By Emma RobertsA tourist attraction in Maryland has become a source of much national debate, with many people questioning whether it is a good idea to have an attraction called the Maryland Aquarium.
But many others have been enthusiastic about the attraction.
Maryland’s governor, Larry Hogan, has defended the attraction and has said it has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Some visitors have even been to the Maryland Aquarium to take a peek at the exhibits, which are being kept in a secure area in the aquarium.
“We are proud to be the largest state in the union, we have been the largest source of tourism for decades,” Hogan said.
“And we have more than 7 million people that come to the state for a weekend.”
This is the kind of attraction we want to be proud of.
We want to attract a huge audience.
“The Aquarium is located in Baltimore, Maryland.
The attraction is designed to showcase the diversity of marine life and the many ways that people have helped to support it.
Marylanders can watch the fish, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates that live at the aquariums life-giving habitats.
Hogan also said the state’s $4.6 billion annual budget has helped support the Aquarium, including the $2 million in state and federal aid.”
Marylanders are the largest single source of foreign aid for this institution,” Hogan told reporters.”
So we are proud that we have invested in this beautiful facility and have been able to support the creation of a world-class facility.
“But some Maryland residents have been vocal in their criticism.
One of them is the Maryland Association of Black Professionals, which is a group that promotes civil rights and equality for all.”
The state’s commitment to this institution is admirable, but we are troubled by the lack of public support,” said the group’s president, Tanisha Green.”
It is disturbing to see that the state has been so willing to allow an environment that fosters and benefits the worst elements of its population.
“Maryland has more than 400,000 people, about 8% of the US population, and a population of more than 5 million.
Hodges told the Baltimore Sun that he wanted to see more support for the Aquarians.”
We’ve got a great facility that’s been built with state funding. “
We have a really, really strong public safety and economic engine here.”
“We’ve got a great facility that’s been built with state funding.
So we just want to have a good deal with our taxpayer.””
It’s about the environment, not the money,” he added.
Marylands state parks director, David McQuinn, said he was “very proud” of the Aquaria, which he said has attracted more than 1.5 million visitors.
He said the Maryland State Park system had been a priority for him since he took over in 2013.
“One of the reasons we had to go forward with this was because we wanted to be a strong partner in the environment,” he told the Sun.
I think the public, particularly Marylanders, are very proud to have something that’s so successful and has helped create jobs and opportunities,” he continued.””
This is really a testament to the commitment of the Maryland Parks system and I want to thank everyone for their support.”
“I think the public, particularly Marylanders, are very proud to have something that’s so successful and has helped create jobs and opportunities,” he continued.
“If there’s a negative, we are very concerned that we could lose this attraction.”
Topics:environment,government-and-politics,world-politics-and_news,people,travellers,united-statesFirst posted January 02, 2019 08:07:13Contact John O’DonnellMore stories from Maryland