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FACT CHECK: Is Natural Gas Worse Than Coal, Like Mayor Bloomberg Says?

CLAIM: Former New York City Mayor Bloomberg, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, said the threat posed by natural gas “is going to be worse than coal.”

 

RATING:

False

 

FACT CHECK:

We suspect Bloomberg knows his claim is false, as he once said natural gas is a “godsend” for replacing coal.

He was right then. How right?

In July, the U.S. Energy Information Administration issued a forecast that concluded: “EIA’s July Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts a 2.2% decrease in CO2 emissions for 2019. Nearly all of the forecast decrease …

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FACT CHECK: Critics Say Ohio Legislation Designed To Stifle Free Speech

CLAIM: Environmental critics of Ohio legislation designed to prevent protesters from damaging critical infrastructure projects claim the bill is actually aimed at ending protests and curbing free speech.

Randy Cunningham with the Cleveland Environmental Action Network says it is similar to legislation in other states backed by the oil and gas industry after the 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

“They have applied it to virtually everything you can think of: railroads, refineries, pipelines, injection wells,” says Cunningham. “The goal of it is to chill the conversation, to chill dissent.”

RATING

False

 

FACT CHECK

The language in Senate Bill 33

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