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Md. needs to be very wary of fracking
I am glad to see the Sunpaper via Tim Wheeler has again cast some light on the gas/Marcellus shale exploration and land leasing problems in the western part of our state ("Second thoughts on gas leasing," Jan. 1). It should come as no surprise to us that the drilling operators and contractors refuse to reveal the down side of their operations or the shortcomings of their property leases; one has only to look at our neighbors to the north and what has happened to their water supplies, their roads and streams. If one needs more proof, then look to parts of Texas and Wyoming. It enough to cause us to unleash the dogs when we see a leasing agent at our door.
January 7, 2012