Capital Gazette: Taking anti-fracking, climate-change positions to church

Nov 14, 2016 | In the News, State Press Clips, What's New

By Colin Campbell | November 13, 2016

The Rev. Barry Hargrove knows the people in the pews at his East Baltimore Baptist church — like many across the country — are focused more on crime, jobs, education, policing and other concerns than they are on the environment.

“For many people,” he said Sunday, “decreasing the carbon footprint is the last thing in our minds.”

As environmental advocates in Maryland push for a statewide ban on the controversial gas-drilling technique known as fracking, they are seeking to recast environmentalism from a political objective to a moral imperative by making their case in church. Read More

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