TEDX podcast: How did the state of Maryland ban fracking?

On April 4, 2017, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed a bill that banned fracking in the state. Maryland is only the second state in the country to ban fracking, after New York established a similar ban in 2015. The passage of the legislation and Hogan’s signature was the culmination of a six-year long campaign by Maryland residents. Though victorious, activists were repeatedly told “It can’t be done.”

The latest TEDX podcast asks:

How did the state of Maryland ban fracking?

Episode 8:  Brooke Harper, Maryland Policy Director at Chesapeake Climate Action Network, discusses the strategies used in Maryland to mobilize support to ban fracking in the state. She highlights the importance of building support at the local level, engaging non-traditional partners, and the most effective actions that contributed to their successful campaign.

Click here to listen to the 10-minute podcast.

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