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Sen. Joan Carter Conway, D-Baltimore City and chairwoman of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, has been an ardent foe of a measure to impose stricter liability standards on fracking. (File photo)
Sen. Joan Carter Conway, D-Baltimore City and chairwoman of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, has been an ardent foe of a measure to impose stricter liability standards on fracking. (File photo)

Fracking amendment splits Md. Senate

The Maryland Senate narrowly defeated an attempt to remove stricter liability standards on companies seeking to extract natural gas in Western Maryland by hydraulic fracturing.