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Meeting to be held at HCC to discuss Marcellus Shale natural gas production

February 24, 2012

Maryland officials will hold a meeting Monday morning at Hagerstown Community College to discuss natural gas production from Marcellus Shale — a form of shale found in Washington County and other parts of the northern Appalachian Basin.

On June 6, Gov. Martin O’Malley signed an executive order to create the Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative, which was designed to help state officials determine how to produce gas from Marcellus Shale without risks to public health, safety and the environment.

Marcellus Shale is found in Maryland in Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment.

The only anticipated areas of gas production from Marcellus Shale are western Allegany and Garrett counties.

If you go:

What: Meeting to discuss Marcellus Shale drilling.

When: Monday, 9:30 a.m.

Where: Hagerstown Community College, The Merle S. Elliott Conference Center, Room 213.

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