Statements about Environment
"Over the past 35 years, Florida families have paid into the (National Flood Insurance Program) over $16 billion, four times more than the amount they have received in claim reimbursements."
"Wind power is the most undependable form of renewable energy."
Under the Endangered Species Act, "only 1 percent of the species that have been listed have actually been delisted."
Offshore wind power is "significantly less expensive than solar energy."
"We are about halfway" to the president’s goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions and "about half of that is because of the substitution of natural gas for coal in the power sector."
Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson voted to let oil and gas companies emit "unlimited carbon pollution into our air"
"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."
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