Legislature in Prince George’s County, MD Bans Fracking

Taylorsville Basin
Taylorsville Basin – click for larger view

The anti-fossil fuel Democrat machine that runs Prince George’s County, Maryland (D.C. suburb) has voted to ban fracking in the county. Not that anyone actually wants to frack there. And not that the state doesn’t already have a moratorium in place that prevents it (see Maryland’s Pusillanimous Gov Allows Frack Moratorium to Become Law). There is no prolific Marcellus or Utica Shale running under Prince George’s County (PGC). However, there may be a portion of the Taylorsville Basin under the county, which is the excuse used by legislators in passing the ban. The Taylorsville is located mostly under Virginia (see Virginia Inches Closer to Shale Drilling in Taylorsville Basin). The PGC Dems hope their legislation will serve as a model for other counties in the state, and in fact will “lay the groundwork for a statewide ban in Maryland.” Fine. Ban it. What we hope is that all companies stop selling natural gas to Maryland and we’ll see how quickly that ban would get reversed. The people doing the banning in PGC heat their homes with natural gas, go to work in buildings that use natural gas, drive vehicles and use devices made from plastic (comes from natural gas and petroleum products). Etc. Can anyone say HYPOCRITES? More like dullards…

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