University of Maryland researchers are releasing a report on the potential public health impact of shale gas drilling in the state's far western counties.
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August 18, 2014 Comments Off on Study due on health impact of Md. gas drilling
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The Eastern Seaboard is being opened to offshore oil and gas exploration for the first time in decades with the Obama administration's approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.Read More »
September 16, 2013 Comments Off on Study: Methane leaks from gas drilling not huge
WASHINGTON— Drilling and fracking for natural gas don’t seem to spew immense amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the air, as has been feared, a new study says. The findings bolster a big selling point for natural gas, that ...Read More »
August 15, 2013 Comments Off on Marcellus gas production rising fast in Pa., W.Va.
PITTSBURGH — Marcellus Shale natural gas production is rising even faster this year than energy experts had predicted, and that’s having a national impact on energy. Bentek, a Colorado company that analyzes energy trends, said 2013 production in Pennsylvania and ...Read More »
July 19, 2013 Comments Off on DOE study: Fracking chemicals didn’t taint water
PITTSBURGH — A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy told ...Read More »
July 9, 2013 Comments Off on Eye on Annapolis: Lawmaker will again try to ban fracking
A Montgomery County lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would ban hydraulic fracturing, often called fracking, in next year’s General Assembly session, following the failure of a similar bill in 2013.Read More »
July 9, 2013 Comments Off on Lawmaker will again try to ban fracking
A Montgomery County lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in next year’s General Assembly session, after a similar bill failed in 2013.Read More »
June 27, 2013 Comments Off on Md. puts gas drilling proposals out for review
CUMBERLAND — Maryland’s Department of the Environment is seeking public comment on proposed “best practices” for natural gas drilling in western Maryland. The Cumberland Times-News reported Thursday that the comment period runs through Aug. 9. The proposals were developed by ...Read More »
March 13, 2013 Comments Off on Senate OKs bill requiring land men registration
March 8, 2013 Comments Off on 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 ...Read More »
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