Statements about Environment
"People who wash cars at home will use approximately 80 percent more water than they do in a car wash."
"(Environmentalists) said ‘We’re only going to stop coal mining above 2,000 feet.’ ... Well guess where all the coal in the state of Tennessee is? Above 2,000 feet."
"Three of our cities are among the top five worst cities in the U.S. for asthma."
"There’s no wildlife" in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Says "Oregon is one of only three states that allow the use of gillnets on inland waters."
"We came out against Deepwater and everybody is now paying for [the project] in their electric bills."
Says he fought for the repeal of a septic tank inspection program after "Tallahassee pulled a fast one."
On whether humans contribute to global warming
Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as "tens of millions of dollars to build traffic lights in China."
Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as "half a billion to an electric car company that created hundreds of jobs in Finland."
Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as "$1.2 billion to a solar company that's building a plant in Mexico."
President Obama's refusal to grant permits for offshore drilling is one reason gasoline prices are soaring.
Sherrod Brown opposed blocking a new EPA emissions rule, "despite acknowledging that the EPA's cap-and-trade regulations are ‘burdensome’ and could harm economic growth in Ohio."
"Obama opposed exploring for energy in Alaska."
"Every time the weight of that vehicle is reduced by a hundred pounds, your chances of dying are going to go up by about 5 percent. Peel three hundred pounds off – you’re 15 percent more likely to die in that car."
The RESTORE Act started as an "effort to dedicate as much BP fine money as possible towards Gulf Coast restoration" but now "could steer money to places like the Great Lakes and West Coast."
Says Lake Erie contains more native fish than all the other Great Lakes combined.
The Atlanta area’s water planning district "is now the national leader in conservation."
Says there’s no proven instance where hydraulic fracking has polluted groundwater.
"You can’t put a gun rack in a [Chevrolet] Volt."
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