In Georgia’s 6th Congressional district (GA06), Lucy McBath (D) is running against incumbent Rep. Karen Handel (R) in the November 6, 2018 midterm election.


Position statement on the environment

McBath address climate change in her position statement on the environment:

Climate change represents an existential threat to our environment. I agree with the Department of Defense: climate change is one of the most urgent national security issues of our time. The science of climate change is conclusive and indisputable: humans are the principal cause of it and our planet is warming at an extremely alarming rate. In Congress, I will fight for larger investments into alternative, clean sources of fuel, and I will support legislation that would increase subsidies for homeowners who wish to utilize solar and other forms of energy.

I also am unequivocally opposed to offshore drilling off our pristine Georgia coasts. While international oil interests stand to benefit, the Georgia economy and environment will suffer as a result.

That is why I am wholeheartedly against the Trump environmental agenda. I join the growing chorus of those calling for the resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who is the embodiment of the graft and corruption that we see all too frequently coming out of Washington, DC. Perhaps more importantly, Mr. Pruitt works every day to systematically destroy environmental safeguards that protect our water and air. He must be removed.


Our members of Congress are in the best position to solve climate change. Know where your candidates stand on climate change—and vote climate!


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