by Marianne Lavelle and Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
Some of the most consequential elections for climate policy this fall could be the 36 governor’s races, where a blue wave could position clean energy advocates as a significant counterforce against the Trump administration’s fossil fuel agenda.
Republicans currently hold a near-record 33 governorships—a lock on power that has served as a brake on clean energy progress in some areas.
But the tide may be ready to turn. As many as a third of those seats are considered toss-ups or are leaning Democratic in the upcoming election, according to analysts like the Cook Political Report and University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato.
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