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Md. delegate to introduce fracking moratorium bill

ANNAPOLIS — Fracking opponents plan to be in Annapolis for the introduction of a bill calling for a state moratorium on the natural gas drilling technique until studies are completed on its impact. Del. Heather Mizeur plans to introduce the ...

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$37.3B budget favors fracking study, biotech and cyber-security firms

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s roughly $37 billion budget proposal to the General Assembly includes an increase in the money allocated for some business-friendly tax credits, $1.5 million to pay for studies into the safety of hydraulic fracturing and puts the state “on the verge” of closing what was once a $1.7 billion structural deficit.

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DNR: New map shows Marcellus shale distribution

The Department of Natural Resources says a new map shows the distribution of Marcellus shale deposits in western Maryland. The shale deposits are being eyed as a source of natural gas. However, environmentalists are concerned that new hydraulic fracturing techniques ...

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Fracking, septics, wind power facing Maryland lawmakers

Natural gas drilling in western Maryland, offshore wind power, and new growth and septic system requirements are among the environmental issues facing state lawmakers again as the Maryland General Assembly gathers Wednesday. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who switched ...

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Fracking opponents speak on legislative efforts

Advocates of a moratorium on fracking met on the steps of the State House on Monday to discuss the results of a meeting of the state fracking advisory commission. They affirmed their desire to pass legislation in the upcoming General Assembly that will put a hold on fracking until the state more thoroughly studies the environment impact of the controversial drilling practice.

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