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Fracking ban to headline environmental issues at 2017 Md. legislative session

(First in a series) The fight to ban fracking is headed to the Maryland General Assembly. Again. Lawmakers and environmental activists are expected to head to Annapolis and the 2017 General Assembly session seeking to ban the controversial natural gas ...

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Conway ‘insulted’ by rally outside her office to ban fracking in Md.

Environmental groups supporting a statewide ban of a controversial process for extracting natural gas took their message to the front door of a state senator who has repeated blocked previous legislation. Members and supporters of Don’t Frack Maryland gathered at the ...

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Fracking opponents rally as Maryland prepares regulations

HAGERSTOWN — Opponents of the natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing are holding events across the state as Maryland environmental regulators prepare to publish proposed rules for issuing permits starting in October. The events include a rally Monday afternoon ...

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Proponents of Md. fracking ban cheered by new poll

Armed with a newly released poll showing opposition to fracking in Maryland, environmental groups say they are prepared to push for a statewide ban in the coming year. The poll conducted by OpinionWorks for the Don’t Frack Maryland Coalition, found ...

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Garrett County panel mulls proposed gas drilling regs

OAKLAND — An advisory panel in far western Maryland is reviewing proposed state regulations for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. The Garrett County Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Advisory Group meets Tuesday evening in Oakland. The agenda includes a review of ...

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Marylanders divided on fracking

Marylanders remain divided on the issue of banning a controversial natural gas extraction process. A poll released Monday by the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College found that 43 percent of those surveyed said they support or ...

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Western Md. town bans fracking within its borders

The western Maryland town of Friendsville is banning hydraulic fracturing for natural gas within its borders. The Town Council approved the ban on a 5-1 vote Tuesday. The town is in Garrett County, which overlies part of the gas-rich Marcellus ...

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Maryland releases suggested revisions to gas drilling plan

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland will consider revising its proposed regulations for the natural gas drilling known as hydraulic fracturing in an effort to add safeguards for public health and the environment, a state agency announced Wednesday. The Maryland Department of the ...

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Western Maryland town proposes fracking ban

FRIENDSVILLE — The western Maryland town of Friendsville is proposing a ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas within its jurisdiction. The Town Council voted 4-2 Thursday to have its attorney review the proposed ordinance. Council member Jess Whittemore says ...

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