MD Gov. to Introduce Fracking Regulations

Outgoing Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley announced that natural gas fracking will move forward in Maryland, but only under a set of strict regulations that he is set to propose next month. From The Washington Post: “[The regulations] draw upon the ‘best practices’ of other states and nations where hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” takes place, administration… More »

MD Releases Health Impact Study

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released on June 28 its Marcellus Shale Public Health Report to a crowd of 50 attendees at Garrett College.  The report concluded that health dangers from fracking include potential contamination from fracking fluid and increased truck traffic and its associated pollution. The report included a series of… More »