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O'Malley Reacts To Drilling Change

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Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley greets people at a meeting of the Andrews Business and Community Alliance in Clinton.
Matt Bush
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley greets people at a meeting of the Andrews Business and Community Alliance in Clinton.

By Matt Bush

Maryland governor Martin O'Malley says environmental groups are right to be wary of President Obama's decision to allow offshore drilling near the Chesapeake Bay. O'Malley admits there are legitimate environmental concerns with Mr. Obama's plan, but he is also urging patience.

"I think the fact that they're announcing the policy of exploring appropriate areas is different than waking up tomorrow and seeing an oil rig off the coast of Ocean City," says O'Malley.

O'Malley attended the president's speech at Andrews Air Force Base where he unveiled the plan. O'Malley was non-committal on whether he supports the move, only saying he trusts the President is trying to move the country toward renewable energy.

"One of the things he believes we need to do is to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. And stop sending so much of our money halfway around the world," he says.

O'Malley's counterpart in Virginia, governor Bob McDonnell, supports drilling, saying his state is first in line to begin exploration.

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