Statements about Environment
"We have invested record funding in protecting our environment."
On oil drilling off Florida’s coast
"Large parts of Florida" have experienced "years of below average rainfall."
"Recently, Florida has successfully reduced the environmental permitting time down to just two days."
"Back door gun control is in full effect in the United States" due to "Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency."
"Obama has jumped the shark and ordered the ocean closed!"
"Over the past 35 years, Florida families have paid into the (National Flood Insurance Program) over $16 billion, four times more than the amount they have received in claim reimbursements."
Miami-Dade has "the nation’s highest-rated tap water."
"There’s no wildlife" in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Says he fought for the repeal of a septic tank inspection program after "Tallahassee pulled a fast one."
The RESTORE Act started as an "effort to dedicate as much BP fine money as possible towards Gulf Coast restoration" but now "could steer money to places like the Great Lakes and West Coast."
Says Newt Gingrich "co-sponsored a bill with Nancy Pelosi that would have given $60 million a year to a U.N. program supporting China’s brutal one-child policy."
Solyndra "had robots that whistled Disney songs. I'm not kidding."
The United States' regulations "are among the most difficult in the world."
The EPA "wants to hire 230,000 new government regulators that will cost the taxpayer $21 billion."
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."
Says Florida is one of a few or perhaps the only state "that has a statewide review of local land use and zoning decisions."
Says new EPA water regulations would force the state to make drainage canals every bit as clean as pristine Florida river systems.
"We closed that plant down. It was a $27 million-dollar plant, operating full steam, and we closed it down."
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