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Ban fracking, O'Malley [Commentary]
Ban fracking, O'Malley [Commentary]

The medical and scientific community was relieved when Gov. Martin O'Malley imposed a moratorium on fracking in 2011. He said that the state would only move forward with fracking if it "can be accomplished without unacceptable risks of adverse impacts to public health, safety, the environment and natural resources." And now that the public health study he commissioned returned results showing fracking falls far short of this admirable standard, he needs to stick to his word, listen to the science and say no to fracking. The public health review conducted by the Maryland School of Public Health has one clear message: There would be significant negative public health effects...