>Gulf Oil Spill Gets Attention at Norfolk Meeting On Drilling

>NORFOLK – The political fallout from a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico struck Virginia hard Thursday. At a public meeting in Norfolk, environmentalists argued that the accident illustrates why drilling off the Virginia coast should be rejected. “A spill even a fraction of the one in the Gulf would devastate our coastal environment,” said Eileen Levandoski, Hampton Roads director of the Sierra Club, an environmental group. In Richmond, meanwhile, Gov. Bob McDonnell urged that oil and natural-gas drilling at least 50 miles off Virginia continue moving forward as outlined last month by President Barack Obama. Read more.