State of Georgia Archives: on Environment

Jon Ossoff: Investigate failures to enforce environmental laws

Jon will be informed by scientists, not lobbyists, when it comes to environmental policy, and he will work to make Georgia a clean energy economic powerhouse.

Clean air and clean water are not controversial. They are essential to our health, our prosperity, and our quality of life. Jon will oppose and investigate failures to enforce environmental laws. He will support our national parks and work to conserve America's treasured wildlife and natural beauty.

Source: 2017 Georgia House campaign website, Apr 21, 2017

Michelle Nunn: Preserved 85 acre marshland with conservation easements

Michelle Nunn and her husband, along with her father, former Sen. Sam Nunn, and two of her father's former staffers who are now registered lobbyists, secured a $2 million loan and bought 85 acres of land near Brunswick with plans to develop it.

During the 2008 economic downturn, they decided instead to preserve it with a "conservation easement contract" with a land trust--and allows them to get tax breaks for preserving the marshland.

David Perdue (R) has sought to paint Nunn as a "Washington insider" because of her and her father's connections, and slammed her for the land deal. Nunn's campaign pointed out that conservation easements are backed by politicians in both parties & that former Gov. Sonny Perdue (R), David's cousin, has easements of his own. A Nunn spokesman said, "Michelle was able to protect beautiful land in Glynn County for future generations through a program supported not just by Gov. Perdue but a broad swath of Georgia leaders including Senators Chambliss and Isakson."

Source: The Hill webzine on 2014 Georgia Senate race Aug 14, 2014

Vernon Jones: Supports CWA, CAA, CAFE but also nukes

Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

Josh Lanier: Help cities with mass transit and farmers in small towns too

In Washington we talk about mass transit as if every town and every city is a large metropolitan area. If you’re a farmer, you still have to drive the same amount of miles and there’s a lot the government can do to help. There are established programs today that can be applied to Georgia.
Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

Vernon Jones: Capture methane gas from landfills for electricity

Out in Dekalb County, we’re capturing the methane gas from landfills. We’ve partnered with Georgia Power to convert it into electricity. I’ve invested in our water and sewer infrastructure. We’re working on recycling our water.
Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

Johnny Isakson: Protect environment while providing for economic opportunity

I believe that we can protect our environment while still providing for economic opportunity. In fact, the two must be linked. We have made great progress in developing time-tested, environmentally sound technologies for harvesting the resources of our lands, without degrading the environment. A perfect example of this balance is oil exploration in Alaska's arctic, which has successfully coexisted with wildlife for 30 years. The caribou population in Alaska has tripled since Prudhoe Bay development began, proving we can be stewards of our resources without halting economic development.

We must take the next step in this positive trend towards bringing cleaner air and better health to more of our citizens. We have learned a great deal about what approaches work best, and now is the time to put those lessons to use. We should implement market based approaches to air and water quality that guarantee results while keeping utility prices affordable for Americans. [Source: candidate website]

Source: profile for 2016 Georgia Senate race Oct 2, 2004

Zell Miller: Protection of 100,000 Georgia acres is great achievement

One of our biggest success stories has been Preservation 2000, our program to protect more than 100,000 acres of natural land. Places like Little Tybee Island, Tallulah Gorge and Smithgall Woods. You are looking at someone shaped by that rugged land, because your Governor is a product of the North Georgia mountains. We created Preservation 2000 with ambitious goals to protect 100,000 acres of wildlife habitat and save it for future generations.
Source: 1998 Georgia State of the State Address Jan 15, 1998

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