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A path forward for responsible gas shale regulations
A path forward for responsible gas shale regulations

Newly inaugurated Gov. Larry Hogan and his team have only a few weeks to review and take action on the previous administration's proposed "gold standard" rules governing oil and gas development in Western Maryland, or the regulations will go into effect. Governor Hogan has every right to thoroughly review, modify or even pull back the draft regulations; at the same time, his team should recognize and credit the exhaustive and productive work conducted by former Gov. Martin O'Malley's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission. Almost four years ago, Governor O'Malley created the commission and charged it with assisting state officials in determining whether and how...

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