Statements about Energy

"We have only one person on the (TVA) board, to my knowledge, who even has any corporate board experience."

Says U.S. Senate hopeful Tammy Baldwin voted for a $1 trillion stimulus bill that included a wasteful "$800,000 to replace light bulbs."

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

Tim Kaine supported "higher energy costs for families."

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

Says Mitt Romney "wants to end tax credits for wind producers."

Says Joe Garcia "voted to raise our utility rates."

Stimulus dollars paid for "windmills from China."

Says stimulus money went to buy electric cars from Finland as a payback to Obama supporters.

The United States can immediately tap a domestic energy resource of "more than 1.5 trillion barrels of oil, six times more than Saudi Arabia."

Says Dow Chemical decided to build a plant in Saudi Arabia rather than Oklahoma due to the impact of environmental regulations on the supply of natural gas.

"(Environmentalists) said ‘We’re only going to stop coal mining above 2,000 feet.’ ... Well guess where all the coal in the state of Tennessee is? Above 2,000 feet."

"Three of our cities are among the top five worst cities in the U.S. for asthma."

"There’s no wildlife" in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

"We came out against Deepwater and everybody is now paying for [the project] in their electric bills."

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson "chose to side with President Obama" against the Keystone pipeline

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

Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as  "tens of millions of dollars to build traffic lights in China."

Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as "half a billion to an electric car company that created hundreds of jobs in Finland."

Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as "$1.2 billion to a solar company that's building a plant in Mexico."

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