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“Both bills are coming out of my committee if I have anything to do with it.” Senator Joan Carter Conway said to the Daily Record on Thursday. “If I stand here saying, ‘They’re coming out,’ they’re coming out."

Conway, Chair of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee (EHEA) is referring to the much debated bills, SB740 that calls for a ban on fracking and SB862 that proposes a moratorium and referenda allowing each Maryland county to vote on fracking independently of other county decisions.

If Conway doesn't have "anything to do with it," when referring to the two bills, it raises the question - who does? Since she chairs the committee it would seem it's ultimately her decision; however, Senate President