I applaud your March 23 editorial endorsing a moratorium on fracking in Western Maryland ("Fracking deserves a pause," March 25). My considerable research reveals fracking in Maryland imposes severe and permanent environmental risks with questionable to negative long-term economic impacts to produce natural gas likely shipped to Asia.
What is to be gained by the citizens of Maryland?
Bill May, Ellicott City
The writer is outdoor columnist for The Carroll County Times, which is owned by the Baltimore Sun Media Group.