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Topic - Heather Mizeur
Energy industry specialists are warning that Maryland may miss out on the national economic boom generated by the natural-gas drilling process known as fracking if the state approves a new bill to impose a moratorium while its environmental effects are studied.
The Maryland General Assembly effectively killed a same-sex marriage bill Friday when House leaders, unsure whether they had enough support to pass a final vote, returned the legislation to the chamber's Judiciary Committee.
Along with Mr. Franchot, state Delegate Heather Mizeur, Montgomery Democrat; state Sen. C. Anthony Muse, Prince George's Democrat; and high-ranking Republicans in state government have opposed it.