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O'Malley aide Abigail Hopper tapped to run federal offshore energy bureau
O'Malley aide Abigail Hopper tapped to run federal offshore energy bureau

The chief of Maryland's Energy Administration, Abigail Ross Hopper, landed a new job Thursday, running the federal agency that oversees development of offshore oil and gas and wind energy. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Hopper's selection as director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, effective Jan. 5.  She will become the bureau's second official chief, taking over from acting director Walter Cruickshank. Hopper has led Maryland's energy administration since 2012 while also serving as energy advisor to Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a position she's held since 2010. She helped guide the O'Malley...

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