ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Lawmakers in both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly are taking a stand against fracking.
Senators and delegates voted Tuesday in favor of their chamber’s respective bills to hold drilling companies more responsible for damages and place a three-year moratorium on the natural gas drilling method.READ MORE: Masks Required For All In Anne Arundel County-Owned Buildings, Unvaccinated County Employees To Undergo Weekly Testing
Senators voted 29-17 in favor of a bill that holds drilling companies strictly liable for injuries to residents or their property, and in the case of legal action companies would have to disclose what chemicals they use for drilling.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: Positivity Rate Rises To 3.23%, 25 Hospitalized
In a 93-45 vote in the House, delegates voted to support a three-year moratorium on the drilling practice while more studies are done on fracking’s impact on public health.
The bills now head to the opposite chambers for consideration.MORE NEWS: Fire Investigators Probe Deadly Blaze In Caroline County Mobile Home
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