Drilling companies beginning to explore the Utica Shale got a piece of good news Friday when the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the rock formation in Ohio, Pennsylvania and other states holds enormous reserves of natural gas and oil. Releasing its ...Read More »
PITTSBURGH — In the debate over natural gas drilling, the companies are often the ones accused of twisting the facts. But scientists say opponents sometimes mislead the public, too. Critics of fracking often raise alarms about groundwater pollution, air pollution, ...
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OAKLAND — The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is urging state regulators to expedite their study of methods for safely extracting natural gas from shale deposits in far western Maryland. The Cumberland Times-News reported in its Friday edition that the ...Read More »
Glade Run rises from springs along the ridge a mile away and then flows through our valley. From my winery window, I see its black-soil banks wiggling across the spring green. In most places, I could jump across; were cows ...Read More »
Paul Roberts is a Western Maryland farmer who – understandably – doesn’t want his world to change. He grows gorgeous Appalachian wine grapes on a modest spread in Garrett County, near the Pennsylvania border. He and his wife Nadine turn ...Read More »
PITTSBURGH — One of the government’s top scientists says much more research is needed to determine the possible impacts of shale gas drilling on human health and the environment. “Studies should include all the ways people can be exposed, such ...Read More »
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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