Mass March in Annapolis demands statewide ban on gas fracking
On the 2nd of March, MD residents gathered in Annapolis to demand that the General Assembly pass and Governor Hogan sign legislation to ban gas fracking outright in MD. A moratorium on fracking expires this fall, and Governor Hogan has pledged to start fracking in MD "as soon as possible."
The proposed fracking regulations are not considered by environmentalists to be capable of preventing the kind of contamination seen in places like Dimmock, PA. The permanent ban sought by environmentalist and many landowners can be passed even over the governor's veto if enough General Assembly members will vote to override.