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Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Maryland House, Senate Pass Fracking Bills

Lawmakers in both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly are taking a stand against fracking.

03/24/2015

A hydraulic fracturing site is viewed on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pa. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bill Moves Ahead to Protect Residents from Fracking Damage

A bill to hold fracking companies responsible for damages to Maryland residents and their property is heading to a vote next week.

03/20/2015

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Amendment to Weaken Fracking Liability Bill Fails

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.”

03/19/2015

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Fracking Liability Bill Given Another Day for Work

The Maryland Attorney General’s office is weighing in on a bill to hold fracking companies more responsible for personal injury and property damage.

03/18/2015

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USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution Link

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.

03/04/2015

Keystone XL Veto (Photo by Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

Keystone XL Veto Could Make A Case Against Fracking

The move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.

02/26/2015

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

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.

02/17/2015

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Asks for Halt on Fracking Plans in Maryland

Health officials and environmental advocates in Maryland are asking for a temporary stop to plans for fracking in the western part of the state.

02/05/2015

Don't blame man-made global warming for the devastating California drought, a new federal report says.  (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Administration to Propose Md. Gas Drilling Regs

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.

11/25/2014

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Dozens Arrested Protesting ‘Fracking’ at Planned Md. Gas Plant

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.

07/14/2014

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