Fracking

Larry Hogan, reluctant environmentalist

Larry Hogan, reluctant environmentalist

For more than two years, environmentalists and community groups have been loudly fighting TransCanada’s plan to build a natural gas pipeline from Bedford, Pa. to Berkeley Springs, W. Va. by way of Hancock in Western Maryland and underneath the Potomac River. They argued that Maryland had nothing to gain from the project and much to lose — particularly if the water supply was threatened by a potential leak — and that, fundamentally, the pipeline promoted Marcellus Shale fracking,

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