WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Advisory Commission Considers Drilling Rules For Marcellus Shale

Play associated audio

The Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission is meeting today in Annapolis to consider possible legislative proposals for the 2013 General Assembly session.

One proposal would require drillers to have pollution insurance of at least $1 million per loss. Another would require a state registration of those who negotiate mineral rights from landowners. They would need to abide by an industry code of ethics.

The panel is also considering proposing a tax on gas extracted from Maryland wells to monitor the impact of drilling. And it's also considering a possible law to protect landowners from surface damage caused by underground drilling.

The measure would govern drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation, which underlies parts of at least five states, including Maryland.

NPR

'It's A Surviving Tool': 'Native' Tells Satirical Stories Of Life In Israel

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to author Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-Palestinian whose satirical weekly columns in Haaretz newspaper are collected in his new book called Native.
NPR

What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here's A Taste

Natural wines can be off-putting at first: perhaps darker than usual, a little fizzy or cloudy. Some find them charming, others unsophisticated. Here's a guide to this trending, quirky style of wine.
NPR

Jim Gilmore, Who Was Campaigning For President, Isn't Anymore

He had the resume — swing-state governor, veteran, ex-party leader — but there's a good chance you had no idea he was running. Judging by vote totals, Iowa and New Hampshire may have missed it too.
NPR

Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.