Among the hot issues on the General Assembly’s plate this session — gun control, gasoline taxes, the death penalty — offshore windpower, fracking and pesticide bills are also expected to be introduced and debated.
With those environmental issues and others in mind, the Citizens Campaign for the Environment will host its 19th annual Legislative Summit later this month. The Annapolis event, Jan. 29, is scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Miller Senate Office Building.
Several Maryland lawmakers are expected to attend. Those wishing to attend may RSVP on the Maryland League of Conversation Voters’ website here.
As he has done for the past couple of years, Gov. Martin O’Malley is expected to make the case for the development of an offshore windpower facility off the coast of Ocean City. Silver Spring delegate Heather Mizeur has said she will introduce several bills related to fracking, including a moratorium on the process until more studies can be completed.