Michael Flack - Maryland Office Manager

Over 30 Baltimore residents outside of City Hall wearing red in support of the Oil Trains Ordinance and the Fracking Ban

Moving Toward a Ban on Fracking

November 7, 2016

On November 1st the Baltimore City Council public hearing featured an often very controversial issue, fracking.  At the hearing bills are voted on by a committee after public testimony to see if they will be voted on at a full city council meeting. Two different pieces of legislature involving fracking, first a resolution from the city to recommend banning fracking statewide and second a ban on fracking in the city of Baltimore, were brought to the committee. The invasive form of drilling for natural gas is known to contaminate water supplies and cause earthquakes.