The project is awaiting a verdict on a Department of Energy loan guarantee and is working its way through a lawsuit (ClimateWire, Nov. 1).
Pence does not have the same "personal connection" to the initiative as outgoing Gov. Mitch Daniels, said Kerwin Olson, executive director of the environmental advocacy group Citizens Action Coalition. That raises the question of whether he will push for the Indiana gasification project with the Legislature or let things stall, according to Olson.
There were 11 governors' races in total last night.
Sitting governors -- who were in six of the contests -- won all of their races. They included Govs. Peter Shumlin (D) in Vermont, Jay Nixon (D) in Missouri, Jack Markell (D) in Delaware, Gary Herbert (R) in Utah, Jack Dalrymple (R) in North Dakota and Earl Ray Tomblin (D) in West Virginia.
As of press time, the governor's race in Montana between Democrat Steve Bullock and Republican Rick Hill remained too close to call.
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