Litigation over oil and natural gas industry techniques that include hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is underway across the country and expected to spread. Over the past few years, the use of fracking to drive natural gas out of shale rock ...Read More »
Jim Dinegar, the president and CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, has a unique point of view on the Maryland vs. Virginia economic development battle because his constituency hails from Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and the city in ...
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FLINTSTONE — Energy industry representatives and skeptics clashed Thursday over taxation issues and a three-year timeline for studying the risks and benefits of natural-gas drilling in Maryland’s section of the Marcellus Shale. With lucrative production from Marcellus wells under way ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday announced members of a panel to study the short-term and long-term effects of potential natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale in western Maryland. O’Malley last month set a timeline for state agencies ...Read More »
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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WASHINGTON — New research is providing some of the first scientific evidence that a controversial gas drilling technique can contaminate drinking water. The study published Monday found potentially dangerous concentrations of methane gas in water from wells near drilling sites ...Read More »
CANTON, Pa. — Workers stopped the flow of liquid and natural gas from a well that spilled chemical-laced water for two days and were to start procedures to seal the well Friday, company officials said. Chesapeake Energy Corp., which was ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Natural gas drilling in Western Maryland would be restricted until the state finishes a two-year study under a bill passed by House lawmakers on Wednesday. The House of Delegates voted 98-40 to approve the measure, HB 852, on ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Natural gas drilling in western Maryland would be restricted until the state finishes a two-year study under a bill passed by House lawmakers in Annapolis. The House voted 98-40 on Wednesday to approve the measure affecting drilling in ...Read More »