Flynn Broady

In Georgia’s 11th Congressional district (GA11), Flynn D. Broady (D) is challenging incumbent Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R) in the November 6, 2018 midterm election.

 


Position statement on the environment

In his position statement on the environment, Broady discusses the importance of climate solutions:

A clean environment is essential for healthy living. The change in greenhouse gas concentrations causes global warming and affects the climate change. Climate change may affect human health, agriculture, water resources, forests, wildlife, and coastal areas.

For our children, for our future, we must take climate change seriously and combat it through our environmental policies. As proof that climate change and global warming is real, all we have to do is look at the past 15 years. The fact is, the twelve hottest years on record have all come in the last fifteen.

Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, and floods—all are now more frequent and of greater intensity. Future generations are very much in danger due to problems caused by our lack of environmental stewardship. It is our duty to make sacrifices and do something to prevent it from happening.

This quote sums it up:

“But there must be the look ahead, there must be a realization of the fact that to waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining, in the days of our children, the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.” – President Theodore Roosevelt (26th U.S. President)

We have the technology and knowledge to develop and place into practice renewable energy sources, reduce carbon emissions, and move our energy needs away from carbon fuels. We owe it to the world to participate in the Paris Agreement and the Kyoto Protocol. As the leading industrial nation we must lead the effort.

He previously stated:

We must regulate and create a green environment for future generations and ensure that the blessing of this great nation is enjoyed by all.

And when asked about his position on climate change during the April 7th town hall, Broady responded:

This is one of the most disappointing features of the Trump presidency so far. This new secretary of EPA, Mr. Pruitt, has really rolled back a lot of the regulations that helped contain all the damage that’s been done to our environment over the past 10 or 15 years.

I believe in green technology. We need to make sure that we’re providing services that have minimal impact on our environment. We need to protect our water from the waste that is deposited in it, the waste that’s deposited in our landfills. All these things are very important because we have a duty to make sure this planet, make sure this world of ours, is prepared for our prosperity. And if we don’t do that, things are going to get a lot worse.

This winter, for instance, was quite astonishing. In the month of March, we had over four Northeasterners. And a lot of that is due to our inability to protect our environment from all the harshness of industries and corporations that we have. So it’s going to be critical that we get those regulations back in place and make sure that we stop Mr. Pruitt from turning back the clock on what we already tried to do before.

 


Broady expresses pro-environment stance at candidate forum

Broady discusses the EPA and regulations in response to a climate question asked during the May 1, 2018 Candidate Forum by Farm Bureau and Commerce Chamber.

Climate question: 5:05 – 5:27
Challenger Flynn D. Broady responds: 5:28 – 7:27
Incumbent Rep. Barry Loudermilk responds: 7:34 – 9:42

 


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