Gubernatorial Forum a Success: Sharp Policy Differences Expressed

ELM and over 40 co-sponsoring organizations hosted a Gubernatorial Forum on Energy and the Environment the evening of June 29. The Forum drew over 400 audience members to the Old South Meeting House in Boston. 

Participating candidates were Governor Deval Patrick, Green/Rainbow Coalition candidate Jill Stein, Independent candidate Tim Cahill and House Minority Leader Brad Jones, who served as a surrogate for Republican candidate Charles Baker (after Baker refused to attend the event).

ELM’s President, George Bachrach, moderated the event and the panelists were Beth Daley of the Boston Globe and Steve Curwood, host of Public Radio’s Living on Earth.  The forum delineated sharp differences of opinion on Cape Wind, climate change and funding for environmental programs and land/water conservation. 

To see video clips of the event, click here

To see a Boston Globe story about the event, click here.

To see more pictures from the event, click here.

Sponsored by:  Appalachian Mountain Club, Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Charles River Conservancy, Charles River Watershed Association, Clean Water Action, Conservation Law Foundation, Environmental Business Council, Environmental League of Mass. (ELM), Environment Mass., Friends of the Blue Hills, Greater Worcester Land Trust, Green Decade/Cambridge, Green Decade/Newton, Groundwork Lawrence, Groundwork Somerville, Home Energy Efficiency Team, Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, Mass. Association of Conservation Commissions, Mass Audubon, Mass. Energy Consumers Alliance, Mass. Interfaith Power and Light, Mass. Land Trust Coalition, Mass. League of Environmental Voters, Mass. Rivers Alliance, Neponset River Watershed Association, North & South Rivers Watershed Association, Old South Meeting House, Organization for the Assabet River, Safer Waters in Mass., Students for a Just and Stable Future, Sudbury Valley Trustees, Taunton River Watershed Alliance, The Trustees of Reservations, Walk Boston; and ELM Corporate Council members: Aggregate Industries, Grossman Marketing, Legal Sea Foods, Millipore, The Saunders Hotel Group (The Lenox; Comfort Inn & Suites Revere; and Hampton Inn Norwood), and Shawmut Design & Construction.

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