Friday, October 31st, 2014
A recently hatched loggerhead turtle heads for the sea on Redington Beach. (photo by Jim Damaske, Tampa Bay Times)

Fact-checking claims about the environment in Florida’s race for governor

NextGen Climate Change led the attacks on Gov. Rick Scott in his battle against Charlie Crist, and both candidates weighed in on environmental topics.

The Latest from PolitiFact Florida

False

Law doesn't prove Zimmerman's motivation

False

Despite hiccups, things are on track

Mostly False

There's little chance the Legislature would have acted

False

Jobs claim derailed in 2011

False

No votes in the Senate during his term

Mostly False

The evidence doesn't add up to 3,000

Half-True

Studies vary widely on the number and experts say it is hard to pinpoint

Half-True

There are escape clauses, but don't bet on it

False

Law on hold; future uncertain

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Wisconsin's photo ID election law

— PolitiFact Wisconsin

False

Lots of actors in Digital Domain failure but wasn't a Ponzi scheme