Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is a partner in the Don't Frack Maryland coalition, along with our close allies Food And Water Watch (FWW). We're joining them in supporting the Maryland Fracking Ban legislation currently under consideration in Annapolis.
Fracking is inherently dangerous. It cannot be safely regulated, because the toxic chemicals it employs, the climate-changing emissions it creates, the heavy metals and radioactive materials it unleashes, and other the threats it poses to our land, air, and water cannot be contained by "best practices" or other measures. It must be banned.
The Baltimore Sun reports that residents of Baltimore City are already suffering from this reckless methane extraction method. Please call Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee Chairperson Joan Carter Conway's office and let her know that you're concerned that people in her district as well as your family and others across Maryland will suffer unless she adds her highly-respected voice to support the Fracking Ban.
Here are her phone numbers:
(410) 841-3145 / (301) 858-3145
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3145 (toll free)
Be respectful, and stress the threat to Baltimore City residents.
Please click here to add your voice to the majority of Marylanders who put drinking water, climate, and public health over corporate profits by taking action with FWW! Donate now to help ban fracking in Maryland! Also, make plans now to join us in Annapolis on March 2nd for a Ban Fracking rally.
As FWW reports:
We need to send a loud, clear message to legislators in Annapolis: Ban fracking now, don't kick the can down the road! This new "fracking in 2019" bill is exactly what the gas industry is looking for: time for gas prices to rise and for more pipelines and the Cove Point export terminal to be built, then a drilling bonanza in Maryland. We need to stop this disastrous bill and pass a permanent fracking ban instead.
While our movement is powerful and gaining momentum, Big Oil and Gas have been pulling out all the stops to start fracking in Maryland. Industry groups have already spent big money on lobbyists, advertising and robocalls trying to sway Marylanders to support dangerous drilling. They may have money, but we have one thing they don't: the support of the people.
Polls show that Marylanders oppose fracking by big margins, and in recent months, hundreds of elected officials, health professionals, business owners and other groups have come out against fracking. The Baltimore Sun even wrote that fracking should be banned for good.
Please stand up with the majority of Marylanders opposing fracking! Then, donate now to help ban fracking in Maryland! Also, make plans now to join us in Annapolis on March 2nd for a Ban Fracking rally.
Mike Hersh, your PDA Maryland State Coordinator
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