Support Senate Bill 409 / House Bill 449, "Protect our Health and Communities Act", which calls for an 8-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction in Maryland.
Contact the Environment and Transportation Committee, where the bill is currently being considered. Delegate Robert Flanagan, of Howard County's District 9B, serves on the committee. If you live in his district, make sure he knows you support more research into the environmental and health consequences of fracking, and no permission granted to drill for natural gas until the studies are complete.
The Environment and Transportation Committee Hearing will take place on March 11 at 1:00 pm.
Read more at the Baltimore Sun. The Sierra Club and other environmental groups support the moratorium on fracking: read our position statement. You can also sign the petition circulated by Credo Action.
Then be sure to write or call Delegate Flanagan:
Robert L. Flanagan
Republican, District 9B, Howard County
House Office Building, Room 430
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3077, (301) 858-3077
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3077 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3349, (301) 858-3349
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