Statements about Environment
Tide gauges measuring sea level in Rhode Island since 1930 have risen "maybe about 10 inches since that time."
A Republican-sponsored Wisconsin mining bill "will take at least seven years to create jobs."
"Wind powers nearly 13 million homes across the country."
Says Austin’s treated wastewater, put into the Colorado River, is of higher quality than water the city takes from the lake for public use.
Says in "our region," 2011 was worst drought year ever recorded.
Says "Detroit dumping a bunch of sewage" in Lake Erie "causes big problems" for Ohio.
"Hurricane Sandy, the most destructive Atlantic storm ever."
"In recent years, menhaden numbers along our coast have plummeted by 90 percent."
"We have more people working in clean and green energy than in oil and gas in this country."
Says that Sherrod Brown is an "Obama rubber stamp" for "supporting the job-killing cap and trade plan."
"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."
"There are more oil rigs in operation in the United States than the rest of the world combined."
"Under the Obama administration, we are drilling and producing more domestic energy supplies than we ever had before."
"In one year, (President Obama) provided $90 billion in breaks to the green energy world … into solar and wind, to Solyndra and Fisker and Tesla and Ener1."
"We have more natural gas than Saudi Arabia has oil."
Says Sierra Club sued him to stop oil and gas activity on Texas coast, but "we won" and "the turtles are fine."
"After 30 years of inaction, we raised fuel standards so that by the middle of the next decade, cars and trucks will go twice as far on a gallon of gas."
Claims Ohio Gov. John Kasich says climate change is a problem.
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."
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