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

Perforating tools, used to create fractures in the rock, are lowered into one of six wells during a roughly two-week hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. well pad near Mead, Colo. Proponents of hydraulic fracturing point to the economic benefits from vast amounts of formerly inaccessible hydrocarbons that now can be extracted with hydraulic fracturing. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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

In this photo made on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, a worker shovels the powder used to make a mixture with water used in the hydraulic fracturing process in the Marcellus Shale layer to release natural gas b at a Range Resources site where the process was underway in Claysville, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

  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

Anti-fracking coalition pickets outside of the office of Senator Joan Carter Conway on Monday. Senator Conway is the chair of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee in the Senate.  (The Daily Record/ Maximilian Franz).

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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