Statements about Environment

"From 1972 until 2011, the number of EPA employees increased by 107 percent while the number of total federal personnel decreased by 15 percent."  

"The Koch brothers are one of the biggest polluters in the country."

"EPA officials have commended (Koch Industries) for our ‘commitment to a cleaner environment’ and called us ‘a model for other companies.’ "

"There are over 100 pipelines between the United States and Canada right now."

Says he "forced Washington to open up the Arctic Ocean to oil drilling."

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate approved a bill "denying veterans the right to recover their medical costs for cancers they developed while serving their country."

Earth "has not warmed for the last 17 years."

Seneca Jones Timber Co., aiming to increase logging and allay fears that old growth will be cut, says mills have shifted to second-generation trees. An ad from the company asks: "Do you know that most all mills in Oregon have retooled over the past 20 years?"

"We have invested record funding in protecting our environment."

Says "Bill Clinton and George Bush both say build the Keystone XL."

Says Alaska Sen. Mark Begich "is on record supporting a carbon tax, even pushing Harry Reid to make it a priority."

"Oregon and the federal government now have more than one million acres of burnt land and millions of trees are being left to rot."

On oil drilling off Florida’s coast

"When the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport needed to stop its earthquake spike a few years ago, they temporarily shut down the wells that were injecting fracking fluid into the ground ... (and) those earthquakes stopped."

As a result of climate change, ice fishermen in Wisconsin "are already noticing fewer days they can be out on our ice covered lakes."

"The Republican leadership in the House has refused to address the issues that matter the most to Rhode Island, such as passing a jobs bill."

"Over 3 million Americans are employed in the growing green-collar workforce," which is more than the number "of people working in the fossil fuel industry."  

"Large parts of Florida" have experienced "years of below average rainfall."

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.

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