Would Drilling Hurt Md. Tourism? Report Unclear - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Would Drilling Hurt Md. Tourism? Report Unclear

Posted:
FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) - Critics of hydraulic fracturing say a state-funded study of the potential economic impact of shale gas drilling in far western Maryland fails to address what they consider the key issue of tourism.

Three members of a state panel charged with recommending safe drilling practices told the study's author at a meeting Monday in Frostburg the report is incomplete without assessing how gas drilling could affect tourism around Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County, the county where most of the drilling would occur.

Study author Daraius Irani of Towson University's Regional Economic Studies Institute says there's a dearth of good data about the impact of hydraulic fracturing in tourist areas.

Panel member Paul Roberts says he will ask Gov. Martin O'Malley to find money for a closer look at the topic.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Virginia Gov. Signs Ban on People Under 21 Buying Tobacco

    Virginia Gov. Signs Ban on People Under 21 Buying Tobacco

    Thursday, February 21 2019 9:22 PM EST2019-02-22 02:22:21 GMT
    Thursday, February 21 2019 9:22 PM EST2019-02-22 02:22:21 GMT
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation banning people under 21 from buying tobacco and nicotine products, a measure enacted in a state known historically for its tobacco production.More
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation banning people under 21 from buying tobacco and nicotine products, a measure enacted in a state known historically for its tobacco production.More
  • Food Donations Pour in For Rising Tide Campaign

    Food Donations Pour in For Rising Tide Campaign

    Thursday, February 21 2019 11:07 PM EST2019-02-22 04:07:05 GMT
    Thursday, February 21 2019 11:07 PM EST2019-02-22 04:07:05 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md. --- People from all across Delmarva on Thursday donated food to help stock the shelves of food pantries across the peninsula and help families in need. WBOC and Safford Automotive's Rising Tide campaign collected food like canned and boxedMore
    SALISBURY, Md. --- People from all across Delmarva on Thursday donated food to help stock the shelves of food pantries across the peninsula and help families in need. WBOC and Safford Automotive's Rising Tide campaign collected food like canned and boxed More
  • Iconic Delaware Farm Has Plans to Reopen

    Iconic Delaware Farm Has Plans to Reopen

    Thursday, February 21 2019 9:20 PM EST2019-02-22 02:20:11 GMT
    Thursday, February 21 2019 9:20 PM EST2019-02-22 02:20:11 GMT
    An iconic Delaware farm, popular with many on Delmarva, is making plans to reopen after a costly fire.More
    An iconic Delaware farm, popular with many on Delmarva, is making plans to reopen after a costly fire.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices