Post Carbon Institute’s Updated Production Estimates for Marcellus Shale

The Post Carbon Institute’s David Hughes has once again thoroughly assessed the production potential in the Marcellus oil and gas shale play. Some highlights from report: The following analysis provides updates using all available production data for 2014 and reveals: … More

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Western Maryland Businesses Support Fracking Moratorium

UPDATED 15 April, 2015 Citizen Shale, Oakland, MD  A letter from 118 business owners opposed to shale gas development in western Maryland was delivered to Garrett County Commissioners and also submitted to a key legislative hearing in Annapolis earlier this month.  It will be … More

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Two-Year Fracking Moratorium Passes MD House and Senate

COPYRIGHT 2015, CITIZEN SHALE Maryland’s Senate this week put our state one step closer to being the first with shale gas reserves to enact direct legislative controls. On Monday night, in a 45-2 vote, senators approved what is effectively a … More

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Fracking Legislation Moves in the Maryland Senate

 (Copyright Citizen Shale, 2015) ANNAPOLIS, APRIL 3 — The Maryland Senate took final steps for passage of a bill to ban fracking in Maryland until Oct. 1, 2017, with observers noting that superior grassroots organizing and lobbying by proponents made … More

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