Latest Mostly False Fact-checks in Environment Pete Buttigieg stated on February 22, 2020 in a speech: Says Bernie Sanders would “go beyond reform and reorder the economy in ways most Democrats — let alone most Americans — don’t support." Viral image stated on January 4, 2020 in a post on Facebook: An image shows animals burning in the Australia wildfires Shelley Moore Capito stated on August 20, 2019 in a Facebook post: "A study shows that households neighboring West Virginia could be on the hook for upwards of $70,000 in the first year alone under the Green New Deal!" Facebook posts stated on September 8, 2019 in a Facebook post: Says aquatic life near Alaska, Canada and Australia have been found with cancer and mutations as a result of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Scott Beck stated on March 26, 2019 in debate on the House floor: "It is a carbon tax whether it is convenient to say it or not." Jim Justice stated on August 17, 2018 in a tweet: "According to SCUBA divers, Summersville Lake is the clearest freshwater lake east of the Mississippi River." Donald Trump stated on August 21, 2018: "I want clean air. I want crystal clean water. And we’ve got it. We’ve got the cleanest country in the planet right now." Gwen Graham stated on July 18, 2018 in a tweet: "When a sinkhole began dumping toxic water in Florida's aquifer, Rick Scott tried to cover it up." Matt Flynn stated on April 12, 2018 in a TV interview: Says Foxconn "is under investigation in mainland China for securities fraud, environmental fraud and labor fraud." Kelda Helen Roys stated on May 2, 2018 in a cable interview: Says "political interference" from Scott Walker’s administration has led to "gagging (DNR) scientists so they can no longer comment on proposed legislation" and "we’re letting polluters write their own permits." Matt Flynn stated on June 13, 2018 in news release: "Foxconn will not face oversight from any federal, state, or local agency to guarantee it complies with our wetlands protection laws." Mo Brooks stated on May 16, 2018 in a congressional hearing: "You’re going to have an increase in the amount of ice in Antarctica because of global warming." Jacky Rosen stated on May 10, 2018 in a Rosen campaign press release: Says Dean Heller "has voted for a GOP bill that funded efforts to revive Yucca Mountain." For Our Future Florida stated on April 22, 2018 in in a tweet: Says Florida Gov. Rick Scott "just signed a bill that could make most of Florida’s beaches private." Donald Trump stated on April 7, 2018 in a tweet: Says Scott Pruitt’s security spending was "somewhat more" than his predecessor. Patrick Morrisey stated on October 12, 2017 in a radio interview: Says Evan "Jenkins has the same positions on the issues as Joe Manchin: supporting Hillary (Clinton), supporting cap-and-trade, supporting Planned Parenthood, many tax increases." Freedom Daily stated on September 6, 2017 in a blog post: "Muslims’ disturbing plan comes out after grocery stores go bare to prepare for Irma." Chris Sununu stated on July 10, 2017 in an interview on New Hampshire Public Radio: California and New York are "the two biggest polluting states in the country." Scott Pruitt stated on June 4, 2017 in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press": "Since the fourth quarter of last year until most recently, we've added almost 50,000 jobs in the coal sector. In the month of May alone, almost 7,000 jobs." Jim Patterson stated on May 22, 2017 in a press release: California Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget "cuts funds for local tree mortality efforts from $52.7 million to just $2 million." James Quintero stated on October 10, 2016 in a panel discussion at SXSW Eco: Says that when San Francisco banned plastic grocery bags, "you saw the number of instances of people going to the ER with things like salmonella and other related illnesses" spike. Donald Trump stated on September 6, 2016 in a speech in North Carolina: Says "Hillary Clinton set aside environmental and labor rules to help a South Korean company with a record of violating workers’ rights set up what amounts to a sweatshop in Haiti." ClearPath Action Fund stated on September 28, 2016 in a campaign ad: Says "Rob Portman voted for the bipartisan bill to affirm climate change is real, humans significantly contribute to it and it needs to be addressed." Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee stated on September 27, 2016 in a TV ad: Says Miami Congressman Carlos "Curbelo supports drilling offshore" and "repeatedly voted against President Obama's ability to fight pollution and combat climate change." Donald Trump stated on September 26, 2016 in a presidential debate: "I did not — I did not — I do not say that. I do not say that" climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. Americans for Prosperity: Florida stated on September 12, 2016 in a campaign mailer: Says "Patrick Murphy’s ‘Pay More’ energy agenda means you could pay another $500 a year for your utility bills!" Donald Trump stated on May 26, 2016 in a speech on energy policy: In California, "the windmills are killing hundreds and hundreds of eagles." David Jolly stated on April 25, 2016 in an Orlando debate: Under a new federal regulation, it will cost Pinellas County "$31 million to fix a single ditch." Ted Cruz stated on March 30, 2016 in a CNN town hall in Milwaukee: "The EPA has tried to define a puddle or a drainage ditch on your farm to be navigable waters and thus subject to massive environmental regulations." Roy Blunt stated on January 15, 2016 in a news release: "The [Obama] administration’s regulatory assault on coal-fired energy has put thousands of Americans out of work"