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Raskin, Frosh to join in calling for fracking moratorium

A pair of Montgomery County senators are planning to join a colleague in the House of Delegates in supporting a moratorium on a controversial drilling technique used to extract natural gas. Sen. Jamin B. “Jamie” Raskin and Sen. Brian E. ...

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Wind bill blows through House, sets up Senate action

With lobbyists and business owners sitting in the balcony, the House of Delegates gave approval to offshore wind legislation supported by Gov. Martin O’Malley on Friday, shifting onus to the Senate and setting up the real show for next week. ...

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Opponents want fee on lands leased for fracking

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland opponents of a controversial drilling technique want to asses a $10 per-acre fee on land leased for extracting gas. The retroactive fee would apply to lands leased for hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, a method of ...

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Advocates: N.J. law a model for Maryland offshore wind

A New Jersey offshore wind law could serve as a model for developing the industry in Maryland, according to environmentalists and offshore wind industry officials. The New Jersey law signed two years ago mandates 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind be ...

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O’Malley deal with Exelon touted by wind energy backers in Maryland

The ink isn’t yet dry on Gov. Martin O’Malley’s deal with Exelon Corp. and Constellation Energy Group, but wind energy advocates are already hailing the accord as a boon for their cause. That’s not surprising. They have 32 million reasons ...

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Poll shows support for Maryland offshore wind power

A majority of Marylanders are willing to shell out more for electricity to buy power from offshore wind farms, according to a poll released Monday by a coalition of environmental groups. The survey’s respondents were asked, “Please indicate whether you ...

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Backers still want Md. wind bill

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland is pressing ahead to spur development of an offshore wind energy industry even as the failure of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s marquee energy proposal before the General Assembly promises to delay the effort. “It definitely sets us back ...

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Md. judge dismisses clean air suit by citizens

WASHINGTON — A Maryland judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by citizens and an environmental group that alleged a local power plant had violated Clean Air Act regulations. U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ruled last week that three residents ...

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