Senator Bobby Zirkin The next legislative session will likely be all about fracking with the two-year moratorium ready to expire. Senator Bobby Zirkin, who's been a long-time critic of fracking practices plans to introduce legislation that would prohibit drilling in Maryland as he did in 2014. A common argument for those who oppose fracking is that industry cannot be properly regulated to make it safe. The moratorium mandated fracking regulations be written and adopted by Oct
Victory for Groups that Sued EPA to Require the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry to Report to the Federal Toxic Release Inventory.
Washington, D.C. – In response to a petition and lawsuit by environmental and open government organizations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose regulations requiring natural gas processing plants to start reporting the toxic chemicals they release.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, more than 551 plants processed mor
DEP fails to keep drillers a healthy distance from children
Pennsylvania just released its final revisions to the rules on oil and gas surface operations. Unfortunately, the regulations from the Department of Environmental Protection do not include any meaningful protections for vulnerable populations such as children. This is of concern in many areas of Pennsylvania and none more so than the Mars Area School District in Butler County. There is a proposal to install six unc