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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

01:45 min | 3 months ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Hey remember Andrew Wheeler He was this whole lobbyist The Donald Trump plucked out of obscurity and put in charge of our nation's Environmental Protection Agency He was the EPA administrator He's the guy who said there was this new pesticide They wanted to bring to market It causes permanent brain damage in children He says that's fine Put it in the food supply is the guy who raised the levels of mercury and radiation to which children can be exposed He's the guy who closed down the EPA's office on children's health He's the guy who shut down the EPA's office That provides scientific advice to Congress He's the guy who stopped enforcing the clean water rule so that the polluters could have a field day He's the guy who told the oil and gas companies Hey we're no problem on methane We're no longer going to enforce the legal limits And of course he's the guy who ditched the rule that required cleaning up toxic coal ash He is now the secretary of natural resources for the state of Virginia And he's got that job because Virginia just elected a Republican governor There was a video about it over at Tom arvin dot com Check it out And welcome back picking up your phone calls your Maureen in Geneva Illinois Hey Maureen what's up Maureen Hello Hey What's on your mind Well I was calling about an article I just read recently in the December 19th edition of the New York Times I think was a Sunday I learned the greenhouse on how the all the conservatives are taking over the Supreme Court Apparently they've been arranging it little by little to get all the positions in their planning to.

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on WTVN

"Account under President Elect Joe Biden's almost $2 trillion pandemic relief plan. It includes $1400 stimulus checks for Americans on top of the recent round of $600 payments that air going out. Are you paying too much for E books? Federal antitrust enforcers in New York City thinks so, and they're suing Amazon. Suit says that through agreements with publishers, the online retail giant pressures them not to sell the books for anything less than what you'll find on Amazon and Apple is bringing back a fan favorite way to charge it's Mac book pro laptops for new computers coming this year. The mag Safe Magnetic charger means any accidental yanking of the power cable detach. Is it from the laptop but does not pull down the entire pricey computer. The new laptops will also be speedier and have sharper graphics. Thanks to Apple's own new chips. Apple is aiming for a midyear release of the new computers Gina, Serve Eddie Bloomberg Radio. Good Friday morning, Everyone from the call Ma feet studio. I'm Diego men. You know, this is the Ohio Agneta well, members of Congress. And the bio fuels industry are scrambling over EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler's potentially reversing course and approving more renewable fuel exemptions for small petroleum refineries. In the last days of the Trump administration, EPA is considering 32 request by petroleum Refiners to exempt them from The 2019 renewable fuel standard blend obligations, industry sources have told DTN A decision on new exemptions by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is eminent Wheeler now has.

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Climate Activists Want Biden To Bar Appointees With Fossil Fuel Ties

Environment: NPR

03:27 min | 1 year ago

Climate Activists Want Biden To Bar Appointees With Fossil Fuel Ties

"Joe biden has an ambitious climate plan and there are a lot of people with government experience. Who could help implement that plan. But some of them have ties to fossil fuel industries and that is a problem for climate change activists. Npr's jeopardy reports in philadelphia recently. A group of young climate activists marched to biden's campaign headquarters. The sunrise movement often pressures democrats. Back the green new deal but instead biden offered his own climate plan for a slower transition away from coal oil and gas. He has not committed to barring people with fossil fuel ties from his administration. Lauren martinez was sunrise. Thinks he should biden ran on the most progressive climate agenda in us history and one on it. So it's incumbent upon him to take that seriously and put forward people who are accountable to the people that elected him to office the head of the natural resources defense council and former epa administrator gina mccarthy says she understands why young activists want to ban on appointees connected to fossil fuels especially after trump. Put them in key posts including andrew wheeler a former coal industry lobbyist. I mean that's who has been running the environmental protection agency and has gotten us nowhere fast. It's backed us up. It hasn't supported a growing clean energy economy. But here's a problem with a fossil fuel will litmus test biden won't govern alone the us senate could remain under republican leadership that means passing legislation would require compromise and bradbury is ceo of the american exploration and production council. Americans voted for divided government. As part of that you know. I think they voted for moderation. And i think they voted for commonsense. Bradberry sees a future for fossil fuels even under biden's ambitious plan for net zero carbon emissions by twenty fifty worried about climate. Change say there are issues. Republicans and democrats likely can agree on heather. Reams was citizens for responsible. Energy solutions suggests activist focus on things like economic stimulus that boost clean energy. They should looking at the bigger policies and getting to what's possible with getting climate action done today rather than arguing about the position on one's resume among the names on the biden transition team a few have limited ties to fossil fuel but more are from environmental groups. Jody freeman served as councillor for energy and climate change on the obama white house now freeman is at harvard law school and says she sees a trend in the people selected so far i think the clear messages vitality one good people in place wrestling start who have experienced any days and not wasting any time. Freeman is a good example of those who could be excluded. If a biden administration rejects people connected to fossil fuel companies. She sits on the board of oil company conaco phillips but she also led obama's effort to double car fuel efficiency standards. She's also an expert on using presidential powers to address climate change. That's knowledge that likely will be necessary if both parties can't agree on new climate legislation when biden his sworn in next year. Jeff brady npr news.

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:56 min | 1 year ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on KQED Radio

"But we're hearing certainly from the Trump administration spokespeople, for example, I'm thinking particular Andrew Wheeler, EPA administrator that AA lot of what they're doing is advancing American energy and American independence on they also say they're protecting the environment. Yes, that's right. They say that they are able to do this while still being protective of the environment. But in many cases, the rollbacks that they have initiated are completed. Are in direct conflict with what the science says should happen. So there's certainly some truth that if the US doesn't do it, it's gonna happen somewhere else, and that might not be as environmentally sound. But I think the counter to that argument is that we have to start somewhere. Eso if we're just going to say And you know the U. S. Isn't isn't going Tio require that because it would be worse coming from somewhere else than every nation could say that we could never see significant improvement. Can I ask you to weigh in on this, Ethan? Yeah. I mean, that's what the administration says that they want a favour US energy interests, But they haven't been consistent about that at all. It's been about favoring specific energy sectors within the U. S. The solar industry, for example, they really tried to disfavor even though that's one of America's fastest growing sources of electricity. So, for example, at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which is kind of an obscure agency for a lot of people it regulates. The interstate electricity grid. They have tried to disfavor solar by putting pricing additional prices on solar and tryingto help benefit the coal industry. So that's an example of where they haven't been consistent. Similarly, on electric vehicles, you know if Hillary Clinton had been elected, we would have seen a continuation of federal tax credits for electric vehicles for electric vehicle purchases at this point Those tax credits have been phased out for American manufacturers of electric vehicles. If you want to buy a test left, you want to buy a GM a Chevy bolt..

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Through the final risk evaluation for the first ten chemicals and last December we identify the next twenty high priority chemicals as we approach each his fiftieth anniversary in December we can proudly say that Americans now have significantly cleaner air land and water then in the past the trump administration is proving that environmental protection and economic health can go hand in hand this message of hope from barman both today and in the future is as important as ever during this challenging time we can be proud of the example EPA career employees and managers have set in the past several months and be comforted with the fact that great progress in human and environmental health is being shared with all Americans everywhere regardless of where they live thank you EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler live before the Senate environment committee thank you so very much for your testimony just as we have members who are here in the room and we have members who are watching from their offices are participating that way that the ranking member I have agreed to to allow members a better sense of when to be able to ask a question that we're going to dispense with the early bird rule go strictly by by seniority on the committee today the chairman John Brasso just for members who are watching from their offices well let me start with the questions administrator will you know I'm gonna points of support so much of what works EPA is done during your tenure but you you know I'm still deeply troubled with the record of the EPA on the renewable fuel standard especially in regard to small refineries E. A.'s failure to challenge the standing claims owned by the biofuel producers in the tenth circuit to me is inexcusable the EPA's failure to seek a rehearing on the recent tenth circuit ruling was inexplicable unless the EPA identifies ways to provide similar levels of relief to small refineries the consequences of the decisions of been made by the.

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Trump administration weakens mercury rule for coal plants

This Morning with Gordon Deal

00:19 sec | 2 years ago

Trump administration weakens mercury rule for coal plants

"Louis from administration gutted the Obama era rule compelling coal fired power plants to reduce mercury emissions environmental protection agency chief Andrew Wheeler a former coal industry executive called the Obama rule regulatory over reach his previous clients had many of the regulatory rollbacks I saw from the

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EPA guts rule credited with cleaning up coal-plant toxic air

Dave Ramsey

00:16 sec | 2 years ago

EPA guts rule credited with cleaning up coal-plant toxic air

"The trump administration gutted the Obama era rule that compelled coal fired power plants to reduce mercury and other toxic emissions environmental protection agency chief Andrew Wheeler called the rule the Obama rule regulatory

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Trump administration allows companies to break pollution laws during coronavirus pandemic

AP 24 Hour News

00:39 sec | 2 years ago

Trump administration allows companies to break pollution laws during coronavirus pandemic

"The trump administration is gutting a rule credit it with cleaning up toxic air at coal plants this is a rule from the Obama administration that forced coal plants to cut back emissions of mercury and other human health hazards the current head of the environmental protection agency Andrew Wheeler is a former coal lobbyist environmental and public health groups and Democrats are criticizing the move while the corona virus pandemic is taking up the world's attention the trump administration contends the clean up was not appropriate and necessary EPA staffers own analysis said the rule held off mercury's devastating neurological damage to children and prevented thousands of premature

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EPA gutting rule credited with coal-plant toxic air cleanup

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 2 years ago

EPA gutting rule credited with coal-plant toxic air cleanup

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EPA cites COVID-19 as reason to suspend regulation of polluters

John Rothmann

01:52 min | 2 years ago

EPA cites COVID-19 as reason to suspend regulation of polluters

"The environmental protection agency has abruptly waived enforcement on a range of legally mandated health and environmental protections why they're saying industries could have trouble complying with them during the corona virus pandemic now here's the kicker the oil and gas industries are among the industries that have sought in advance of relaxation of environmental and public health enforcement during this outbreak citing potential staffing problems unbelievable fury aiding at the EPA's decision was sweeping foregoing fines or other civil penalties for companies that failed to monitor report or meet some other requirements for releasing hazardous pollutants what are they talking about the move was the latest in one of the broadest regulation easing moves by the EPA which you all know is seeking to roll back dozens of regulations as part of president Donald trump's purge of rules that the administration sees is unfriendly to business I am appalled I am I don't mind telling you this is enough reason not to vote for Donald Trump can you imagine such an irresponsible action and yes the administration is taking advantage of this unprecedented a public health crisis and who are they doing the favors for their contributors polluters who threaten the public safety now in a statement EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler so the open ended waiver open ended waiver was retroactive

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on AP News

AP News

12:34 min | 2 years ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on AP News

"Trump administration officials have signed off on a policy change the narrows the type of water ways to qualify for federal protection under the clean water act here's EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler landowners can finally re focus on providing the food shelter and other commodities Americans rely on every day instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars on attorneys and consultants not protected under the new rules features that only contain water in direct response to rainfall groundwater the local Hasen deputy legislative director for the Sierra Club says the policy change strips away environmental protections allowing businesses to fill in wetlands and pollute the water supply the trump administration and going backward on enforcing protections for our water with the dirty water will Jennifer king Washington

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Trump rollback could leave waterways vulnerable to pollution

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 2 years ago

Trump rollback could leave waterways vulnerable to pollution

"Trump administration officials have signed off on a policy change the narrows the type of water ways to qualify for federal protection under the clean water act here's EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler landowners can finally re focus on providing the food shelter and other commodities Americans rely on every day instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars on attorneys and consultants not protected under the new rules features that only contain water in direct response to rainfall groundwater the local Hasen deputy legislative director for the Sierra Club says the policy change strips away environmental protections allowing businesses to fill in wetlands and pollute the water supply the trump administration and going backward on enforcing protections for our water with the dirty water will Jennifer king Washington

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Trump Administration Proposes Rollbacks for Two Obama-Era Coal Pollution Rules

AP 24 Hour News

00:46 sec | 2 years ago

Trump Administration Proposes Rollbacks for Two Obama-Era Coal Pollution Rules

"The environment takes another hit from the trump administration A. P.'s above Thomas reports the president is accelerating the pace of its environmental rollbacks for the country's coal fired power plants environmental protection agency administrator Andrew Wheeler has signed a proposal that would weaken to obamacare rules one involves requirements on coal fired power plants for cleaning coal ash and toxic heavy metals including mercury arsenic and Selene him from plant waste water before dumping it into water way the other move would give utilities up to several years more to clean up or close the more than four hundred unlined coal ash dumps around the country that lie within a few feet of ground water Wheeler says the aim is to reduce what he calls heavy burdens on electricity producers across the country Ben Thomas Washington

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Trump EPA says California must protect water better from homeless waste

KC O'Dea Show

00:23 sec | 2 years ago

Trump EPA says California must protect water better from homeless waste

"And yet another strike against California the trump administration is accusing the state of failing to protect Californians from degraded water specifically citing concerns about waste from homeless population getting into sewer systems EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler road to California governor Gavin Newsom claiming the state is not addressed water pollution tied to the homelessness crisis in major cities like San

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Trump administration moves to block California fuel economy standards

AP 24 Hour News

00:27 sec | 2 years ago

Trump administration moves to block California fuel economy standards

"Be the trump administration is unveiling a national fuel economy standards rule that would revoke California's authority to set its own auto emission standards authorities that it has for decades this is EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler no state has the authority to opt out of national fuel economy standards and no state has the authority to set its own fuel economy standards that impact human safety the environment and commerce for the rest of the country our boarding up plans to fight

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Trump Administration To Revoke California's Power Over Car Emissions

Environment: NPR

04:03 min | 2 years ago

Trump Administration To Revoke California's Power Over Car Emissions

"Today the trump administration is expected to revoke California's ability to make its own auto emissions rules from Fifty Years California has been enforcing being more stringent environmental rules than other states that Aris seems to be coming to an end according to reporting from several media outlets. I want to turn now to Jody Freeman. She's a law professor. Sir who directs the Environmental and Energy Law Program at Harvard. She led the push for stricter auto emissions standards in the Obama White House professor. Welcome thank you so so what impact should we be. What potential actually paying attention to here is if this changes made well just to put this in context you know this has been fifty years of California getting waivers favors from the federal government to set its own standards if they want to and have other states opt into them and they've gotten these waivers from both parties Republican and Democratic administrations and never ever has one been revoked once. It's been granted so this is unprecedented. I think the trump administration is showing just how aggressive they're kind of anti climate agenda is because it's it's not enough to freeze fuel efficiency standards at the federal level which they have announced they're about to finalize but they are also now intending to block the states especially California that wanted you more and on top of that they've actually threatened auto companies that if they voluntarily want to agree to meet California's higher standards those companies will be investigated instigated by the Department of Justice for Conspiring to restrain trade so it's really shows you the lengths of the administration's going to to kind of setback climate and clean in air policy in the country. I mean I it sounds though the argument that the administration is making an and we should say this hasn't happened yet. There's some reporting that the administration might postpone on this announcement but the head of the EPA Andrew Wheeler said in a speech yesterday quote federalism does not mean that one state can dictate standards for the nation nation. I mean I just wonder is there is there you know an argument. The fundamentals here that that you know one state should not have different environmental standards than other other states really should be a decision made by the entire country. Well actually I think wheeler has it backwards. The foundation of environmental armone laws since the birth of the field in this country has been to have the federal government set a baseline of floor of standards and then let the states innovate and go above them if they wish so. That's been the long tradition and it's been terrific engine of innovation in the country of producing clean air clean water. It's after with state as the drivers in this instance. It's actually not true. The California's sets the standards for the country here in this case they have special authority where they can set different standards if they want and other states can follow them if they want want but nobody has to do anything they don't want. I think this is a sort of pugnacious political punch in the nose to California. and it's very bad for progress on climate change is bad for consumers because consumers are going to pay more for gas for less efficient cars. It's bad technology policy for the country because the auto industry benefits from being pushed to make cleaner cars and not one auto CEO executive has come out publicly to support the president's very drastic rollback here so that speaks volumes in itself. They've several of them said they support keeping California in the structure of setting standards and they support making progress on fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emission reduction. What can I just ask you one. Step back question here. I mean this all comes ahead of big climate change protests that are planned across the country for this Friday. Environment seems to the be drawing more attention than it has in the past having been on the politics of this. Is this activism making a difference. Is it having an impact on the policy of of the from ministration well. I'm not sure it's going to change the policies of this administration which seems really quite bent on unraveling every climate policy the Obama folks put in place as I do think though it's creating a lot of interest in what the Democratic field is going to look lake for the next presidential election and I think it's kind of raising consciousness around the country about the the importance of these issues so I think it's going to have a political impact in the next cycle.

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News Brief: Presidential Debate, EPA Changes Clean Water Rules

Environment: NPR

11:06 min | 2 years ago

News Brief: Presidential Debate, EPA Changes Clean Water Rules

"Now we know what it looks and sounds like when all the Democratic presidential contenders share the same stage that's right the ten leading leading candidates met in Houston Texas Joe Biden who's been leading in the polls stood near the centre. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders stood to either side. Now it'd be hard to say that anybody decisively one debate so many months before actual voting but this event did seem to highlight genuine differences among Democrats including those three the at center stage. What were the differences well? NPR POLITICAL REPORTER ASTHMA Hollywood is in Houston Good Morning Aspe- and our senior political editor and correspondent Dominica Montinaro was watching Ching to Dominica Good morning to you and let's start with you Dominica. What did you see is? Those candidates spoke well. I mean you know the big thing here is that this was the strongest debate eight at least to start for Joe. Biden was crisper than he's been. He seemed ready to go on the attack but he also got some help early on and that's a big part of why is able to do better from amy cloche are the senator from Minnesota. She really decided to Kinda hug the moderate lane and seemed to put a floor under Biden in didn't wind up turning turning into a pylon like it has an other debates pylon Joe Biden and instead there was this division in the Democratic Party was several candidates on either side and asthma something in close to I I think close to half an hour of disagreements on a single big issue healthcare that's right and we've seen other healthcare debates in the first chew debates but what I think is unique about this. One is at the focus of the healthcare conversation for much of this campaign cycle has been concentrated on the progressive left specifically around around Bernie Sanders Medicare for all plan last night. Biden was much more aggressive in defending his ideas around healthcare and I want you to take a listen to specific bite of what he had to say. I think I know that the senator says she's for Bernie Yeah. I'm for Barack. I think the obamacare worked. I think the way we added to it replace everything that's been cut at a public option guarantee that everyone will be able to have affordable assurance. I guess we should clarify. Senator says she's for Bernie. He's he's referring to Elizabeth. Elizabeth Warren yes exactly and you know the Biden. Campaign sees this argument as a clear strength for him in war and world and people sort of laugh at the idea that health insurance people like their health insurance company. They'll say people like their doctor. They like their nurse and Massachusetts. Senator doesn't really want to take the bait in specifically wind Biden is pushing around this idea of taxes and costs which is something we saw last night. They feel like that's an intellectually dishonest honest argument about whether or not taxes on the middle class will go up the thing that really you ought to look at total cost but I would say look a lot of voters aren't going to get that distinction between between costs and and taxes kind of lost in the details what they're essentially acknowledging your taxes would go up aren't they but they're saying your other cost your other healthcare costs would go down in many cases so we've got Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren favouring Medicare for all but as Dominica mentioned Joe Biden was not the only person saying wait but let's do something a little more a little more moderate here and Dominica just mentioned actually specifically Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar who defended many times this idea of healthcare Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has made a point of saying he wrote the Damn Bill around Medicare for all so he knows that people are mischaracterizing it well. Here's what Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar had to say about that while Bernie wrote the bill I read the bill and on page eight age eight of the bill. It says that we will no longer have private insurance as we know it. I don't think that's a bold idea. I think it's it's a bad idea and this idea of eliminating choice is something we also heard from south. Bend Indiana me or Buddha judge who tied his idea his plan called a medicare for all who want it and basically he says that you should trust the American voters to do what they want to have the sense to choose what they opt for okay so quite substantive debate bait there. Maybe not a lot that was new but people could sit there and look at the differences between the candidates. Now we mentioned that there were ten Democrats on stage but sometimes it seemed seemed almost like there were eleven. Let's listen I WANNA give credit I to Barack Obama for really bringing us this far. We we all know huge debt to President Obama who fundamentally transformed healthcare in America and of course we owe a debt of gratitude to President Barack Obama Dominica at sounds like President Obama had a pretty good bay. It's quite a difference from what we've heard in past debates when they've been pretty critical of Obama's tenure as not progressive aggressive enough of those newly warm feelings tell me they recognize Biden still in the lead and just how important older black voters who've been really supporting Biden are to who wins this nomination. I mean President Obama is still very popular within the Democratic Party and a lot of voters who we've talked to on the campaign trail sorta chafed at this idea that there were sort of dismissing him especially with President trump in the White House. They're saying well. How far do they want to go? we kind of liked to what President Obama had to do. I guess we should be explicit about this of course Joe Biden. Having Been Barack Obama's vice president naturally associated with Obama's record Glenn he's wrapped himself in President Obama and everyone else has sort of seeded the lane which was kind of jaw dropping to be totally honest. There was also a difference last night on gun laws Beto total rourke Democrat of Texas noted early on that his city. I'll pass oh just suffered a mass shooting just weeks ago and he was pretty definite about assault style rifles hell yes. We're GONNA take your fifteen. Ak47 what does he want to do. And how does that. Compare to the other candidates on stage so he's proposing a mandatory gun buyback program Stephen you heard that line was so enthusiastically received in the debate hall all but that that just shows you. It's really popular maybe with the activist base of the Democratic Party. Most of the candidates do agree on some sort of version of voluntary gun buyback back program but our work is going further with this mandatory idea. I think what's really interesting. Is that when you look at the broader electorate mandatory Tori gun buybacks are really controversial recent. NPR PBS Newshour Mayor's poll found that forty six percent of Americans are against Congress passing such legislation Asian forty five percent are in favour and really the divide splits along partisan lines Dominica one of the question for you. We've talked about the five or six leading candidates. It's did anybody a little bit further down in the polls standout. All you know you look at over work. I mean he certainly was in full remote reboot mode of his candidacy and all these other candidates are starting to feel the heat and they were really trying some hail Marys yet Andrew Yang with this competition to give out a thousand dollars to to ten different people. Amy Klobuchar went for broke in the moderate Lane it who Leon Castro forcefully going after Joe Biden at several turns so you had a lot out of these candidates realizing that votes are going to be cast shortly and had to take some risks last night the Medico s Mahala. Thanks so much you're welcome. That's that's. NPR's here's dominicos Montinaro and NPR's Esfahan. The trump administration is changing what qualifies is as the waters of the United States the head of the Environmental Protection Agency signed off on the repeal of an Obama era era regulation for many years federal law has aimed to limit pollution in lakes and rivers the administration of President Obama extended that rule in ways that would regulate pollution on wetlands and smaller waterways they were to be regulated in part because they flow into the bigger waterways. EPA Administrator a straighter Andrew Wheeler argued that rolling back that rule would reassure farmers and home builders and landowners NPR's brought is covering this story for us and he's on the line naked morning hey steve what regulation exactly so what scrapping regulation that was finalized in the waning days of the Obama Administration called the waters of the the US rule or for short okay because you know as well as I do Steve Every federal policies only as strong as its acronym. That's not on August acronym. I got but anyway go basically with the waters United States did was tried to define which rivers streams wetlands and lakes should deserve protection under the Clean Water Act the clean water act itself largely limits pollution in big navigable waterways. That's the term in the actual statute but court decisions including a ruling from the Supreme Court left the door or open for protections to expand off of those bigger waterways so like you said not just the river but the stream that feeds into it or the wetland next to it and Obama wanted to basically officially officially extend federal water protections to that larger connected water system with this regulation. I guess we should just underline the basic problem. Here is gravity. You want to protect the rivers. The Big rivers offers you WANNA protect the big lakes but essentially all land I mean everything flows downhill into something and so how do you how far you extend that protection inland. Why did the trump trump administration consider Obama's approach to be a power grab? Well you know this change was not terribly popular with a number of groups farmers developers minors they saw all this is they did many Obama environmental regulations as a federal land grab in an overreach of what the Clean Water Act was actually intended to do and look the rules certainly expanded federal water protections to new waterways but was I think was as is the case with a lot of these policies one way or the other There's a lot of rhetoric where the on the ground impact is a a little harder to discern part of that be in this rule is because it was immediately challenged in court by some of the groups that we just mentioned and the trump administration was clear from let's start that this rule was one of its top environmental targets so in some ways it was kind of a dead rule walking. Oh so we never really found out how much landowners and other other people might have been affected had this rule been fully implemented. No it was only implemented in two thousand fifteen and and and was challenged by a number of states so do we have any sense now of how landowners and other people will be affected now that the rule is conclusively debt again say you know those groups are groups are thrilled ruled by this decision. EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler announced repeal to applause at the National Association of Manufacturers Headquarters yesterday but this rule like many many of the trump administration's regulatory rollbacks is going to be challenged in court so at the end of the day the impact is probably going to be discerned by court decision very very briefly as my drinking water is supposed to be affected by this again hard to say you know in the media the federal water protections are GonNa Revert back to where they were in nineteen

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EPA Confirms The Agency Is Changing Water Policy

Environment: NPR

03:45 min | 2 years ago

EPA Confirms The Agency Is Changing Water Policy

"Nate Rod is here with me he covers the environment for NPR and we're talking about the trump administration's decision to repeal an Obama era regulation protecting wetlands and streams from from pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed this yesterday saying they wanna give farmers home builders and land owners more certainty. Can you just start with how this Obama era regulation was was working so that might be giving it too much credit almost from the very beginning when this rule was implemented in two thousand fifteen it was facing challenges legal challenges political challenges all the above but basically what the regulation was trying to do was expand federal water protections under the Clean Water Act Two rivers streams wetlands lakes some argued even ponds that didn't officially have protections before the clean water act largely limits pollution in what they what are called navigable waters think big rivers you know big enough to float a boat but in the forty plus years since the Clean Water Act was went into effect court decisions including Supreme Court decision left the door open for protections of waterways is to be expanded so not just you know rivers but the streams that feed into those rivers the wetlands next to them water systems are connected right so Obama wanted to officially actually extend federal water protections to that larger connected system but it never got off the ground really abusive all these legal challenges everything but so you'd farmers you'd minors minors a lot of people pushing the trump administration for this rollback of this Obama era regulation. What was their central argument well without question that this rule certainly expanded federal protections to new waterways it didn't maybe automatically have them before and that alone was fuel from criticism for criticism from miners farmers developers who saw ah this is federal land grab and argued that it was an over interpretation of what the Clean Water Act itself allows the federal government to do so there were thrilled to see the trump administration carry through on its promise to repeal this but as with a lot of policies when where the other it's kind of hard to know what the on the ground impact was versus versus a lot of the rhetoric that surrounded this policy and part of that was because as I mentioned before it was challenged right away so the head of the EPA Andrew Wheeler I I WANNA give it listen to this th th this is the announcement he made yesterday when President Trump took office he immediately set in motion a process to remove and replace Regulatory Tori burdens that were stifling American innovation and Economic Development the Obama Administration's Twenty fifteen waters of the US definition was is at the top of the list so this goes beyond saying hey this is a regulation that we need to to scrap a rollback to give more certainty for farmers and let them know that they don't have to worry about their ponds. This goes to like a fundamental goal of the trump administration to roll back President Obama's environmental policies that fair L. Absolutely I mean president trump trump before he was president was pretty clear that that was going to be one of his top agendas when he if he was to take office and you know wheeler when he was making that announcement announcement yesterday at the National Association of Manufacturers Headquarters in DC bragging about how effective his agency the EPA has been deregulation. I think he said they've done. They've taken forty six deregulatory actions and they have forty five more in the work. you know and that's just one agency. That hasn't including terrier. It doesn't include other agencies that are also doing deregulation of course. He didn't say that many of those deregulatory actions are being held up in court and it is very likely that this rollback will will face the same sort of challenges ages. N._P._R.'S NATE wrought here West with Munich. Thanks so much yeah thank you.

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EPA announces repeal of Obama-era clean water regulation

Chip Franklin

00:40 sec | 2 years ago

EPA announces repeal of Obama-era clean water regulation

"The environmental protection agency is repealing obamacare a rules that extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands administrator Andrew Wheeler says the move is another promise kept by the trump administration many states already have their own protections for waters within their borders regardless of whether those waters are fairly regulated or not together our proposed definition an existing state programs would provide a strong network of coverage for the nation's water resources this is what Congress intended when it enacted the clean water act Republicans ridicule the regulation as government over reach environmental groups say the mover warts polluters and the fight the changes

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EPA announces repeal of Obama-era clean water regulation

WSJ What's News

00:32 sec | 2 years ago

EPA announces repeal of Obama-era clean water regulation

"The trump administration is rolling back regulations nations on clean water that had been expanded under the Obama Administration. The previous administration said it was aiming to better protect wildlife and drinking water from industrial will run off and pollution but Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler has called the expansion overreach that in some cases grew to cover dry land formers and oil and gas producers are among the groups who opposed the Obama era regulations saying the rules had intruded on property owners writes

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Trump administration to revoke Obama rule that provided federal protection to many wetlands, streams

Sean Hannity

00:24 sec | 2 years ago

Trump administration to revoke Obama rule that provided federal protection to many wetlands, streams

"And Obama era rule that expanded which waterways are under federal regulation is revoked today's final rule puts an end to an agreed just power grab a PHEV Andrew Wheeler says the rollback returns a familiar frame work while the administration takes public comment on its proposed revised definition environmental groups say wetlands and drinking water will be jeopardized and they plan to

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EPA Chief Pledges To Severely Cut Back On Animal Testing Of Chemicals

WBZ Morning News

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

EPA Chief Pledges To Severely Cut Back On Animal Testing Of Chemicals

"Makes response this morning to the government's announcement it will move away from testing potentially dangerous chemicals on animals animal rights groups are praising the decision to phase out some animal tests by twenty twenty five and all animal testing by twenty thirty five but groups like the natural resources defense council worry that EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler a former coal industry lobbyist is using this as an excuse to roll back yet more environmental protections enacted by past administrations the chemical industry has joined animal rights groups and welcoming the new policy Vicki Barker CBS

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EPA Chief Pledges To Severely Cut Back On Animal Testing Of Chemicals

All Things Considered

02:36 min | 2 years ago

EPA Chief Pledges To Severely Cut Back On Animal Testing Of Chemicals

"Chemicals that might be dangerous to human health or might alter the environment are routinely tested on mice rats and other animals now though the chief of the environmental protection agency wants to change that as in here is no green filled voice reports he has ordered the EPA to dramatically reduce its use of animal testing one reporter showed up in a wood paneled room at the EPA's headquarters in Washington DC they were given a copy of an op ed it was from a college newspaper and it argued against needless research on animals the student who wrote it Andrew Wheeler is now the head of the EPA I wrote this article back in nineteen eighty seven I I didn't think we're that far away from banning animal testing then and I'm part of why I'm doing this today is because it's been thirty years and we haven't made enough progress on limiting animal testing as agency officials looked on he took up a pen and sign the Memel. his directive requires the EPA to reduce its requests for studies on chemicals like pesticides using live mammals by thirty percent in the next six years by twenty thirty five the EPA will be required to eliminate all routine safety studies using live mammals I really do think that with the lead time that we have in this sixteen years before you completely eliminate animal testing that we have enough time to come up with alternatives like tests on lab grown cells or computer models that could predict the chemicals affect he says the EPA will hold an annual conference on new methods and is funding researchers to help develop them sitting next to him were representatives of animal welfare groups like the Humane Society of the United States Kathleen Conley as its vice president of animal research issues I think this announcement is extremely important in a huge leap forward where a government agency is committing to an aggressive timeline two ends testing on mammals the move comes as the entire toxicology community has been moving towards alternatives Penelope Fenner crisp is a former top EPA official she says the EPA's pesticide program has recently made real progress in using new types of safety studies saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of lab animals still she says I'm always a little trouble with deadlines on efforts like this she says so far no one has developed new tasks for complex subtle health effects like ones that might hit animals reproductive systems and she says you can't necessarily dictate

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Was right thank you Rick what a great day with him you know you wanted to be president he was tough he was nasty he was nasty but then he says I want to do something great and you have been incredible he ran Texas for like fourteen years well now is running a little thing called energy and nobody's ever done it better thank you Rick very much great job can a man who's been incredible in every way you know EPA environmental protection agency you've heard a lot of horror stories where nothing can get done nothing gets past it takes years and years and years to get a simple permit it can take twenty twenty one years together road before they rejected about there's a good twenty years twenty one years in certain cases from highway arose not even a highway at the end of the twenty first year they vote to reject it how do you like to be you're a young person you're starting out are you all excited about this project and it starts off as being a simple straight road and then it ends up being a total catastrophe because of nesting and lots of other things we can take care and it's twenty years later than they rejected you've devoted half of your working life to a rejection happen to many people and we have a man that knows how to break it up but he's also a great lover of the environment EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler he's done an incredible.

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

11:49 min | 3 years ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Okay, defended a two decade national project to research. The impact of environmental, pollutants on children says congress sought to continue the funding but EPA said at the matter of appropriations. I'm not sure to questions. I don't I'm not sure which which program, that's, that's referring to, you know, we made a change in the leadership over children's health office on this last year. South is very important. We we've asked for new funding this next year for a school initiative. We have a lot of programs across the entire agency, the focus on PCB's in schools, or focus on that in schools, or drinking water in schools, and they're all kind of separate and across the board what we what we're doing with this new healthy schools initiative is to try to bring all that under one umbrella to help school administrators and principals figure out, what are the important renovations? They need to make in their schools to make sure that children have had the healthy education. They go to school. A healthy school for healthy education. We have several questions about round up or glyphosate. And the first one is just quite simple. What the EPA's position on the safety of round up. When that is currently in litigation. There's been a couple of cases out in California. We've just. And I believe we put the the, the new scientific review out for for comment. But we do not believe it's a carcinogen. And this is in keeping with a number of other health organizations around the world. And this is a long-term study started at the agency before I got there by their career career scientists agency that goes against what the World Health Organization recently said that the probable carcinogen. Yes, the World Health is the only I believe international body that said that this has been looked at by number of regulatory agencies around the world, and we're in line and in keeping with where other regulatory bodies are especially have heavy visited any frontline communities in the last year. And if so what did you see what policies are moving forward for them to help them be protected? I think this is a question related to pesticides and chemicals. I visited with a lot of farming communities around the country since I've been on the job also number Superfund sites around the country. I've knew my during my first year, I focused and getting out to all of our EPA regions. We have ten regions around the country, I do all hands meetings in our regions, and I take questions from our career employee's until they're out of questions. So I'm trying to meet with as many communities around the country and to find out what is bothering them was amended in West Virginia or this last month. Did a community meeting and took a lot of questions in state after answering more questions from the people who live in that community and what is worrying? Well, they're worried about the state of their community, and what may or may not be causing the health impacts of see. And we're moving forward with health screening. And we're working in partnership with ATSDR to screen, the people who live there. I was I was up in New York, visiting Superfund site, New Jersey and I'm also going out to a lot of the water bodies of his, we need to make sure we're protecting our large water bodies, those up in Michigan with some of the local environmental groups saying what they do to help with wetlands restoration of done that when the Chesapeake Bay here as well. And the DC area and down in Louisiana to make sure that our coast is being restored following the. Oil spill in the Gulf been down there twice now and I think it's important to get out in the field of see what we are doing to clean up the environment actually question here about ocean plastics and concerned that ocean plastic pollution of getting much worse. I know EPA doesn't have control over the world's oceans, but is there a rule for EPA to be a leader in trying to clean up ocean plastics? This is a repair of c span programming from Tuesday that there is. And I was just at our g g seven mental ministers meeting a month and a half ago in France, and I'll be at the g twenty environmental meter ministers meeting later this month. And that is a big issue for me. In addition to drinking water rolled wide is also the ocean plastics on sixty percent of the plastic debris in the oceans comes from six Asian countries. If you look at the list of contributing countries United States is ranked twentieth. So we still need to do more here when you do a lot more on recycling in our country, but we need to work with the six Asian countries that are producing sixty percent of the oceans, plastic debris and work to clean those up at the we have some international projects one in Panama one in Jamaica and one in Peru. They're all here in this hemisphere. But what I've done is EPA ministers, talked to my counterparts at the EU as well as Canada and Japan. And we're committed to taking a look at the pilot programs that we've all done individually and try to figure out what are the best pilots to go to the next level, with those six countries to try to make sure that those countries are reducing the ocean plastics that go into the oceans, because it goes in the ocean in Asia, but it ends up, our beaches in the United States and not to mention getting into the food supply and affecting the marine ecosystems. So we have to dress this globally as a world, but there are some best practices out there and we're trying to figure out, what are the best practices that can be replicated in countries such a Sri Lanka or Vietnam, that are contributing the plastics the oceans, so we have a couple of pretty detailed questions on chemicals, workday told before. Well. The first FDA market basket. Sampling of food found several instances of surprisingly, high readings of various PF as safe food cake, and grocery stores, public, health groups and many states say the EPA to act more quickly to set a maximum contaminant level for PF as that. P p fos. Foss people. Sorry. All right. So we came out with an action plan earlier this year is the most comprehensive action plan for a category of chemicals ever produced by the in our forty nine year history. And we did that and under a year, we had a lot of career staff working long hours to put that together in, we're dressing it under all of our statutes EPA and our forty nine year history has a history of being very silent. We have our air office, our water office, our lands office are chemical office, and we've had historically difficult time working across those silence. What we did on our FOSS peaceful action plan is trying to break down those silos and had the teams work together, and we're moving forward on Texas. Ity standards for the chemicals under under our enforcement office on cleaning up where we find it. We've already initiated eight and forcement actions to clean up before where we find it. We're also working, we've worked with states on twenty more enforcement actions around the country, we're looking under our chemicals program to make sure we test for this. I have seen a few blank faces in the audience on this one p FOSS. They've been in the environment. Forty fifty years. Is the most the most famous one would be the Teflon pans. The chemical in the Teflon pants is also the chemical in scotchgard. Also the chemical and Gortex clothing. So if you think about it, you have it. Everybody has it in their in their homes. It's been around for a long time and the problem is it gets into the environment and it. Persistent, persistent, pilot, my biological cumulated. It doesn't it gets in the water system, for example, and you have to clean it up. But the problem is that there are thousands of these different chemicals and they don't all have the same risk, but you also can't use the same test to test for each of them, and you can't use the same method to clean them all up. So I know that there are people who would like for us to move faster, but we're doing some ground breaking research and a research labs in Cincinnati and North Carolina to try to dentistry, the chemicals earlier to try to dentistry, which chemicals are causing a health problem. And then what are the best cleanup solutions, depending on which, which one of the compounds it is? So this is a very complicated issue. But we have addressed this much faster than the agency is ever done for chemical of concern like this before it minister Andrew Wheeler at the National Press Club live, this is about perchlorate and water saying that you pay reach the. Millie announced a proposed drinking water limit that's three times higher than the previous limit for preclu-. Right. And drinking water. What's the reasoning behind that on? That was a proposal move come out with three levels in the proposal. We're taking comment on that right now. This is based on the most recent science. And this is something that our career scientists have been working on for several years now predates administration on, but we put out the proposal, based on their recommendations, and research. We know a lot more about precluding than we did ten years ago. It's much more isolated than we thought it was problem in California, California, has a standard in place in part of the proposals. Try to figure out where else is it a problem before you go forward with a drinking water standard that would require every drinking water system in the country has for something if it's unlikely to be in that in those water systems, you have to ask, whether or not is right to require everybody to test for it. If we know where the poor record was used where it's found we can focus, our cleanup. Efforts in those areas. So we're taking comment on all of this. We haven't reached any conclusions yet, and I encourage anybody who's interested or concerned about precautions to please read the proposal. It's offered public comment. And the Federal Register and send us your thoughts on it. Do you think makes address this in your prepared remarks, do you see a role for the federal government, not just EPA to support auto industry transition to electrification? Sure. But it's I don't think it's the responsibility to decide that we're going to move to electric vehicles. I think as we have a level playing field where manufacturers are able to produce the cars that people want to purchase then that's what we need to do. It's not the doesn't I think it would be a misuse of regulatory authority if we decided what everybody should or should not purchase going forward. We have to have the standards in place for all types of transportation, but standards that would be applied to all types of vehicles, and it's important to remember, there's been some criticism that, that our standards would stop innovation. And that's I just don't believe that I think our automobiles industry is incredibly innovative, and they're going to continue. To produce automobiles and cars and trucks that people want to purchase. It's not the job to try to determine what people are going to want to purchase five or ten years from now, it's our job to set the standards allow the marketplace to work, but. To clarify the standards weren't specifically for electric vehicles. They've referring missions. Right. Right. They would have vomit regulations. The only way they could have complied with the standards would be the have fifty percent vs by two thousand twenty five, and that's so that's you, you don't have to say you have to electric vehicle..

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

02:40 min | 3 years ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Benefits from complex confusing regulations that can only be interpreted by high paid lawyers and consultants, small businesses cannot suffer these costs. So we are focused on providing regulatory, sir. Cindy in clarity that every American can understand this is the goal of our new waters of the US definition are ultimately, objective is the property owners should be able to stand on their property until they water federal or not without hiring outside professionals in order to achieve this. We are clearly defining the differences between federally protected waterways in stay protected waterways, the same day, the proposal was signed. We convened a work group of EPA an army corps. Scientists to explore the ways we can accurately map which waters are in which waters are not finally, we were providing the certainly the American public needs a manner that will be upheld by the courts, that is why we are closely following the lines of the clean water act and the relevant supreme court decisions right now because of litigation. The two thousand fifteen rule is in effect in twenty two states or the previous regulations issued in the nineteen eighties are in effect in the remaining twenty eight states. Our proposal would end this confusing patchwork in the stabbed national, consistency, EPA administrator, Andrew Wheeler, just as we are concerned about the clarity and quality of our rulemakings. We're also concerned with the intent and the impact or Rothe and executive branch to implement the law in create a fair level playing field. That is the motivation behind our new affordable clean, energy rule were ace, which we intend to finalize this month. I've been accused of rolling back the clean power plan. But you can't rollback something that never went into effect twenty seven states challenged it supreme court intervened and issued in story. Stay the would've asked low little come Americans to bear the cost of the previous administrations climate plan, our analysis where one analysis predicted double digit trysofi price increases in forty states rising energy prices, hurt, low and middle income Americans, the most particularly senior citizens in minorities, are as proposal would adhere to the four corners of the Clean Air, Act and allow the states to establish standards of performance that meet EPA's emissions skylines. This will get states and the private sector the regulatory certainty they need to invest in new technologies and continue to provide affordable reliable energy, when ace is fully implemented. It would reduce US power sector. Co two emissions by thirty four.

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on KGO 810

"We'll hear about corporations that are not waiting for government policy on climate change. I the EPA under the current administration has aggressively regulated industry and rolled back efforts to cut carbon pollution. Here's EPA administrator. Andrew we learn with Greg Dalton. This is climate one changing the conversation about energy the economy in the environment sought the job of the forty two pick winners losers between the different fuel. Sources. Andrew Wheeler was recently confirmed by the US Senate as minister of the US Environmental Protection Agency. I think it's important that we have a balance of fuel sources in order to make sure that we have electric power everyone across the country. But again, that's not the role of our job is to set the regulations that governed the industry, but some companies aren't waiting on action from the federal government of Asian doing the figuring out how to up CIT. But in the meantime, we will really make commitment energy efficiency, these markets, even ready, but it's really about accelerating and leaving the pace on. P H E Andrew Wheeler and more up next on climate one. Plummet one conversations with oil companies and environmentalists Republicans and Democrats are recorded in San Francisco. I'm Greg Dalton. I recently.

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on KGO 810

"Climate one at the Commonwealth club leader in the program will hear about corporations that are not waiting for government policy on climate change. I the EPA to the current administration has aggressively regulated industry and rolled back efforts to cut carbon pollution. Here's EPA administrator. Andrew Wheeler with Greg Dalton. This is climate one changing the conversation about energy the economy and the environment sought the job of the of to pick winners between the different fuel. Sources. Andrew Reeler was recently confirmed by the US Senate as administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency. I think it's important that we have a balance of fuel sources in order to make sure we have electric power for everyone across the country. But again, that's not the role the PA. Our job is to set the regulations that governed the industry, but some companies aren't waiting on action from the federal government. Figuring out how to top. In the meantime, we will really make commitment on energy efficiency. These Malcolm even ready, but it's really about exonerating and leaving the pace on. Chief Andrew Wheeler and more up next on climate one. Plummet one conversations with oil companies and environmentalists Republicans and Democrats are recorded in San Francisco. I'm Greg Dalton. I recently.

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

04:15 min | 3 years ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"US EPA administrator, Andrew Wheeler and other leaders to discuss how people will get around at hot and crowded world. Mr. Wheeler, thanks for coming to climate one. Absolutely. Thanks for having me during your Senate confirmation testimony. You said that climate change is not the greatest risk facing humanity. But it's somewhere around eight or nine on a scale of ten so what is the Trump administration doing to address that eight or nine challenge for humanity? Sure, we're moving forward with our ase proposal the for clean energy act, which will reduce CO two from the electric power segment. Awesome moving forward our cafe standards. But you also reduce CO two on the proposal. It's projected to get thirty. Three to thirty four percent reduction and she'll to from the electric power sector over over the life of the regulation, though. I think there was a Harvard study that the questioned whether that will really reduce the two compared to the Obama clean power plan, which I think that's trying to replace. Well, you gotta remember though, the Obama clean power plan never took effect. It was day by the supreme court because in my opinion went outside the Clean Air Act. So it's really hard to compare apples and oranges. When you have a regulation that is was never implemented outside the jurisdiction of the agency and outside the authority of the Clean Air Act versus a proposed regulation. That follows the law follows the supreme court precedents and will reduce CO two. So a lot of this is really about coal coal production, capacity. United States is about down about a third from twenty ten banks insurance companies hedge funds are all moving away from coal as you. Well know, what is to, you know, do you really think that that easing regulations on coal will help bring back. Industry that's in decline for lots of reasons why I think the important thing here is that we're not tipping the scales. The Obama administration tip the scales away from coal. It's not the job of the thirty. The to pick winners and losers between the different fuel sources, and that would be either department of energy or for or even more likely the state PUC's our job is to set the regulations the governed the industry, and that's what we're doing. And it's and we believe we have a responsible regulation that will reduce CO two electric power segment in following both the Clean Air Act and the Massachusetts versus EPA decision though. There was an effort to require utilities to stockpile bunch of coal, which even the Federal Energy Regulatory commission. Didn't didn't go there that seems like a pretty clear effort to to help Cole by requiring power plants to stockpile coal what you know that that is outside the thirty of the EPA, and I know the problem of energy, and we're looking into those issues. I do think you know as far as. Authorities are concerned I think it's important to make sure that we have a balance of fuel sources in order to make sure that we have electric power for everyone across the country. But again, that's not the role of the and under the Obama administration. The EPA really took that on as their role, which is not what the set up to do. So people said to me that it's really Texas fractures that her call because it's cheap natural gas at her coal more than the Sierra Club or Obama. Do you think there's some truth in that Texas, fractures, really hurtful might be some truth to that? But you know, if you have a co fire power plant, and you're trying to make a decision whether or not to put on a digital equipment or shut it down. That's a big driver for the future of coal. I don't think you're going to look at natural gas is cheap some shutdown functioning co fire power plant just because natural gas is cheap. We're here. Talking at a Bloomberg conference on mobility, a lot of talk about the California waiver clean, car standards, California. The federal government or kind of at a deadlock there. How's that going to play out? Well, hopefully, we can we can end up with something regulation that the California likes and can agree with. But, you know, California's only looking at it as one policy issue, and that is energy efficiency, the Trump administration the federal government. We're looking at more than just one policy issue including highway safety lives saved. Our proposal will save one thousand lives per year as opposed over and above the Obama proposal bigger cars. What's the basis for that? It's older cars right now cars people.

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:30 min | 3 years ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin. When an artists finds their song climbing up the billboard charts, it usually costs for celebration in the case of the robber lil- knows ex and his viral hit old town road. It's also been a cause of controversy. Blends genres and its debut on three different billboard charts illustrated that very fact, but then billboard decided to just remove the song from the hot country songs chart a lot of critics did not like that decision. One bit. They say it's proof that the music industry doesn't afford black artists. The same creative license as white artists. And Sam Sanders is the host of the news and culture podcast. It's been a minute. And he is with us to talk about this Sam. Hey, isn't that the catch? Yeah. I found myself to sit in grooving before we get into the whole controversy. We have to understand where this came from. Right. Explain. Yes. So old town road is a tick tock phenomenon and tick tock is social media app that let you make these really highly edited videos of yourself usually lip synching dancing, the popular songs, and that's how the song blew up. I all right. How does it even get there? So low MAs x first released old town road independently on YouTube and soundcloud, and I tunes back in December. But it broke out because a lot of young mostly white kids who like country began to make videos of themselves set to this song onto tuck wanna blew up on tock it blew up on streaming and then radio begins to play it. And then all of a sudden country radio has a country hit on its hands by a black rapper. And that was a big deal. I mean, what was the big deal about that? People were mad about it. There's this blah called saving country MU. Music and this writer there Kyle the triggerman coronial he called old town road nothing more than internet memes. And he said it's not qualified as a country song. It's just a rap song with the trap beam. And he wasn't on the felt that way because after making an appearance on the billboard country chart for a week where it hit number nineteen billboard pulled old town road from that chart. They said the song has references to country and cowboy imagery, but it does not quote embrace enough elements of today's country music. So I guess that gets to how we define any kind of musical genre. I mean, I guess to a certain degree billboard has a point the song is a rap song. Right. Oh, yeah. The song is definitely a rap song. But who decides what is or isn't country music? Very subjective. And lots of folks are saying, hey billboard. Hey country, you allow white artists to get on these charts with songs that aren't quite country. All the time. There are artists like Sam hunt who was. Clearly, influenced by hip, hop artists. Like Taylor swift who make country songs that were more pop than country over. Yeah. Yeah. But all those artists Rachel, they're white. So what is the say about the state of country music? So I talked with Shane Morris. He worked in Nashville for years doing digital artist development. And he says part of the pushback against Naza and this song. It wasn't just race. It was also the industry being afraid of how this guy emerged on social media without going through the Nashville gatekeepers. Hip hop is totally cool with new artists come out of nowhere country, still not so much like a sound cloud for independent country. The fans don't adopt music at the same way, very much are given what they're supposed to like. And then that's that. And so the question is can country music catch up with hip hop in everyone else in make peace with this. Brave. New world Sanders is the host of it's been a minute. Sam thanks as always. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Coming up on the next Commonwealth club program. We sit down for a rare interview with newly confirmed EPA chief Andrew Wheeler about cars, coal and climate. Mary Nichols chair of the California Air Resources board response regarding vehicle standards and discusses her agency's role leading a group of states challenging the Trump administration's revised auto emissions rules, all this more. As we talk to the experts about climate tonight at eight PM on kick, you eighty. The city of Berkley will soon ban overnight parking for our vs. And instead offer RV owners living on the streets temporary parking permits and some people ain't happy about it. They love declaim. They're the most progressive city in the United States. And here they are like just not living up to who. They are to get the story. Check out the bay podcast from K Q V stories drop on Monday Wednesday, Friday, find a bay wherever you get your podcast. Marketplace AM report is coming up in just a few moments you bay.

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

02:31 min | 3 years ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"And Democrats in terms of collusion. She says she doesn't believe in impeachment, Maxine Waters, not happy about it. She sent out a statement. And she said in tweet, unfortunately, many members of congress whispered, the president should be impeached. But if not support my call for impeachment only a few of us dared to continue to urge both DEM Republicans to impeach this dangerous president I will keep trying the public needs to demand close quote. Well, the puzzle willingly show that people don't want the president to be impeached. Triple eight nine seven one S A G E triple eight nine seven one seven two four three Larry elder, relieffactor dot com studio, we're in our final days. Now, if the campaign to help food for the poor help Haiti. In the grip of the worst humanitarian crisis since that nation has seen in twenty two twenty ten after the earthquake now today the EPA administrator. Andrew Wheeler told CBS this morning about the lack of clean water in places like Haiti. The drinking water today worldwide is probably the biggest environmental threat, we have we have one thousand children die every day worldwide because they don't have safe drinking water. That's a that's a crisis that I think we can solve those thousand children's day. They have names we know who they are. We have to do that. If we're going to try to save the people are dying from Blackhawks potable water today. I've told you about a soldier from the mean streets of Detroit who was dispatched to Haiti during the George Herbert Walker Bush administration, and when he came back he said, and I'm quoting I will never complain. Again. I mentioned I'm gonna talk about how fifty eight percent of millennials believe that life has never been more stressful. Can you imagine what life is like in a nation where people live on less than a dollar a day? Welcome to Haiti the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Here's what PBS recently said even the woman on the street selling triple every time something goes wrong. He's saying, you know, what it's because of petrol curry, but the unfortunate reality today that prices have gone up. There is a brewing humanitarian crisis hospitals are not having the supplies that they need no schools. No businesses nothing is moving. And so where is this going? What's going to happen next? That's what's uncertain unclear at this moment, what is the day to day life like when major cities are under lockdown. There's almost no day to day life. Well, the good news is because of your generosity..

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"I've also got posted my conversation with Tim Ryan, but not a transcript John Delaney transcript may cause some news because he blasted the DNC for not allowing FOX avid debate. So we'll be pushing that out to our media partners. And seeing if they agree with me on that. In the meantime, I know you agree with me on how important it is that food for the poor reach their goal to eighty with clean water. And we got an assist yesterday because the EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler gave a big interview to my son works at EPA. Sorry. You always say that. But Andrew Wheeler gave the interview to major Garrett not me on CBS this morning. If today talking about the lack of clean drinking water in places like Haiti being just. Heartbreaking problem. The drinking water today worldwide is probably the biggest environmental threat, we have we have one thousand children die every day worldwide because they don't have safe drinking water. That's a that's a crisis that I think we can solve those thousand children's day. They have names we know who they are. And we have to do that. If we're going to try to save the people are dying from lack of potable water today. The good news is that you can actually help address that very crisis thousand kids a day. Some of them are in Haiti what food for the poor run food centers for the starving, and they clean water into the villages. And you're one time gift of three hundred twenty dollars. It's just twenty seven dollars a month. It will provide food for a year and water for life for an entire family of four in Haiti really three hundred twenty bucks..

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:00 min | 3 years ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And democratic establishment Peterson. And actually create a plan to stop this crisis. Imperilling all of our generations lives at the actual, right? That's the history speaking of history, and as you alluded to earlier, there's plenty it was called the new deal. And that was the original means by which an activist government mobilized against the ongoing catastrophe of the great depression with public funds public works vast infrastructure expansion and so on not because even in nineteen thirty the public loved to socialist style command economy, but because the alternative was economic collapse. The methods of normal had to be replaced. Serious and Graham with bananas. Circumstances are parallel even if you look at the lead up to the new deal. So Herbert Hoover who dealt with the very early days of the great depression was consistently unable to figure out what this crisis was he didn't know the scale of it what had caused it. And with so committed to the idea of private businesses being able to meet the needs of the people that he really was just so opposed to the idea of federal intervention in the economy, and so one of the first programs that he unveils had campaign to encourage people to invest in charities that doesn't work, and they're just really wasn't an avenue for folks who were struggling to get their basic needs met. And so there was sort of math social uprising from people who are being thrown out of work who couldn't feed their families saying Cleese have the government intervene in our lives to make them better. And so that was sort of the call that after you are brought into the office and how he got into the office. Even as he was governor of New York implemented several programs that would find their way into the new deal later on not earlier, I mentioned flipping the narrative on the other hand, I kind of feel like jor El on krypton, and we're like the world is going to end in twelve years if we don't address climate change and your biggest the ticking clock is still a part of the pitch. Yeah. And I think that is certainly a part of referencing back to the new deal, and the other thing that people bring up often is the mobilization around Mobutu, which looked at a similar access central threat and voted a massive amount of federal resources to confronting it. And I think that is absolutely. The mindset we need to be and there are climate scientists are increasingly calling for quote unquote, wartime footing to deal with climate change. I think the new deal and the great depression and something like the moon landing if we were to combine. And all those things together. Then we might start to get a sense for the scale of work that this transition will require and the vast nature of it. There is significant by an already from some key Democrats will you fully endorse the green new deal tonight. I support a green new deal. Well, we have to have a green new deal for America. We need a green new deal is creating many millions of decent paying jobs transforming. But as a society, we've been fighting over health insurance since the nineteen ninety s so. Yeah, krypton and all that. But Republicans does the future of green new deal not hinge on people who simply don't want any part of it. Yeah. It's a good question. But I think what the green new deal framing does smartly in the people pushing for it. Our smartly getting around is this tendency within environmental groups to sort of go begging to Republicans to say, please support our climate policy will make it as weak as possible if you just get on board, and we've seen this time and time again, most notably in two thousand nine with wax and Mark with this cap and trade Bill ratifies. The fact that emissions trading is a policy tool that will be implored which started off as somewhat decent legislation for time. And through the course of debating, it just got watered down so much to the point where if it had been passed that Bill would have kneecapped the environmental protection agencies in ways that Andrew Wheeler. And Scott Pruitt could really only dream of. And so that has been a trap that I think a lot of environmentalists and Democrats have fallen into saying that you know, we only get climate policy. If we convince enough Republicans to get on board. But as we've seen this is such a deeply partisan issue that I don't think Republicans really come to the table in good faith to debate climate policy, particularly not given the millions of dollars that they got from the fossil fuel industry every year in campaign contributions. I want to end by bringing this back to something. I was kind of hinting at in the introduction. And that is President Trump's obsession with migration at the southern border. Now, the fact checkers have documented chapter and verse why almost everything he says about the threat is untrue. But the irony of this conversation is that if the climate is left unchecked. It'll all come true. Some of the migration that we're already seeing from Latin America is due to folks not being able to harvest their crops because there are field. They're going follow because of the effects of climate change. That's not all of it. Of course. But climate is sort of a factor in why people are heading north and seeking jobs and cases production. So we will see more migration that is just sort of a reality of the world that we're living at no matter how quickly we mitigate climate change. But I think this gets back to something that is really powerful. I think about the green new deal framing, which is that we have to learn how the state can do new things how the state can learn new tricks to deal with very different worlds. Climate change will affect every single policy field in the next century. And so immigration is a climate issue. Whether Trump talks about it like that or not, and it deserves folks who are thinking about climate change to have a real response to that. Which take seriously the need to have. Really humane approach to inviting folks into the country. I think. Okay. Thank you very much. Thank you. Kate aaronow is a contributing writer for the. Coming up the man who helped make Facebook what it is desperately trying to make amends. This is on the media..

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:28 min | 3 years ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The jury could start receiving instructions from the judge and the judge was discussing with council weather. Some members of the jury might have seen the headlines that came out over the weekend regarding NCO documents that some witnesses at also accused Roy Keane, El Chapo Guzman of rape involving women and young girls as young as thirteen. The judge said that he was confident that jury had been very strict and and faithful to their instructions not to read or watch anything about the case, and he interviewed the jury and determined. That they could go on then began giving them a couple of hours worth of instructions on the charges. NPR's quil Lawrence in New York for Republicans in congress are telling a government inspector general. She went too far in investigating the Trump hotels. Lisa owned building near Washington NPR's. Peter Overby says it's a question about emoluments gifts or benefits made to the president which are prohibited by the constitution. The hotel leases the building from the federal General Services Administration. President Trump's name is on the lease last month. GSA inspector general Carol fourteen hotel said GSA had failed to consider whether the two emoluments clauses. Anti-corruption provisions of the constitution should have barred Trump from the lease. Now Republican Senator Ron Johnson chair of the Senate committee on governmental affairs and three house. Republicans suggests the emoluments issue was beyond cellist mandate. It questioned the time her office spent researching the law on a monuments, and they say she ignored Justice department arguments defense. Trump into civil suits out emoluments at the hotel, Peter Overby NPR news Washington on Wall Street, the Dow closed up one hundred seventy five points to twenty five thousand to thirty nine. The NASDAQ was up eighty three points, the S and P five hundred rose eighteen points. You're listening to NPR fan. Weedy news. I mean akin the nation's top air regulator. Andrew Wheeler told a conference in San Francisco today that setting fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks is quote, not a two way negotiation that the federal government is going to have with California. The state has fought for stricter standards to limit smog and climate altering gases, but in an interview with Greg Dalton of the Commonwealth club is climate one federal EPA chief Wheeler suggested that California regulators need to take a back seat. We aren't taking away California's ability to set standards for the health-based emissions from automobiles in California has driven development of standards over the years, but we're trying to set a standard for the entire country. Wheeler says cutting carbon emissions would compromise vehicle safety and drive up sticker prices he met with California's top air regulator Mary Nichols. Who counters that the EPA's arguments have been discredited Nichols says the dispute may go to court. California's attorney general is refusing to release the. Misconduct files of department of Justice law enforcement agents, a new state law requires agencies that employ sworn officers to publicly release those disciplinary records. But police unions argue the law that took effect this year should not apply. Retroactively and attorney general heavier Sarah is citing superior court challenges from those unions. We have a couple of cases where courts are about to weigh in on how to interpret that state law, and we wanna make sure that we remain consistent. Former East Bay express.

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"andrew wheeler" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"andrew wheeler" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"That was fake. Since you've been this story faith has remained fiercely independent face lives in Lagos Nigeria and works as a counselor in a domestic violence unit. She's also an advocate for people living with disabilities and a youth leader in the blind community to hear more stories from this moth night in Kenya. When faith took the stage. Check out the mosques global community playlist on YouTube. After I break and overworked trauma surgeon tries to save the life of a teenage girl. When the moth radio hour continues. The moth radio hour is produced by Atlantic public media in woods hole Massachusetts and presented by PR ex. On Capitol Hill, these days it turns out you can argue with science president said that climate change is a hoax do agree with him. I used hopes word myself in his confirmation hearing to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler avoids the c words, so what can he speak to? We'll look at his long history in Washington, I'm tansy Nevada. And that's next time on.

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