2017 GENERAL ASSEMBLY BANS FRACKING!
In 2015, the Maryland General Assembly placed a moratorium on fracking that ended in October, 2017. In spite of continuing evidence that fracking poses a potential harm to human health, land, and water resources, there were ongoing efforts to move ahead with the process in Maryland.
During the 2017 Session of the Maryland General Assembly, legislators passed and Governor Hogan signed SB 740/HB 1325, Oil and Natural Gas-Hydraulic Fracturing-Prohibition, which bans fracking in Maryland. UULM-MD joined with the Don't Frack Maryland Coalition in support of this legislation.
It is important that you thank your legislators for voting to let fossil fuels to stay in the ground! Senate votes can be found here. House votes are here.
Thank you to everyone who worked so long to help secure this result!
You can watch a short video about fracking, Faith Against Fracking, here. It was produced with the help of the Starr King UU Congregation. The Rev. Joy Atkinson of the UU Congregation of Marin, CA is one of the featured speakers.