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Edwards Appointed To Marcellus Shale Task Force

July 25th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

State Senator George Edwards was appointed last week to the governor’s task force on Marcellus shale- and while going into the process with an open mind the western Maryland lawmaker hopes to convey a loud message when it comes to the potential economic opportunities such drilling could mean for the region. Environmental concerns are the primary reason that the governor has delayed any permitting to drill into Marcellus shale deposits- with issues have arisen in recent years in other states, most notably neighboring Pennsylvania. While he understands wanting to ensure that there are no environmental problems, he says the real possibility of a vast new revenue stream for the region is something that has to be vigorously pursued…


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