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Our say: Oil drilling off the coast not worth the risk

Our say: Oil drilling off the coast not worth the risk

In spite of a gradually warming spring, Marylanders with a strong interest in the bay and the environment may have experienced a chill at one bit of news last week. A Texas company plans to notify local sailing clubs in coming months if it gets a permit to search for oil off the Maryland coast. Actually, Spectrum Geo — which wants to make sure sailors don't mistakenly tie up at the special buoys it would use for seismic surveying — is one of three Houston companies that have applied for federal approval for the surveying. In January, President Barack Obama's administration approved plans to open the Atlantic Coast, from Georgia to Virginia, to oil drilling. While...

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