State of Massachusetts Archives: on Environment


Ayanna Pressley: Empower the EPA; strengthen clean air & water laws

˙Donald Trump and the Republican Congress have shown their desire to roll back important regulations on pollution, eliminate protected lands, and permit destructive practices like offshore oil exploration that jeopardize public health and put the interests of big polluters ahead of children and families. Ayanna will fight to empower the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and strengthen laws that keep our air and water clean.
Source: 2018 MA 7th House campaign website AyannaPressley.com Jul 4, 2018

Bob Massie: Green Bank: capitalize on what nature provides us

My energy plan will build a prosperous and sustainable future for the commonwealth, where everyone gets to participate while we protect the future of our planet. We will:We can harvest the biggest growth opportunity the Commonwealth has ever seen, by capitalizing on what nature provides us. Massachusetts has some of the best off-shore wind potential in the nation. We could turn renewables into the largest single sector in the state's economy.
Source: 2018 MA gubernatorial campaign website BobMassie2018.com Aug 4, 2017

Gabriel Gomez: I'm a "green Republican"; others in GOP deny science

He appeared to be appealing to independent voters tonight by supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act, which calls for equal pay for women; by calling himself a "green Republican" and saying that "there are people in my party who deny science."
Source: Boston Globe on 2013 MA Senate debates Jun 11, 2013

Steve Lynch: Help Massachusetts fishermen as working class

Lynch slammed Markey's support for the financial bailout. Lynch has been campaigning on his working class image, but had difficulty projecting this at the debate. Only in his opening statement and when he questioned Markey about what he'd do to help Massachusetts fishermen did Lynch successfully return to his campaign narrative of an independent voice heading to Washington to fight for working people.
Source: The Hill coverage of 2013 MA Senate debates Mar 27, 2013

Christy Mihos: Cape Wind hurts fishing industry

Q: What will you do to protect our farmers and fishermen while at the same time, promoting sustainable fishing and agriculture?

MIHOS: Well, number one is I will appoint a secretary of agriculture which will help our farmers, our fishing industry here, and I will work against Cape Wind so that those fishermen can fish out there and have a decent industry. Fishing has long been part of this commonwealth. I’ll work with the hook fishermen and all of them to get this done.

Source: 2006 MA Gubernatorial debate on Fox News with Chris Wallace Sep 25, 2006

Deval Patrick: Engage in DC regulatory fight to protect our fishing fleet

Q: What will you do to protect our farmers and fishermen while at the same time, promoting sustainable fishing and agriculture?

PATRICK: First of all, I commend the lieutenant governor for getting engaged in those regulatory fights in Washington. That is important, both to the Gloucester fleet and to the New Bedford fleet. The issues of protection of George’s Bank to the fishing opportunities in the areas where we’re talking about LNG off of Gloucester are incredibly important.

Source: 2006 MA Gubernatorial debate on Fox News with Chris Wallace Sep 25, 2006

Grace Ross: Agriculture deserves more economic development attention

Q: What will you do to protect our farmers and fishermen while at the same time, promoting sustainable fishing and agriculture?

ROSS: Agriculture & the fishing industry have suffered greatly and these are key elements of the industry and jobs in this state. I think that there’s no question that what we’re seeing is that those particular areas of economic development are not getting the attention that a bunch of more, citified maybe, forms of economic development have gotten attention to.

Source: 2006 MA Gubernatorial debate on Fox News with Chris Wallace Sep 25, 2006

Kerry Healey: Fight new regulations that put fishermen out of business

Q: What will you do to protect our farmers and fishermen while at the same time, promoting sustainable fishing and agriculture?

HEALEY: There’s no one here who has worked as hard as I have to make sure that our fishing industry here in Massachusetts continues to thrive. I’ve been down in Washington fighting against the new regulations that are genuinely putting our fishermen right out of business right now. They are incredibly strict regulations that are going to ruin the fish industry

Source: 2006 MA Gubernatorial debate on Fox News with Chris Wallace Sep 25, 2006

Mitt Romney: Clean environment will be a campaign theme

Seizing on the momentum of his successful leadership of the Olympics in Salt Lake City, Romney revealed a campaign theme that relies heavily on his management and leadership experience.

“There have been too many left behind,” Romney said after his announcement, in response to reporters’ questions. “Our schools aren’t solid enough; our environment has not been cleaned the way it could be. Our streets are not as safe as they could be. All these things could be made better in my view with the application of new leadership and sound management principles.“

The millionaire venture capitalist said voters should not have trouble connecting with his candidacy. ”Everything I’ve done over the last three years, I think, makes it clear that I’m very much connected with the people of our country and the people of our world,“ he said.

Source: Stephanie Ebbert, Boston Globe on 2002 MA Gov. race, p. B6 Mar 20, 2002

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2020 Presidential contenders on Environment:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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