HoCo Climate Change is sponsoring a free screening of Mike Wicklein's 70-minute film that captures the sentiments of Western Marylanders and the drama behind the fracking moratorium that passed in 2015. We'll have a discussion after the movie.
This film screening is part of the #DontFrackMD Week of Action
, with events scheduled across the state. Please attend one of these events.
The state's moratorium on fracking is set to expire in October 2017. The Don't Frack MD coalition
, which includes HoCo Climate Change, will be pushing for a ban in the next General Assembly session. (Be sure to Like the DontFrackMD Facebook page
This statewide poll
of Maryland voters shows broad public support for permanently banning fracking. This poll echos a Washington Post poll
that found a similar strong majority opposes
fracking in Maryland. Here'a a radio interview
about plans for the ban and the poll.
Gov. Larry Hogan is continuing to push fracking regulations. (A summary of the proposed regulations is here
; the regulations are here
.) Ask your elected officials to sign this letter supporting a ban on fracking.
Read more about the poll here
. And watch a new video
of endless truck traffic connected with fracking in Pennsylvania.
#FRACK FREE FRIDAY
On Nov.18, take to social media for Frack Free Friday. All day, we will post pictures of ourselves, friends, family, and natural spaces to urge our legislators to ban fracking. Take a picture and share it on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter, tagging your delegates and senator with #FrackFreeFriday and #DontFrackMD. Spread the word and invite your friends and family.
Kim Alexander and Aeryn Boyd are nearing the end of their 313-mile journey on foot, from Oakland to Lusby, to protect water and support a statewide ban on fracking. The #WaterWalkMD finale event is Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Lusby. Facebook event page here. Support their efforts here.