Last week, I joined my colleagues in the Maryland Delegation in sending a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, expressing our deep opposition to opening up the Maryland coast to new oil and gas drilling. The livelihood of thousands of Marylanders depends on tourism, fisheries, and clean water. A potential oil spill would have severe consequences for many communities in the Fifth Congressional District, and I will continue to oppose any efforts to open our coast to new offshore drilling.
The Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries are among the most important natural resources we have. We must work together to minimize pollution and encourage the health of these resources. I will continue to advocate for efforts that ensure our land, air, and water is clean for generations to come.
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