A spokeswoman for Hogan confirmed Friday that the bill, which imposes a two-year ban on the controversial process for drilling natural gas in shale deposits, would neither be vetoed nor signed by the governor. Friday is the deadline for making a decision on the fate of the bill.Read More »
A Montgomery County lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would ban hydraulic fracturing, often called fracking, in next year’s General Assembly session, following the failure of a similar bill in 2013.Read More »
A Montgomery County lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in next year’s General Assembly session, after a similar bill failed in 2013.Read More »
A majority of the state Senate would support a legislative moratorium on hydraulic fracturing if such a bill is released from committee, Sen. Brian E. Frosh said Wednesday.
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ANNAPOLIS — Legislation to create a temporary moratorium on natural gas drilling in Western Maryland’s Marcellus Shale deposits appears poised for passage in the House of Delegates. The full House gave the bill, HB 852, preliminary approval Tuesday after the ...Read More »
CHICAGO — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn intends Wednesday to abolish Illinois’ death penalty more than a decade after one of his Republican predecessors enacted a moratorium that has prevented executions for the last 11 years, two lawmakers said. Quinn’s office ...Read More »
As the issue of temporary moratoriums permeates the foreclosure crisis at the national level, housing experts in Maryland say they are monitoring the situation for local impact. Foreclosure rates in the state this summer hit one in every 480 housing ...Read More »