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Bill To Ban Fracking Narrowly Fails In State Senate

March 11th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

A bill that would have imposed an 18-month ban on hydraulic fracturing in Maryland failed narrowly in a Senate committee vote Wednesday night in Annapolis and in Thursday a companion house bill was withdrawn.  The vote came a day after the same committee shot down a different bill that called for a permanent ban on “fracking” in the state. But supporters of the 18-month ban said last week they are encouraged by the slim 6-5 margin by which the bill failed in the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Matters committee. Allegany County Commissioner Creade Brodie Jr says he was surprised to learn that some constituents have been under the belief that he was opposed to hydraulic fracturing. He emphasized that he strongly supports any efforts that could lead to positive economic impacts for the county- and that has always been his position…





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