LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY

Energy and Natural Resources

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Cosby Johnson

Senior Government Affairs Manager
Georgia Chamber of Commerce

cjohnson@gachamber.com

Background

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce supports community and business endeavors that utilize Georgia’s natural resources in ways that sustain, enhance, protect and conserve these natural, historic and cultural resources for present and future generations, while at the same time, recognizing the importance of promoting the development of commerce and industry that utilize sustainable business management practices.

The Chamber supports detailed analysis of the economic, social and environmental benefits, impacts and ramifications to the Georgia economy of all energy and natural resources policies, programs and proposed legislation, rules and regulations.

The Chamber supports:

  • A commitment to implementing a comprehensive state energy plan with protection of Georgia’s environment and use of its natural resources as key elements.
  • A competitive marketplace, regulated where appropriate, that promotes network investment and growth and the provision of reliable and affordable power.
  • Ongoing investment in new infrastructure and enhancements to existing infrastructure that will meet our supply needs in an environmentally-sensitive manner — part of this effort should be a streamlined path for siting and permitting new infrastructure facilities.
  • State and regional water planning initiatives and the rigorous promotion of a statewide “culture of conservation” that, together, continue to drive the expansion of water-use efficiency and sustainable community and business water-use management practices.
  • Public and private investment in infrastructure projects across the state and, where appropriate, believes that public private partnerships should be explored to build, own and operate critical infrastructure.

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Position

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce supports community and business endeavors that utilize Georgia’s natural resources in ways that sustain, enhance, protect and conserve these natural, historic and cultural resources for present and future generations, while at the same time, recognizing the importance of promoting the development of commerce and industry that utilize sustainable business management practices.

Key Priorities

  • Protect statewide access to sustainable, reliable and affordable energy supplies.
  • Enhance access to high-quality, affordable water supplies; promote investment in critical infrastructure; and ensure future water supply security for communities and businesses across the state.

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Cosby Johnson

Senior Government Affairs Manager
Georgia Chamber of Commerce

David Raynor

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Georgia Chamber of Commerce



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