County Council approves resolution to support a state-wide ban in Maryland and to ban fracking within Baltimore County if the moratorium is allowed to expire
Towson MD. â€“ Baltimore County voted 6 to 1 to approve a measure supporting a state-wide ban on hydraulic-fracturing.
More than a dozen localities in Maryland have now approved or introduced measures to either ban fracking locally or to endorse a permanent, statewide ban. The list includes the western Maryland towns of Friendsville and Mountain Lake Park, the counties of Prince Georgeâ€™s, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, and Frederick, and the cities of Baltimore, Rockville, and Greenbelt.
Baltimore County Council Chair Vicki Almond stated, â€śGiven the ever growing scientific evidence that fracking is ...