All U.S. congressional districts, including the 10th Congressional district of Georgia (GA10), are holding midterm elections on November 6, 2018.
Below are the GA10 candidates challenging incumbent Rep. Jody Hice (R). See the candidates’ positions on climate change, below, and in the May 22nd primary and November 6th general elections—vote climate!
Johnson-Green does not have a position statement on climate change, energy or the environment.
Montgomery addresses climate change in investing in an equitable future:
Investing in an Equitable Future
We must fully fund our educational system from pre-K through college to ensure we are prepared for the 21st century workplace. America’s children deserve a chance to succeed. America’s teachers deserve a chance to teach using best practices, which include more time spent on curriculum and less time testing.
Our future depends on recognizing the ecological and economic impacts of climate change. Investing in green energy will provide stable jobs and reduce carbon emissions. We must not continue to roll back EPA protections for clean air and water and sell off our public lands to the highest bidder.
Due to sociopolitical and demographic shifts and a changing climate, our future depends on planning now for a consistent food infrastructure. When war drives up transportation costs, food costs rise as well. Our population is aging and needs access to fresh, healthy food near our homes. Drought, floods, and wildfires endanger more farmland each year. To increase our food security and eliminate food deserts, we need to incentivize home and community gardens, local farming cooperatives, and small family farms.
Winfield addresses climate change in his position statement on the environment:
SAFEGUARD THE ENVIRONMENT
What use are our rights if we allow our planet to become an unhealthy and unsafe environment? We have an obligation to curb activities that are damaging the planet, threatening our health, and changing our climate for the worse. We owe it to ourselves, our children, and all future generations to keep our planet as livable as possible.
PROMOTING GREEN ENERGY
We must act now and use market incentives and public works to combat global warming and ensure a livable planet for future generations. We do this by using incentives to shift private investment from carbon-based non-renewable energy industries to a domestic green energy industry second to none. We can reduce reliance on these energy sources and develop clean energy replacements.
Green energy jobs are here now and growing by the millions. They are available at every skill level for people in all age groups. We must support this expanding industry, which can become the backbone of our communities by rebuilding the energy sector in areas that need it most.
The Federal Job Guarantee, in turn, will play a key role in putting people to work constructing an improved public green infrastructure across the country.
In his environmental views, Griffin states that “the 97% of scientist statement has been debunked” and “recent studies on climate change and global warming confirming it’s lack of evidence.” (Both of these assertions are inaccurate.)
It is imperative to acknowledge and understand the robustness of our planet while also being mindful of it’s fragility. Abusing what is given freely will only lead to it’s destruction. As an avid outdoorsman, Bradley personally understands the need to respect and preserve this wonderful planet we have been granted. He believes it is our responsibility as citizens to be mindful of this and treat the Earth with the same respect it has given us. This planet sustains our lives, therefore, we should sustain it’s life. However, this does not conclude that Bradley believes in nor supports the hypothesis that man has created or dramatically escalated climate change or global warming. While the 97% of scientist statement has been debunked, Bradley is still open to solid scientific evidence proving otherwise, but in the meantime, the federal government should not be forcing it’s citizens to pay a substantial amount of money based on an inaccurate statistic.
As a result of recent studies on climate change and global warming confirming it’s lack of evidence, Bradley supports President Trump in pulling out of the Paris Agreement.
“We only have one planet and because of that we need to be careful with what we do and be considerate by trying to give back to this Earth for all that it has given to us. I believe that it is our responsibility to make sure we are doing what we can to take care of our planet.” – Bradley Griffin
Griffn does not believe in abandoning oil as an energy source:
Oil & Alternative Energy
Oil has revolutionized the evolution of mankind and has been an essential integrated aspect of the economic health and growth of our economy. Bradley does not believe that the best strategy is to abandon oil energy all together or all at once. On the contrary, he supports the research of developing alternative energy solutions as a complimentary strategy to oil.
Hunt addresses climate change and energy in his position statement on the environment:
Whether or not you believe “climate change” exists, how can protecting the environment be a bad thing as long as regulations do not go too far?
Regulations that stifle businesses and industries that do not provide the a measureable desired environmental outcome need to be revised or removed . Ineffective regulations which harm industry must be struck down in favor of laws which protect the environment and protect industry.
The largest industry in the United States is petroleum refinement, however, there is a finite amount of petroleum on earth. Tax incentives must be established to enable Georgia’s entrepreneurs to develop inventive energy solutions in order to reduce costs for future generations.
Currently, there is no additional information.
Our members of Congress are in the best position to solve climate change. Know where your candidates stand on climate change—and vote climate!