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County restricts gas drilling in Deep Creek Lake watershed

Deep Creek Lake Maryland

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — The Garrett County Commissioners have adopted a watershed management plan that limits natural-gas drilling on nearly 41,000 acres around Deep Creek Lake, a popular vacation destination in western Maryland. The three-member board voted unanimously Monday to adopt the plan. It prohibits natural gas wellheads within the watershed but allows companies to drill horizontally from wellheads located ...

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Economic impact of fracking strong at regional, state levels, Dartmouth researchers say

The economic impacts from fracking extend far beyond the county where drilling activity is happening, according to a report. Dartmouth College researchers, who produced the report for the National Bureau of Economic Research, found that the impact on wages and employment was many times larger at the regional and state levels than in the county where drilling occurred. The findings ...

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Mud serves as multipurpose tool in $100B shale industry

Mud makes it all possible. The $100 billion industry arising from the so-called shale boom — gas drilling that some consider a revolution and others lament as an environmental tragedy — hinges on the lubricating, cooling, cleaning, balancing and communicative powers of drilling mud. “Every component on that rig has something to do with that mud,” said Andrew Zeni, rig ...

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