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Fracking opponents plan to be in Annapolis for the introduction of a bill calling for a state moratorium on the natural gas drilling technique until studies are completed on its impact.
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A state panel developing rules for natural gas drilling in western Maryland is discussing possible legislative proposals for the 2013 General Assembly.
An ongoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study on natural gas drilling and its potential for groundwater contamination has gotten tentative praise so far from both industry and environmental groups.
Failure to pass legislation that would have forced energy companies to fund gas drilling studies could mean more delays for those wanting to tap in the natural gas lurking in western Maryland.
Maryland Delegate Heather Mizeur says she is content to sit on the sidelines and not move forward with plans to study the impact of natural gas drilling in western Maryland.
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Last year saw a sharp rise in 3.0-magnitude quakes or stronger in the U.S. midcontinent, a continuing trend that prompted the U.S. Geological Survey -- the government's main source for Earth sciences -- to investigate the root cause.
Maryland energy policy remains in limbo, without major progress on offshore wind or hydraulic fracturing during the recently completed General Assembly session