Statements about Energy
A government report shows that alternatives to the Keystone XL pipeline "are worse" for the environment.
The Keystone pipeline creates "35 permanent jobs" after construction, according to a government report.
"Every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar."
"Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth."
There is "more oil produced at home than we buy from the rest of the world – the first time that’s happened in nearly 20 years."
"We had 6,000 oil and gas spills in 2012" with "more oil and gas spreading in the United States than the entire Exxon Valdez spill."
"Thanks in part to our all-of-the-above strategy for American energy," the United States generates "more natural gas than anybody."
"For the first time in nearly two decades, we produce more oil here in the United States than we buy from the rest of the world."
"Texas is experiencing the fastest population growth in the country," adding "more than 1,000 people a day."
"We’re the Sunshine State, and we’re hardly doing any solar energy production."
"The president’s own advisers have said there’s a war on coal."
"Wind power is the most undependable form of renewable energy."
Offshore wind power is "significantly less expensive than solar energy."
"We are about halfway" to the president’s goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions and "about half of that is because of the substitution of natural gas for coal in the power sector."
Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson voted to let oil and gas companies emit "unlimited carbon pollution into our air"
"Global surface temperatures have been flat for 16 years."
Says he "sued Obama’s EPA seven times."
The "most realistic estimates" for jobs created by Keystone XL are "maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline."
Government subsidies for renewable energies such as wind and solar are 100 times greater than those given to gas and coal, and 50 times greater than what the nuclear industry enjoys.
Says Obama policies contributed to gas prices rising from $1.89 in January 2009 to $3.51 today.
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