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Ten Facts Paul Ryan Can’t Run Away From Tonight

Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or

October 11, 2012  

By the numbers before he hits the debate stage

1. Dishonest Romney Environmental Statements Made at Debate that He Should Correct: 4 (at least)

2. Ryan’s Score on LCV’s 2011 National Environmental Scorecard: 3%

3. Ryan’s Campaign Contributions from Oil and Gas Industry: $254,850

(*Romney-Ryan Campaign’s Oil and Gas Contributions: $3,491,168)

4. Funding Romney-Ryan Plan Would Cut from Energy Programs in Fiscal Year 2013 Alone: $3 Billion

5. Tax Dollars Big Oil Would Receive While Clean Energy Programs are Gutted: $40 Billion

6. Letters Ryan Wrote Looking for Stimulus Funding for Clean Energy Projects after Voting Against the Bill: 4 (at least)

7. Number of Mentions of Oil in the Romney-Ryan Energy Plan: 154

8. Number of Mentions of Climate Change in that Energy Plan: 0

9. Estimated Nationwide Job Losses from Letting the PTC for Wind Expire37,000

10. Money the Koch Brothers have Pledged to Spend to Elect Romney-Ryan:  $200,000,000+

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