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Watershed Wisdom May 2017

Watershed Wisdom Newsletter covers Friends of Deep Creek Lake work to protect and restoration the lake and watershed. In the May, 2017 issue two successes are covered– the passage of the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund bill by the Maryland General Assembly as well as
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Governor Hogan supports Fracking Ban

In a surprise move on St. Patrick’s Day, Governor Larry Hogan called a major press conference to announce his support for a ban on hydraulic fracking in Maryland.  
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Fracking Decision Near– What do you think?

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: http:/
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Lake Protection and Restoration

  The State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund bill was heard in the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee on Feubrary 14, 2017. Senator Edwards ( left position on panel) gave overview of bill and need for a Fund for the 15 state owned lakes. Commissione
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Delegate Beitzel on Fracking Bills

In his recent newsletter, Delegate Beitzel provided an overview of the various fracking bills before the General Assembly, with the first hearing on the ban bill on 2/22/17 at 1 pm before the House Committee on Environment and Transportation. Good source to understand the state delega
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