Posts tagged ‘Marcellus Shale’

3-14-12: The State of the Shale in Our State

There are more than a dozen bills before the Maryland legislature dealing with the possibility of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale. We talk with Senator Brian Frosh, who’s proposing several of the measures, and with Drew Cobbs of the Maryland Petroleum Council, about how they could affect the future of drilling in the state.

Continue Reading March 14, 2012 at 8:05 am 2 comments

12-20-10: On the Subject of Shale

A quick follow-up to our conversation on natural gas drilling in western Maryland.

Continue Reading December 20, 2010 at 8:03 am Leave a comment

12-7-10: The Shale Down There

The Marcellus Shale is currently the rock star of the geological formation in the eastern U. S. That’s because it contains vast amounts of natural gas — some of it which lies in the earth below western Maryland. We talk with a representative from a natural gas company and an environmentalist about the possibility of using hydraulic fracturing–or fracking–to extract it.

Continue Reading December 7, 2010 at 10:32 am 1 comment


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