Maryland joins New York as Pennsylvania border state banning fracking

17-Jun-2015 As surging natural gas drilling makes Pennsylvania second in the nation in production, a second neighboring state has banned fracking wells.

Last Friday, a moratorium on fracking became law in Maryland. A two-year ban on natural gas extraction by fracking had passed overwhelmingly in both houses of the state General Assembly earlier in the year. New Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, did not veto the bill, allowing it to become law.

Maryland officials and residents have expressed concerns about fracking’s impact on the environment and public health. (LancasterOnline by AD Crable)

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