The Dernogalizer

October 27, 2010

My Offshore Wind Question for Governor O’Malley, and Candidate Ehrlich

Filed under: Energy/Climate,MD Politics — Matt Dernoga @ 8:28 pm
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I’m very pleased that the College Park Patch’s interview with Governor O’Malley started off by asking my question “Do you support offshore wind, and if so what will you do to make it a reality over these next four years”. Not only did Governor O’Malley answer the question in support of offshore wind and list steps he has taken, but he proceeded to discuss clean energy and energy efficiency policy for a full six minutes!  This is pretty good for an election where the the environment and clean energy policy has scarcely come up in debates or the media.  For more background on why O’Malley should be re-elected Governor, see my op-ed in the Diamondback from a few weeks ago.  On an even more positive note, the question after mine was about the Purple Line Light Rail.

Interestingly, my offshore wind question also was asked by the Patch to Ehrlich, although in a slightly different format.  He somehow starts at offshore wind and ends at drilling for oil in ANWAR.  See the video at the 2:25 mark…

 

June 18, 2010

Maryland Democratic Party Links Bob Ehrlich to Oil Industry

Filed under: environment,MD Politics — Matt Dernoga @ 3:02 pm
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Here’s a video the MD Dems just sent out about Bob Ehrlich’s response to an 80,000 oil gallon spill in Maryland several years ago, and his lobbyist ties to big oil.

There’s already some fallout from this on how appropriate the ad is…

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March 30, 2010

Bob Ehrlich Announces Run for Governor

Filed under: MD Politics — Matt Dernoga @ 4:58 pm
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Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich just told media today he was going to run against Governor O’Malley.

This certainly makes a lot more at stake in the fall elections for the Democrats and the Republicans.  I wonder how it will impact the turnout for the other expected tight race in the 1st Congressional District between Frank Kratovil and Andy Harris?

Stay tuned!  Maryland politics just got a lot more interesting.

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