Martin O’Malley isn’t Maryland’s governor anymore, but he can still have a voice on the issues. He might not be dictating policy, but he’s still a step up from the rest of us selfie-takers. On Monday, the New York Times’ op-ed page gave O’Malley some space.
In the op-ed, O’Malley writes in opposition to the President’s recent proposal to drill in areas of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Maryland, Virginia and other mid-Atlantic states. The ex-governor brings up the dangers of offshore drilling that have played out in Louisiana over the last four years. He adds that the U.S. should be focusing on energy efficiency, rather than more drilling. That opens up the Maryland segue.
We must make better choices for a more secure and independent energy future. In Maryland, over just eight years, we increased renewable-generation capacity by 57 percent, became a hub for new clean-tech businesses and jobs, and cut emissions by 10 percent. Clear goals, accountability and consistent choices drove better results.
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