2016 End of Session Report
Senator Zirkin Throws Out Orioles Opening Day First Pitch
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Western Maryland town bans fracking within its borders
A Look at Bills that Passed the Maryland General Assembly
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By: Bryan Sears, Daily Record Government Reporter, July 15, 2016 The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee has a new vice chairwoman, and the appointment raises continued questions about the political future of Sen. Lisa A. Gladden. Sen. Delores G. Kelley, D-Baltimore County, was named Friday to fill the position of vice…
By Associated Press 7/6/16 FRIENDSVILLE, Md. — The western Maryland town of Friendsville is banning hydraulic fracturing for natural gas within its borders. The Town Council approved the ban on a 5-1 vote Tuesday. The town is in Garrett County, which overlies part of the gas-rich Marcellus shale rock formation….
By: Arelis R. Hernandez, The Washington Post Lawmakers in Prince George’s County voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban hydraulic fracking, becoming the first local jurisdiction in Maryland to prohibit the extraction of natural gas within its borders since the state’s moratorium on the practice went into effect. Council member Mary…
By Josh Hicks, The Washington Post, 6/24/16 Maryland regulators are paving the way for energy companies to begin fracking in the state once its moratorium on the controversial gas-extraction process ends in the fall of 2017. Meanwhile, state lawmakers opposed to the drilling method, technically called hydraulic fracturing, have begun…
Dempsey, Zirkin toss first pitch
Senator Bobby Zirkin and former Orioles great Rick Dempsey throw out ceremonial first pitches on Opening Day.
MDE Fracking Regulations
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On Monday, June 27, Lee McCaslin, a former master driller; Ray Kemble, a former oil and gas industry worker and contaminated resident of Dimock, PA; and Craig Stevens, a 6th generation landowner in Dimock, PA spoke at the MDE hearing regarding the fracking regulations to discuss their first hand experience with the drilling practice.