Statements about Energy

"There are over 100 pipelines between the United States and Canada right now."

"We’re the Sunshine State, and we’re hardly doing any solar energy production."

Says Joe Garcia "voted to raise our utility rates."

"There’s no wildlife" in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson "chose to side with President Obama" against the Keystone pipeline

At the same time gas prices have increased, "the share of the oil market controlled by speculators has more than doubled over the past 10 years."

Gas prices have doubled because "Obama opposed exploring for energy in Alaska. He gave millions of tax dollars to Solyndra, which then went bankrupt. And he blocked the Keystone pipeline. So we will all pay more at the pump."

"Mitt Romney’s pledged to protect (oil companies') record profits – and their billions in special tax breaks, too."  

Says Barack Obama "promised" gasoline at $2.50 a gallon.

"We supported the first new nuclear power plant in three decades."

The U.S. has a "record number of oil rigs operating right now – more working oil and gas rigs than the rest of the world combined."

"When I was fighting against cap and trade, the speaker was sitting down with Nancy Pelosi on a sofa encouraging it."

Solyndra "had robots that whistled Disney songs. I'm not kidding."

"(President Barack Obama gave) half a billion in taxpayer money to help his friends at Solyndra, a business the White House knew was on the path to bankruptcy."

Says it wasn't until he and a Senate colleague were able to "wrangle the actual streaming video" from BP that scientists were able to calculate the oil spill flow.

"A Cornell University research study concludes that ethanol generates a 29 percent energy loss, meaning it takes more than a gallon of gasoline to produce a gallon of ethanol."

"Just a little over 60 percent of your electric bill, my electric bill, 60 percent of that is pass-throughs, whether they be for building of nuclear plants or whatever they may be." A planned nuclear plant repair "will only increase that percentage."

On offshore oil drilling.

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