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

Call for Oyster Moratorium Fails to Sway Watermen, Officials

The Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population is so low that scientists recommended a complete halt on oyster harvesting in a study published in August. But a moratorium has not gained traction among watermen and state officials.