Complicated connection to the Colliers
Says Rick Scott took $200,000 in campaign contributions from a company that "profited off pollution."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, August 15th, 2014
An agency decision, but Scott was silent
Says Rick Scott "is letting Duke (Energy) keep collecting billions" despite troubled power plants.
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
More than $4K from oil companies, but not "big oil"
Says "Scott Brown’s carrying some big oil baggage" because he "collected over $400,000 in campaign contributions."
— Politifact New Hampshire on Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Not worse than doing nothing
A government report shows that alternatives to the Keystone XL pipeline "are worse" for the environment.
— Politifact PunditFact on Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Not if you measure cuts by percentage
"Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Flat at record highs
"Global surface temperatures have been flat for 16 years."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, August 25th, 2013
It's far more complicated
Government subsidies for renewable energies such as wind and solar are 100 times greater than those given to gas and coal, and 50 times greater than what the nuclear industry enjoys.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Not "much," not "many."
The ocean is now "much more acidic . . . than it has been for many millions of years."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, July 22nd, 2013
"Texas ranks: #1 in worker deaths, #1 carbon emissions, #50 in high school graduates, #50 in funding for mental health patients."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, July 19th, 2013
Prices are dropping
Electricity rates are 40 percent higher in states that have required utility companies to use a certain amount of renewable energy such as solar power.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
It’s a lot, but he overstated it
"About 95 percent of (Ohio’s) electricity comes from burning coal."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, July 5th, 2013
Claim eclipsed by errant jobs numbers
There are about 120,000 solar energy jobs in the United States, but only 1,700 of them are in Georgia.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Kernels of truth
"The Agriculture Department estimates that roughly 42 percent of the corn crop will be used to make ethanol -- more than the amount of corn used to feed livestock and poultry in the United States."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, December 10th, 2012
Number is right, but cherry-picked
"Oil production is down 14 percent this year on federal land."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Confusing cause and effect
"Under the Obama administration, we are drilling and producing more domestic energy supplies than we ever had before."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Patterson wasn’t sued, but turtles seem fine
Says Sierra Club sued him to stop oil and gas activity on Texas coast, but "we won" and "the turtles are fine."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Bush law laid groundwork
"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."
— Politifact National on Monday, September 10th, 2012
Votes to both raise and cut rates
Says Joe Garcia "voted to raise our utility rates."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, August 13th, 2012
Murky claim ahead
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson "chose to side with President Obama" against the Keystone pipeline
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
Depends on how you define 'speculators'
At the same time gas prices have increased, "the share of the oil market controlled by speculators has more than doubled over the past 10 years."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012