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Two Fracking Bills Introduced In Annapolis

February 14th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Dueling bills- one calling for a total ban on fracking, the other allowing for an extension of the current moratorium- have been introduced in Annapolis and the debate is continuing. Under a bill co-sponsored by State Senator George Edwards- the current October 1st end to the moratorium would be expanded two years- giving residents of Allegany and Garrett counties a say on fracking by way of a referendum vote in 2018.  State Senator Robert Zirkin, D-Baltimore County, has introduced legislation to ban fracking altogether. Although Allegany and Garrett counties are the only Maryland counties with potential for hydraulic fracturing, Zirkin says he supports a ban because the potential for water contamination could have statewide ramifications….


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