As students begin a new academic year, Kojo chats with D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson.
Lawmakers pushing for a permanent ban on fracking in Maryland got an unexpected boost last week from Gov. Larry Hogan, who now says he supports a ban because of the environmental risks. But such a ban is less popular in rural Western Maryland, where leasing land to gas companies could give landowners an economic boost.
- Josh Hicks Reporter, The Washington Post
- Mike Tidwell Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network; @CCAN
- Bill Bishoff President, Energy and Property Rights Coalition
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