Prince George’s County Council Unanimously Passes Zoning Change to Prohibit Fracking

Prince George's Fracking Ban

On April 12th, 2016, the Prince George’s County Council voted unanimously to ban hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, within the county. The measure, introduced by Councilwoman Mary Lehman, amends the zoning ordinance to prohibit the gas drilling technique in all areas of the county, which sits atop a known gas basin. The ban goes into effect immediately, and comes after months of work by citizens supported by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Food & Water Watch, and the Sierra Club. Read more

Ask Governor Hogan to sign the Pollinator Protection Act!

Just days ago Maryland became the first state in the country to ban consumer use of neonic pesticides, known to be deadly to bees.  Special thanks to legislative champions, Senator Shirley Nathan Pulliam and Delegate Anne Healer, the Smart on Pesticide Coalition and our amazing volunteers for making this possible.  Right now we're experiencing our biggest social media buzz in years, with over 2000 likes and shares on Facebook.  Please like and share this image on Facebook to help add to the buzz. Then send a message to Governor Hogan asking him to sign the PPA!
 
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