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Lisa Ring (D)

In Georgia’s 1st Congressional district (GA01), Ring is running against incumbent Rep. Earl “Buddy” Carter (R) in the November 6, 2018 midterm election.

 


Position statement on the environment

In her position statement on the environment, Ring discusses the importance of transitioning from harmful fossil fuels to 100% clean energy in order to protect the planet for future generations.

 

Environmental

 

It’s time for us to catch up with the rest of the world and implement a transition from harmful fossil fuels to 100% clean, renewable, sustainable, and safe energy sources. I support HR-3671, the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act. This bill proposes an action plan of workforce development, tax breaks, rebates, and assistance for all Americans to help protect our planet from dirty fossil fuels. We can create jobs, save our planet, and move our country forward in technology, by implementing 100% clean energy by 2035.

Read more about HR-3671, https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3671

Our political leaders should be doing everything they can to protect our environment and the residents of Coastal Georgia. We must preserve our 100 miles of coastline, sea isles, wetlands, and waterways as well as ensuring clean water, air, and land for every person in this district. This means strict adherence to laws that protect our environment and our residents, and swift punative action for violators. We cannot allow funding to be cut for regulating agencies and we cannot allow large corporations to profit at the expense of the health of the people of Georgia and our environment.

Proudly pledged my support – https://www.offfossilfuels.org


At an April 22nd candidate forum, Ring voiced her support for putting a stop to offshore drilling.

 


Endorsement from Sustainable Politician Project  

While Lisa is new to politics and therefore doesn’t have a voting record to look at, she has pledged her support to the HR-3671 Act, also known as the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act. HR-3671 wants to stop oil and gas projects in the United States so that we can protect our water from fracking, pipelines, and any other energy projects that could harm the nation’s environment and water supply. The bill is looking to transition most fossil fuels over to cleaner energy alternatives by 2027. Lisa also wants to make sure that the coastline of Georgia is preserved and that the water and air are not contaminated by companies and corporations looking to destroy it. She proposes more funding for agencies regulating what can and can’t happen on the coast.

 


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