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Supporting fracked gas is a problem

Supporting fracked gas is a problem

Defending fracked gas as something environmentally positive is an absurd proposition, especially in a state that has banned fracking and especially from Ben Grumbles, secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment. But that’s what Mr. Grumbles did in his recent commentary, “Maryland is an environmental leader” (April 3).

Last November, at the same time that Mr. Grumbles was in Bonn, Germany for international climate talks, his agency was actively negotiating a deal with a Canadian gas company to expand fracked-gas pipelines and combustion across...