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Fracking's risks are manageable, so what's the holdup?
Fracking's risks are manageable, so what's the holdup?

Your recent editorial argued that "the longer we wait before embracing fracking, the better informed we will be" ("Fracking still worrisome," Oct. 7). Why should Maryland continue to delay when the science overwhelmingly shows that hydraulic fracturing is safe? The Maryland departments of the environment and natural resources recently released a report that found the risk of water contamination from hydraulic fracturing is very low and is manageable under Maryland's regulatory scheme. Your editorial acknowledges the report and its findings yet still calls for more unnecessary delay. The report is only the latest of many studies that have found shale development...

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