On March 16, Senator Joan Carter Conway announced she will allow her committee, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs, to vote on both fracking bills– SB 740 known as the ban bill and SB 862 an extension of the moratorium and county by county referendum. Bill links:
The Maryland House has already passed the ban bill, by a vet0-proof majority of 97 to 40; it did not consider a counterpart to the moratorium/referendum. A bill which would have provided restitution to property owners with mineral rights if a ban bill were passed failed in the House.
The Senate committee will take up the issue starting week or 3/20 or the following week. Now is the moment to let them know what you think! Here is contact list for you to use to call or send them mail!
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