Rep. Rick Allen (R) currently represents residents of Georgia’s 12th Congressional district (GA12) in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Allen is running against challenger Francys Johnson (D) in the November 6, 2018 midterm election.
No position statement on climate change
Allen does not have a position statement on climate change.
Denounced the U.S. entering the Paris Agreement
In response to President Obama’s final State of the Union Address, Allen commented:
The President bragged about his climate change agreement, reinventing our energy sector and creating more government programs in the name of growing an economy that works better for everybody. This only further proves how out-of-touch this President is and remains.
Strong supporter of nuclear energy expansion
Allen released the following statement in support of the announcement that construction will be completed on Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4:
I am thankful for Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities’ continued investment in Plant Vogtle. More than 6,000 people in my district are employed by Plant Vogtle, where they are constructing two of the first new nuclear reactors in the United States in more than 30 years.
With today’s announcement, Georgia-12 continues to be at the forefront of nuclear energy expansion in the United States. In order to continue to be a dominant player in the global nuclear industry, invest in our own energy independence and provide clean, low cost energy to Georgians – it is vital to continue this project and I applaud the owners in making what I know was a tough decision. I will continue to do all I can to support these projects, because the future of nuclear energy in America depends on it.
Introduced legislation to repeal the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule
In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that it’s repealing the Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, Allen’s comments included:
The WOTUS rule was flawed from the beginning, and I applaud EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s action to rescind this regulation.
In February, I introduced H.R. 1105, legislation to repeal the WOTUS rule and now that the EPA has rescinded the rule, Congress must codify this language to ensure WOTUS can never become a reality under any future administrations.
He also supports Pruitt’s rollback of the Clean Power Plan:
I believe the Clean Power Plan, one of the most drastic environmental regulations in history, did very little to help the environment, but instead, burdened families through reduced income, stifled economic growth and increased electricity costs.
NOTE: The EPA’s projection is that if fully implemented by 2030, the Clean Power Plan would reduce the average consumer electric bill by seven percent.
Anti-environmental voting record
Allen’s voting record shows a history of casting anti-environmental votes.
Washington, D.C. Office
426 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2823
Fax: (202) 225-3377
Augusta District Office
2743 Perimeter Parkway
Building 200, Suite 225
Augusta, GA 30909
Phone: (706) 228-1980
Fax: (706) 228-1954
Dublin District Office
100 S. Church Street
Dublin, GA 31021
Phone: (478) 272-4030
Fax: (478) 277-0113
Statesboro District Office
50 E. Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30458
Phone: (912) 243-9452
Fax: (912) 243-9453
Vidalia District Office
107 Old Airport Road, Suite A
Vidalia, GA 30474
Phone: (912) 403-3311
Fax: (912) 403-3317
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