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O’Malley Says He Would Welcome Fracking If It Is Proven Safe

March 19th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is perceived by many to be anti hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas in Marcellus shale deposits- however the governor says that isn’t the case. While he did appoint a committee to study the environmental impacts of fracking that will delay any wells being drilled for several years- O’Malley says that is a safety precaution and reflects only his desire to protect ground water from being contaminated. He told a group of area residents recently that if fracking is proven to be a safe process- he would welcome it as it could have a tremendous economic impact for western Maryland…

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