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.
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.