Statements about Environment
"Eighty percent of the antibiotics in this country are fed to livestock."
Under the Endangered Species Act, "only 1 percent of the species that have been listed have actually been delisted."
"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."
Sen. Marco Rubio "refuses to accept the basic science" on climate change and is "a climate change denier."
The "most realistic estimates" for jobs created by Keystone XL are "maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline."
In South Florida, "we've had nine inches of sea-level rise since the 1920s."
Recent record-low water levels in Lake Michigan are evidence that global warming is leading to "the evaporation of our Great Lakes."
As a student at Occidental College in Los Angeles from 1979 to 1981, "there were days where folks couldn't go outside. … because of all the pollution in the air."
A bill to advance the Keystone XL Pipeline "is an earmark" under House rules.
"The 12 hottest years on record have come in the last 15 years."
"We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas."
"In one year, (President Obama) provided $90 billion in breaks to the green energy world … into solar and wind, to Solyndra and Fisker and Tesla and Ener1."
"After 30 years of inaction, we raised fuel standards so that by the middle of the next decade, cars and trucks will go twice as far on a gallon of gas."
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."
"Obama opposed exploring for energy in Alaska."
Says President Barack Obama "has an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would raise the price of gasoline by 25 cents a gallon."
Says he eliminated an EPA rule that treated spilled milk like it was oil.
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