MD Governor O'Malley gets "golden pillow" for sleeping on fracked gas export

On the 30 of September, MD Governor O'Malley received an award from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Outside, Calvert County residents and local environmental activists presented a lookalike with a different award. He got a golden pillow for sleeping on the job, at least that part concerning environmental protection. For all that fluffy pillow talk of loving the Earth, O'Malley is the governor who approved the ICC highway in MD, and many fear he will do the same for Dominion's proposal to export fracked gas from Cove Point.

Video featuring "Golden Pillow" presentation and disruption of the "real" presentation

After the mock presentation, activists chantedand beat a drum loudly enough to be heard inside the real presentation, a $125 a plate dinner featuring the governor. He was spotted through the windows and booed. As soon as he left the stage, activists hurried to the back parking lot exit and confronted his motorcade as he left and sped down the road to get away. He had to pass a loud crew of opponents of fracking and gas export on the way out.

"O'Malley" gettting the golden pillow for sleeping on the job of protecting Calvert County from Dominion Resources's proposal to export fracked gas out of Cove Point on the Bay.

Activists facing the wealthy crowd entering O'Malley's event, an old Coast Guard cutter, now a museum ship in the background at the Inner Harbor

This got loud while O'Malley was getting that undeserved award!

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