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90 Days and Counting: Maryland’s Last Chance to Stop Fracking

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By Aaron Mintzes

January 19, 2015

This week, the Maryland General Assembly (MGA) began its 435th legislative session. 

The political dynamic has changed dramatically since last year.  November’s election provided us with dozens of new delegates and senators, as well as a new Republican governor, Larry Hogan. 

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Tagged with: maryland, moratorium, maryland general assembly, maryland fracking

Where Nothing is Sacred: House Votes to Transfer Native Sites to Foreign Mining Corporations

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By Aaron Mintzes

December 8, 2014

On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to transfer protected public lands, sacred to the Apache people, to foreign mining corporations digging for copper. Near the town of Superior, AZ, these areas include the Oak Flat Campground enjoyed by campers, hikers, climbers, birders, and other outdoor enthusiasts. It is also the site of Apache Leap- a cliff overlooking Superior where, according to legend, some eighty Apache warriors who found themselves surrounded by Gen. Custer’s cavalry leapt to their deaths rather than face capture.

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Tagged with: oak flat, apache leap, resolution copper, hr 687, s 339, ndaa

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