Annapolis, MD. – “Governor Hogan’s signature on the fracking ban bill finalizes the success of the five year long effort of this grassroots and community based coalition dedicated to protecting Maryland from the dangers of hydraulic fracturing. With a fracking ban in place, Marylanders can rest easy knowing the air and water that our friends, families and neighbors breathe and drink will avoid any future contamination from dirty fracking practices. This truly marks a milestone for public health and the environment in Maryland. Now we can shift our focus to efficiency (the real “bridge fuel”), renewable energy, and environmental and climate justice."