Latest False Fact-checks in Environment Andrew Gillum stated on September 29, 2017 in a post on Gillum's campaign website: "Under his leadership, Tallahassee reduced its carbon intensity by roughly 40 percent." Billy Richardson stated on August 31, 2017 in on the House floor: North Carolina is home to "two rivers of the top five most polluted rivers" in the U.S. Rick Perry stated on June 19, 2017 in an interview: "Most likely the primary control knob (for the earth’s temperature) is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in." Jesse Kremer stated on May 11, 2017 in a legislative hearing: "The Earth is 6,000 years old, that’s a fact." Rick Santorum stated on March 31, 2017 in a conversation on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher": "The EPA director under Obama said the Clean Power Initiative would have no effect on man-made CO2 emissions. That's what she said. Go look it up." Betsy DeVos stated on January 17, 2017 in her Senate confirmation hearing: "I would imagine that there's probably a gun in the school (in Wapiti, Wyo.) to protect from potential grizzlies." Hillary Clinton stated on October 9, 2016 in the second presidential debate: "We are now, for the first time ever, energy independent." Basil Seggos stated on September 7, 2016 in a response at a legislative hearing on water quality and contamination: "No fracking waste is being dumped in New York State" Ron Johnson stated on August 1, 2016 in an interview: "The climate hasn't warmed in quite a few years. That is proven scientifically." Donald Trump stated on August 8, 2016 in an economic address in Detroit: "The Obama-Clinton war on coal has cost Michigan over 50,000 jobs." Jeff Bridges stated on March 28, 2016 in a Facebook video: "Every bit of plastic that has ever been created still exists." Chris Larson stated on March 29, 2016 in a speech: Says Chris Abele "has had five years and he’s done nothing" about the Estabrook Dam. Hillary Clinton stated on March 9, 2016 in in the Democratic debate in Florida: "The Clean Power Plan is something that Sen. Sanders has said he would delay implementing." Bernie Sanders stated on February 4, 2016 in a Democratic debate in New Hampshire: "Not one Republican has the guts to recognize that climate change is real." Hillary Clinton stated on December 8, 2015 in an editorial board interview with the Concord Monitor: "We now have more jobs in solar than we do in oil." Lamar Smith stated on December 6, 2015 in Op-ed column in the San Antonio Express-News: "The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has estimated that the Obama administration’s Power Plan will cause energy costs in Texas to rise as much as 16 percent per year." Donald Trump stated on October 28, 2015 in comments during the CNBC debate.: Says Ohio Gov. John Kasich "got lucky with a thing called fracking," which "is why Ohio is doing well." Israel O'Quinn stated on August 10, 2015 in a speech.: On unemployment rates: "We have counties in Southwest Virginia that are well into double digits and some that are pushing 20 percent." Forecast the Facts stated on June 2, 2015 in a statement on a web page.: Says Scott Walker runs a state government that bans "employees from talking about climate change." Allen West stated on March 19, 2015 in a post on his website: "EPA wants to regulate … the family BBQ." Don Beyer stated on March 4, 2015 in an op-ed.: "More than 7,000 Americans lost their lives to climate change-fueled events last year." Bob Seger stated on October 12, 2014 in an interview: The proposed mine in northern Wisconsin would be built without any government oversight, and will be nine miles long. Alison Lundergan Grimes stated on October 6, 2014 in a campaign ad: "The only candidate pocketing big money from people who want to destroy coal is Mitch McConnell." Shelley Moore Capito stated on July 29, 2014 in a campaign ad: "What (the Obama administration is) going to come out with in the next several months is you're not even going to be able to burn coal very limitedly in the existing plants." Kenneth Block stated on July 15, 2014 in a radio debate: "The increase in the garbage tax that [Mayor Allan Fung] imposed in Cranston for some people has been as much as $200." Kendall Jones stated on July 2, 2014 in a Facebook post: "Without the financial resources provided by hunters to protect habitat and stop poachers, there would be no infrastructure for wildlife management." Al Jazeera America stated on June 14, 2014 in a documentary: The proposed Gogebic iron ore mine is "just up the hill" from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore caves along Lake Superior. Ed Gillespie stated on June 2, 2014 in a TV interview.: The Chamber of Commerce says new carbon regulations will kill "244,000 jobs a year" and cost average families "$1,200 a year." John Boehner stated on June 2, 2014 in a post on his website: New carbon regulations will increase electric bills by "$17 billion every year" and "potentially put an average of 224,000 more people out of work every year." Marco Rubio stated on May 11, 2014 in an interview on ABC's "This Week": Human activity is not "causing these dramatic changes to our climate."