“WHAT AN OIL SPILL COULD MEAN FOR MARYLAND”
On Monday, June 14, U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski and U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings (all D-MD) will hold a press conference at the National Aquarium to discuss their recent visits to the Gulf Coast to assess the BP oil spill. On June 11, Senator Cardin, chairman of the Water and Wildlife Subcommittee of the Environment and Public Works Committee, led a Congressional Delegation trip to the Gulf to view the damage caused by the BP oil spill and to assess its effect on water quality and wildlife. Senator Mikulski, who has oversight of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, also joined Senator Cardin on the trip. Both Senators Cardin and Mikulski have called for a permanent moratorium on any oil or gas exploration or drilling off the Atlantic Coast.
Congressman Cummings is the Chairman of the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee and a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He has visited the Gulf Coast twice and has participated in two congressional hearings on the oil spill.
· WHAT: Press Conference on the Gulf BP oil spill and what a similar catastrophe would mean to Maryland’s wildlife and economy
· WHEN: Monday, June 14 at 10 a.m.
· WHERE: The National Aquarium
(Overlook Room, 2nd floor)
501 E. Pratt Street,