Va. Panel Recommends New Fracking RegulationsA Virginia advisory panel is recommending that energy companies disclose the chemical ingredients they use in horizontal fracking, a type of natural gas drilling that has spawned environmental concerns.
Report: Man-Made Earthquakes Shake Over A Dozen Areas In USMore than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.
Md. Lawmakers OK Fracking Ban Until Late 2017The Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to prohibit fracking permits in the state until October 2017.
This Week: Robin Williams Is Protected & Maya Angelou Gets StampedThis week, a late comedian's likeness can't be used for quite some time and a late poet gets honored.
Bill to Pause Fracking Gains Ground in General AssemblyA bill establishing deadlines for the adoption and implementation of fracking regulations is making its way through the General Assembly.
Hollywood Actor Makes 'Don't Frack Maryland' AdEdward Norton is best known for his roles in Fight Club, The Incredible Hulk and The Illusionist, but the Maryland native is now the voice of a new radio ad calling on residents of his home state not to allow fracking.
Senate Committee Favors Bare Bones Fracking Moratorium BillA Senate environmental committee is supporting watered down legislation aimed at limiting fracking in Maryland.
Maryland House, Senate Pass Fracking BillsLawmakers in both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly are taking a stand against fracking.
Bill Moves Ahead to Protect Residents from Fracking DamageA bill to hold fracking companies responsible for damages to Maryland residents and their property is heading to a vote next week.
Amendment to Weaken Fracking Liability Bill FailsA 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."
Fracking Liability Bill Given Another Day for WorkThe Maryland Attorney General's office is weighing in on a bill to hold fracking companies more responsible for personal injury and property damage.
USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution LinkA 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.