Statements about Environment
The ocean is now "much more acidic . . . than it has been for many millions of years."
The oceans "have become 30 percent more acidic."
"Texas ranks: #1 in worker deaths, #1 carbon emissions, #50 in high school graduates, #50 in funding for mental health patients."
Miami-Dade has "the nation’s highest-rated tap water."
"About 95 percent of (Ohio’s) electricity comes from burning coal."
In South Florida, "we've had nine inches of sea-level rise since the 1920s."
Recent record-low water levels in Lake Michigan are evidence that global warming is leading to "the evaporation of our Great Lakes."
Says Delaware County has more waterfront property than any other county in the state of Ohio
As a student at Occidental College in Los Angeles from 1979 to 1981, "there were days where folks couldn't go outside. … because of all the pollution in the air."
"RIPTA has really some of the fullest buses for its transit agency size around the country."
On oil drilling off Virginia's coast.
"With nearly 75 percent of Americans supportive of the construction of the pipeline, Schrader needs to explain to Oregon families why he voted against this needed project."
A bill to advance the Keystone XL Pipeline "is an earmark" under House rules.
"18 percent of our land in our state right now is either federally, state or county owned for conservation purposes."
Says he has sued the Obama administration 25 times.
"Science has not shown greenhouse gases to be a problem."
A recent study of a proposed cap-and-trade policy’s effect on Wisconsin consumers showed it could "raise gasoline prices by 141 percent and electricity rates by 171 percent" by 2030.
"Narragansett Bay waters are getting warmer -- 4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the winter since the 1960s."
"A report by the US General Accountability Office (GAO) in 2008 found that the disposal of Katrina wastes by AshBritt in the south resulted in the creation of contaminated sites along the Gulf Coast and two new Superfund sites in New Orleans."
"Even Roger Williams National Memorial in my home state of Rhode Island attracted nearly 51,000 visitors in 2011, with non local visitors adding more than $3.2 million to the local economy."
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