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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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Dan Ervin: State’s pursuit of offshore wind power risky

As the 2012 General Assembly takes up offshore wind power in its closing days, it is important for all Marylanders to understand that such a pursuit will introduce additional risk to our state’s economy. The high cost of offshore wind ...

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Editorial: Fracking study is wise course

The House of Delegates acted wisely this week in approving legislation that would require energy companies to pay to pay for environmental safety studies before drilling into the Marcellus Shale beneath Western Maryland in their search for natural gas. Under ...

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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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Western Maryland faces ‘fracking’ fight

GARRETT COUNTY — Garrett County resident Dana Shimrock was relieved when Maryland put the brakes on drilling in the natural gas-rich Marcellus Shale before a single well could be drilled. “They had just completed a well not far from me ...

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Gansler says mineral-rights leases may endanger homes

HAGERSTOWN — Maryland’s attorney general is urging people in the western part of the state to check with their mortgage lender before signing a mineral-rights lease. Douglas Gansler says some federally approved mortgages have requirements that conflict with mineral-rights leases. ...

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Dominion seeks exports of Marcellus Shale gas

HARRISBURG, Pa. — An energy company is seeking federal approval to allow exports of liquefied natural gas from the booming Appalachian drilling industry, saying that the nation’s natural gas supply is outpacing demand. Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Resources Inc. announced last ...

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