Statements about Environment

"From 1972 until 2011, the number of EPA employees increased by 107 percent while the number of total federal personnel decreased by 15 percent."  

On oil drilling off Virginia's coast.

Phil Puckett "voted no on sending the EPA a message that they’ve gone too far not once, but twice."

On subsidies for ethanol production.

A cap-and-trade bill would "destroy over 50,000 jobs in Virginia."

"Not even expensive bottled water, like Perrier and Evian, are of good enough quality to pump out of mines in Southwest Virginia, according to the EPA regulation."

"A new ruling by the EPA would force dairy farmers to comply with the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Program when dealing with spilt milk -- the same regulations oil and natural gas producers must follow." 

"[Tailpipe emissions rules], if fully implemented with all the regulations that go with it, they will keep the temperature from rising nearly five one-hundredths of a degree Fahrenheit. By 2050."

Rick Boucher "helped write" the cap-and-trade bill

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