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Gov. O’Malley’s order bans fracking until 2014

After the General Assembly failed to pass a bill imposing a moratorium on drilling for natural gas in Western Maryland’s portion of the Marcellus Shale, Gov. Martin O’Malley imposed a de facto halt to the efforts Monday when he issued ...

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Pepco, windmills take their legislative lumps

Lawmakers confronting energy legislation had no problem holding power utilities accountable for meeting reliability standards, but the governor’s effort to open up Maryland’s coastal waters to windmills failed. Also failing was a bid to put a moratorium on natural gas ...

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Md. environment Sec. Summers testifies at fracking hearing

WASHINGTON — Maryland’s environmental secretary is calling on the federal government to take a more active role in studying and regulating natural gas drilling. Acting Secretary Robert Summers appeared Tuesday at a hearing in Washington on a natural gas drilling ...

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Bay Foundation seeks federal fracking analysis

The federal government should conduct a comprehensive federal analysis of Marcellus Shale drilling in the six bay-watershed states, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other environmental groups said Monday. The foundation said it has filed a petition under the National Environmental ...

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