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Democratic governor’s race candidates support East-West rail, split on fossil fuel campaign contributions

Posted on AllSides April 29th, 2022
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State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, the underdog in the Massachusetts gubernatorial primary, pressured rival Attorney Maura Healey to return $50,000 in fossil fuel campaign contributions during a climate-focused forum Wednesday evening.

But in an increasingly familiar pattern, Healey first ignored the challenge from the Boston senator before refusing to take the bait at the forum, sponsored by the Environmental League of Massachusetts and WBUR.

Chang-Díaz, lamenting new funding pouring into fossil fuel equipment and infrastructure throughout the commonwealth, argued that Massachusetts must move with urgency to achieve zero-carbon goals.


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