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Activists push for ban on fracking in Maryland - Baltimore Sun

March 2, 2017 - 7:22pm

Activists push for ban on fracking in Maryland
Baltimore Sun
Chanting "Hey, Hey! Ho, Ho! All this fracking's got to go!" hundreds of demonstrators marched in a circle around the State House Thursday to draw attention to an effort to ban the controversial form of gas drilling in Maryland. A musician with an ...

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Ban Fracking Now! - EcoWatch - EcoWatch

March 2, 2017 - 6:33pm

EcoWatch

Ban Fracking Now! - EcoWatch
EcoWatch
This is not about Republican or Democrat it's about humanity and putting people before profits. Climate change is a public health and a civil rights issue that ...

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Mack Energy rep: Fracking opposition hurting oil industry - Artesia Daily Press

March 2, 2017 - 5:51pm

Mack Energy rep: Fracking opposition hurting oil industry
Artesia Daily Press
Opposition to fracking is threatening the political viability of the oil industry in New Mexico, and oil companies will start fighting back against criticism, an oil and gas industry lobbyist warned. Claire Chase, government affairs director of Mack ...

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Hundreds Rally Against Fracking for Natural Gas in Maryland - CBS Baltimore / WJZ

March 2, 2017 - 4:37pm

CBS Baltimore / WJZ

Hundreds Rally Against Fracking for Natural Gas in Maryland
CBS Baltimore / WJZ
Maryland currently prohibits fracking, which involves pumping water, sand and chemicals deep underground to break up rock and release natural gas. A state moratorium on issuing permits ends in October. Some favor extending the moratorium for two years, ...

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City Council Puts Fracking Moratorium On Hold - CBS Local

March 1, 2017 - 6:10pm

CBS Local

City Council Puts Fracking Moratorium On Hold
CBS Local
Last year, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled against long-term fracking bans, but issued no opinion on “marginally shorter” bans. That has created legal ambiguity over whether it is constitutionally acceptable for a local government like Broomfield to ...

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Marcellus Shale exports from Philly jump in 2016 - Philly.com

March 1, 2017 - 5:58pm

Philly.com

Marcellus Shale exports from Philly jump in 2016
Philly.com
The number of ships exporting Marcellus Shale natural-gas liquids out of Philadelphia's port quintupled in 2016, according to the Maritime Exchange, reflecting an increased flow of propane and other materials through Sunoco Logistics Partners' Marcus ...

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A fracking moratorium draws a long-awaited court challenge - Hot Air

March 1, 2017 - 3:34pm

A fracking moratorium draws a long-awaited court challenge
Hot Air
This has resulted in a sad situation for Empire State residents, particularly for those living along the upstate border with Pennsylvania which lies above the rich Marcellus shale deposits. Landowners in this area who had initially made arrangements ...

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Fracking-related earthquakes are a reminder that the process ... - LancasterOnline

March 1, 2017 - 7:04am

LancasterOnline

Fracking-related earthquakes are a reminder that the process ...
LancasterOnline
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed that fracking — a method of extracting underground pockets of natural gas — caused ...

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Broomfield postpones fracking moratorium consideration - FOX31 Denver

March 1, 2017 - 2:03am

FOX31 Denver

Broomfield postpones fracking moratorium consideration
FOX31 Denver
BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Council members of the City and County of Broomfield voted to indefinitely postpone consideration of a fracking moratorium on Tuesday. During the council meeting that lasted roughly five hours, dozens of residents called on their ...
Broomfield Postpones Fracking Moratorium Vote IndefinitelyColorado Public Radio

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Annapolis Hosts A Showdown Over Fracking - WAMU 88.5

February 28, 2017 - 11:56pm

Annapolis Hosts A Showdown Over Fracking
WAMU 88.5
In neighboring states that's prompted a boom in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — an innovative but controversial method for unlocking its otherwise hard-to-extract energy supplies. But in Maryland, the ... In 2011, then-Governor Martin O'Malley ...

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McAuliffe stands strong on fracking trade-secret exemptions from FOIA - Augusta Free Press

February 28, 2017 - 11:00pm

McAuliffe stands strong on fracking trade-secret exemptions from FOIA
Augusta Free Press
law Legislation attempting to exempt hydraulic fracturing trade secrets from the Freedom of Information Act of Virginia met bipartisan rejection in Virginia's General Assembly, in large part because of concerns highlighted by Governor Terry McAuliffe's ...

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Md. legislators consider permanent ban on fracking - Fox Baltimore

February 28, 2017 - 7:54pm

Fox Baltimore

Md. legislators consider permanent ban on fracking
Fox Baltimore
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBFF) -- Maryland legislators are debating a bill which would permanently ban hydraulic fracking in the state. A moratorium on the high-tech method of extracting natural gas from shale in Western Maryland expires this fall. Members of ...

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Supporters of Banning Fracking in Maryland Rally - U.S. News & World Report

February 28, 2017 - 7:48pm

WBAL Baltimore

Supporters of Banning Fracking in Maryland Rally
U.S. News & World Report
Opponents of a ban said they believed natural gas could be extracted safely by fracking, particularly with the guidelines set up by the Maryland Department of the Environment. Jeff Guido, who represents a group called Community Hub for Opportunities in ...
Opponents of fracking seek permanent ban in MarylandWBAL Baltimore
Md. legislators consider permanent ban on frackingFox Baltimore
Poll: Residents Split On Fracking BanWBAL Radio
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Opponents of fracking seek permanent ban in Maryland - WBAL Baltimore

February 28, 2017 - 7:26pm

WBAL Baltimore

Opponents of fracking seek permanent ban in Maryland
WBAL Baltimore
Fracking involves horizontal drilling into Marcellus shale, which is abundant in western Maryland. A high-pressure mix of water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock, freeing natural gas trapped inside. Opponents want a permanent ban as the ...
Supporters of Banning Fracking in Maryland RallyU.S. News & World Report
Md. legislators consider permanent ban on frackingFox Baltimore
Poll: Residents Split On Fracking BanWBAL Radio
WCBC Radio
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Are fracking and earthquakes really connected? - Journalist's Resource

February 28, 2017 - 11:36am

Are fracking and earthquakes really connected?
Journalist's Resource
Activists have blamed this spike in seismic activity on the controversial recent boom in hydraulic fracturing — or “fracking,” when fluids are injected at high pressure to fracture underground shale rock and create pathways for oil and gas to escape ...

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Fracking's horror stories - Baltimore Post-Examiner

February 28, 2017 - 11:25am

Baltimore Post-Examiner

Fracking's horror stories
Baltimore Post-Examiner
His well and the wells of scores of other Susquehanna residents were poisoned by natural gas companies that penetrated the Marcellus shale beneath their properties with the horizontal drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing. He outlined how ...

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Fracking bill crosses hurdle - Tifton Gazette

February 28, 2017 - 10:09am

Tifton Gazette

Fracking bill crosses hurdle
Tifton Gazette
John Meadows, R-Calhoun, says his bill seeks to put in place protections for the state's water resources — before the oil and gas industry starts using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. “Until the price of gas goes up, there won't be any drilling for ...

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Oil rep: Fracking opposition hurting New Mexico oil industry - Artesia Daily Press

February 28, 2017 - 6:24am

Oil rep: Fracking opposition hurting New Mexico oil industry
Artesia Daily Press
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Opposition to fracking is threatening the political viability of the oil industry in New Mexico, and oil companies will start fighting back against criticism, an oil and gas industry lobbyist warned. Claire Chase, government ...

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Fracking Provider STEP Seeks C$200 Million in Canadian IPO - Bloomberg

February 27, 2017 - 9:43pm

Fracking Provider STEP Seeks C$200 Million in Canadian IPO
Bloomberg
STEP Energy Services Ltd., a fracking services provider, plans to raise about C$200 million ($152 million) in the biggest initial public offering in the Canadian oil and gas industry in more than two years. The shares are expected to be sold at C$14 to ...

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