NFIB Action Alert: Marcellus Shale Public Hearing Monday

Date: December 04, 2014

The Maryland
Department of Environment is hosting a public meeting with the Marcellus Shale
Advisory Commission Monday, December 8 from 3-6PM simultaneously in Oakland and Baltimore
City, to discuss the draft final report. Public comments will be heard from
4:45-6PM. NFIB encourages members to attend and share comments. 

Talking points:

  • I appreciate the commissions review of this issue and look forward to safely moving forward. However, the
    recommendations to proceed over regulates opportunities for economic growth and
    job creation in Western Maryland and puts us at a competitive disadvantage with
    neighboring states (Pennsylvania, West Virginia).
  •  Maryland
    has been unable to utilize our natural gas resource for far too long already,
    and this report delays drilling for at least another two years, further harming
    our local economy, job creation, and extending our dependency on foreign energy
    sources.

  •  As a local
    business owner, I have concerns with such strong restrictions that as much as
    83% of Garrett and Allegany counties are off limits for Marcellus Shale
    exploration.

Resources:

Public Hearing – two locations that will be linked
by audio


Monday, December 8 from 3-6PM
Note: comments will be limited to 3 minutes

The Garrett County Health Department
1025 Memorial Dr., Oakland

Maryland Department of the Environment
Terra Conference Room
1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore

Thank you to all who participate.

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