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Vt. becomes first state to ban hydraulic fracturing

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday signed into law the nation’s first ban on a hotly debated natural gas drilling technique that involves blasting chemical-laced water deep into the ground. The Democrat, surrounded at a Statehouse ceremony by ...

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Maryland fracking commission to request deadline extension

With no way to pay for it, a state commission intends to ask for more time to complete a study into the best practices of a controversial natural gas drilling technique. Del. Heather Mizeur, D-Montgomery, a member of the Marcellus ...

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Without funding, Md. fracking could face delay

ANNAPOLIS — Failure to pass legislation that would have forced energy companies to fund gas drilling studies could mean more delays for those wanting to tap in the natural gas lurking in western Maryland. Members of a commission created to ...

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General Assembly faces a busy final day

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers will enter the final day of the 2012 session faced with a long list of unresolved important issues. Faced with mandatory adjournment at midnight, the long-time presiding officers of both chambers warned their members to be ready ...

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‘Colbert Report’ takes on fracking

Comedian Stephen Colbert took on hydraulic fracturing on the “Colbert Report” Wednesday night, with actor Mark Ruffalo playing the part of concerned citizen and Colbert sticking by what he said America was built on: burning stuff. “We burn things. We ...

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Poll: Study of fracking is needed

ANNAPOLIS — More than 70 percent of Marylanders want a controversial natural gas drilling technique to be studied before it is allowed in Western Maryland, according to a poll released on Tuesday. The poll, commissioned by Chesapeake Climate Action, a ...

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Marcellus gas production rises; so does recycling

PITTSBURGH — Production of Marcellus Shale natural gas in Pennsylvania rose again in the second half of 2011, slightly exceeding projections. The state reported Friday that drillers produced the equivalent of 1.66 billion cubic feet of gas per day from ...

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Maryland gas-drilling panel starts 2nd round of work

ANNAPOLIS — A state panel is starting work in Annapolis on a second set of recommendations for natural-gas drilling in western Maryland. The Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission meets Friday afternoon in the House of Delegates Office Building. Gov. Martin O’Malley ...

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