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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published April 11, 2011

CARDIN TO CO-CHAIR EPW FRACKING HEARING



First Senate Hearing on Hydraulic Fracturing to be Held

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) Chair of the Water and Wildlife Subcommittee will join U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, in chairing a hearing on horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The process is now being used to extract natural gas from shale formations in thousands of wells. Serious concerns have been raised about fracking and its impact of human health and the environment.


WHAT: Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and Water and Wildlife Subcommittee hearing on “Natural Gas Drilling: Public Health and Environmental Impacts.”

WHEN: Tuesday, April 12 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.