Shale

fracking

Officials Run First-Ever Fracking Poll

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.

03/27/2012

Oil Drilling

Fracking Shale For Gas Brings Wealth, Concerns

Hydraulic fracturing is a drilling process that blasts millions of gallons of water for each well deep into the earth to fracture dense shale and allow natural gas to escape.

04/12/2011

Natural gas, gas drilling

Bay Advocates Want Overall Study Of Shale Drilling

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.

04/04/2011

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