BALTIMORE - An environmental group plans to rally in Baltimore for offshore wind and against expanded drilling for natural gas in western Maryland.
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network is promoting the citizen's forum Thursday night at Notre Dame College. The group says bills in Annapolis this session have raised the stakes in the battle between clean and harmful energy.
Lawmakers are considering bills that would add offshore wind to the state's renewable energy requirements as well as 22 bills on natural gas drilling. Those bills include one to impose a $10 an acre fee on gas leases to fund a study on the environmental impact of new hydraulic fracturing drilling, or fracking. Business groups say drilling can be an economic boon to western Maryland and the bills could drive drillers away.
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