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December 1, 2012

Attend this conference to learn more about issue of fracking

On Dec. 8, there will be a conference called Drilling Down at the University of Baltimore.

The conference will focus on hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, its risks and how Maryland should proceed as far as the safety of the public and environment are concerned.

Hundreds of Maryland citizens and legislatures will be present, including several speakers such as Lester Brown, Maryland Delegate Heather Mizeur and climate change blogger Joe Romm.

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about this issue, meet other activists working on it and learn what the individual can do to help.

Fracking will be a major issue in the coming year, and more and more citizens are coming forth with their concerns and support for a legislative moratorium on fracking in Maryland until studies prove that it won’t harm the public or the environment.

This dangerous practice has been linked to water contamination, air pollution and a number of other negative side effects so must we take care to protect our natural resources.

Carpooling can be coordinated. For more information please contact me at desbullard@yahoo.com.

Desiree Bullard

Cumberland

 

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