Lawmakers in both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly are taking a stand against fracking.
A bill to hold fracking companies responsible for damages to Maryland residents and their property is heading to a vote next week.
A bill to hold fracking companies more responsible for damages they cause remained intact after senators defeated an amendment Thursday that would have removed words describing the natural gas extraction process as “ultrahazardous and abnormally dangerous.”
The Maryland Attorney General’s office is weighing in on a bill to hold fracking companies more responsible for personal injury and property damage.
A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
The move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.
Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
Health officials and environmental advocates in Maryland are asking for a temporary stop to plans for fracking in the western part of the state.
Outgoing Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley said Tuesday his administration will propose some of the nations’ toughest regulations next month governing the extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus shale rock formation underlying parts of far western Maryland through the drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
More than two dozen activists have been arrested following a protest against plans to build a facility in Maryland to liquefy and export natural gas.