Md. Lawmakers Greenlight Shale Impact Area Bill

Law360, New York (April 10, 2012, 8:14 PM ET) -- The Maryland legislature passed a bill Friday that would hold natural gas drillers responsible for any water supply contamination within a 2,500-foot radius of any well created in a deep shale deposit for a year after the last operation.

The bill, sponsored by Delegate Heather Mizeur, a Democrat from Montgomery County, is among about 20 introduced this session dealing with issues surrounding natural gas and oil exploration, including the controversial hydraulic fracturing technique — but one of only two to have passed.

Besides establishing the “presumptive...
To view the full article, register now.

DEWEY LIVE BLOG

Follow our exclusive coverage of the trial of the year:

Catch up on the Dewey trial here