Latest True Fact-checks in Environment Bloggers stated on July 20, 2019 in in a story: "Triggering leftists, Trump's reelection campaign is selling plastic straws." Maxine Lipeles stated on February 24, 2019 in a newspaper article: "All the ponds in Missouri for which we have data are causing groundwater contamination. … This is a statewide issue." Gavin Newsom stated on February 12, 2019 in a State of the State Address: "More than a million Californians" do not have "clean water to bathe in or drink." Texas Campaign for the Environment stated on April 26, 2018 in a handout: Says most of Austin’s biggest parks have recycling though as "many as 293 out of 300" Austin city "parks have no recycling, including almost every neighborhood park." Gwen Graham stated on September 18, 2017 in an opinion-editorial: Florida’s coastal and stormwater infrastructure are "two of the most critical areas during a storm, and received D-plus and D ratings, respectively, by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2016." Donald Trump stated on May 11, 2017 in an interview with 'The Economist': The federal tax code includes "deductions for birds flying across America." Edward Markey stated on April 20, 2017 in a tweet: "Trump looking to open up E Coast & new areas for offshore oil drilling when Congress has passed no new safety standards since BP" Josh Earnest stated on August 3, 2016 in a White House press briefing: "The mosquito population in South Florida is larger than it is in many other communities in the country." Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District stated on June 16, 2015 in a press release: Replacing 100,000 old toilets with water-efficient models has saved 2.4 million gallons of water every day. Athens Banner-Herald stated on May 10, 2015 in a news report: Between 1980 and 2010, water usage in Georgia dropped even as the state’s population grew. Karina Wood stated on February 12, 2015 in testimony before the R.I. Senate Judiciary Committee: Cigarette butts "poison babies and small children because of the nicotine in them." Sheldon Whitehouse stated on December 17, 2014 in a Senate floor speech: "January through November 2014, the year so far, were the hottest first 11 months of any year recorded." Sheldon Whitehouse stated on May 27, 2014 in a newspaper commentary: "There are already more American jobs in the solar industry than in coal mining." League of Conservation Voters stated on June 23, 2014 in a TV ad: Says Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst "promises to shut down the Department of Education and abolish the EPA." Morgan Griffith stated on March 25, 2014 in congressional testimony.: "From 1972 until 2011, the number of EPA employees increased by 107 percent while the number of total federal personnel decreased by 15 percent." Bob Beckel stated on April 3, 2014 in a broadcast of "The Five" on Fox News: "The Koch brothers are one of the biggest polluters in the country." Seneca Jones stated on March 2, 2014 in newspaper ads: Seneca Jones Timber Co., aiming to increase logging and allay fears that old growth will be cut, says mills have shifted to second-generation trees. An ad from the company asks: "Do you know that most all mills in Oregon have retooled over the past 20 years?" American Petroleum Institute stated on March 2, 2014 in a television ad: Says "Bill Clinton and George Bush both say build the Keystone XL." Rachel Maddow stated on February 17, 2014 in a broadcast of MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show": "When the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport needed to stop its earthquake spike a few years ago, they temporarily shut down the wells that were injecting fracking fluid into the ground ... (and) those earthquakes stopped." Mark Pocan stated on January 16, 2014 in a speech: As a result of climate change, ice fishermen in Wisconsin "are already noticing fewer days they can be out on our ice covered lakes." Tammy Baldwin stated on January 22, 2014 in a news release: "Over 3 million Americans are employed in the growing green-collar workforce," which is more than the number "of people working in the fossil fuel industry." Van Jones stated on February 3, 2014 in a segment on CNN's "Crossfire": The Keystone pipeline creates "35 permanent jobs" after construction, according to a government report. Richard August stated on January 12, 2014 in a Providence Journal commentary: Deer baiting, planned for Block Island by DEM, is illegal in Rhode Island. Chris Murphy stated on January 15, 2014 in remarks at a news conference: "Only 3 percent of voters 18 to 34 don't believe that climate change is really happening." Rick North stated on September 24, 2013 in an opinion piece for Blue Oregon.: Says Oregonians for Food and Shelter "proudly features board members from Monsanto and Syngenta and the (Oregon) Farm Bureau also receives funding from biotech companies." Grover Fugate stated on August 23, 2013 in a TV interview: If sea levels rise six feet due to climate change, Waterplace Park in Providence and Wickford village would be swamped League of Conservation Voters stated on August 14, 2013 in a TV ad: Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson voted to let oil and gas companies emit "unlimited carbon pollution into our air" Barry Smitherman stated on August 5, 2013 in a campaign video: Says he "sued Obama’s EPA seven times." Rush Holt stated on July 22, 2013 in a campaign ad: "Every single month since 1985 has been warmer than the historic average. All 12 of the warmest years on record have come in the last 15 years." Debbie Wasserman Schultz stated on June 28, 2013 in an interview with Fox News: In South Florida, "we've had nine inches of sea-level rise since the 1920s."