Statements about Environment
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."
Says required state septic inspections would cost septic tank owners $100 to $150 every five years.
"A 5 percent increase in domestic production would increase the world supply by less than 1 percent and do almost nothing to our dependence on foreign oil. This would also have virtually no effect on the price of gas at the pump."
Debbie Jackow "unlike her opponent ... WILL NOT de-fund the 20/20 land program."
"It takes as much energy to make a solar panel as it likely generates in its entire life."
"We've got to find 2 billion gallons (of water per day) between now and 2025."
"I’m the only one who's fought against developers draining the Everglades!"
Kathryn Starkey "only attended half of those meetings."
Kathryn Starkey "aided and abetted the continued taxation on residents’ properties over 70 percent of the time by seconding motions and voting to keep the millage rate the same."
Kathryn Starkey "joined forces with liberal Democrats on a historic sales tax hike."
House Republicans who complained they didn't have enough time to consider a constitutional ban against oil drilling "shoved through a proposal in just a few days to open state waters to oil drilling."
"Sen. George LeMieux voted to let oil companies off the hook and overturn pollution rules."
The White House has "refused" international help in dealing with the oil spill.
"Incoming House Speaker Dean Cannon and incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos have said they plan to champion efforts next legislative session to allow oil rigs off Florida's coast."
"The governor switched his position once again on offshore oil drilling."
"The truth is any oil that would be drilled could be sent to any other country in the world, reducing our use of foreign oil not by one single drop."
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