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Md. bills to ban or delay gas drilling are dead

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers seeking to block the gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing have struck out in the General Assembly. The Cumberland Times-News reports that a bill seeking a moratorium on the practice was withdrawn Thursday in the House ...

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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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$60,000 deal ends Maryland inmate’s open-records case

CUMBERLAND — The state of Maryland is paying $60,000 to resolve a lawsuit that established that state prison inmates have the same right to public records as anyone else. The Cumberland Times-News reports that the state Board of Public Works ...

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Maryland correctional reorganization announced

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says it’s reorganizing to improve communication among its pretrial, prison and parole-and-probation units. The Cumberland Times-News reported on the new structure Tuesday. It establishes north, south and central regions headed by ...

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Constellation celebrates Maryland’s first wind farm in Garrett County

SWANTON — Constellation Energy Group is celebrating the startup of Maryland’s first commercial wind farm. The Baltimore-based company held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Tuesday for the 28-turbine project atop Backbone Mountain in Garrett County. The Cumberland Times-News reports that the project ...

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