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Maryland Senate approves fracking ban

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by


Maryland became the second state in the nation with proven natural gas reserves to ban fracking when a 35-to-10 vote by its senate gave final approval to a permanent ban on hydraulic fracturing, according to the Bay Journal.

The vote more or less ends a six-year debate about permitting fracking in western Maryland, a gas-rich area in a Marcellus Shale deposit that stretches from New York to North Carolina.

The other two states with fracking bans include New York, which banned it by executive order and Vermont banned it by legislation, but contains no known gas reserves.

Learn more: Bay Journal > MD Senate gives final approval to fracking ban

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