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Ben Grumbles speaks in an interview in 2015 at the Maryland Department of the Environment offices in the Montgomery Park office complex, Baltimore.

State review of proposed fracking rules may stretch into 2016 (access required)

State regulations for fracking in western Maryland may not be ready until sometime next year, according to Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles. Grumbles, in an interview, said the agency continues to review comments on regulations proposed under former Gov. Martin J. O'Malley, and he laid out a timeline that suggests the agency may ...