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