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Loeffler-Warnock Ga. Senate Runoff Offers Extreme Contrasts on Climate

“Loeffler, the GOP incumbent, supports Trump’s fossil fuel agenda, while Warnock, a pastor, views climate change as a critical environmental justice concern.”

“Incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a Republican and former energy executive who may be the richest member of the U.S. Senate, has said little about climate change in positioning herself as an ardent supporter of President Trump and his pro-fossil fuel agenda.

The Rev. Rafael Warnock, Loeffler's challenger in a Jan. 5 runoff and the pastor at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, has a climate plan with a strong focus on environmental justice, that calls for a clean energy economy in Georgia and the rest of the nation by 2050.

One Loeffler supporter says the senator's stint on the board of an investor-owned utility helps give her practical energy experience. But it's her challenger, Warnock, who has called for a clean energy economy by 2050.”

James Bruggers reports for InsideClimate News November 14, 2020.