Press Release: Friday, November 9, 2018
Video: What Do the Midterms Mean for New Englanders?
Our panel of experts talks through the federal results and those here in New England
This year’s midterms were among the most watched in history, spurring record turnout across the country. Here in New England, we were not only watching federal races but those close to home, as Maine and Connecticut elected new governors and incumbents in every other state vied for second terms.
Following the election, CLF President Brad Campbell joined Staff Attorney Emily Green, Vice President for Communications Carol Gregory, and special guest Jamie Hoyte – former Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs and currently Senior Advisor with Tremont Strategies Group – to talk through what the election results mean for New Englanders.
How would Democratic control of the House of Representatives affect the Trump administration’s attempts to roll back basic environmental and public health protections? Would Maine’s new governor, Janet Mills, come through on her campaign promises to take action on climate change? How would re-elected governors Baker, Raimondo, Sununu, and Scott help move New England forward as a leader in cutting emissions and transforming our economy to one built on clean, renewable energy?
Click above to watch the discussion now.