March on Annapolis to Ban Fracking in MD: Photos and Media Coverage

On Thursday (March 2nd), about 1,000 people, from across Maryland, gathered, marched and rallied in Annapolis to encourage state legislators to ban fracking throughout Maryland.

Here are some photographs from the march to the Capitol and the rally at Lawyers Mall. Below the images, there are also a few links to some media coverage of the event.

PLEASE NOTE that today the House Environment and Transportation Committee passed the Fracking Ban bill out of committee on bi-partisan 18-4 vote.

[Click on any of the images below to open a larger version.]

Gathering at Asbury United Methodist Church before the march in Annapolis.

(photo by Thomas Meyer)

(photo by April Clemons)

Kevin Kriescher

Nick Newlin and Joanne Flynn

Doris Keil-Shamieh: “No pollution is the solution. No fracking. No Pipelines”

State Senator Cheryl C. Kagan (District 17: Rockville & Gaithersburg)

Gina Angiola

Ben Jealous

Josh Tulkin (Sierra Club) and Karla Raettig (Maryland League of Conservation Voters)

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus

Heather Mizeur

Some of the MEDIA COVERAGE of the event

Baltimore Sun
Activists push for ban on fracking in Maryland
March 2, 2017

Washington Post
Hundreds rally against fracking for natural gas in Maryland
March 2, 2017

U.S. News & World Report (Associated Press)
Hundreds Rally Against Fracking for Natural Gas in Maryland
March 2, 2017

WHAG (video)
Anti-fracking rally in Annapolis draws hundreds of people
Western Marylanders pushing legislators to consider their perspectives
March 2, 2017

Public News Service
Marylanders Pushing for Fracking Ban
March 6, 2017

And from our friends at Food and Water Watch:

Next Steps to Ban Fracking in Maryland
People power will win this fight, but we’re not done yet.