Statements about Environment

Since 2000, Texas has reduced "harmful pollutants in the air like nitrogen oxide by 62.5 percent, and ozone by 23 percent--a reduction that is 12 percent greater than the national average."  

Cap and trade legislation "was originally a Republican idea."

"Virtually no Republican" in Washington accepts climate change science.

Human activity is not "causing these dramatic changes to our climate."

Americans "bought into climate change" in 2004-06, but then most "began wandering away from this issue."

The proposed Gogebic mine in northern Wisconsin "could be extended as long as 21 miles."  

A 2013 state law would allow the operator of an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin to "fill in pristine streams and ponds with mine waste."  

"A lot of the problems with forest fires ... is because of bad policy (not to clear out the forests) that was put in place by environmentalists."

Because the EPA closed a lead smelter in Missouri, "all lead for bullets will have to come from overseas!"

The Bundy Ranch deal is all about Nevada Sen. Harry Reid "using federal violence to take people’s land in his state so he can package it to re-sell it to the Chinese."

"Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Mary Fallin signed a new law which makes you pay a special fee. It will essentially fine people for the crime of using solar power."

"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."

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