Prospects For Western Md. Gas Bonanza Fade For NowThe natural gas bonanza that has enriched some Appalachian states has so far eluded western Maryland as market forces and a drawn-out state review of the drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing have weakened the region's appeal to the energy industry.
Md. Gas Drilling Damage Compensation Fund ProposedSome people concerned about the effects of natural gas drilling in western Maryland are proposing a fund to compensate those whose livelihoods or property values are diminished by drilling.
Md. Researchers Issue Fracking RecommendationsResearchers commissioned by a state panel studying natural gas drilling in western Maryland have come up with recommendations.
Md. Gas Drilling Panel Discussing Legislation A state panel developing rules for natural gas drilling in western Maryland is discussing possible legislative proposals for the 2013 General Assembly.
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.
Chesapeake Energy Gives $500K Following BlowoutMaryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says Chesapeake Energy will donate $500,000 for Susquehanna River water quality monitoring.
Md. Gas Drilling Panel's Report Deadline ExtendedA panel studying the impact of natural gas drilling in western Maryland is getting more time to produce its second set of recommendations.
Commission Seeks Extension On Md. Drilling StudyMembers 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.
Md. House Passes Fee On Companies Wanting To DrillThe Maryland House of Delegates has approved charging a $15 fee per acre on energy companies seeking to drill in Marcellus Shale to pay for studies on best practices of natural gas extraction.
Senate Committee Hears Fracking Fee BillOpponents 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.
Democratic Leaders Outline Construction PlansMaryland's Democratic leaders outlined their proposals for boosting construction and jobs before a panel Thursday.