Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey is facing off against Geoff Diehl, a former Republican state lawmaker, in the race to succeed current Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a rare Republican who has prioritized climate action from his perch in the governor’s mansion.
Kyle Murray, Massachusetts senior policy advocate at the Acadia Center, an environmental group, said a victory by Healey would speed the state’s shift to clean energy, helping to reduce residents’ utility bills.
“There’s an energy price spike coming this winter that’s due to our overdependence on natural gas,” Murray said. “Had we pursued more clean energy, we could’ve avoided some of these issues. And unfortunately, Diehl would enshrine the status quo.”
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