Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley Looking at Issuing Permits for Hydraulic Fracturing

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley indicates his administration may issue new permits for drilling in the Marcellus Shale in western Maryland. O’Malley maintains that Maryland will protect the natural environment “to a greater degree than other states” and he “makes no apology” for that.*

Currently there are two energy companies seeking permits to drill in Garrett County, Md. using hydraulic fracturing.

*WHTM ABC-27 (Jan 28) – Md. governor promises no harm from gas drilling