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Maryland gas-drilling panel starts 2nd round of work

ANNAPOLIS — A state panel is starting work in Annapolis on a second set of recommendations for natural-gas drilling in western Maryland. The Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission meets Friday afternoon in the House of Delegates Office Building. Gov. Martin O’Malley ...

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Allegany, Garrett counties urge quick OK for safe gas drilling

CUMBERLAND — Two western Maryland counties that sit atop the Marcellus Shale geological formation are urging the administration of Gov. Martin O’Malley to quickly approve safe drilling for natural gas. The Cumberland Times-News reports that all six county commissioners from ...

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Gas drillers, skeptics clash as Maryland board meets

FLINTSTONE — Energy industry representatives and skeptics clashed Thursday over taxation issues and a three-year timeline for studying the risks and benefits of natural-gas drilling in Maryland’s section of the Marcellus Shale. With lucrative production from Marcellus wells under way ...

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Environmentalists find shortcomings in General Assembly session

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland environmental advocates are pleased lawmakers put $23.5 million in a fund to fight pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, despite a tough budget year. Still, advocates reflecting Wednesday on the General Assembly session say there were plenty of ...

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Md. environment Sec. Summers testifies at fracking hearing

WASHINGTON — Maryland’s environmental secretary is calling on the federal government to take a more active role in studying and regulating natural gas drilling. Acting Secretary Robert Summers appeared Tuesday at a hearing in Washington on a natural gas drilling ...

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Md. House ready to debate natural gas drilling

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland House of Delegates is set to vote this week on an effort to restrict drilling for natural gas in western Maryland. Democratic Delegate Heather Mizeur of Montgomery County is pushing a bill to severely limit when ...

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