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Oscar-nominated filmmaker ousted from fracking hearing

WASHINGTON — The director of the Oscar-nominated environmentalist documentary “Gasland” was arrested Wednesday for filming a hearing on fracking, a natural gas extraction technique, led by U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., of the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee. Filmmaker Josh ...

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Allegany, Garrett counties urge quick OK for safe gas drilling

CUMBERLAND — Two western Maryland counties that sit atop the Marcellus Shale geological formation are urging the administration of Gov. Martin O’Malley to quickly approve safe drilling for natural gas. The Cumberland Times-News reports that all six county commissioners from ...

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Md. senators write FERC about natural gas proposal

MYERSVILLE — Maryland’s two U.S. senators are asking federal regulators to pay close attention to residents’ concerns about a proposed natural-gas compressor station near Myersville. The letter from Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin follows similar letters by county officials ...

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Bay foundation links fracking, air pollution

An environmental group said Wednesday that infrared video shows air pollution streaming from natural gas sites that have been sprouting up across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation said it sent the videos to the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

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Risk-reward of ‘fracking’ is still debated

WASHINGTON — Critics have blamed hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” for environmental disturbances including landscape degradation, air pollution and groundwater contamination — conditions that may affect the health of surrounding areas. But the jury is still out on whether these claims ...

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