Pipeline protesters take frustrations to Hogan’s doorstep

Scores of environmentalists gathered Thursday night in Annapolis to protest a “Potomac Pipeline,” citing inaction on the part of the state in properly vetting the environmental impact of a project that would transport fracked natural gas under the Potomac River.

In Western Maryland, ‘whales’ are out and a fight over fracking reveals divergent economic visions

CUMBERLAND, Maryland — Allegany and Garrett, the state’s two westernmost counties, tend to be lumped together as “Mountain Maryland,” their problems similar, their prospects equally muddled. But the two counties’ economic issues — and their approaches to solving them —…

Governor Hogan signs fracking ban into law

Governor Larry Hogan signs legislation to ban fracking on Tuesday, making Maryland the third state in the county to do so. The State Senate and House of Delegates overwhelmingly supported the ban before the bill hit the governor’s desk. The bill will go into effect on October 1st when a temporary ban on fracking expires.

Fracking battle hits the Maryland State House

With a moratorium on fracking due to expire in the fall, supporters and opponents of fracking are waging a battle at the Maryland State House.

Anti-fracking protest at the State House ends with 13 arrests

Thirteen people were arrested in Annapolis Thursday, according to Capitol Police, after a group of faith leaders and Maryland residents gathered in front of the State House, purposely blocking the entrance to protest fracking in the state.

Deforestation, fracking bills draw protesters before hearing

By Jack Chavez Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Support for forest protection and opposition to hydraulic fracturing sparked two different rallies Wednesday, just before the House Environment and Transportation Committee heard testimony on three related bills. Two of the…

A Look At What Passed The Maryland Legislature And What Didn’t

The Maryland General Assembly proposed 2,248 pieces of legislation during the 2015 legislative session. More than 650 bills made it to the governor’s desk, of which Hogan signed 121 into law Tuesday morning.

Senate’s Fracking Moratorium Bill Delayed While Protesters Gather

While at least 60 opponents of hydraulic fracturing gathered on Lawyer’s Mall for a protest rally Thursday, a Maryland Senate bill that would establish a moratorium on fracking was delayed in the state Senate.

Maryland House, Senate Pass Bills to Restrict Hydraulic Fracturing

Opponents Say Moratorium, Liability Bills Ignore Economic Interests

Tax Reform and Green Energy Take Forefront in Candidates’ Economic Platforms

From shrinking the corporate income tax to creating a chicken-litter-to-fuel facility, Maryland’s candidates for governor have strikingly different plans to make the state a better place to do business.

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