Keystone Pipeline

Md.'s governor rejected fracking, now he should reject fracking infrastructure

Md.'s governor rejected fracking, now he should reject fracking infrastructure

Marylanders can be proud that our state was the first with natural gas reserves to pass a law banning fracking. Our governor agreed, concluding that the “environmental risks of fracking outweigh any benefits” and that we should protect our water and natural resources. After years of careful evaluation, we chose to protect our health, environment and local businesses.

Now, only a few months later, the fracked-gas industry is again pounding on Maryland’s door.

This time, a Canadian company wants to build a pipeline for fracked gas that would burrow under the Potomac River and the C&O Canal Trail near Hancock in Washington County. The company is TransCanada, whose...

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