By Jannis Kreilis
On April 4, 2017, Maryland became the second state in the country to ban fracking after a similar decision in New York in 2015.
Marcellus shale. Source: NYC.gov
Maryland’s Senate approved the bill in late March. As the lawmakers engaged in debates, Governor Larry Hogan (R) announced on March 17 that he supported the bill, calling it “an important initiative to safeguard our environment.”
As New York banned the practice through an executive order by Gov.