Monday 18 December 2017
Historic Bill Will Protect Our Clean Water Resources Annapolis, MD - Today the Maryland Senate passed a statewide fracking ban bill, HB 1325, by a vote of 36 to 10. Maryland would be the third state to ban fracking, but the first state with gas reserves to…
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Blog posted by Waterkeeper Alliance, February 27, 2017, written by Katlyn Clark of Waterkeepers Chesapeake. For the past few years, Waterkeepers Chesapeake has worked to prevent horizontal hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) from coming to the state of Maryland. We had a short-lived victory when a 2-year moratorium law passed in…
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In a surprising announcement late Friday afternoon, Governor Larry Hogan announced his full support of a statewide ban on fracking in Maryland. Waterkeepers Chesapeake released this statement: “We thank Governor Hogan for recognizing that the “possible environmental risks simply outweigh any potential benefits” and for giving his…
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