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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Delegate Carl Anderton Broke Republican Ranks - Sides with Democrats on Fracking Ban

FYI - the vote tally was just posted for HB-1325 - the Bill to ban fracking for the entire State of Maryland.

http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=flrvotepage&tab=subject3&id=HB1325,h-0406&stab=02&ys=2017RS

87 comments:

Anonymous said...

We would have been better off to have left Norm Conway in office as apparently there is no difference in their colors.

Anonymous said...

Yea! Seems he has become quite the media picture of me hound like our great sheriff.Just a goatee and grins.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the above poster. Our people wanted change, what we got was same ole same ole.

Anonymous said...

I noticed that even Sample-Hughes side-stepped on this one.

Anonymous said...

Who is paying these @$$40l3$ off? We need to follow the money and expose these RINOs for what they really are!

Anonymous said...

Carl's position on this one could very well put him out on the street. There is going to be a political price to pay.

Anonymous said...

Most people would like Carl to focus on cutting taxes and business regulations than this BS what does it take to get this into their heads.

Anonymous said...

6:08 - yes this is telling...he should probably go - I would really like to see the money trail behind this one...I would suggest that he did NOT poll his constituents as to their opinions/desires. Meanwhile, we still gotta get rid of Liberal Jim!

Anonymous said...

After seeing how he voted, all I have to say is welcome to the Democrats, the door is wide open for district 38B.

Anonymous said...

Carl,If you're reading this,good job and thank you for supporting the fracking ban.

Anonymous said...

To 5:59 post that said Sample/Hughes side-stepped on this one. I noticed that Mautz did to. His position on this one could also jeopardize his sitting in Annapolis.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Carl is going to switch parties and run as a Democrat.

Anonymous said...

Am I understanding this correctly? He was in favor of banning fracking and ya'll are complaining? What am I missing.

Anonymous said...

Are you people nuts? He does something to benefit the planet and the place you call home and you dumb heads call him out on it? Are you all getting kickbacks from the fracking companies?

Zorro said...

F >>>off tree huggers

Anonymous said...

Carl - Thank you for doing the right thing. We appreciate that you are serving the people and not always the party or the lobbyists.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how the Maryland Republican representatives in Frederick, Hagertown, and Cumberland area feels about the fracking ban. Fracking is about the only economy with the exception of coal.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I am glad they have banned fracking on the western shore because I don't want to have my kitchen faucet explode because I can no longer afford to have electricity. I now have candles lit all around my house as the electricity is to expensive to afford because of even more environmental regs.

Anonymous said...

To 6:53 Poster that says: 'Are you people nuts?'

I don't think you get the drift. Fact is, there aren't any jobs left in our country - unless you consider hamburger flipping as the wave of the future.
The people spoke loud and clear on election day, and want to 'Make America Great Again!'.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Carl. I am well aware of the damage fracking has done elsewhere and appreciate your willingness to take heat even though you did what was best in the long run.

Anonymous said...

If you think Somerset, Dorchester, and Wicomico are poor, just wait until you see the Appalachia area. They need all of the Fricken Fracken they can get + clean coal.

Anonymous said...

Although I voted for this boy, I knew this or anything else, would be no surprise coming from him. I just voted against ole Norm that had been there too long. It didn't take Carl long to fatten up at the trough. Like a few more local guys, we don't care to see those mug shots everyday. Just give us results and we will support you. We knew some about you on election day and what you look like. Not seen many that aren't full of themselves, you put your pants on one leg at a time like us minions.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know when exactly America was great?? We are a society of drug addicts and alcoholics. We have allowed our government continue to run the biggest ponzi scheme to ever exist. The. Bottom fell out once before during the great depression and will inevitability I happen again in the near future

Anonymous said...

7:13 PM You sound like the idiot I work with. So trash the planet for a few bucks? Anything for a dollar? That's not what we voted for. You don't speak for me.

Making America Great again doesn't include an open door on trashing the planet so some big corporation can make big $$$.. You are a colossal idiot if you think anyone locally will be making anything after they leave you penniless and with another love canal in your back yard.

Anonymous said...

7:15 PM Right, because we always dump our toxic waste sites on the poor.

Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...

Are you people nuts? He does something to benefit the planet and the place you call home and you dumb heads call him out on it? Are you all getting kickbacks from the fracking companies?

March 14, 2017 at 6:53 PM"

You are the one that is nuts (and dumb too!) So he's against fracking but has no problem killing people with all the industrial factory farms on the shore. He's such a hypocrite. Fracking isn't nearly as harmful to the environment as the toxic waste coming from all the chicken houses.

Anonymous said...

To 6:53 Posting

Let's see if we can get the big picture here:
1. US Senator Mikulski advocates and bans all oil exploration in Chesapeake Bay.
2. Critical area regs bans virtually all residential development.
3. Calvert Cliff's can't start up reactor #3 because of nuclear regs.
4. Maryland & Federal officials ban coal as fossil fuel for electric generation.
5. Maryland bans Fracking & Gas exploration.

To 6:51 - Poster that said what am I missing?

Response: All of the above. My advise to you, get with the program and help us 'Drain the Swamp'.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Carl! It's hard to have a job if the Earth beneath your feet isn't at all stable. Also..if you need a job and flipping burgers is your only option then you put on that hat and do it! Stop being a spoiled baby.

Anonymous said...

Forget political parties. We just need to do away with them. Regarding fracking, I'm glad Anderton is looking out for MD. We don't need any earthquakes as a result of fracking like they are having in Oklahoma.

Anonymous said...


"Anonymous said...

Thank you, Carl. I am well aware of the damage fracking has done elsewhere and appreciate your willingness to take heat even though you did what was best in the long run.

March 14, 2017 at 7:14 PM"

What damage has fracking done?

Anonymous said...

7:34 PM Sorry you are barking up the wrong tree. I am not onboard with trashing the planet.

I suggest you watch the movies - Gasland.

Then we will see who is missing what, because you are ... not educated on the fracking issue.

Anonymous said...

IMHO I truly believe our legislature is hell bent on trying to put all of our citizens on the social welfare dole.

Anonymous said...

Carl, Carl, Carl, what the heck are you doing? Have you lost your mind? We want answers as to why you voted the way you did? Due to Md over taxation and over regulations is why this state is so stagnant, and the job loss in this state over the last 10 years or more. People voted for you and gave you a chance. This is not what we signed up for. You made a big mistake on this one. What were you thinking? We demand answers on this.

Anonymous said...

Sorry some of you think the only way to make money is by destroying your environment..

Money money greed greed.
Sad.

Anonymous said...

Hysterical that any of you think anyone other than the big wigs will be making a buck off any of those ventures.

So you will still be poor but won't have clean water and toxic lands.

There are other ways to bring prosperity to your community.

Anonymous said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but fracking has been going on for 10-20 years, and I have seen ONE video of gas from a faucet, and I'm not convinced it's a real thing.

There's no major evidence that fracking has ever been less than totally a wonderful thing, but as we all know, everything has its minor limitations. I recall NO headlines in the last 63 years about bad things resulting from fracking.

Anonymous said...

If you want the real facts of the effects of fracking go to Pennsylvania.

Anonymous said...

7:56 PM yea because the media doesn't control what you see, hear, or think.

Watch the movie Gasland.
Do a google search
Grow up
Educate yourself and quit acting stupid

Anonymous said...

Thank u Mr. Anderton for sticking up
for Our environment!!!
We appreciate your commitment.
Like the person said----
for those of you who don't believe
fracking is destructive----
Go watch the Movie "Gasland"
( it's all about the money people,
it's not about our welfare.)

Anonymous said...

To the one person who keeps writing comments in favor of the fracking ban. We are tired of reading your repetitive comments slanted toward all of the Democrat talking points.

Steve said...

Carl, you need to study up on this a lot more. Its a good science!

Anonymous said...

8:30, I only wrote the one comment thanking Carl. You must be talking about All the others commenting against fracking.

To those bashing Mr.Anderton,stop being so critical. It wasn't like he was casting the tie-breaking vote. If he votes 99 out of a hundred in your favor,you gonna trash him on one vote?

If there are so many for, and so many against fracking, maybe it's not a good idea.

Anonymous said...

Banning production of a NATURAL energy resource. Yeah, like that is good for the state and its citizens. Maryland has both coal and natural gas sitting under it and those morons in Annapolis say Marylanders can't have it. Geez, just when I thought I couldn't hate this state and its government any more than I already do.

Anonymous said...

To 7:34 Poster that said; 'Fracking isn't nearly as harmful to the environment as the toxic waste coming from all the chicken houses.'

My response: AMEN BROTHER! Point well spoken.

Anonymous said...

Carl does not represent his constituency, he represents himself. Delmar Mayor is about all he could hope to be. He is over his head. Carl, look at who represents your district and represt them and drop your big boy persona.

Anonymous said...

7:09 Posting said that his faucet exploded due to his candle lights.

You stupid a_ _ - how in the world could your Powellvillian residence faucet expode be caused by fracking being done in Frederick or Cumberland, MD?
Surely you must realize that you are not only separated by several hundred miles, but also by the Chesapeake Bay. Talk about being fed kool-aid, IMHO you've had way to much.

Anonymous said...

8:30 PM I am an independent, troll. Is that the best you can do?

Anonymous said...

8:59 PM Neither of you have a clue since you have never experienced it. I suggest you get off your a$$es and take a tour of the communities and lives that have been destroyed by fracking, then you can comment.

educate yourself. your stupid is showing.

Anonymous said...

Once empowered by the people they become legends in their own minds. Another predictable politician

Anonymous said...

good point

Anonymous said...

I know people who live in the communities near where fracking is done and/or also work in the industry-PA, NY and OH. They are all fine, the communities great and prospering due to the fracking and they AlL say without conviction the dangers are way overblown and even not true at times.
There are issues concerning the environment to be concerned about the excess of chicken manure on the lower shore should be a main one but certainly not fracking. The other is food production which also includes chicken and other meats and the poisons the government allows in the food supply.

Anonymous said...

People's safety should come first. Research fracking thoroughly before judging. Unless new procedures are being performed, there are dangers in fracking, including contaminating drinking water. I'm sure Anderton saw much more information to make an informed vote than many of you care to take time to study.

Anonymous said...

7:55 There is zero evidence to support the notion that fracking contaminates wells. This because the water supply is much higher then where the fracking is done. There is no way any contamination can make it's way up to the aquifers.

Anonymous said...

7:55 - Or he ignored the economic facts in which case he made a tremendous mistake. The Appalachia region is in dire need of job generation. You can't generate jobs by banning an entire industry.

Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...

8:59 PM Neither of you have a clue since you have never experienced it. I suggest you get off your a$$es and take a tour of the communities and lives that have been destroyed by fracking, then you can comment.

educate yourself. your stupid is showing.

March 14, 2017 at 10:34 PM"

How about you putting your so called education where your mouth is and name these communities that have been destroyed by fracking!
How about I answer for you-you can't because you are lying. Now let me educate you-the fact is communities near fracking operations have prospered. Real estate prices have risen and employers like Walmart etc have had to raise wages so to compete for employees with the fracking industry. Don't be spreading false information lies really. It is NOT productive. Now instead of shooting from the hip because you 'heard' something in some movie that found a handful of people dissatisfied or something you heard on CNN YOU need to truly educate yourself. Now again NAME these communities or stop with your nonsense.

Anonymous said...

LOL oh right I'm sure Anderton saw much more info. Like he has the intelligence to grasp anything. I mean he is in complete support of factory farming but against fracking. He's only proved he isn't the brightest bulb in the pack.

Anonymous said...

The only "negatives" to fracking that have been proven are the emissions from the diesel trucks used to transport, noise, smell, wear and tear on roads.
As far as contamination of the water supply, it's impossible.

Anonymous said...

Another what they wanted you to think they were politician. Photo ops and free food and drink is apparently his forte, He sure has been siding an awful lot with the liberals lately

Anonymous said...

There are NO communities that have be devastated by fracking. ZERO and to say otherwise is either liars spreading propaganda or those who ARE extremely low information and like good little fools repeat the propaganda. Now there are communities who are now devastated because fracking was banned and that is what the propagandists are speaking about and good little fools like those above who gulp down the propaganda rammed down the throats in their brainless heads do repeat the nonsense. Gotta love the go to the communities devastated BS. Like those spewing this have ever gone themselves. The BSer's can't even name the communities.

Anonymous said...

7:26-"they" only "leave" when banned. You can not in good faith and honesty name one place where fracking companies have left on their own.

Anonymous said...

7:14-enlighten us. Don't be disingenuous. Do tell us of "the damage fracking has done elsewhere." You aren't dealing with your minions here. You are dealing with intelligent people so either put up or shut up with your empty statements. If you can't put up then it will prove you are nothing more then just another liar.

Anonymous said...

I took it upon myself to search out these areas that have been devastated by fracking. Seems they are elusive even phantom. All I could find was real estate selling at significant prices in areas of ND and other states where fracking is currently occurring. For example a manufactured home that you would be lucky to get $175,000 here goes for $375,000. I went to environmental websites and it was all this "could" happen and this "may" happen and "if this does happen." The only negative they could list was the emissions from the trucks used to haul and the overload on schools and other infrastructure. What's funny is the same people who are claiming this are all for immigration which too stresses the infrastructure. This is why the anti fracking crowd is to be dismissed for what they really are-griping just to hear themselves gripe because it makes them feel important. There is no consistency in their messages.

Anonymous said...

The water in Pittsville was brown and where was the outrage?

Anonymous said...

Anderton voted that way because only those that were brainwashed with that fake video where the ones that contacted him...to support the ban. The rest of you {his constituents} didnt both to contact him, instead hopeing someone else would do whats right....happens with ALL the reps and ALL the Bills...wake the Ell up people.

Anonymous said...

One thing is quite clear by the way Anderton voted, he's not for job generation. And if I'm not mistaken, that is one of the key issues he based his entire campaign on. That's why I don't trust any politician. Just like Trump says, 'they'll tell you anything just to try to get a vote'. And then once they get - they forget about anything they promised during the campaign.

Anonymous said...

It really looks bad for Carl Anderton because even went against all other Republican Delegates like J Jacobs from (Queen Anne's and Caroline County) and Republican Delegate J Clark (Calvert & St. Mary's Co.), Republican Folden (Frederick Co.), Republican B. Ciliberti (Frederick Co.), Republican W. Beitzel (Garrett & Allegany Co.), Jason Buckel (Allegany Co.), W. Folden (Frederick Co.)

Look-up how he voted yourself if you don't believe me. Maybe he's decided to change political parties?

JoeAlbero said...

Each one of you need to pick up the phone and ASK Carl why he made the decision that he did. I think all of you would be amazed at why. There's a lot more to this bill then you think. Starting with property rights.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you 8:28 Poster. If I felt uncomfortable about the record vote then I would have abstained, that would have been the smart thing to do.

Anonymous said...

Bad move on Anderton's part. Breaking with Republicans and siding with Democrats on any issue is danger play now days with liberals being as unhinged as they are. Crossing aisles is no longer option.

Anonymous said...

Hogan supports banning fracking... And also 7 other republicans support the ban... Even if they put regulations there would be virtually no land to drill. Fredrick County is becoming more like Montgomery County such as pharmaceutical companies and etc

Anonymous said...

I do not know how others might feel, but in my mind and in light of the State's dismal economy, virtually any new regulations that might result in undermining new job generation or economic growth, I would vote against them.
I say that because we don't really have a choice anymore, as virtually all of our country's mfg. is now gone. You know it, I know it, all you have to do is take a look around - all are gone.

Anonymous said...

Republicans uh, you mean RINOs supporting bans on fracking show their ignorance about fracking. Slaves to MSM garbage.

Anonymous said...

How many people on here truly know anything about fracking other than what you've read on the great WWW!! I understand party lines but talk to real people in Oklahoma and the like then make your opinion sometimes things are not as good as you may think.

Anonymous said...

Until the Rep water is fd up then they will be talking out the back of there neck.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is that I just hope MD doesn't cut any entitlements because that without the social programs we don't have any viable options. And to the youth and minorities, its Welfare, here I come.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Carl,If you're reading this,good job and thank you for supporting the fracking ban.


March 14, 2017 at 6:26 PM


BAHAHAHAHA!! One of Carl's Democrat Trolls on here.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Maybe Carl is going to switch parties and run as a Democrat.

March 14, 2017 at 6:27 PM

He should. I have never trusted that snake with his Homeboy Ghetto speak always trying to act cool. Very unprofessional.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How many people on here truly know anything about fracking other than what you've read on the great WWW!! I understand party lines but talk to real people in Oklahoma and the like then make your opinion sometimes things are not as good as you may think.

March 19, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Is that you Carl?

BTY Dipsh!t, where do you think research is done today? The WWW!! So good attempt at deflection.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Am I understanding this correctly? He was in favor of banning fracking and ya'll are complaining? What am I missing.

March 14, 2017 at 6:51 PM

You are not missing anything you Democrat Troll!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Are you people nuts? He does something to benefit the planet and the place you call home and you dumb heads call him out on it? Are you all getting kickbacks from the fracking companies?

March 14, 2017 at 6:53 PM

If you are really concerned about the planet then why are you driving a car that burns gas? I bet you home is heated by some sort of fuel? If you have electric in your house how do you think it's created? What about those plastic water and soda bottles you drink out of? What about everything you buy at Walmart? How do you think it got here? By truck using fuel.

Quit being so stupid you dumb moron!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Although I voted for this boy, I knew this or anything else, would be no surprise coming from him. I just voted against ole Norm that had been there too long. It didn't take Carl long to fatten up at the trough. Like a few more local guys, we don't care to see those mug shots everyday. Just give us results and we will support you. We knew some about you on election day and what you look like. Not seen many that aren't full of themselves, you put your pants on one leg at a time like us minions.

March 14, 2017 at 7:16 PM

You make absolutely no sense!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Forget political parties. We just need to do away with them. Regarding fracking, I'm glad Anderton is looking out for MD. We don't need any earthquakes as a result of fracking like they are having in Oklahoma.

March 14, 2017 at 7:38 PM

I love hearing people making stupid comments like doing away with political parties. It shows your ignorance and lack of intelligence.

We will always have a conservative and a liberal party no matter what you call it you ignorant Douche Bag.

Anonymous said...

Fracking is all good until they show up in your neighborhood and you have well water.

Anonymous said...

I knew from the day I met Carl Anderton and let him in my house I knew he was a fake. I didn't vote for him, I voted against Norman Conway and now I realize even that was a mistake.

I think calling Carl Anderton a RINO is being to nice. I knew when I kept seeing his pictures with Jim Ireton and Jake Day all over Facebook we were in trouble. He is to close to those 2 Democrats.

Look what Carl Anderton's biggest supporter did. She jumped ship with the Republicans after being their club President. She protested with Molly against Trump and became her good friend. I heard Carl was at that protest as well.

FAKE

Anonymous said...

Love how any politician that has the balls to vote across party lines once in awhile is a RINO to the far right republicans. No better than the far left wingnuts. I'm a republican and don't care about stopping abortion or who can use what bathroom. What is important to me is cutting the waste and fraud in government spending and bringing the trillions of corporate dollars being hoarded offshore. That is what will stimulate the economy. Western MD doesn't need fracking, they have coal and the ability to learn how to do other jobs.

Anonymous said...

March 19, 2017 at 6:26 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Love how any politician that has the balls to vote across party lines once in awhile is a RINO to the far right republicans. No better than the far left wingnuts. I'm a republican and don't care about stopping abortion or who can use what bathroom. What is important to me is cutting the waste and fraud in government spending and bringing the trillions of corporate dollars being hoarded offshore. That is what will stimulate the economy. Western MD doesn't need fracking, they have coal and the ability to learn how to do other jobs.

March 19, 2017 at 11:58 PM

Funny you wouldn't say that about your Democrats jumping ship and voting across party lines with the Republicans!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Fracking is all good until they show up in your neighborhood and you have well water.

March 19, 2017 at 5:20 PM

They can show up in my neighborhood as long as they pay me. That is the way it happens. Better than Section 8 rental vouchers showing up in my neighborhood.