GA01 incumbent candidate: Earl “Buddy” Carter (R)
Running for re-election: November 6, 2018
Residents of Georgia’s 1st Congressional district are currently represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Earl “Buddy” Carter (R).
No position statement on climate change
Carter does not have a position statement on climate change.
In the Savannah Morning News, Carter stated, “Certainly we have to pay attention to [climate change]. There’s no doubt about that. But I do have reservations about how real it is.”
Position on energy
In his position statement on energy, Carter emphasizes increasing all types of energy sources:
I support an all-of-the-above energy approach. This begins with increasing domestic production of all forms of American energy. We must also promote new, clean and reliable sources of energy and cut bureaucratic red tape on American-made fuel and energy. By doing this, we will create jobs, reduce energy prices, grow our economy and reduce our dependence on foreign sources of energy from often hostile nations.
As gas and home energy prices continue to be unpredictable causing uncertainty for Georgia’s families, we must change our focus to ensure energy independence while creating jobs in the process.
He is against government subsidies to develop wind and solar energy solutions.
Carter has a strong anti-regulation stance:
We will continue to attack the host of job killing regulations that have been part of President Obama’s policy priorities. The Clean Power Plan, ozone rules, methane rules, emission controls for refineries, Waters of the U.S., and other far-reaching climate change agenda items, will be the target of lawsuits and scrutiny.
Anti-environmental voting record
Carter’s voting record shows a history of casting anti-environmental votes.
He is a longtime strong supporter of the dredging project to deepen the Savannah harbor. Environmental groups cite concerns about the project’s potential harm to the Savannah River’s fragile ecosystem.
Washington, D.C. Office
432 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5831
Fax: (202) 226-2269
1510 Newcastle Street, Suite 200
Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone: (912) 265-9010
Fax: (912) 265-9013
6602 Abercorn Street, Suite 105B
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 352-0101
Fax: (912) 352-0105
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