It’s a lot, but he overstated it
"About 95 percent of (Ohio’s) electricity comes from burning coal."
He's not all wet
Says Delaware County has more waterfront property than any other county in the state of Ohio
Farm runoff, particularly at one Ohio river, poses greater trouble
Says "Detroit dumping a bunch of sewage" in Lake Erie "causes big problems" for Ohio.
Brown didn't vote yes and so-called plan doesn't even exist
Says that Sherrod Brown is an "Obama rubber stamp" for "supporting the job-killing cap and trade plan."
Claim is good ore, despite campaign lore
"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."
Ohio governor is a believer
Florida Wildlife Federation
Claims Ohio Gov. John Kasich says climate change is a problem.
Broad emissions-cutting program embraced
Says that as Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney "condemned coal-fired plants, saying they kill people."
Distorts comments about coal and air pollution
Claims Joe Biden said "coal is more dangerous than terrorists."
Strung-together claim unravels quickly under scrutiny
Sherrod Brown opposed blocking a new EPA emissions rule, "despite acknowledging that the EPA's cap-and-trade regulations are ‘burdensome’ and could harm economic growth in Ohio."
It's no fish story
Says Lake Erie contains more native fish than all the other Great Lakes combined.
Quake link to Kasich more than shaky
"We never had an earthquake in Youngstown until John Kasich was elected Governor,"
Fringe element includes local leaders and a college president
Sen. Sherrod Brown "has chosen to side with Washington bureaucrats and fringe extremists in the attacks on our natural resources."
Asian carp advancing from the south
"The problem with invasive species today in the Great Lakes isn’t ballast water."
Potential riches in shale formations spur buying spree
Says that in the recent year homeowners across Ohio have signed mineral rights agreements "and I understand that over a billion dollars worth of leases have been signed to date."
A bit of hot air
Says there’s not "much evidence to suggest that people have (contributed to global warming) or can do very much to change anything."
Incomplete calculation leaves claim all wet
"You might be surprised to know that 137 billion gallons flows (into Lake Erie) every day. You might be surprised to know that only 86.3 billion gallons flow out. ... Leaving us a net surplus of approximately 50 billion gallons a day."
Horizontal process is relatively new and few in numbers
"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."
Links to drilling suspected, though
"State agencies have not identified one single instance where groundwater has been damaged due to hydraulic fracking."
Tax revenue is on the money, but jobs figure is overstated
"Lake Erie supports nearly 10 percent of Ohio's jobs and generates $750 million in state and local taxes."
Candidate Obama's views differ from President Obama's actions
Ohio Coal Association
Says that President Obama said in 2008 that his proposed greenhouse gas regulations "will bankrupt" anyone who wants to build a new coal-fired power plant.
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