Marylanders continue to favor the development of natural gas resources in Western Maryland, according to a recent telephone poll conducted by Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies for the Maryland Petroleum Council (MPC).
“Marylanders, like Americans everywhere, are feeling the impact of high energy costs and strongly support increasing development of domestic clean-burning natural gas,” said Drew Cobbs, executive director of the MPC. “We urge Governor O’Malley to end his three-year de facto moratorium on drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland and commit to safely developing this resource. “
The Maryland Chamber believes that by proceeding responsibly, Maryland has the opportunity to play a pivotal role in expanding America’s next generation of domestic clean energy, while boosting Western Maryland’s economy.