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Maryland Bans Fracking!

Potomac River Keepers – “The Maryland General Assembly passed a statewide fracking ban bill, HB 1325, with veto-proof majorities. Maryland is the third state to ban fracking, but the first state with gas reserves to pass a ban through the legislature. This victory was due to the massive statewide and people-powered grassroots campaign organized by the Don’t Frack Maryland coalition involving thousands of Marylanders in rallies, marches, petition deliveries, and phone calls to legislators. Governor Hogan signed the bill on Tuesday, April 4th after he announced his support for the ban earlier in March. The coalition organized local ban ordinances and resolutions supporting a statewide ban, gathered business, professional health care providers, and farms and food industry sign-ons, and organized several rallies, marches and community organizing events in Western Maryland, Annapolis and throughout the state.”

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