Maryland Passes Ban Bill, Will Become Third State to Block Fracking

https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/03/29/maryland-passes-fracking-ban-bill-will-be-third-state-block-fracking

In a historic vote Monday night, Maryland’s Senate passed a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — expected to be signed into law by the state’s Republican governor — making the state the third in the U.S. to reject the controversial technique. The 35–10 Senate vote came shortly after the state’s House of Delegates approved the ban in a 97–40 vote. Crucially, the state’s governor, Republican Larry Hogan, recently announced that he was no longer convinced that fracking could be done safely if properly regulated and that a ban was necessary. Hogan said he will support the ban, making his state the first state with shale gas reserves to enact a fracking ban through legislation.

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