out in the General Assembly.
Bill Introduced To Put A Moratorium On FrackingBills 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.
Gas Drilling Panel May Require Pollution InsuranceA state panel that is devising rules for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in western Maryland may require drillers to have pollution insurance.
EPA Official Hopeful On Gas Drilling StudyA 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.
Toxic Release Reports Sought For Oil, Gas DrillingEnvironmental groups say they are asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to require toxic chemical release reporting for the oil and gas industry.