Statements about Environment

"More people hunt and fish in Texas in a given year than attend the... games of the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Mavericks, the Houston Texans and the Houston Rockets combined."

"We caught (the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) lying to us about the results of air quality studies in the Barnett Shale."

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

Since 2000, "the Texas clean air program achieved a 22 percent reduction in ozone and a 46 percent decrease in NOx emissions."

"Rick Perry attempted to fast-track unnecessary coal-fired power plants, which degrade air quality and would cost billions. Fortunately, a court stopped him."

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.

Says the EPA "outsourced the scientific basis for its greenhouse gas regulation to a scandal-plagued international organization that cannot be considered objective or trustworthy."

"Mayor White has major stake in Barnett Shale production company."

Houston is "the third-most toxic city in the United States of America."

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