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Plan moves forward for Atlantic seismic research

NORFOLK, Va. — The U.S. Interior Department said Wednesday it is seeking comment from the public on a plan to allow energy companies to begin seismic testing to find oil and natural gas reserves in the Atlantic Ocean. Officials have ...

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Poll: Study of fracking is needed

ANNAPOLIS — More than 70 percent of Marylanders want a controversial natural gas drilling technique to be studied before it is allowed in Western Maryland, according to a poll released on Tuesday. The poll, commissioned by Chesapeake Climate Action, a ...

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Dan Ervin: State’s pursuit of offshore wind power risky

As the 2012 General Assembly takes up offshore wind power in its closing days, it is important for all Marylanders to understand that such a pursuit will introduce additional risk to our state’s economy. The high cost of offshore wind ...

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Editorial: Fracking study is wise course

The House of Delegates acted wisely this week in approving legislation that would require energy companies to pay to pay for environmental safety studies before drilling into the Marcellus Shale beneath Western Maryland in their search for natural gas. Under ...

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Mike Tidwell: Maryland needs drill fee for fracking study

Paul Roberts is a Western Maryland farmer who – understandably – doesn’t want his world to change. He grows gorgeous Appalachian wine grapes on a modest spread in Garrett County, near the Pennsylvania border. He and his wife Nadine turn ...

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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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Maryland bill would ban import of fracking wastewater

ANNAPOLIS — Bringing natural gas drilling wastewater into Maryland for treatment or storage would be banned under a bill introduced by a Montgomery County lawmaker. Delegate Shane Robinson told the Cumberland Times-News that Maryland treatment plants lack the capability to ...

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