In preparation for a live discussion on fracking Monday, April 9, ProPublica put together a list of some of the best investigative pieces about natural gas extraction. These 9 articles, some published as early as 2004, give you an idea of how the fracking battle has come into play over the years. Check out these stories and join the conversation today!
Fracking opponents in Maryland want to place a $10-per-acre fee on land leased for extracting gas.
The tax would be used to pay for the completion of a safe drilling study commissioned by Gov. Martin O’Malley last year. The bill is sponsored by Del. Heather Mizeur, a Democrat from Montgomery County.
A news conference, hosted by Mizeur and representatives from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, will be held on Tuesday morning before the Senate version of the bill is heard in that chamber’s Finance Committee, AP reports.