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Baltimore City Power Rankings: up for the Environment, PMF, Light City

Baltimore City Power Rankings: up for the Environment, PMF, Light City

↑ The Environment

Last week, the Maryland General Assembly passed a bill that will ban hydraulic fracking, and Gov. Larry Hogan has pledged his support. New York and Vermont are the only other states to have banned it. While some energy companies have tried to sell natural gas as a cheaper, cleaner alternative to oil, environmentalists warn that the process of extracting it—which involves injecting water and chemicals deep into the ground to break up shale and release the gas—uses tremendous amounts of water and point to instances where fracking has contaminated water supplies. The ban is a sensible way to protect Maryland's natural resources in the western part...

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