Statements about Environment

"Global surface temperatures have been flat for 16 years."

Says he "sued Obama’s EPA seven times."

Sen. Marco Rubio "refuses to accept the basic science" on climate change and is "a climate change denier."

"We need to pass a carbon tax to stop climate change. Break up the Wall Street banks. And stop the government spying on innocent Americans. Cory Booker doesn’t support any of these ideas."  

Says federal regulations adopted in 2011 increased the cost of each vehicle for his business by $10,000.

"For several days in July of 2012, Greenland surface ice cover melted more than at any time in 30 years of satellite observation. During that month, an estimated 97% of the ice sheet thawed."

The "most realistic estimates" for jobs created by Keystone XL are "maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline."

"Every single month since 1985 has been warmer than the historic average. All 12 of the warmest years on record have come in the last 15 years."

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.

Says  "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."  

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