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EPA official hopeful on gas drilling study

PITTSBURGH — A top official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is optimistic that a nationwide project examining natural gas hydraulic fracturing and potential drinking water impacts will provide comprehensive guidelines to help scientists and the public identify the key ...

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Frosh: Majority of Senate would support fracking moratorium

A majority of the state Senate would support a legislative moratorium on hydraulic fracturing if such a bill is released from committee, Sen. Brian E. Frosh said Wednesday.

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Raskin, Frosh to join in calling for fracking moratorium

A pair of Montgomery County senators are planning to join a colleague in the House of Delegates in supporting a moratorium on a controversial drilling technique used to extract natural gas. Sen. Jamin B. “Jamie” Raskin and Sen. Brian E. ...

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Future uncertain for fracking

With the regulatory future of hydraulic fracturing very much in doubt in Maryland, energy companies are backing away from hundreds of ground leases covering more than 120,000 acres in Garrett and Allegany counties that would have allowed them to drill into the Marcellus Shale, a mile-deep storehouse of natural gas.

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