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Energy lobbyists spent big in Md., but failed to win on fracking

ANNAPOLIS — The oil and natural gas industry spent more than $1.4 million to influence Maryland lawmakers during this year’s General Assembly session. But lobbyists still lost their fight to allow fracking in Maryland. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that the ...

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Oil, gas production industries double down on fracking

  OKLAHOMA CITY – One of the most important advancements for the modern oil and gas sector has become a household curse word. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is crucial to producing petroleum and natural gas and transformed the U.S. industry ...

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Fracking moratorium, ban bills both likely to come to Senate floor

ANNAPOLIS — Competing bills that ban fracking or extend the current moratorium on the controversial natural gas extraction process are both likely headed to the Senate for a vote. Sen. Joan Carter Conway, D-Baltimore City and chair of the Education, ...

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Md. deforestation, fracking bills spark rallies before hearing

ANNAPOLIS — Support for forest protection and opposition to hydraulic fracturing sparked two different rallies Wednesday, just before the House Environment and Transportation Committee heard testimony on three related bills. Two of the bills would ban and criminalize hydraulic fracturing, ...

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Md. legislative options limited as advocates plead for fracking ban

The debate over a ban on fracking in Maryland moves to the 2017 General Assembly session even as a legislative committee debates delaying proposed regulations for the controversial gas extraction process. Members of the joint Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review Committee ...

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