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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 ...

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Western Md. natural gas drilling subject of report

The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Department of Natural Resources, in a draft report describing best practices for drilling and production of natural gas in the Marcellus share region of Western Maryland, are recommending that comprehensive planning be required for shale gas development before any drilling permits are issued.

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EPA methane report further divides fracking camps

PITTSBURGH — The Environmental Protection Agency has dramatically lowered its estimate of how much of a potent heat-trapping gas leaks during natural gas production, in a shift with major implications for a debate that has divided environmentalists: Does the recent ...

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Md. Attorney General audit: More environmental enforcement needed

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says his annual environmental audit has found the need for enhanced enforcement of pollution laws. Gansler says pollution related to urban and residential growth is also a concern and the audit highlighted the benefits of ...

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