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License offshore wind, not oil and gas
License offshore wind, not oil and gas

After reading about President Barack Obama's decision to license drilling for oil and gas ("Obama administration proposes offshore Atlantic drilling," Jan. 27) I agree with oil industry representative Randall Luthi that the U.S. is turning a blind eye to the potential that lies off the Atlantic shore. However, I believe this potential lies in wind energy, which promises more benefits and far less risks than offshore drilling. As the article notes, Maryland may not see oil rigs directly off our coasts, but we will certainly see the impacts of offshore drilling off the coasts of neighboring states. As we saw with the 2010 BP disaster, oil spills pay no heed to government-drawn...