Statements about Environment

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."

Says bag litter increased after San Francisco banned single-use shopping bags.

"DEP has 2,812 employees, the lowest level since the mid-’80s."

Says, "I-205, six miles of which runs through my district, already carries more traffic than I-5."

Says "Did you know that the #KeystoneXL project is expected to create 20,000 American jobs, including more than 800 in Oregon?"

Says "If Oregon’s Legislature simply authorizes $450 million for the CRC, it will … leave Oregon holding the bag for a great deal more cost responsibility."

"The 12 hottest years on record have come in the last 15 years."

Wisconsin’s laws "ranked the worst in the world for mining investment."

"We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas."

Says Texas ranks first among the states in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and toxic chemicals released into water.

Tide gauges measuring sea level in Rhode Island since 1930 have risen "maybe about 10 inches since that time."

A Republican-sponsored Wisconsin mining bill "will take at least seven years to create jobs."  

"Wind powers nearly 13 million homes across the country."

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