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Maryland Senate Passes Bill Prohibiting Fracking Permits Until 2018

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT) -- ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Senate on April 6 passed a measure that would prohibit hydraulic fracturing until 2018, pending a report to the governor examining scientific literature pertaining to the safety of fracking.

(SB 409 available. Document #94-150414-027L.)

Legislation

Senate Bill (SB) 409, which was cross-filed with House Bill 449, passed the Senate by a vote of 45-2.

SB 409 prohibits the Maryland Department of the Environment from issuing a permit or accepting and reviewing an application for a permit related to the hydraulic fracturing...
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