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New Reports Says Fracking Equals Jobs

May 17th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas could create as many as 3,600 jobs in far Western Maryland in the next decade if state officials allow energy companies to use the extraction technique, according to a Towson University study commissioned by the state.
 
The boom would end in the late 2020s, though, and could leave Garrett and Allegany counties less appealing to the tourists and vacation-home buyers who are important contributors to the area’s economy, especially near Deep Creek Lake, the study’s leader told a state panel Friday.

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