The amount of greenhouse gases that can be released under a multi-state pollution reduction agreement is being lowered. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative announced Thursday that the changes will cut carbon dioxide emissions 45 percent below 2005 levels and preserve ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
PITTSBURGH — The oil and gas industry is trying to ease environmental concerns by developing nontoxic fluids for the drilling process known as fracking, but it’s not clear whether the new product will be widely embraced by drilling companies. Houston-based ...Read More »
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.
Tagged with: budget Del. Heather Mizeur Department of Business and Economic Development Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation Environment Fracking General Assembly Government Martin O'Malley tax credit TaxesRead More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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.Read More »