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Supporters of Fracking Rally in Annapolis

Capitol in Annapolis
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Capitol in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Supporters of banning hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Maryland are holding a rally.

The rally and news conference are scheduled for Tuesday, before a hearing is held in the state capital on legislation to ban fracking.

The measure is getting a hearing before the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee.

Some who don't want to ban fracking entirely favor extending a moratorium. A current moratorium is set to expire in October. But some say fracking should be allowed, because it would create jobs in western Maryland.

Opponents say pollution risks are too high.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.