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O'Malley op-ed calls offshore drilling "a big mistake"
O'Malley op-ed calls offshore drilling "a big mistake"

Former Gov. Martin O'Malley criticized the Obama administration's plan to open a swath of the southeastern Atlantic seaboard to oil and gas drilling, writing in a New York Times op-Ed Moday that the proposal is "a big mistake." O'Malley, who left office last month, called the plan released last week a "whiplash decision" to sell leases in federal waters from Virginia to Georgia. He wrote that a potential disaster would impact states far beyond them, and referenced the lingering effect of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. "To allow drilling off the Atlantic Coast is to willfully forget Deepwater’s awful lesson even...

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