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Senate Committee Moves Fracking Ban Proposal to a Full Vote

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 5:19pm

Photo by Kevin Galens – Flickr

A measure that would permanently ban fracking across Maryland has moved one step closer to fruition by escaping, thanks to a Senate committee.

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Hogan Backs Fracking Ban in Maryland

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 17, 2017 5:19pm

Photo via Gov. Larry Hogan/Twitter

Friday afternoon’s headline from Larry Hogan was not doctored. In a surprise move, the Maryland Governor called for a ban on fracking in the state. Read More →

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Anti-Fracking Protesters Arrested at Demonstration in Annapolis

0 Written by: | Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 4:08pm

Photo by Thomas Meyer, via Food and Water Watch Maryland

About a dozen faith leaders and environmentalists were arrested on Thursday morning in Annapolis at a demonstration against allowing fracking in Maryland.

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House of Delegates Passes Permanent Fracking Ban for Maryland

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 10, 2017 3:26pm

Photo by Thomas Meyer, via Food and Water Watch Maryland/Facebook

An overwhelming majority of the members of the Maryland General Assembly’s lower house today decided the state would be better off without natural gas drilling.

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During Big Week for Fracking Battle, Poll Shows Marylanders Are Divided About a Ban

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 9:22am

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

As legislators prepare to meet in Annapolis today for hearings on two fracking-related measures, a new poll shows one in four Maryland voters are still unsure about a proposed fracking ban.

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Making Your Voice Heard: To Frack or Not in Maryland

1 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 10:38am

This West Virginian mountaintop in Doddridge County was flattened to create a six-acre fracking well pad hosting six fracking wells. 

The decision to frack or not in Maryland is finally upon us. Even though most of us don’t live in western Maryland atop the natural gas fields, our state senators and delegates will cast votes to either ban fracking permanently, continue a moratorium or allow fracking permits in October 2017. Here’s the inside news about Maryland’s fracking fight, as well as the best actions you can take to make your voice heard about fracking’s fate in western Maryland. Read More →

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Coalition of Maryland Christian Leaders Back Proposed Fracking Ban

3 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 12:31pm

Protesters outside Baltimore state Sen. Joan Carter Conway’s office.

As the debate about fracking heats up in Annapolis, faith leaders representing thousands of worship houses across the state have thrown their support behind a proposal to permanently ban the drilling practice.

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Baltimore County State Senator Introduces Fracking Ban in Annapolis

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 03, 2017 12:48pm

Photo by Thomas Meyer, via Food and Water Watch Maryland/Facebook

State Sen. Bobby Zirkin today kicked off a widely anticipated legislative battle in the Maryland General Assembly over the issue of fracking.

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Top Stories: War Memorial Lighting Fix Planned, A Home with Southern Charm in North Roland Park, Documentary About Baltimore Step Team Praised at Sundance

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 27, 2017 4:54pm

Our most popular story this week was Ed Gunts’ coverage of a planned restoration project for Baltimore’s 92-year-old War Memorial Building at 101 N. Gay Street. Ed Gunts reported in his Urban Landscape column that the historic building is set to receive a simple makeover when the city removes the soundproofing covering the interior glass windows. Once that’s finished, natural light can flood into Memorial Hall and let its design truly shine.

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Wednesday Morning Headlines: Fracking Looms Before General Assembly; Norovirus Circling Baltimore Area; and More

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 7:23am

Inside Baltimore Police training: A ‘shoot don’t shoot’ scenario – Fox Baltimore

Cross Street Market developer grilled over merchants’ treatment – Baltimore Brew

One-third of Maryland families are struggling to make ends meet, United Way report finds – ABC2

Fracking looms ahead of legislative session – WYPR

Doctor: Norovirus making rounds around Baltimore area – WBAL-TV

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