Members of a commission studying hydraulic fracturing, a method of natural gas drilling, in western Maryland say they need more time to complete a best practices study.
Failure to pass legislation that would have forced energy companies to fund gas drilling studies could mean more delays for those wanting to tap in the natural gas lurking in western Maryland.
A valuable resource deep under Maryland has surfaced on the public’s radar. Hydraulic fracturing—fracking, for short—is the subject of a first-ever poll.
Opponents of using new hydraulic fracturing drilling techniques in western Maryland joined state officials Tuesday in asking lawmaker to support a fee to fund a study of potential environmental impacts.
The federal government should conduct a comprehensive federal analysis of Marcellus Shale drilling in the six bay-watershed states, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other environmental groups said Monday.