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Maryland lawmakers warned of natural gas drilling woes in Pennsylvania

February 13, 2011

The Baltimore Sun reports that former Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources John Quigley cited spills, well contamination, and urged caution to Maryland lawmakers regarding the shale gas drilling industry.

“We have much to learn about the technique and ample reason for caution” he said at a recent briefing.  “In one instance a poorly drilled well caused natural gas to seep a mile underground and bubble up in the middle of the Susquehanna River.  There also have been spills of diesel fuel and of the fluid used in fracking” Quigley said.

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