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News

  • June 27, 2014
    No Fracking Secrets Petition Launched

    Health and environmental groups, lead by Chesapeake PSR, have launched a petition calling on Governor O'Malley to support a six point proposal on chemical disclosure in the event that Maryland authorizes the extraction of natural gas through a process of known as hydraulic fracturing. Amoung the proposal's provisions are: chemical formulas and other agents injected into the environment must not be subject to disclosure restrictions under trade secret regulations; and, drilling companies must provide comprehensive data to the state on the health effects of the chemicals used.

  • April 17, 2014
    PSR-initiated fracking bill lauded: "Fracking chemicals should be disclosed"

    PSR-Chesapeake helped launch legislation in Maryland to allow health professionals to learn what chemicals are used in hydraulic fracturing. A Maryland newspaper penned a highly supportive editorial.

    Source: Frederick News-Post
  • February 19, 2014
    Fuming over air pollution

    A letter to the editor from Chesapeake PSR Director Tim Whitehouse on dangerous pollution from coal-fired power plants in Maryland.

    Source: The Gazette
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Events

  • September 12, 2014

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Symposium on Maryland's Public Health Study of Marcellus Shale

    A symposium to address what is known about whether hydraulic fracturing can be done safely in Maryland. Health, science, and policy experts will comment on Maryland's public health study on hydraulic fracturing and provide recommendations on how to address health and environmental risks.

  • August 9, 2014

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Baltimore Nagasaki Commemoration

    For the 30th year, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will remember the atomic bombings of Japan on August 6 & 9, 1945, which killed more than 200,000 people.

  • August 6, 2014

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Baltimore Hiroshima Commemoration

    For the 30th year, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will remember the atomic bombings of Japan on August 6 & 9, 1945, which killed more than 200,000 people.

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