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Anti-Fracking Protesters Arrested At State House

March 16th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports anti-fracking protesters were arrested Thursday after they blocked the entrance to the State House. The protesters, led by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, were there to demand that the state Senate pass the fracking ban the House of Delegates passed last week with a veto-proof majority. Police arrested the more than a dozen protesters, which included faith leaders and western Maryland residents, according to a CCAN release. “I am proud to have stood up for my constituents in protecting their water and climate," Del. Shane Robinson, a Montgomery County Democrat, said in the release. "Now, it is up to the Senate to take us over the finish line for a statewide fracking ban.” The bill's Senate passage is far from assured, and if it passes, it might not be with a veto-proof majority. 

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