Statements about Energy

"About 95 percent of (Ohio’s) electricity comes from burning coal."

"Nearly 40,000 new jobs have been created in the last year due to the new wells . . . right here in Ohio."

"It is ironic that (First Energy Corp. is) going to have a name on our (football stadium) where we (Cleveland Public Power) supply the electricity."

"There is no war on coal. Period. There are more coal jobs and more coal produced in Ohio than there were five years ago, in spite of the talking points and the yard signs."

Says that as Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney "condemned coal-fired plants, saying they kill people."

Claims Joe Biden said "coal is more dangerous than terrorists." 

Says the oil industry subsidies that President Barack Obama is attacking don’t exist

Says excessive speculation is pushing up oil prices and a recent report estimates it "adds 56 cents to every gallon of gasoline siphoned from the pump."

Says President Obama's decision to not issue a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline meant "we were denied the ability immediately to reduce prices at the pump."

"Last year, we produced 14 percent less oil on public lands than we did the year before."

"Federal, state and local governments have subsidized the production of the Volt to the tune of estimates between $50,000 and $250,000 per vehicle sold."

"For the first time in 13 years, our dependence on foreign oil is below 50 percent."

"We never had an earthquake in Youngstown until John Kasich was elected Governor,"

Sen. Sherrod Brown "has chosen to side with Washington bureaucrats and fringe extremists in the attacks on our natural resources."

Says Sen. Sherrod Brown "voted to block American energy production and increase energy taxes."

Says the federal government is "the largest energy user in the country."

"Fracturing or horizontally fracturing the shale to open up larger pockets of natural gas ... has been used for over 60 years and, as of 2009, over 80,000 wells have been fracked in Ohio."

"State agencies have not identified one single instance where groundwater has been damaged due to hydraulic fracking."  

"A gallon (of gasoline) delivered to the front lines for our troops in Afghanistan cost more than $400."

Drilling for oil on the Outer Continental Shelf and in parts of Alaska will  "immediately reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign oil."

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