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Expansion of fracking leads Cardin to introduce new legislation

June 12th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland (D) has introduced a bill, The FRESHER Act, Focused Reduction of Effluence and Stormwater runoff through Hydrofracking, that would close the oil and gas industry exemptions for controlling stormwater runoff pollution under the Clean Water Act. Raul Garcia, Earthjustice Associate Legislative Counsel, explains that it’s needed because of the expansion of fracking along the Marcellus Shale

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