Statements about Energy

"Texas is experiencing the fastest population growth in the country," adding "more than 1,000 people a day."

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

Says Obama policies contributed to gas prices rising from $1.89 in January 2009 to $3.51 today.

"Texas ranks: #1 in worker deaths, #1 carbon emissions, #50 in high school graduates, #50 in funding for mental health patients."

Says U.S. greenhouse gas "emissions are at 20-year lows."

Says Sierra Club sued him to stop oil and gas activity on Texas coast, but "we won" and "the turtles are fine."

Says gas costs $4.50 a gallon.

Says there’s no proven instance where hydraulic fracking has polluted groundwater.

Says stores will be barred from selling 100-watt light bulbs as of 2012.

"Gas prices have gone up $2 since Obama took office."

"Austin Energy is considering its first rate increase since 1994."

Says it probably costs more than $300,000 to run for a seat on the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors.

"Eighty percent of the oil we're discovering, we're discovering in the deep Gulf" of Mexico.

Says you can buy four light bulbs for $1.99 at Walmart, while a single compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) costs "$10 a pop."

Says Texas has so few gas-pump inspectors in the field, "the HEBs of this state, the Brookshires of this state, they're calibrating their own gas pumps. The (Texas Department of Agriculture) just sends them the stickers and they calibrate them."

Says gas pumps in different parts of Texas are missing state inspection stickers and/or their inspections are out of date--and that's cheating consumers.

Jeff Weems' "legal record is one of defending BP, Enron and just about every big oil company against the working man."

Says Texas has one state inspector for every 4,500 oil and gas wells.

"I’m running against a groundhog. He saw his shadow on the primary day, and no one has seen him since."

Says EPA regulation of greenhouse gases will endanger 575 Texas dairy facilities, 58 swine operations, 1,300 corn farms and 28,000 beef cattle operations.

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