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Md. delegate to introduce fracking moratorium bill

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.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 01:11pm EST

Tags: natural gas drilling,

Md. gas drilling panel discussing legislation

A state panel developing rules for natural gas drilling in western Maryland is discussing possible legislative proposals for the 2013 General Assembly.

Monday - 01/07/2013, 12:07pm EST

Tags: Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, Heather Mizeur, Shane Robinson, Keith Eshleman, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies

EPA fracking study may dodge some tough questions

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.

Sunday - 01/06/2013, 11:33am EST

Tags: EPA,

Without funding, Md. fracking could face delay

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.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 06:53pm EDT

Tags: Annapolis, Maryland budget,

Without funding, Md. fracking could face delay

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.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 04:52pm EDT

Tags: Heather Mizeur,

USGS: Glut of quakes likely manmade, fracking possible cause

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.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 02:51pm EDT

Tags: USGS, earthquake, quake, Bill Ellsworth, David J. Hayes, Paul D. Shinkman

Economists say Md. needs wind energy, fracking, more

Maryland energy policy remains in limbo, without major progress on offshore wind or hydraulic fracturing during the recently completed General Assembly session

Friday - 04/13/2012, 10:00am EDT

Tags: wind energy, energy, Maryland General Assembly