New Natgas-Powered Electric Plant Goes Online in…Maryland?

Maryland, the state that recently banned fracking for another two years (see Maryland’s Pusillanimous Gov Allows Frack Moratorium to Become Law), has a brand new electric generation plant providing residents with 120 megawatts of electricity (powering 120,000 homes) in Harford County. The new electric plant is powered by fracked shale gas. The new Exelon Generation 120 megawatt Perryman 6 natural gas power generating unit began commercial operation on Sunday, June 28. Exelon built the plant to cut down on emissions–providing Maryland with “greener” electricity. And yet the state bans fracking. Anyone else see what a big, stinking pile of hypocrisy that is? Below are details on the new Exelon Perryman project…

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