2013 Regular Session



Maryland Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium and Right to Know Act of 2013

Sponsored by:

Senator Zirkin


In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis:Prohibiting the Department of the Environment from issuing a permit for the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the exploration or production of natural gas until specified conditions are met; requiring the Department of the Environment and the Department of Natural Resources to issue a specified risk assessment at the same time a specified report is issued; authorizing the Department of the Environment to establish and collect a specified fee under specified circumstances; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senators Zirkin, Raskin, Madaleno, Manno, Montgomery, Pinsky, and Ramirez
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): June 1, 2013
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  Listen to Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Environment
Natural Resources - Generally
Narrow Subject(s):Energy Matters -see also- Alt Energy Res; Fuel; Power Plants
Environment, Department of
Environmental Health -see also- Pollution
Environmental Matters -see also- Conserv; Nat Resrce; Pollut
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates
Fuel -see also- Coal
Health -see also- Mental Health
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Natural Resources -see also- Conserv; Forest & Park; Wildlds
Natural Resources, Department of
Rules and Regulations
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety
Statutes:Article - Environment
(14-102, 14-107.1)

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October 24, 2017 1:09 P.M.