The Energy Department says it will reduce its estimate of undiscovered natural gas in New York, Pennsylvania and other states following a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Gov. Martin O’Malley has appointed a panel to study the impact of potential natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale in western Maryland.
A Marcellus Shale task force will study the impact of drilling for natural gas in western Maryland as well as how to tax that drilling and liability for damage caused by gas exploration and production.
Natural gas drilling in western Maryland would be restricted until the state finishes a two-year study under a bill passed by House lawmakers on Wednesday.
The Maryland House of Delegates is set to vote this week on an effort to restrict drilling for natural gas in western Maryland.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is urging a cautious approach to natural gas drilling in western Maryland.
A House committee will be hearing about legislation relating to drilling of the Marcellus Shale in western Maryland.