First GOP presidential debate: on Environment

Donald Trump: They have sinks where no water comes out; I ended that

Q: What about EPA rules on electric cars & water usage?

TRUMP: They want you to use a heating system that will cost you at least $10,000 to buy and won't work very well. None of the stuff works as well. One of the things I did with the EPA is most of the states have so much water. It's not like a big problem. Now in some states they have a problem, and for that it's okay. But they have sinks where no water comes out. You turn it on, no water comes out. No water comes out of the shower. When I say "no water," [I mean] "very little water." You want to wash your hands, and you turn on the sink, and there's very little. Or you want to wash your beautiful hair and you're standing under a shower, and the suds never go. The water comes out very slowly. I'm sure you've seen this.

Q: Yeah, you take a drill & take the limiter out.

TRUMP: Well, you can, but now they make it so you can't do that so easily. They have a restrictor, and it restricts the water from coming out. So I ended all of that.

Source: Tucker on X interview opposite 2023 GOP debate in Milwaukee Aug 23, 2023

Tim Scott: Best thing for environment is to bring home jobs from China

Gov. Nikki HALEY: But if you want to really change the environment, then we need to start telling China and India that they have to lower their emissions. These green subsidies that Biden has put in, all he's done is help China because half of the batteries for electric vehicles are made in China. These subsidies are not working. We also need to take on the international world and say, 'okay, India and China, you've got to stop polluting.'

Sen. Tim SCOTT: If we want the environment to be better, the best thing to do is to bring our jobs home from China. If we create 10 million new jobs in my Made in America Plan, we will have a better economy and a better environment. America has cut our carbon footprint in half in the last 25 years. The places where they are continuing to increase -- Africa, 950 million people; India, over a billion; China, over a billion. Why do we put ourselves at a disadvantage, devastating our own economy? Let's bring our jobs home.

Source: Fox News 2023 Republican primary debate in Milwaukee Aug 23, 2023

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2016 Presidential contenders on Environment:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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