Statement on Governor Hogan’s Announcement of Support for a Ban on Fracking

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 full support for a ban on fracking in Maryland. We are grateful that the tireless grassroots organizing led by the Don’t Frack Maryland Coalition has finally resonated with the governor and he recognizes the need to protect our clean water supplies from this toxic industrial practice. We have one more critical step to make a ban on fracking a reality. The Maryland Senate needs to follow the House’s lead and vote to support a statewide ban on fracking. We urge Marylanders to call their senators.