: News

Maryland Senators Praise Obama's Restrictions On Drilling

Play associated audio

By Sara Sciammacco

Maryland's Benjamin Cardin and Barbara Mikulski joined with senators from New Jersey and Florida to praise President Obama's new moratorium on offshore drilling, even as they again criticized it for not going far enough.

Five senators representing Atlantic seaboard states responded quickly to the President's cancellation of an offshore drilling lease sale in Virginia. Senator Cardin said the BP disaster in the Gulf provided a heightened sense of the potential danger of such projects.

"An active site in Virginia was just 50 miles off of the mouth of the Chesapeake. And we know that the tides bring in the ocean waters twice a day, which means that any spill at that distance from the coast would have had catastrophic impact for generations to come in the Chesapeake Bay and along the beaches," says Cardin.

Cardin and the other four echoed the same sentiments of what they want from the Obama Administration in the wake of the Gulf coast drilling catastrophe.

"Our objective is that we need the entire Atlantic Coast permanently off the table," he says.

NPR

Before 'Humans Of New York,' Studs Terkel Showed Dignity In Every People In 'Working'

Iconic journalist Studs Terkel was creating a best-seller, when he interviewed people around the U.S. for his book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.
NPR

Sunday Sports: Baseball Season Stats

As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.
NPR

What Does It Take To Win A Debate? A Meaningful Exchange Can Make A Difference

The first presidential debate is Monday, both candidates hoping to do well. But what does it mean to "win" a debate? American University history professor Allan Lichtman explains.
NPR

If The FCC Gets It Way, This App Could Change The Way You Watch TV And Save Dollars

Michel Martin chats with NPR's Washington correspondent Brian Naylor about the FCC's scheduled vote this week on a proposal that could one day save cable subscribers money.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.