Three states have now banned fracking
First Vermont, then New York. And now, Maryland has banned fracking as well. Maryland’s action two weeks ago exposed a crack in the wall of partisan politics, in the face of compelling climate science and public opposition to fracking. Will Florida be next?
While cheaper natural gas from fracking is primarily responsible for the phasing out of coal plants in the US, fracked gas is actually worse than coal in accelerating global warming, due to the high percentage of fugitive methane emissions. Health professionals reject natural gas as “Too Dirty, Too Dangerous”.