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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...

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