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"clean water act" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

01:55 min | 4 months ago

"clean water act" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Federal government expands federal regulatory power increases regulatory compliance costs. It causes possibly delays for businesses. Then the affordability crisis will get even worse. A federal judge in Arizona in late August struck down the Trump era rule backed by the N H B That limited the authority of the federal government to use the Clean Water Act to regulate construction well, the pandemic continues to find new ways to surprise real estate professionals. Ivan Kaufman, chairman and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust, told Yahoo Finance that the initial urban flight last year was not unexpected. With the pandemic. Having happened, everybody wanted to go out and buy a home and move out this summer. What we're surprised about is how strong we are. Urban areas still are and that we're seeing rents return in these different Areas to pre pandemic levels and now experiencing tremendous world. Kaufman also says it's unusual and very surprising to see both the purchase market and the rental market so hot at the same time. Almost nine out of 10 renters, said in a recent survey. They would rather be homeowners. But that same survey by lending tree revealed that almost half of those renters say they fear they may never be homeowners. They say they're discouraged by how hard it is to save for a down payment. The difficulty of qualifying for mortgage and how hard it is just to find a home they can afford. Well, you've heard of zoom rooms. Now there's some places being dubbed Zoom cities. And it's very good to be a home seller. If you live in one of those places, zoom cities tend to be those smaller, more affordable markets that are attracting people now free to work from home and live wherever they want. And, according to Redfin, zoom cities like Littleton, Colorado, or Tacoma, Washington have some of the fiercest competition for homes. Typically, Redfern says home to those markets, sell it less than a week. Stephen back to you. Thanks, Bill. Continuing now,.

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"clean water act" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

01:55 min | 4 months ago

"clean water act" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"New home. And those costs are on the rice that the federal government expands. Federal regulatory power increases regulatory compliance costs. It calls this costly delays for businesses. Then affordability crisis will get even worse. A federal judge in Arizona in late August struck down the Trump era rule backed by the N H B, that limited the authority of the federal government to use the Clean Water Act to regulate construction. Well, the pandemic continues to find new ways to surprise real estate professionals. Ivan Kaufman, chairman and CEO of Arbor Realty Trust, told Yahoo Finance that the initial urban flight last year was not unexpected. With the pandemic. Having happened, everybody wanted to go out and buy a home and move out this some herbs. What was surprised about is how strong we are. Urban areas still are and that we're seeing rents return in these different areas to prepare endemic levels and now experiencing tremendous world. Kaufman also says it's on Usual and very surprising to see both the purchase market and the rental market so hot. At the same time. Almost nine out of 10 renters, said in a recent survey. They would rather be homeowners. But that same survey by lending tree revealed that almost half of those renters say they fear they may never be homeowners. They say they're discouraged by how hard it is to save for a down payment. The difficulty of qualifying for mortgage and how hard it is just to find a home making afford. Well, you've heard of zoom rooms. Now there's some places being dubbed Zoom cities, and it's very good to be a home seller. If you live in one of those places, zoom cities tend to be those smaller, more affordable markets. That are attracting people now free to work from home and live wherever they want. And, according to Redfin, zoom cities like Littleton, Colorado, or Tacoma, Washington have some of the fiercest competition for homes. Typically, Redfin's has homes in those markets sell in less than a week. Stephen back to you. Thanks, Bill..

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"clean water act" Discussed on KHVH 830AM

KHVH 830AM

02:37 min | 7 months ago

"clean water act" Discussed on KHVH 830AM

"A recovery in your favor. Call 804 343153 again. That's 804 343153. Trending Now on NewsRadio, 8 30 K h V h I'm Julian Norton Dennis. An early morning fire raged through a two story home in Mark Aha. Wednesday, 13 fire units with 41. Firefighters responded to the fire on Lahaina Street at about 2:45 A.m.. When the first units arrived at the scene, the abandoned building was fully engulfed in flames down power lines made it difficult for crews to access, but they managed to bring the flames under control. The fire was extinguished just before four a.m.. No injuries were reported. A portion of Lahaina Street remained closed between Mark Aha Valley Road and Orange Street for a time. The cause of the fire and damage estimates are not yet available. Meanwhile, fire Tuesday left seven people without a home. The first fire units arrived at the burning structure on combined lower road just after five p.m. and firefighters were met with heavy flames and smoke pouring from the side of the two story home. Five adults and two Children, who were home at the time managed to escape without injury. Firefighters aggressively fought the flames and search for any other occupants of the house. They brought the fire under control at about six PM, It was fully extinguished at 8:15 P.m. and the American Red Cross is assisting those displaced. Toxic levels of pollution are leaking out of the wastewater treatment plant, a joint base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Last week's inspectors with the EPA confirmed concerning levels of pollution are entering the ocean. The U. S. Navy has been exceeding discharge limits set by the Clean Water Act, releasing high levels of cadmium, zinc, oil and grease ph another toxic pollutants. The EPA also says the plant was docked for several operation and maintenance violations. Including algae growth, warped and disconnected parts, cracked concrete tanks and severely corroded equipment from the NewsRadio. 8 30 Cage. VH News Center. I'm Julia Norton. Dennis, Stay up to the minute online at K H. V. H. Radio 15 minutes could save you 15% or more. My dad used to say that sure, Yeah, it's from Geico. Yeah. Whenever I would ask my dad for life advice, he'd sit me down and say, son. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more. And look at me now. A well adjusted adult with the drawer full of plastic bags. I'll never use okay. I'm confused. Was your dad a license? Geico agent. He was just a real good dad. Geico 15 minutes could save you 15%.

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"clean water act" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:52 min | 7 months ago

"clean water act" Discussed on KOMO

"And four other people wounded officers responding to reports of gunfire early Saturday morning and found two women and three men who had been shot. They were taken to a hospital where one woman died. Conditions of the other victims was not immediately known. No arrests have been made. Authorities investigating the motive and circumstances of that shooting a federal judge issuing a summary judgment in favor of Washington state against to gold mining companies over years of water pollution stemming from the Buckhorn Mountain Goldmine. That's an Okanagan County, U. S. District Court Judge Rosanna Peterson dismissed the company's main defenses, writing there was no support for their claims. That the state Attorney general's office cannot enforce all of the mind. Clean Water Act permit Lawsuit filed by Attorney General Bob Ferguson contended that Crown Resources and Kinross gold Violated the state Clean Water Act by discharging illegal levels of pollutants into some creeks that feed the kettle river there in Okanogan County companies could face millions of dollars. In penalties. Washington State patrol arresting a person for suspected D U in a serious crash and would be island overnight. On Friday. The vehicle drifted off the road early Saturday morning there Freeland and hit an unoccupied excavator parked on the shoulder. The passenger was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, and the driver was arrested for suspected dy and vehicular Assault. We're seeing major milestones and efforts to get everybody vaccinated right now. A statewide updates. If you're curious, almost Nick Pop, um has it for us and with new variants of the virus still out there, health experts like Duchin want everyone to get vaccinated so that they can be protected against the more dangerous strands of covid. And although Covid 19 infection rates are much lower than recent peaks, Covid 19 is not calm. Our goal is to reach a minimum of 70% fully vaccinated within all racial and ethnic groups and in all zip codes, which can really only be accomplished if everyone decides to roll up their sleeves and get that shot. But the good news is when it comes to partial vaccinations, many of those areas within south and southeastern King County Have increased percentages and in places like Burian see Tak renting in to Aquila there even over that 70% threshold. Nick Pop. Um come on in Co Mo News Sunday with Mark Christopher people across the country honoring June machines as part of a national holiday comes Suzanne Fonda went to Tukwila on Saturday and several events she found being held there. Let us smart song at the Juneteenth Jamboree at Jenkins Park. The powerful lessons for family came in the former Song and pros and at the Juneteenth festival at a fellow park volunteers work to improve equity and equality, Healthcare, Among other things, eliminating health disparities is so important. And because the rate of the uninsured is so high in the black community. We want to make sure that we're out here in the community, especially in the black community,.

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"clean water act" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

01:31 min | 7 months ago

"clean water act" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"A young father has been recovered from Lake Washington. He went under while trying to save a child who was rescued. It's prompting this morning. The Fire department reminds you while this air is starting to feel very warm, the water especially where it's deep is still very cold. Cold water can shock your muscles, weaken them, and you can quickly slip underwater. And that often happens very quietly in the fire department wants to remind you about this ahead of this very Warm weekend coming up. That's Cairo seven TVs, Diddy's son, reminding you to wear a life vest. Attorney General Bob Ferguson how to win In court today, A federal judge dismissed a statement my to gold mining companies in Okanogan County, which Ferguson alleges violated the Clean Water Act by polluting the kettle River. The attorney general suit says that Crown Resources and Kinross Gold knew that the Buckhorn Mountain gold Mine was capable of sending toxic chemicals like arsenic and lead into nearby waterways. But they didn't do enough to mitigate it. He could end up on the hook for millions of dollars. Taking a look at your weather now? Well, the hot weather is back after two weeks of winter. Now it's mid seventies and most of Western Washington this afternoon. Right now, it's sunny and 71 degrees in downtown Seattle. I'm Nicole Jennings. Cairo Radio News. Tell your smart speaker to play Cairo radio here for what's next. Here we go on a Friday. Kids are excited Hitting. All right, Mom, Change the station..

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"clean water act" Discussed on 1A

1A

05:53 min | 8 months ago

"clean water act" Discussed on 1A

"You're going to need maybe mobile clinics go out and bring the vaccine to people and then the last thing is really involving people's trust doctors because they might not trust the government they might not trust you know their their local state health department but being able to have a one on one conversation with your primary care. Physician say a longtime cardiologists. That might be what some people need because they may have very reasonable questions and just need someone to talk it through with and caroline getting back to the variance Before we let you go. I just wanted to ask you one last question about what you think. The bottom line is there. What do we need to know about all of these various right now. The bottom line is that the vaccines all work against the variance of concern at this point in time. But that's not a guarantee forever and so the imperative is for as many people to get vaccinated as possible so we can really stop the transmission of this virus. Caroline chen is a healthcare reporter with propublica caroline. Thank you so much for joining us. Thanks for having me this week. The fda approved the i new alzheimer's medication in eighteen years. It's called educated map unlike other medications that address dementia symptoms. It's designed to attack the disease process itself but an intense debate is raging over the drugs advocacy and negative side effects. The fda has even required the drugs maker biogen to conduct a new clinical trial. Let's move onto some other news this week. The environmental protection agency began the process to reinstate protections for wetlands and other bodies of water. It's a reversal from a trump administration policy that whittled down the list of wadhwa waterways protected by the clean water act read. What exactly is the process. When it comes to this reversal the biden administration. Basically when you reverse a law a rule that agency has promulgated. You have to do that by issuing your own rule so this this process now will will take several months. It's not as if you just sort of strike through The the language as it's written so the obama biden administration itself now has to go through the process of undoing this rule that the trump administration implemented which in itself was reversing a rule that the obama administration had put in and this is all a part of much larger debate over a provision of the clean water act that bans pollution in quote waters of the united states. And now the question is what counts. As a water of the united states an ocean a lake or a big river. Yes okay everybody agrees those count. But what about smaller rivers and streams and ponds. That's where The the sort of debate over the definition of waters of the united states is is coming up and what this what. The trump administration rule did was it. It basically allowed companies and organizations that are that are trying to create new projects whether it's abstract mine or you know a new construction site or whatever to forgo certain studies and and clean up processes under the clean water act. The trump rule allowed three hundred and thirty three new project approvals that would have required more work under the clean water. Act to go forward. Those included things like a strip mine near the okefenokee swamp in georgia. A coppermine near tucson things like that so the biden administration did not want to do require those projects to go through more clean up and preparation under the clean. Water act all as part of this definition Dismiss fight over the definition of what a water of the united states actually means david different. Companies developers farmers have complained this regulation as government overreach. How likely are we to see them. Fight this is already talk about this when all this came about this week. senators from several states notably. North dakota a pretty much said. We're gonna challenge this thing. We're going to go to court so you have two issues here number one. This is going to end up in courts number. One number two and the overarching question here is how do you make the rule durable in other words. How do you make it. So it doesn't keep ping pong between republican and democrat administrations and that. That's a real challenge. And i think that's what we're going to have to watch. This is drawn up the other. Big environmental headline from this week is the company behind the keystone excel pipeline announcing its ending the project. David can you remind us the specifics of the keystone pipeline. It's been a while since we've heard about that. Yeah this was designed to carry oil from the tar sands of canada into the united states. But it's been clogged. Excuse a metaphor for years by Environmental concerns It it's been on. It's been off their arguments about that. Creates jobs or arguments that it would increase. Necessary supply This is going on for ten years now. the fact that the developer pulled. The plug is significant because Joe biden president biden revoked. The permit for this on the first day in office so it probably wasn't going to go far anyway but the fact now developer has said enough. I'm done tc energy being the developer Pretty much that's it now. This going to be a debate and they're already is over whether or not we're this is a real blow to the us energy sector. I you saw what happened. Wooden colonial pipeline. you've seen what happened in other places shortages those of us old enough to remember the seventies when we had gas lines because of the arab oil embargo and other reasons this has been debated for ten years..

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"clean water act" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:00 min | 8 months ago

"clean water act" Discussed on KCRW

"Today on press play at the height of the pandemic here in L. A. The Middle Eastern restaurant Bavel had to close down. Now it's back to being one of the hardest spots to get a reservation. Honestly, just seeing people's reaction on their face when they eat at the restaurant gives us a lot of hope. Um, And we're hopeful that things are gonna get better and better with time. I'm Madeleine brand Bevel is back. They have a new cookbook to that's today at noon and seven on press play on KCRW. Mhm. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. President Biden is in Europe ahead of this week's G seven summit, NPR's Asma Khalid says Biden is scheduled to meet today with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Cornwall, England, Boris Johnson was seen to be quite chummy with Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump, and at one point during the 2020 presidential campaign. Biden referred to Johnson as a quote, physical and emotional clone of Trump. But Johnson was quick to congratulate Biden after the November election, and Biden's advisers said the two leaders have had a series of warm and constructive conversations leading up to this trip. Two men are expected to discuss a range of issues including trade tension in Northern Ireland, climate change and, of course, recovering from the pandemic. Separately today, Biden will also announced that the United States is buying 500 million additional covid vaccine doses to distribute to poorer countries. Asma Khalid NPR News The G seven begins tomorrow. Afterwards, Biden will travel to Brussels to attend NATO and European Union meetings before he sits down with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva. The Canadian company behind the Keystone XL pipeline says it's abandoning the project. TC Energy says it wasn't unable to convince President Biden to reverse his decision to cancel a permit. This is NPR news. Biden administration says it's begun working on changes to federal water protections. NPR's Nathan Rott reports in the 50 some years since the Clean Water Act has been in effect. A near constant fight has centered on which U. S waterways. Former President Donald Trump put the acts to the Obama rule and made his own, which cut protections for almost all of the nation's wetlands and millions of miles of rivers and streams. By an administration says it will restore those protections and offer its own rule. The process, though, could take years. Nathan Rott NPR news, the mayor of Seattle, says 70% of City residents, 12 and older have been fully vaccinated against Covid 19. Jenny Durkin says Seattle is the first large city in the US to reach that percentage. Covid 19 has killed more than 5700 people. In Washington state. The nation's first deadly outbreak was traced to a nursing home north of Seattle. China is less than a week away from launching three astronauts to the country's new space station, A rocket set to launch the station's first crew members has been moved to a launch pad in the country's northwest. Astronauts will spend three months aboard the station. I'm Dave Mattingly in Washington. Good to have here on this Thursday. I'm Cherry Glazer and you are listening to KCRW. Still ahead during the pandemic. Some of us took workday casual, tired to new levels, yoga pants, sweats, even slippers. And that has some folks asking what his workplace clothing going to look like. Now as more and.

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"clean water act" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

01:45 min | 8 months ago

"clean water act" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Consent decree, Clean Water Act mandates and dramatically improve water quality in the Mill Creek. Diana Christie is the director of the Metropolitan Sewer District. The green space attracts visitors with the goal of revitalizing South Fairmont. Crisil and Westwood will both now have this beautiful gateway. That is positive. And softer. In the harsh Decline of the past that is Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley. President Biden, promoting the development of electric vehicles he visited. Afford electric vehicle facility in Michigan says that China has passed a spy and research and development. Let's check Wall Street now. The Dow is currently up. I'm sorry down by 109 points. NASDAQ Up 22 S and P s also down by 13 points. Learning from the new shopping habits during the pandemic, Macy's changing its lineup. New categories like toys, health, wellness, pets, home decor. Other stuff, The CEO says they're putting on their website. Hair products. Nail accessories. Gourmet Foods reds at home against the Giants Tonight 5 40 Air Times. 6 40 the first pitch right here. News radio 700 wlw The Reds lost to San Francisco last night to 35 next news of three Matt Reese News radio 700 wlw Getting I'm Dr Andrea Russo a cardiologists. Maybe you're waiting to talk to your doctor right now. But if you're having an irregular heartbeat, heart racing, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue or light headedness. Don't.

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"clean water act" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

01:49 min | 9 months ago

"clean water act" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Rights. A new law prevents the state from suing a member of the firearm industry for design, marketing, distribution and sale of firearms and ammunition to the public. This will also protect sellers and manufacturers from civil action resulting from criminal misuse of firearms. Fire danger as high across the state With almost 90% of Arizona and deep drought. The first round of fire restrictions is now in effect on state land in both Apache and Navajo counties. And in the Apache Sitgreaves National forests. First round of restrictions means no campfires outside of developed campgrounds or picnic areas. Arizona Forestry Stephanie Develops is no smoking a lot of leisure in a vehicle or a building and turn Shooting off limits. There is no target shooting or fireworks allowed on state land at any time of the year. We continue to have a huge problem with people shooting in restricted areas, and we continue to respond to multiple wildfires because of it. Fire restrictions will likely cover the entire state at some point, almost a million acres burned last year, and they're trying to prevent a repeat. Jim Cross Katie Arnie's. Meanwhile, governor do see signs a landmark water protection bill. Legislation is going to protect state waters that are no longer protected under the Clean Water Act. Trevor. But jury with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, says nearly 800 Arizona streams, lakes and Rivers lost protections last year when the federal Clean Water Act was rolled back channels like we're taking over where the federal government left off, But we believe that we're adding a streamlined approach, including clarity. This legislation protects and regulates discharges into Arizona surface water sources used for drinking fishing, Another recreational activities. Deborah Dale, Katya, our News Coming up White House reaction to this morning's job. Was report. But first check the traffic. Why, from the Valley Chevy Dealers traffic center Here's Larry Lewis. Well, Jeff Ellie freeways continue to look good so far this.

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"clean water act" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

08:19 min | 1 year ago

"clean water act" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"6, 80, wcbm and wcbm calm are not necessarily those of the owners, management employers and after two Herself Wcbm, but they should be welcome back to 21st century radio. Eric asked. Dorian is our guest. He is clogged writer as well as a visionary, an activist and I love what he's doing. We met through Worldwatch Institute years ago. And today he is leading a movement called Guy in is, um, triple W g. A. I A n I s m dot org's So Eric When we spoke, you had a very young son who was a toddler at the time. A little bit older now on Dat was one of your own motivations as you described to us, Then in really rethinking your own life, you know, as you say, What's the best thing we can do for our kids at the watch four hours of TV a day like the average American Or we're going to give them skills they'll need to stop the echo side or at least survive ecological transition. Absolutely. You're right. He's much older. Now is not much, but he's 7.5. That's older. And yeah, that's great. Me. I I home school him along with my wife together, we which is, um, highly recommendable not doing it all yourself but sharing it. Um, but but so then he gets a different set of skills from each of us. In fact, when I was Just about to be a father asked that someone you know what he thought was the most Important skill that makes Children doing for the future. And he actually said languages. He didn't even have a date. Hey was of course, Europeans where languages they're really, really, you know, celebrated and valued. But luckily my my wife just try Wen trilingual, so she's kind of got that feel that I'm doing a lot on giving him the outdoor skills that are valuable. Together early, you know, put the most important emphasis on moral education and social emotional skills and No. Someone's We moved to Middletown where we live. Oh, wonderful community That is little community. It's a great city and in Connecticut and we found a great dough, Joe. So together we're learning karate. Oh, lovely Joe that actually teaches Children and adults together. Well, one of the things we talked about, and that last report you did for the Worldwatch Institute on State of the world, and the educational system is we talked about the outdoor education going on in the far schools, the nature schools. They think they're like 150 that air certified now in this country, maybe more. Yeah, Yeah, they're they're great, and it was out of my reach in D. C. I was very proud to be actually never to that point in my life that owned the car. On because I was intelligent. Before that my poor parents have to show me around like most American kids. On, then moved and moved to D, C and 18 years I got through without having home on the downside of that was Forest schools and opportunities outside of the Beltway. We're not accessible but moving the Connecticut overall my carbon consumption is phone, but I do drive but the plus side of that Is that I bring my son every Tuesday to a forest school. Just the town over where you spend six hours a day, every Tuesdays in in the woods. It doesn't matter if it's pouring. If it's you know, 20 below zero or whatever. They're just out there running the basics, having fun and really connecting to the earth. One is as you say, when I read a little bit of the guy in Creed, I read the first part, which is kind of the part we all know but don't necessarily want to admit, which is what a challenge our earth is having. And we with her and you then right, Therefore we commit to living radically. Sustainable lives, even to an extent that it may alienate us from our kin, our communities, our cultures we commit to sharing our philosophy and bringing others to understand and embrace. Their relations with Kaya and help heal Guy A and in the process themselves, their families and their communities. I mean, there is such an enormous gulf between, uh, psychological denial. And it Britain's that what we're facing is colossal. And as you and I and many other think we're going to have a great loss of population over the coming Decades. It's almost unavoidable. And yet there are others who, like our current president, and their administration are rolling back. Things is primary is the Clean Water Act. There is a little bit of a disconnect there. So let's talk about that, because I think this week we can absolutely tell us what you think, because I think it's so profoundly at the core of dissociation. That we have going on. And until we can get over the dissociation, how are we going toe measure up to the task at hand. Was well, that association is is too full. There's there's the psychological denial piece where you don't want to believe it, but I think at the policy level, it's something Worse than that, right in there. Our economy with entire cultures of consumer culture right there, you know, economy is based on continued economic growth. Runs on fossil fuels. You know the idea of transitioning Naive. Ultimately, if you're looking from that perspective, and you know the the ideas of everything on economic growth and the need for that, from an ecological perspective, But the pushback Constantly. Is that well, I mean our entire Banking system depends on inflating currency, which means that we have to keep running right and so that we can appreciate the dead and eventually paid eight off right. It would trigger a Economic meltdown if we actually chose to be grow, so you know, there's this. There's this struggle like that the body technological reality demands. De growth and we are locked in a political and economic reality that demands growth so they're at logger on. Unfortunately, the environmental community doesn't have billions of dollars to throw around to sway people. Opinions on through Facebook ads and through programming and every other which way on through lobbying. I should say on an advertising so so it's not surprising that That's what is being communicated. But there are playing one last point. Yeah, please, Aziz. Things get worse people. The denial is gonna go up more and people are going to look towards authoritarian to promise that they know how to get out of this. So that gets actually more frightening because fundamentalists either of the political or religious nature are going to get more and more Attention right? So whether that's the new president of Brazil, we're our own president. People are open to being swayed by people by leaders who promised that they can fix things. Right. We're just going to plant trees and that'll do it. We're still going to pollute the air, The water our food supply, But we're going to plant trees and that'll do it. You know, I think I think, though, that this effort that you're working towards and so many others, you know, when you looked at a Scandinavian countries, they have a much greater sensibility. About the intricacy of the Earth. And Helena Norberg Hodge, who I'm sure you know of local economies in Australia. I think she has a New Zealand house used to be in the UK Does such a beautiful job is an organization of showing people. The plain facts of why local economy is the answer. It's there's no mystery as to what we need to do to create resilience. Theo create the kind of world that will sustain life and deal with the challenges at hand, whether it's flooding or fires or drought or famine, etcetera or viruses or biological warfare. I mean, all these things, the realities and to pretend that they're not is, um Too, I guess just to ignore the reality. So you say that, unlike the Western.

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Water Justice - Actress Gloria Reuben, Waterkeepers Alliance

Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women

09:00 min | 1 year ago

Water Justice - Actress Gloria Reuben, Waterkeepers Alliance

"I'd like you to meet gloria reuben. Who was a trustee of the waterkeeper alliance from two thousand seven to two thousand ten and served as an advisor to former vice president. Al gore's environmental organization called the climate reality project and on other natural resources groups as well you will also likely recognize her from her appearances in television series like er and marvel's tv cloak and dagger among others as well as in movies like lincoln and a reasonable doubt. Welcome to green captions radio glorious. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you for letting me join you. Joe. oh no problem. It's my pleasure my pleasure so let's start with. What condition is our water supply and today as president biden starts his first term as president. What is the water supply. He is inheriting well. I think we would all agree over these last four years the previous president did pretty much anything that he could to eviscerate our clean out air clean water regulations so it is very exciting last night to to witness our new president president. But i didn't as he signed the papers to rejoin the paris climate agreement and to roll back some of the deregulations that the former president clearly. There's a lot of work to be done but that once. We have obviously a leader in place president in place who believes in science and who listens to scientists and who believes in climate change and listens to the scientists gusta climate change and who obviously is a great advocate for the wellbeing of all americans of all peoples that is definitely a hopeful sign the destruction that happened in the last four years previous to President by being sworn in cannot be changed overnight but Reliance as very proud very excited to be on the front lines of this. Very important fight to have drinkable swimming. Fissionable waters for americans and for people around the globe. As you said. I mean it's extraordinary when you can get two point. Five million miles of waterways being protected from from our local over three hundred and fifty plus waterkeeper groups around globe. That's a huge thing. It's a lot of miles. So i'm really excited to join forces again rejoined forces again with this extra organization and in a leadership role so is the did the rollbacks that the trump administration did did they actually result in more water pollution. I mean we obviously have the flint michigan situation but that was not trump. That was the governor in michigan. Right when you talk about pollution in the waterways that goes very much to industries like fossil fuel industries of course like factory farming like businesses corporations. That are allowed to just kind of dump their way store there By rhonette of of making things of manufacturing into the waterways when there's no regulation The clearly people can just do what they want at their own. Well not have to pay any consequences you know it all comes down to first thing which is reenacting these laws again. Going back in place and then enforce laws are terrific things to have. But if they're not enforced than what's also it's important to remember that one of the things that president biden as well last night was to cancel the keystone pipeline. Which has as many of us know has been an ongoing issue for years now. And if i think about it the former president were elected. That very well may have happened. Now i've been to alberto into the athabasca river. I've seen the destruction that's happened with trying to suck out oil from sand. It's not an easy process. Takes more gallons of water from the athabasca river to make one barrel of oil and that is destruction destroy not just obviously the environment but the first nations people that have lived on that land for generations. So it's a it's a trickle down effect if you will of Polluters of Whether they be industries or or again corporations or even individuals whether or not brought to justice when when when there's no law to protect people that lived in that area then it's a free fall and You know. I was a newly appointed just over two months ago so the lot to catch up on. It's a lot of information that i'm soaking up. And we can't wait to be able to fly again safely obviously in good all corners of the world to to meet in person a lavar extraordinary water keepers are clean water warriors. I want i'm sure i'm sure. So does the waterkeeper alliance have a checklist of things that they want. The biden administration. To do i mean are there. Water infrastructure investments Besides putting back in place the clean water act. i mean. We hope that's happening soon. But maybe you're disappointed. It didn't happen right away. What kinds of investments and specifics are you looking for from president biden. Yes well. I think you know as you mentioned. Clean water act course. Everything can happen in one night. So we're confident that that will be reassigned. Only shocks right. I know but go back to the industry. Portion coal ash coal pollution cola. Hashes is definitely something that needs to be addressed in taken care of again. The factory farming issue is a huge thing. Learn in this country. North carolina again. I've been to north carolina. I've seen those ways. They call the ponds or lagoons. They tried to make these names. Sound like it's a recreational place yet now. These are ponds at are made of animal. Waste that seat into the waterway. So that's definitely something that needs to be handled in terrific water keepers in that region. An area that are that are winning lawsuits against not of these factory farms. I think that You know the overall climate issues that Is a abroad umbrella. You'll and plastics. We we all know again. You know plastics Issue jim global issue for sure so clean water act coal cocoa factory farming. These i think are are three very big tangible things that that can be addressed. Well we can he can pass. He can propose legislation that punishes. And as you say enforcement is critical these industrial polluters. It's you know taking a page out of the erin brockovich book relay right but these things also and i totally support on plastic pollution. To get me started on that one will be here for hours but a lot of these things require congressional approval and even though the democrats biden's party control both the house and the senate it's by d. Tiny itsy-bitsy margin right. So how do you. And i know that president by misspeaking bipartisanship since the very first days of his campaign and did so in his inaugural address etcetera but washington is still gridlock. So what's your outlook for whether for example getting factory farming in any kind of legislation. You know control of it. Is that realistic. Yes i think so for. Sure i mean again. These things take time an in carolina. I just wanted to north carolina. Just specifically in that region aren't bringing they aren't litigating certain cases in terms of factory farming. When it comes to the government The legislation in two to be passed in congress isn't going to be tricky but i am the only way to stay in this to even to say yes to this to stay because this is a long term long time mission is to is to keep positive and to just keep on doing. The things that we know will work again. The positive aspects are yes. We do have a house in the senate. So that's a hopeful thing at you know. We don't know what the future will hold of course but for right now we have the majority so that means that and again you know. We have leaders in place who do not deny the truce and they don't make falsities in order to remain in power. There are those who do that. But you know our president and vice president

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Line 3 pipeline lawsuit fails, campaigners want Kansas City name change, and Dakota Access pipeline protests continue

Native America Calling

03:52 min | 1 year ago

Line 3 pipeline lawsuit fails, campaigners want Kansas City name change, and Dakota Access pipeline protests continue

"This is national native news. Tonia gonzales tribes and environmental organizations lost a legal battle to stop construction of the line. Three pipeline in northern minnesota. But their attorney says there are still some good options in the fight against the pipeline as melinda to whose reports monet naismith is a staff attorney with earthjustice. She is representing the red lake band of chippewas. The white earth band of ojibway the indigenous rights group honor the earth and the sierra club. In fighting the three hundred forty mile pipeline tributary third. The minnesota court of appeals rejected the request for a preliminary injunction to stop work on it and bridge. The canadian company building line three claims it is exempt from needing a new presidential permit to cross the us. Canadian border because the pipeline is considered a replacement project and it secured that permit decades ago. However naismith says it's an entirely new pipeline along an entirely new route so it really is a new project. In any case she said the us president can resend the permit at will like president biden. Just did for the keystone excel tar sands pipeline. A second option is to get the army corps of engineers to resend several permits. She argues the core granted illegally last november under the clean water act which allowed construction to start but the law is very clear that before issuing a permit under the clean water act and an evaluation under the national environmental policy act or niba that the army corps needed to look at the risk of spills from the pipeline and needed to look at how that risk of spills would affect local tribes and tribal resources and they did neither here in the line. Three earthjustice filed a lawsuit in federal district court in washington. Dc last december seeking to get the permits overturned naismith also filed for a preliminary injunction which would allow her clients to have their day in court. Melinda to who's national native news members of indigenous groups demonstrated outside the tampa bay. Buccaneers that stadium in florida sunday as football fans headed in for the super bowl. They held change the name signs calling on the visiting kansas city team to end. Its use of native names and is a leash. Norris with the group. Florida indigenous rights and equality says much of the day was spent educating the public about indigenous people. Rethought we have to at least go stand and educate and make a statement that it's not okay to objectify and dehumanize indigenous people of our land inc. we're building awareness for sure and It's i think it's just interaction at a time so we've had a couple of positive interactions and then some that are not so positive but i think at any any type of interaction is a step in the right direction to create a shift and as soon as you turn the light on and bring awareness to something People have to think about it even if they don't want to and they're mad about it they still have to think about it so i think for that. We are building awareness in harboring is an education to this area on this issue members from the group not in our honor based in the kansas city area traveled to tampa to join the demonstration. Planes were also rented which flu around tampa over the weekend. With change the name banners the standing rock youth council is hosting a run to call on president biden to shut down the dakota access pipeline young people from the standing rock and cheyenne river sioux nations. Plan to run to the site of the no dapple resistance counts for years ago in north dakota. The run to the cannonball river is scheduled to begin on tuesday. I'm antonio

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Big Oil Evaded Regulation And Plastic Pellets Kept Spilling

All Things Considered

05:59 min | 1 year ago

Big Oil Evaded Regulation And Plastic Pellets Kept Spilling

"Plastic pellets have been spilling into oceans and rivers. The world over where birds and fish eat them. They are the building blocks of all plastic melts 350 of them. You get a yogurt cup 1000 gets you a water bottle. But an NPR and PBS frontline investigation found the oil and plastic industry has long known there an environmental problem. NPR's Laura Sullivan brings us this story about how the oil in plastic industry evaded regulation. Despite decades of spills. You probably haven't spent a lot of time standing on train tracks looking at your feet. We're looking at the edge of a highway outside of plastic manufacturer. If you did, there's a good chance you'll see them little plastic pellets. This is Kocsis Creek, and we're looking at fresh pellets. It has fallen out of the Terps. Ronnie hammering is standing on state Road 35 in Southeast Texas, rising four square miles. Behind him is the petrochemical plant, Formosa Plastics. And they're not just here. There over there. They're important Lakha. You're gonna find him down the road Hand looks not an anti plastic environmentalist. He's a former supervisor who worked to Formosa for 25 years, And while he worked there, he says he was told to cover up spills of classic pallets. I want you to put down a certain number. You know what I'm saying? They want to keep it love. So So you line so would you like That's my job. That's my bread and butter, so I got to do what they think. I got a family. What's striking about standing outside Formosa and finding pellets? 100 yards from the plant's edge is that last year for most agreed to pay $50 million to settle a lawsuit in which it agreed to zero discharge of pellets. And yet, here they are and down in the creek, where the plant drains thousands more. Ah federal judge called Formosa, a serial offender for most of says it's working to improve its containment systems. But Formosa is just one of thousands of companies that either make or use plastic pellets in the United States. The oil and plastic industry says it doesn't have a problem, Officials told me for most of it was simply a quote bad actor, while leading companies like Exxon and Chevron recently told shareholders that at their dozens of facilities worldwide Either lose, not a single pellet or just two sandwich bags full. And here's how they say they've done it. Thanks again for signing on the operation Clean Sweep Operation Clean Sweep is a voluntary program the industry came up with in 1991. Companies that joined watch videos and promised to keep pellets from spilling from plant truck ships and rail cars. There's no data required. No numbers, nothing public. The operation Clean sweep is truly making a difference. Together, we can achieve zero pellet flake and proud of us. The industry says it's been a success. Pellet containment is incredibly important to our members. Steve Russell was until recently the vice president of plastics for the American Chemistry Council, which jointly runs the program, Nobody wants plastic in the environment. And if it still happens, and if we're gonna assume it's an accidental release, then it will be reported and remediation steps could be taken. Formosa is an operation Clean sweep member. So I asked to former workers and Ronnie Hamrick about it. I have no idea what you're even talking about. I've never heard it. There's evidence the industry does, in fact, have a pellet problem. Recent spills on beaches in Louisiana in South Carolina and studies show pellets are contaminating oceans, killing birds and fish and carrying toxins through rivers. There's also evidence the industry has known about this problem all along. In 2005, the industry participated in a study of 10 pellet plants. It found pellets washed away in heavy rain at every single facility and called Operation Clean sweep. Inadequate. But even long before that, there's a memo buried inside thousands of documents left over from old industry lawsuits. It was written in March. 1991 Thean Mysteries Trade Association warns top executives from Exxon, Chevron, Dow DuPont and others. But the EPA have recently found pellets to be quote ubiquitous in the environment. Regulation and permits are likely coming, the memo says. Unless they act quickly, it may still be possible to institute voluntary programs to address the pellet issue, it says. Unless this occurs, it is likely EPA will act independently. Then, just four months later, we developed a program that was called Operation Clean Sweep. Lou Freeman was a vice president at the time for the trade association, then called the Society of the Plastics industry. I don't recall any discussions. But quantitatively measuring the success of the program. It was being measured really about who is participating that what the results were, so it was a voluntary program without any metrics. Yeah, I would like to think that they were also doing it because it was the right thing to do. But I'd also be naive if I didn't think that much of the motivation was was governed by, you know. Keeping the regulators off our back today. The EPA doesn't regulate pellets and in the almost 30 years since, the agency told NPR it has brought just 10 Clean Water Act enforcement cases against facilities accused of spilling pellets. How would anyone really know if pellets were leaking? If you head down to the Gulf of Mexico pellet manufacturers like Chevron Phillips say they're not. I can tell you that. It's not a problem here at Chevron Phillips, we have almost no Let's leaving our sights. Jim Bakker is the

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Big Oil Evaded Regulation And Plastic Pellets Kept Spilling

Environment: NPR

08:11 min | 1 year ago

Big Oil Evaded Regulation And Plastic Pellets Kept Spilling

"Of tiny plastic pellets have been spilling into oceans and rivers the world over where birds and fish eat them. They are the building blocks of all plastic melts. Three hundred fifty of them. You get a yogurt cup thousand. Get you a water bottle. But an npr pbs frontline investigation found. The oil and plastic industry has long known there an environmental problem. Npr's laura sullivan brings us this story. About how the oil and plastic industry evaded regulation despite decades spills. You probably haven't spent a lot of time standing on train tracks looking at your feet or looking at the edge of a highway outside a plastic manufacturer. But if you did. There's a good chance you'll see them little plastic pellets. This is kocsis creek. In looking at fresh pellets that has fallen out of the turks. Ronnie hammer is standing on state road. Thirty five in southeast texas rising four square miles behind him as the petrochemical plant formosa plastics. There're not just here. They're over there. They're in portable alaka. You're gonna find them down the road not an anti plastic environmentalist. He's a former supervisor. Who worked at formosa for twenty five years. And while he worked there he says he was told to cover up spills of plastic pellets. I won't do to put down the phone number. You know what i'm saying. They want to keep it low. So so you lie. That's my job. This britain butter so i got to do what they say. You got a family. What's striking about standing outside formosa and finding pellets. A hundred yards from the plants edge. Is that last year. Formosa agreed to pay fifty million dollars to settle a lawsuit in which it agreed to zero discharge of pellets. And yet here they are and down in the creek where the plant drains thousands more a federal judge called formosa a serial offender. Formosa says it's working to improve its containment systems but formosa is just one of thousands of companies that either make or use plastic pellets in the united states. The oil and plastic industry says it doesn't have a problem. Officials told me formosa was simply a quote bad actor while leading companies like exxon and chevron recently told shareholders that their dozens of facilities worldwide the either lose not a single pellet or just to sandwich bags full. And here's how they say they've done thanks again for signing onto operation operation. Clean sweep is a voluntary program. The industry came up with in nineteen ninety-one companies that join watch videos and promised to keep pellets from spilling plants trucks ships and railcars. There's no data required no numbers nothing public. The operation clean sweep is truly making a difference together. We can achieve zero pellet flake and powder the industry says it's been a success. Pellet containment is incredibly important to our members. Steve russell was until recently the vice president of plastics. For the american chemistry council jointly runs the program. Nobody wants plastic in the environment. And if a spill happens and if we're gonna assume it's an accidental release then it will be reported and remediation steps can be taken for most. Isn't clean sweep member. So i asked to former workers an ronnie hammer about it. I have no idea what jeevan talking about. I've never heard of. There's evidence the industry does in fact have appellate problem recent spills on beaches in louisiana and south carolina and studies show pellets are contaminating killing birds and fish and carrying toxins through rivers. There's no evidence. The industry has known about this problem. All along in two thousand five industry participated in a study of ten pellet plance it found pellet washed away in heavy rain at every single facility and called operation clean sweep inadequate but even long before that there's a memo buried inside thousands of documents. Leftover from old industry lawsuits. It was written in march. Nineteen ninety-one the industry's trade association warns top executives from chevron dow dupont and others that the epa had recently found pellets to be quote ubiquitous in the environment regulation. Permits are likely coming. The memo says unless act quickly it may still be possible to institute voluntary programs to address the pellet issue it says unless this occurs. It is likely. Epa will act independently then just four months later. We developed a program that was called operation. Clean sweep lou. Freeman was a vice president at the time for the trade association then called the society of the plastics industry. I don't recall any discussions about quantitatively measuring the success of the program. It was being measured really about who is participating not what the results were. So is a voluntary program. Yes without any metrics. Yeah i would like to think that they were also doing it because it was the right thing to do. But it also be naive. If i didn't think that much of the motivation was was governed by keeping the regulators offer back today the epa doesn't regulate pellets and in the almost thirty years since the agency told npr. It has brought just ten clean water act enforcement cases against facilities accused of spilling pellets. But how would anyone really know if pellets wurley if you head down to the gulf of mexico pellet manufacturers like chevron phillips say they're not I can tell you that it's not a problem here. At chevron phillips we have almost no kellett's leaving our sites. Jim becker is the vice president of sustainability for chevron phillips he met me in a warehouse after plant officials showed me ponds and drains. They said catch all the pellets. You've heard a little bit about operation. Clean sweep we've been practicing that Since the company was formed having no that that you had almost no hell it's leaving your site. I feel i feel confident. We have multiple layers of protection to prevent that without any data. It's hard to know. But then you could go look hacksaw some and if you're gonna hunt pellets a mile up texas bite. You're gonna wanna bring diane wilson the woman who tracked formosa's leaking pellets for five years.

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Army Corps of Engineers Denies Permit To Controversial Alaska Gold Mine

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:26 sec | 1 year ago

Army Corps of Engineers Denies Permit To Controversial Alaska Gold Mine

"A controversial golden copper mine in southwest Alaska were just killed by the Trump administration. The Army Corps of Engineers turned down a construction permit, which would have placed the mind your head waters of the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery. The Army Corps says the pebble mine permit was denied because it doesn't meet standards set by the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and harbors Act. And that the project runs against the public interest.

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Harris mentions Indigenous people in DNC speech

Native America Calling

03:59 min | 1 year ago

Harris mentions Indigenous people in DNC speech

"This is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez. The Keystone Excel pipeline hit a snag earlier this year when it's water crossing permit from the US, Army Corps of Engineers was vacated by federal judge the core ask the US Supreme Court to lift that order but the high court declined the fast track permit was a problem because it did not require extensive environmental review. Now, TC energy has applied to the core as well as the fish and Wildlife Service for permits that will undergo public scrutiny Victoria. Wicks has more Transcanada or TC. Energy has applied for permits the keystone xl pipeline under the Clean Water Act t C. as requesting those permits from the US Army Corps of Engineers and from state regulatory. Agencies in South Dakota Montana and Nebraska TC has also applied to the US fish and Wildlife Service for what's called an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act that allows the pipeline company to harm or destroy endangered or threatened species. If the destruction is incidental to the construction operation and maintenance of the Keystone Excel pipeline the species at issue is the American burying beetle in tripp county in South Dakota and four counties in Nebraska. The other permit application to the corps of Engineers allows the pipeline to cross more than seven hundred locations that would affect wetlands and water bodies in its public announcement. The court says it will balance the benefit of the pipeline against reasonably foreseeable harm the application to. The core covers clean water act requirements under section four, zero four. Another section for a one is regulated by states, Montana is holding its own hearings but South Dakota's Nebraska's are incorporated with the federal process deadline for public comment efficient wildlife is September sixteenth and deadline to the course September thirteenth the course says, after receiving comments, it will conduct public hearings and issue its findings later for national native news I'm Victoria wicks in rapid city south. Dakota Senator Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic Party nomination for Vice President Wednesday night and her speech to the. Democratic. National Convention Harris Mentioned Indigenous People twice once when talking about how cove in nineteen has disproportionately impacted people of Color and when talking about unity. With the Joe Biden. Presidential. Administration this week the DNC native American caucus has been rallying around the party's ticket touting the candidates knowledge of Indian country issues among backers or native American congresswomen, deb Holland, and cherise. David's here's David's speaking at an event earlier this week saying the upcoming election depends on putting people in office who are strong partners for native communities be heard it already, this is going to start with as electing vice president, Joe Biden until the White House and I know when elected vice president going to continue his commitment he's already been demonstrating it during his campaign, his Minton, the communities and I know he's going to ensure that the federal government upholds promises and obligations. Treaty. Treaty, obligations to Indian country in that native voices are going to be at the table they're to be. Heard in the ice levels of our government and. That's right now native participants of the Convention have discussed a number of Indian country issues from climate change to youth empowerment, messing and murdered indigenous people cove nineteen and the native vote. Thursday's the final day of the Convention, the native American Caucus will me and bite him. We'll take the stage to deliver a speech. The Cherokee nation has lost a treasured linguist among contributions. Durban feeling wrote the Cherokee. Dictionary. Helped get Cherokee syllabi on smartphones and developed language teaching materials feeling passed away this week at age seventy four. I'm Antonio, Gonzalez.

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Canadian officials dropped charges against a First Nations chief whose violent arrest sparked protests

Native America Calling

03:48 min | 1 year ago

Canadian officials dropped charges against a First Nations chief whose violent arrest sparked protests

"The National Native News Making Camera. Kim for Antonio Gonzalez tribal governments have joined environmentalists Labor activists sent a lawsuit against new rules that rollback federal, clean water regulations, earthjustice filed the lawsuit on behalf of the possible Yawkey tribe of Arizona bad river band of Lake Superior Chippewa the on Indian nation of Washington State, the Fond Du Lac band of Lake Superior Chippewa of Minnesota. The menominee Indian tribe of Wisconsin and the tonal autumn tribe of Arizona. A C central reports, the suit contends the new federal navigable waters protection role actually weakens expanded protection for streams and wetlands that were put in place by the Obama Administration. The new rule took effect this week. It eliminates intermittent and ephemeral streams from bodies of water, protected under the Clean Water Act. The possible Yawkey tribe is concerned. The rollback will lead to damage of a major water source state officials in Arizona have supported the federal rule change, even though environmentalists warned the state could lose protections for more than ninety percent of its water bodies under the new rule. In Canada charges have been dropped against northern Alberta first nations chief who is the subject of a violent arrest a couple of months ago as Dan Carpenter Chuck reports, the arrest caught by police dash camera led to anti-racism protests across Canada chief Alan Atom of the ATHABASCA one first nation, no longer faces charges for resisting arrest and assaulting a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer. Adam was the subject of a violent arrest in March. Police Dash Cam video showed him. Him, being tackled and punched in the head, he had been stopped for an expired license plate a statement from the Alberta. Prosecution Service says it had reassessed prosecution standard based on an examination of the available evidence, including the disclosure of relevant material and has withdrawn the charges. The arresting officers are under investigation over the incident chief atom says he's overwhelmed that the charges have been withdrawn having that it's time to move on a sign of relief in regards to. The whole ordeal that. Transpired under early mornings of Mark Steyn. And described that put aside in. Time to move on and continue on. Supposed to be doing. Adam called on Ottawa to address injustices against indigenous people, and said Canadians must open their eyes to the reality is that indigenous people have lived with for decades, the national chief of the Assembly of first nations welcomed the dropping of charges, but said it's clear that racism is embedded within most public institutions, especially the police Adams lawyer also said the decision throws a spotlight on systemic racism that has gone on for too long unchecked in Canada for national late of news I'm Dan Carpenter? In South Dakota the Cheyenne River Sioux. Tribe filed a lawsuit this week. Against the trump administration of what it says were threats to impede COVID, nineteen relief funds, and to take over policing on the reservation. The Grand Forks Herald reports. The tribe set up checkpoints leading into its lands in south. Dakota in April to protect tribal members from the spread of the corona virus. The lawsuit says pressure from Washington DC came after pleas for help from the state's governor and congressional delegation. The tribe is asking the US District Court for the District of Columbia to block the federal government from taking over tribal policing and forcing it to remove its checkpoints. On the Navajo Nation this week president, Jonathan, Nez and Vice President Myron leuser issued a proclamation to fly all flags at half staff to honor Navajo. Police officer Michael Lee who passed away to covid nineteen on June nineteenth Nez said lease saved many lives during his twenty nine years of service, and give his own life to serve and protect the community the funeral for officer. Lee is being held on Thursday June. Twenty fifth in Chandler Arizona. For National, native news I make an camera.

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As EPA Steps Back, States Face Wave Of Requests For Environmental Leniency

Environment: NPR

03:44 min | 1 year ago

As EPA Steps Back, States Face Wave Of Requests For Environmental Leniency

"Hundreds of factories, refineries, farms and mines across the country say they cannot comply with environmental regulations because of the pandemic. This is according to an NPR review of hundreds of state environmental records. Those records show that companies have asked for a wide range of special permission during this pandemic including things like delaying checking for leaks in storage tanks and measuring pollution from smokestacks and pure science reporter Rebecca Hersher is here to talk about this, Becky, hi, there. Okay, so industry is saying there's a pandemic. We need some special allowances here. What exactly are we talking about? Well, it's a real drag. Some of the issues are relatively minor like submitting an annual report late, but I also found a fair number of substantial requests, mostly from industries that release a lot of pollution like landfills have been asking states to relax pollution monitoring rules hog farms have asked for permission to house extra animals, because meatpacking plants per temporary closed and oil and gas companies ask for states back off and enforcement of a wide range of environmental regulations. I mean, be understand why an oil or gas company has trouble being able to check for pollution because of a pandemic. Well there are a couple of reasons. Navy furloughs get in the way like if employees who usually right in filed pollution appurtenant working because of the pandemic, another reason the companies gave is that a lot of pollution monitoring is done by outside contractors and they were trying to limit people coming onto facilities because of the virus. We know these details, though because a small number of states make them public, but another problem here is that no one is systematically keeping track of these types of nationwide requests. no-one keeps an eye on. Who On these industries and with? They're asking for right now. Why is that? Well in March? The Environmental Protection Agency the EPA put out a pandemic policy that said companies don't need to warn federal regulators if they feel like the pandemic interfering with routine pollution, monitoring or testing instead, they said states could keep track of that information if they choose to. The EPA says, this is out, works it partners with states, and that is how a lot of environmental regulation. Regulation works although former EPA officials say this policy gives industries a lot of leeway now some states are doing this kind of tracking, but I've found that most kids don't publish any information about which companies say. The pandemic is getting in the way, and that means most Americans who live near factories refineries farms. They have no way to know whether the pandemic is causing extra pollution. I mean that kind of uncertainty is is a big problem for for people who live near these sorts of facilities I would imagine. Especially for people who live downstream or down wind of facilities that have have violated environmental laws in the past on a found a fair number of examples like this, so for example there's a minor Indiana in early April, the mine said it was releasing wastewater with high levels of ammonia and small particles, because they were cleaning buildings with a lot of bleach to kill the virus that same mino ins repeatedly violated the clean water act passed by releasing water with two small particles in it and I talked to a local resident who lives downstream. He was really frustrated. John Blair. The air pollution is visible. The water pollution is less visible and you know I mean almost anything could be blamed on the virus I suppose. Now. The state told the mind to stop releasing water with titles, Manja and many of the requests I looked at were denied, but the only reason we know about that interaction is because Indiana published a publicly in most states are not doing which means most Americans are in the dark. Pure science reporter Rebecca Hersher. Becky thanks for that reporting. Thanks so

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"clean water act" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

01:45 min | 1 year ago

"clean water act" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"Abuses of the clean water act the pharmacology says the new rule would limit what the state can look at how long it'll take and what conditions it can make in the water quality certification process weather clouds overnight lows to around fifty one on Thursday looks to be mostly well actually partly cloudy the high about sixty eight right now gray in fifty nine in downtown Seattle franchise stream Cairo radio at home on your smart speakers Cairo radio at my north west dot com Cairo radio your first source said no one understands coronavirus welcome back to the show everybody Karen nights the eight o'clock hour here in Cairo radio my name is Erin Mason incoming mace if you like joining me for Mike Lewis who is out this evening is the one the only the world famous Jack's done what's up Jack not much buddy how are you if there are things opening back up up in the I'm reading about king county applying for yeah phase two re opening yeah funny to find that surprising well we've got a but it's not necessarily the most clear or concise re opening plan it's got four different phases to it phase for being there everything's hunky dory and and all open back up again but it it had initially when everything when this all went down governor.

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AIM offers support to community and family of George Floyd

Native America Calling

03:57 min | 1 year ago

AIM offers support to community and family of George Floyd

"The National Native News. I'm Antonio Gonzalez a federal court order vacating. Certain water crossing permits for oil and gas pipelines will stand for now the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a request from the trump administration. Tc Energy and other energy companies to lift a judge's order pending appeal Victoria wicks has more the keystone xl pipeline is routed to cross around seven hundred bodies of water in Montana. Kota in Nebraska. Federal Judge Brian Morris ruled in April that fast track permit used by the US. Army Corps of Engineers did not adequately consider endangered species and their Habitat Judge Morris then invalidated permit twelve for oil and gas pipelines. The trump administration and companies immediately appealed to the ninth circuit and ask the Appeals Court to lift the ruling. That request has been denied attorney. Anthony Swift is director of the natural resources. Defense Council candidate project. Unless there's a court decision reversing the ninth circuit the keystone pipeline for the most part is in limbo swift says. Tc energy could apply for a more stringent corps of engineers permit under the Clean Water Act. But that is a transparent process that takes time and requires consultation in public input. He says the pipeline. Ostensibly could still be built where it doesn't cross water but it's not likely and from a practical perspective you know it would be very difficult to move forward with construction on seven hundred segments without those seen water permit. The water permits remain vacated while the case moves through the ninth circuit which is scheduled to filing a brief until late. September for National Native News. I'm Victoria wicks in rapid city. South Dakota the native American Rights Fund in the University of Colorado Law. School have teamed up and launched a new online legal resource to help tribal self determination efforts during the covid. Nineteen Pandemic Christine Trudeau reports. The new site host resources for applying human rights protections through the United Nations Declaration on the rights of indigenous people aimed at assisting tribal leadership lawyers judges and Council Members University of Colorado Law. School Professor Karen Carpenter says amidst the covid nineteen pandemic rights to ensure health protections for TRIBAL CITIZENS IS AT RISK. Glue seen for example. Some tried trying to set tech points or provide food and supplies for their members and sometimes the neighboring surrounding governments are not entirely supportive of those efforts to put it mildly. Those are cases where indigenous peoples rights are really at stake. I mean tribes have jurisdiction over their land. They have sovereignty and they need those rights to be protected so that they can take care of their members now more than ever carpenter says the site at UN Dash Declaration Dot North Dot. Org will expand the resource offerings more this summer with interactive webinars. End Muddle tribal codes and more. I'm Christine Trudeau. The stories a collaboration with the National Native News and the Solutions Journalism Network members of the American Indian Movement gathered Minneapolis Minnesota Thursday to make a public statement of support to the community and family. George Floyd an African American man who died in police custody this week co directors of aim say the movement was founded in the nineteen sixties in response to police brutality in the Minneapolis area which they say continues today. The group is calling for peace and encouraging community leaders and organizations in Minneapolis Metro area to do the same. After Floyd's death sparked as a protest which have included violence looting and arson about ten members of the American Indian Movement. Spoke during a press. Conference live streamed on social media offering support but calling for an end to the violence. Antonio Gonzales

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"clean water act" Discussed on AP News

AP News

12:04 min | 1 year ago

"clean water act" Discussed on AP News

"The widow of country singer Joe Diffie denies conspiracy theories that say he did not die of the new coronavirus emerges are loaded with the latest some social media users are claiming the Joe Divis death on March 29 was due to lung cancer and that health and government officials are blaming it on covert 19 to exaggerate the viruses threats Diffey had announced days before he had tested positive for the virus his wife tera says in a statement if he did not have long cancer and the conspiracy theories are false and hurtful the confusion appears to have come from an obituary for diffuse father also named Joe Diffie who died of cancer in 2018 the nation's highest court has ruled in favor of environmental groups in a closely watched case involving permits under the clean water act the Supreme Court ruled by a 6 to 3 vote that the discharge of polluted water into the ground rather than directly into nearby waterways does not relieve sewage plants and other industries for environmental requirements under the clean water act the decision came in a case from Hawaii about whether a sewage treatment plant needs a federal permit dissent wastewater deep underground instead of discharging it directly into the Pacific Ocean studies found the waste water reaches the ocean anyway and damaged a coral reef near Maui beach David Hankin a lawyer for Earthjustice who argued the case in the High Court said this is unquestionably a win for people who are concerned about protecting clean water in the United States Jennifer king Washington

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Supreme Court rejects EPA's narrow view of Clean Water Act

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Supreme Court rejects EPA's narrow view of Clean Water Act

"The the nation's widow of highest country court singer has Joe ruled Diffie in favor denies of environmental conspiracy groups theories in a closely that say watched he did case not die involving of the permits new coronavirus under the clean water act emerges the are Supreme loaded Court with the ruled latest by a six to three vote that the discharge some social of media polluted users water into are claiming the ground the Joe rather Divis than death directly on March into twenty nearby ninth waterways was due to lung does cancer not relieve and sewage that health plants and and government other industries officials are blaming for environmental it on covert requirements nineteen to under exaggerate the clean water act the viruses the decision threats came in a case Diffey from Hawaii had announced about days whether before a sewage he treatment had tested plant needs positive a federal for permit the virus dissent his wastewater wife tera deep underground says in a statement instead if he of did discharging not have it directly long cancer into the Pacific and Ocean the conspiracy studies theories found are the false waste water and hurtful reaches the ocean anyway the confusion appears and damaged to have come a coral from reef an obituary near Maui beach for diffuse David father Hankin also a lawyer named for Earthjustice Joe Diffie who who argued died of cancer the case in the in High twenty Court eighteen said this is unquestionably a win for people who are concerned about protecting clean water in the United States Jennifer king Washington

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"clean water act" Discussed on AP News

AP News

10:14 min | 1 year ago

"clean water act" Discussed on AP News

"The Supreme Court ruled by a 6 to 3 vote that the discharge of polluted water into the ground rather than directly into nearby waterways does not relieve sewage plants and other industries former environmental requirements under the clean water act the decision came in a case from Hawaii about whether a sewage treatment plant needs a federal permit dissent wastewater deep underground instead of discharging it directly into the Pacific Ocean studies found the waste water reaches the ocean anyway and damaged a coral reef near Maui beach David Hankin a lawyer for Earthjustice who argued the case in the High Court said this is unquestionably a win for people who are concerned about protecting clean water in the United States Jennifer king Washington

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"clean water act" Discussed on AP News

AP News

10:14 min | 1 year ago

"clean water act" Discussed on AP News

"The Supreme Court ruled by a 6 to 3 vote that the discharge of polluted water into the ground rather than directly into nearby waterways does not relieve sewage plants and other industries former environmental requirements under the clean water act the decision came in a case from Hawaii about whether a sewage treatment plant needs a federal permit dissent wastewater deep underground instead of discharging it directly into the Pacific Ocean studies found the waste water reaches the ocean anyway and damaged a coral reef near Maui beach David Hankin a lawyer for Earthjustice who argued the case in the High Court said this is unquestionably a win for people who are concerned about protecting clean water in the United States Jennifer king Washington

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Supreme Court rejects EPA's narrow view of Clean Water Act

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 1 year ago

Supreme Court rejects EPA's narrow view of Clean Water Act

"The Supreme Court ruled by a six to three vote that the discharge of polluted water into the ground rather than directly into nearby waterways does not relieve sewage plants and other industries former environmental requirements under the clean water act the decision came in a case from Hawaii about whether a sewage treatment plant needs a federal permit dissent wastewater deep underground instead of discharging it directly into the Pacific Ocean studies found the waste water reaches the ocean anyway and damaged a coral reef near Maui beach David Hankin a lawyer for Earthjustice who argued the case in the High Court said this is unquestionably a win for people who are concerned about protecting clean water in the United States Jennifer king Washington

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Supreme Court rejects EPA's narrow view of Clean Water Act

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 1 year ago

Supreme Court rejects EPA's narrow view of Clean Water Act

"The Supreme Court ruled by a six to three vote that the discharge of polluted water into the ground rather than directly into nearby waterways does not relieve sewage plants and other industries former environmental requirements under the clean water act the decision came in a case from Hawaii about whether a sewage treatment plant needs a federal permit dissent wastewater deep underground instead of discharging it directly into the Pacific Ocean studies found the waste water reaches the ocean anyway and damaged a coral reef near Maui beach David Hankin a lawyer for Earthjustice who argued the case in the High Court said this is unquestionably a win for people who are concerned about protecting clean water in the United States Jennifer king Washington

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"clean water act" Discussed on Words on Water

Words on Water

05:10 min | 2 years ago

"clean water act" Discussed on Words on Water

"Susan I would say it goes back to the whole communicate. Communicate communicate idea For me I oversee both the permitting. And the compliance and enforcement activities for our clean water program So we're kind of applying some of that same. Instead of calling it enforcement discretion I will call it regulatory discretion as long as we have a system working with US notifying us. What's going on there? Documenting in their records. What's going on We're going to definitely enforce the law. We're definitely going to protect public health and the environment but we're also going to be Very flexible And reasonable in our approach in trying to deal with noncompliant regardless of whether it's a permit an order or what it is Our biggest concern. Is You know making sure that we are protecting against a waterborne disease outbreak whether it comes from a drinking water scenario or Recreational waters So I know that something that we have committed to being very flexible As long as the system is working with us And also we kind of touched on it two or three times but not in any detail But we are anticipating The system may be operating fine and having no issues. But there's a laboratory issue because the laboratory either is inundated because other laboratories are shut down or because of illness within that laboratory You know laboratory work can't be done remotely So depending on how labs are rotating staff It may become more difficult to get certain Analysis done So we're kind of anticipating that may be where we see some significant noncompliance in that failure to monitor category But as long as systems are letting US know and documenting is Fred has said We're going to be a very open those discussions And why that would not result in some kind of enforcement action or a bigger action or anything So I think laboratory may be the place we see the first real issue of noncompliance The the plants are still operating. We're still protecting public health and environment but we just don't have that documentation because of laboratory capacity. I think that you're likely very correct shelley. Thank you very much. Well we're coming to the close of our time. I wanted to take a moment to thank our speakers. Melanie Davenport Shelly Chart and Fred. Andy's for joining us today again. It's March Twentieth Twenty Twenty. I figure I should mention that because today's circumstances can be very different than tomorrow. Circumstances Claudio if I could turn it over to you and maybe you could describe how we're going to deal with the question and answer section. I'd appreciate it absolutely. Thank you so much Susan in the panel cause us tremendous information. What we intend to do is we will publish a link to this. Webinar and we will include an email that You can use listener and used to send US questions. And we'll be preparing a frequently asked questions document that will be published on the website on Corona virus. And we'll also have a link to this This webinar so it'll be able to connect those two. This webinars well is a full on to Another webinar on yesterday on the situation of operations if you media operations and they go together so if you're listening to this one you might. WanNa listen to that one as well. We thank you again for participation here today in one more time thinking for our speakers at the time in the middle of all this to to share their knowledge and information with you think again and have a nice day and again. Today's March Twentieth Twenty twenty thank you so much. Thank you Susan. Thank you very very much and thank you to the sponsoring this. We appreciate your taking the time and energy to pull it together for us art..

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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 EPA Dramatically Reduces Amount Of Waterways Under Federal Protection

Environment: NPR

03:50 min | 2 years ago

Trump EPA Dramatically Reduces Amount Of Waterways Under Federal Protection

"While much of Washington focuses on the impeachment trial of president trump his administration keeps advancing his deregulatory agenda today the environmental protection agency the finalized a rule that shrinks the number of waterways that are protected by the Clean Water Act. It's a major shift with implications for agriculture industry and water water-quality. NPR's Nathan joins us. Now he nate hale right so as new rule it limits the waterways that get federal protection. What is going on here all right? So what we're talking about here is really the scope of the clean water. ACT The clean. Water Act is pretty clear and that its purpose is to limit the type amount of pollutants that can be discharged into the country's streams rivers lakes all sorts of waterways where it's less clear is around the question of which of of those rivers and streams and waterways specifically should get that protection That has been appointed contention for decades. The Supreme Court has weighed in a couple of times. the Obama Administration in two thousand fifteen tried clarifying and in doing so it expanded the number of waterways got federal protection which was not well received unsurprisingly by farmers ranchers developers They called it a federal overreach. President trump being a developer himself felt very much the same way. He undid that Obama rule last year and this is his replacement it is more restrictive and and it is what we're seeing today so just helped me patriot. This what will not not get protection now under these new rules so I think it's important to really hammer home. A quick point the protections. We're talking about here. Are just federal the Environmental Protection Agency the EPA has been very keen to point out that state protections will still exist for many of these waterways. though you know also important protections vary state to state that said the biggest changes that will see under this new rule have to do with wetlands in smaller streams. It's estimated that about half of the nation's wetlands will lose federal protection under this new rule Which is noteworthy because wetlands not only provide habitat for tons of species But they also help with flood control and they filter a lot of the water. We drink ephemeral streams That's creeks or streams. It only run after rain or snow melt they are gonNA lose all federal protections. They are no longer covered under the clean water. ACT Under this new rule And that's a very big deal. Particularly you know in the arid southwest West California where I am where the vast majority of waterways are considered to be ephemeral. So I imagine that environmental groups are not happy about this change. You would be correct. They are not happy at all. They're worried that you know some of the impacts that just mentioned that this could have negative impacts on drinking water the habitat for species. Because you know as we all know waterways are connected there are also concerns at state. Environmental agencies will not be able to pick up the slack here In the main issue is over the science behind this decision a Science Advisory Board at the EPA posted draft letter last month saying that the new rule which was a proposed. I think at that point is quote in conflict with established sites The trump administration the EPA strongly disagrees with that assessment That assessment but I think ultimately you know like all of these environmental rollbacks. It's going to be decided in the courts the court so you expect groups to bring legal challenges to this rule change change. Yeah no question. Environmental Groups Democratic States which we've seen like I said with all of these trump rollbacks which makes the next election really interesting one of the many things that makes the next election that interesting because the long-term outlook of these rollbacks are really gonna depend on whether he's reelected that is NPR's nate rot? Thanks Nate Yeah yes thank you.

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Supreme Court Case Could Reshape A Significant Environmental Law

Environment: NPR

02:16 min | 2 years ago

Supreme Court Case Could Reshape A Significant Environmental Law

"The US Supreme Court. Today here's a case that could reshape one of the country's most significant environmental laws it centers on a dispute over wastewater and coral coral reefs. Hawaii public radio's Ryan Finnerty reports on Maui. The local government has been injecting treated wastewater underground for decades it was viewed as safer and cheaper cheaper than discharging wastewater into the ocean. which would require a permit under the clean water act? That's because the nineteen seventy two act. Regulates the discharge of pollutants into surface purpose waters like Oceans Lakes rivers but it does not cover pollution of groundwater but in two thousand six. The Hawaii Department of land and natural resources found that coral reefs off the coast of West. Maui were dying. At a rapid rate community members suspected injection wells at the local wastewater treatment plant were to blame. Hannah Bernard is a Marine biologist and director of the Hawaii Wildlife Fund the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case we started organizing meetings and sharing that information and talking about it and then when we got in touch with EPA the Environmental Protection Agency eventually commission to study to find out if there was a physical link between the injection wells and the ocean university. The University of Hawaii geologist Craig Glenn Used Colored Dye to track where wastewater from the injection wells was going. He says the results were conclusive debatable evidenced instead the wastewater was reaching from those wells to the coastline Hindenburg. Yard and other environmentalists sued saying that since the discharge was reaching the ocean. The county was violating the clean water. Act They won twice in federal court but in a similar case from Kentucky. Different appeals court disagreed. The trump administration Chretien is backing Maui county in this case a reversal from the Obama era. EPA It's part of a broader effort to limit federal water protections in favor of state control. David even hank in an attorney representing the Mao plaintiff says the trump administration's stance on groundwater pollution is a departure from longstanding policy. Really it's every administration nations since the enactment of the Clean Water Act versus the trump administration environmentalists say discharging pollution into groundwater is exploiting a loophole. And not what Congress originally originally intended but if the Supreme Court rules in favor of Maui county that loophole could become law

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Showdown over Clean Water Act heads to Supreme Court

Morning Edition

02:16 min | 2 years ago

Showdown over Clean Water Act heads to Supreme Court

"The US Supreme Court today hears a case that could reshape one of the country's most significant environmental laws it centers on a dispute over waste water and coral reefs Hawaii public radio's Ryen Finnerty reports on Maui the local government has been injecting treated wastewater underground for decades it was viewed as safer and cheaper than discharging waste water into the ocean which would require a permit under the clean water act that's because the nineteen seventy to act regulates the discharge of pollutants into surface waters like oceans lakes and rivers but it does not cover pollution of groundwater but in two thousand six the Hawaii department of land and natural resources found that coral reefs off the coast of West now we were dying at a rapid rate community member suspected injection wells at the local wastewater treatment plant were to blame Hannah Bernard is a marine biologist and director of the Hawaii wildlife fund the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case we started organizing meetings and sharing information and talking about it and then we got patches are EPA the environmental protection agency eventually commissioned a study to find out if there was a physical link between the injection wells and the ocean university of Hawaii geologist Craig gland used color dye to track where waste water from the injection wells was going he says the results were conclusive I'm available evidence that the waste water was reaching from those walls to the coastline Hannah Bernard and other environmentalists sued saying that since the discharge was reaching the ocean the county was violating the clean water act they won twice in federal court but in a similar case from Kentucky a different appeals court disagreed the trump administration is backing now we county in this case a reversal from the obamacare EPA it's part of a broader effort to limit federal water protections in favor of state control David Hank in an attorney representing the Maui plaintiff says the trump administration stance on ground water pollution is a departure from long standing policy really every administration since the enactment of the clean water act versus the trump administration environmentalists say discharging pollution into groundwater is exploiting a loophole and not what Congress originally intended but if the Supreme Court rules in favor of Maui county that loophole could become

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EPA Carries out Trump Threat, Cites San Francisco for Water Pollution Linked to Homeless Crisis

Casual Times

07:52 min | 2 years ago

EPA Carries out Trump Threat, Cites San Francisco for Water Pollution Linked to Homeless Crisis

"Thing. where broadcasting today from San Francisco where president trump is continuing an all out attack on the city's homeless population and political leaders on Wednesday the trump administration filed an environmental notice of violation against San Francisco falsely claiming the city's homelessness crisis has caused water pollution this is trump announcing the move in a tirade against house speaker Nancy Pelosi who is home district is San Francisco. focus on our own district you see what's happening to our district we call it ten city it's terrible in fact we just sent a violation to the city of San Francisco unsafe water unsafe conditions environmental EPA are EPA which is doing a great job is sending Nancy Pelosi with all the talk about EPA. his needles and drugs all over the street this tense there's people that are dying in squalor. in the best location in San Francisco it used to be a great city now you have to see what's happened to San Francisco you happen to see what what's what the Democrats have allowed to happen. city officials have repeatedly rejected trump's unfounded claims that homelessness is connected to water quality the EPA's action comes a week after environmental protection agency chief financial Wheeler said in a letter to California governor Gavin Newsom that California's failing to enforce the clean water act Wheeler has also threatened to pull billions of dollars in federal highway funding to California accusing it of having the worst air quality in the United States a spokesperson for governor news and has called trump's most political retribution against California plain and simple California is home to twelve percent of the country's population but half of the country's on sheltered homeless people president trump has been pushing for a crackdown on the crisis for weeks The Washington Post reported last month trump ordered the White House officials to launch this effort and that his administration is considering actions like destroying homeless encampments California congressman roe kana told The Washington Post yet again this is bravado for trump's base with no interest in the actual policy experts recommendations to solve an issue conoce at for more we're joined here in San Francisco by two guests Jennifer Frieden Bach is the executive director of the coalition on homelessness and Paul Boden is the executive director of the western regional advocacy project or wrap a homeless advocacy group he was formerly homeless himself Jennifer freedom back let's begin with you the attack by president trump specifically on California now in San Francisco saying that homeless people are responsible for water pollution can you respond overall. yeah I mean it's it's ridiculous on on a few fronts first of all corsair Francisco filters its water there's there's no link to water pollution but more importantly is that trump himself is in a position where he could truly address this crises we have a situation where we have you know in San Francisco about twenty one thousand people experiencing homelessness every year and that can be traced right back to his feet on his wedding gauged in massive cuts to hide he's also done in action in restoring the hud budget which is where the roots of this crisis began when you know the hud budget has been cut so dramatically starting in the late seventies and through the early eighties and has continued since just this divestment from insuring that people in the US have a safe and decent place to call home so it's really ironic that he's complaining about it and then causing the problem and doing nothing to solve it. well I'd like to turn to had secretary that's housing and urban development secretary Ben Carson discussing California's housing crisis on fox news last month. a lot of these people have mental health issues a lot of men of drug addiction some of them simply have fallen on hard times and don't know how to deal with it but as a compassionate society it is something that we have to do something about we can't just talk about it should it be the responsibility of the federal government now these are local problems and the things that work best are when the local authorities take appropriate attention to these problems and then the federal government can help from the state government can help them. so that's had secretary Dr Ben Carson I po Boden if you could respond yeah it's just it's so profoundly ridiculous that this is the person that's running hi when you look at the nineteen thirty seven housing act that created. it said very clearly and that legislation that it was the federal government's responsibility to ensure that people have a clean safe adequate place to live in nineteen ninety eight they amended that to say the federal government cannot be held accountable to do that during the welfare reform must that Newt Gingrich and signed by Clinton but the reason hide was created in this is the individual charged with administering that that federal department is to ensure housing is available to poor people throughout the United States and this is in a California or a San Francisco issue sample California may have a larger number of people according to hides point in time head count but that's because they go out on January twenty fifth every other year and do a head count and that's how they did they come up with the number of homeless people in the United States that's ridiculous and of course warm weather climates are gonna have a higher number we don't know what the number of homeless people as with any specificity because it's something that poor people go in and out of all the time this is a federal responsibility to ensure that people in the United States have a decent place to live that they can afford and we now spend fifty four billion dollars a year in two thousand four constant dollars less on affordable housing than we did before the homeless crisis kicked in in the early nineteen eighties restore that funding look at the cause and effect of eliminating that funding and you'll see the numbers of homeless people go way down because we all know nothing and homelessness like a home. I'd like to turn to San Francisco mayor London braid talking about the causes of homelessness and San Francisco she was interviewed on PBS last month. housing affordability is at the core of what I know is a challenge for even middle income families struggling to live in San Francisco between twenty ten and twenty fifteen the city we concentrate on jobs jobs jobs with a two point six percent unemployment rate but during that same time for every eight jobs we create it we created one unit of housing and then it was like a battle between people who are moving here people have lived here folks are being pushed out of communities that they were born and raised in like my friends and family and and including the public housing I grew up in it was three hundred units it was torn down and only two hundred units were built so there were a lot of mistakes that were made around housing and housing production and over around a portable housing

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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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"Thursday and I am very happy that John Nichols is joining us on the program this afternoon John Nichols is with the nation magazine you know another time is past it's been a few days since David coke passed away I kind of them the person who tends not to attack people as soon as I find out that they have died I do you know try to give it a little bit of time for it to settle in and then if it's somebody who I think is not an admirable person though it is a person whose name is pretty well known yeah I'll wait a few days before I talk about it and I think that's what we need to do now in most of the press he's been described fairly innocuous late as a conservative billionaire who donated to conservative causes but he's not just that and fortunately John Nichols has been a writing he wrote a marvelous peace in the nation about David coke about his father and about his brother his father and he both sides now but Charles coke lives John Nichols is with us now John it's good to talk with you again thanks for being here it's a pleasure to be with you so listen I I want to talk about who David cook really was I think the piece that you wrote by the way is really great I was reading so many things that I thought just did not tell us the story and you did it in a few short pages you really gave us you know a good glimpse at who this guy who just died was it one of the things you say the first paragraph is that if you throw enough money around two things will happen the machinery of election hearing in governing will adjust to the cash flow and the recipients of your your like Jess we'll take your calls I think that second part is rather self evident what do you mean by that the first part the machinery of election nearing and governing will adjust to the cash flow what are you focused and I really important element of this and and this is what we need to understand money in politics is not just bad yes it close to people you don't like not just bad if it's on the right or if you happen to disagree if it's on the lot right balance because there is such an infrastructure of politics in this country that lives are in stock the money that comes in and asks if very wealthy people enter into the political process in eighteen and consistent way again not just as David coke or OR any other individual it's very wealthy people come and what they know is that if they maintain a a long term pattern of investment if they keep that money coming in if the structure of politics will begin to adjust to satisfy that flow of money to reflect what it wants to talk about to highlight what that money once and thought well I work for you you used a very important word you said investment it's not just a donation it's actually an invest precisely and again we're not here to beat up even coke as opposed to twenty other folks it's just that he became the poster boy for a deeper more fundamental issue and again it's that adjustment to the money that really is the problem let me give you the best way of saying it okay when David coke began to get involved in a big way in politics back in the late seventies early eighties most Republicans not all but most Republicans identified as environmentalists an eight number of them back then talking about what we now refer to as climate change not all of them there were some more you know dollars and did not airs all its not a false premise here but remember it was Richard Nixon again under pressure from grassroots movement certainly reflecting the tenor of the times it was Richard Nixon who signed the great extensions of the clean air act the clean water act created the environmental protection agency Gerald Ford actually was it was quite sympathetic to the environment and so the the mainstream of the Republican Party of was not so different and in some ways some individuals even better than the Democratic Party now look after this passage of time at it incredible shipped in where the Republican Party is an issue and you ask yourself the date certainly just wake up some morning decided in like science or perhaps a political party over a substantial period of time a geologist shoe that involve money yeah well they I think they there's no argument that they did you mention the the father of David and what's his name Fred just like trump for red yeah yeah right so okay so he was one of the founders of the birch said the John birch society and you know if you read some of the things about the John birch society it almost seems as if that is the Republican Party today other writers who have suggested this and it's not a radical notion the fascinating thing about it is that when the John birch society began to develop in the late nineteen fifties it developed largely as an assault on the Republican Party not not the Democrats the John birch yours didn't like the Democrats disagreed with them passionately but even mention their focus on attacking the white I use an hour as some sort of do or spoon showed of foreign powers and so they started it you know and goofy place in a in an absurd place but the tragedy I would say a modern American politics is that a lot of their paranoia there are certainly has now been incorporated into the mainstream and again ask yourself or how does that happen that happened because everybody just kind of show that way or does it happen because immense amounts of money election cycle after election cycle and structurally through groups like the American legislative exchange council in all sorts of other Leahy nonpartisan organization you know over time really to create a dynamic and again that's what I would argue happened to it the the coke and with Charles coke and frankly again to emphasize this network of donors that's been associated with them time date have succeeded in moving some I would argue pretty extreme ideas so the idea is that by the way this is I think it you know these are we better be careful about being one of these guys I don't think you really can be Hey John but I want to caution I want to bring a listener on here because I know her if she is married in camp maker and she has been involved for many many years in protest and action concerning the bohemian Grove up here north of San Francisco in in cinema county so merry is on the line and I think she's got some insights into the coke boys to very high you're on with John Nichols go ahead well it's good to be back with you on the growth in the Cup yeah it never goes away Mary it sure doesn't so I I just really appreciate your taking the call I'm sure you knew already but I didn't know if your listeners knew that David and Charles the two brothers have been not members of the bohemian the very exclusive men's club up in Sonoma county that meets every July and has for a hundred and fifty years it's an all male membership they don't allow women although we sued them back in the day and they now have to hire women but the prostitutes to go across the river well that's a whole different kind of employment as a prostitute to get a lot more money than the working women out there but I II do you know the name and John Louis Gerstner I've heard the name yes yeah he was very close with it boasts the coke brothers eighty he's been in some of the write ups they've talked about him the Carlyle group chairman IBM CEO right right E. I mentioned will allow he's a member in this just shows you how old the Grove is situated because of the eBay bills that were members of the midway camp people have to understand there's a hundred and fifty different camps with in the Grove and there's a pecking order among those well who else who else is in the camp with the cokes well that's what I'm saying with Gerstner and and midway camp is right up there with Mandalay which is another very exclusive club a Richard Myers he is the general of kept chairman of the joint chiefs of staff he's another member at that time not with them Harlan crow he's a long time Republican benefactor I mean that this is the elite of the elite and I just kinda wanted since I knew you were going to do this program I didn't wanna let you know that there is a local connection with stated and so merry I I think that sometime soon we should do another show on the Bahamian Grover and what goes on there so that people are aware that this isn't just you know a men's club where they walk around naked in P. on trees that there's nothing the insidious that goes on there were public policy is being discussed between only three days major government people and there were these kings of industry and a lot of times public policy is determined outside public scrutiny and that is the major objection to it so merry thank you let me get to that let me get John to respond to this John this may also be one of the ways that you know the coax another billionaires find their way and their influence they find it to their money and they find it to these exclusive crop clubs where they rub elbows and they determine policy and the public has no influence on any of this well I I would defer to you folks are Californians and follow the developments in your grow out there globes but what I can suggest to you is this that if you begin to look at the coke brothers are the the truth of the matter is that they created an exclusive club of their own and that was their annual summit seminars may help anyone that that you know some of the best hotels in the country had high level security there are clues events you know a lot of media but they had a group today have had over many years a group of very very wealthy donors who would get together and amazingly enough the the key players in the Republican Party over the last decade have troops to these events there was one thing I wrote about a number of years ago I followed obviously Alec the cokes and so many different groups for very long time with one and then one time a few years ago I think it was gathering in New Mexico in the house of representatives came out of session and Paul Ryan whose minister does the speaker of the house back home to Wisconsin where he was from that would've been closer easier but when the house when out of action Lou straight to New Mexico to do the cult okay I mean there this is the power of this network of donors as regards the direction of the Republican Party especially in the period from about two thousand eight two thousand nine until about a couple years ago was overwhelming one of the fascinating things is a point so much money into this process and push things in my opinion to.

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"clean water act" Discussed on KQED Radio

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04:13 min | 3 years ago

"clean water act" Discussed on KQED Radio

"From NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. President Trump heads to El Paso, Texas today to make another pitch for his border wall. As NPR's tamra Keith reports, this comes as bipartisan budget talks on Capitol Hill have stalled members of the conference committee seeking compromise on border security funding, say the talks have reached an impasse over immigration and customs enforcement detention beds. Democrats proposed a cap on the number of ice detention beds used for interior enforcement in an effort, they say to force the Trump administration to prioritize arresting and deporting serious criminals now law abiding immigrants. The White House has called for a significant increase in funding for ice detention beds. President Trump who has stayed out of these negotiations responded on Twitter, saying Democrats are suddenly behaving irrationally the acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, says he can't rule out another government shutdown at the end of this week. But said. Says they don't want it to come to that tamra. Keith NPR news news reports say California Democratic governor Gavin Newsom is prepared to withdraw several hundred national guard troops from the border with Mexico. The Associated Press says about one hundred troops would remain on duty under California's agreement with the federal government there to focus on combating crime such as drug and weapon smuggling. This follows a decision by New Mexico's democratic governor to withdraw troops from that state's border. Thousands of Denver public school. Teachers are going on strike today. They're demanding changes in how they're paid. They wanted increase in base salaries and bass the school district to stop relying on one time bonuses as incentives, but Denver public school. Superintendent Suzanne korva says the school district has compromised a great deal to meet teachers demands we've moved way past the middle. The Denver school district says the bonuses are way to help teachers working in high poverty areas or in challenging classrooms. The. Superintendent says the district has offered an average ten percent pay increase for teachers starting next school year. Members of the public will be allowed to pay respects to former Michigan democratic congressman John Dingell today from member station W D T Quinn Klein filter reports the Dingle died last week at the age of ninety two. The visitation is in Dearborn part of the southeastern Michigan area. John Dingell represented for six decades in the US house as he helped push through laws like Medicare and the clean water act is follow tomorrow by funeral mass there with speakers, including civil rights icon, congressman John Lewis and former vice president Joe Biden dingoes casket will then be flown to Washington where a second mass will be held Thursday with former President Bill Clinton's scheduled to give remarks Dingle a veteran of World War. Two will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery for NPR news. I'm Quentin Klein filter in Detroit. You're listening. To NPR news from news. Good morning. I'm Brian watt. The Oakland school board is expected to vote tonight on a plan to cut nearly twenty two million dollars from next year's budget cake. Education reporter Vanessa Ron ganja has more. The proposal calls for eliminating up to nearly one hundred and fifty full time positions. Mostly offs would hit central administration staff, but about sixty school employees paid for by the central office could be laid off district officials CD need to make the cuts in order to deal with a projected budget shortfall in to free up money to pay teachers more, I'm Vanessa rank. De news BART's first morning starting an hour later had a few glitches the agency beginning today is starting rail service at five instead of four AM. So it can do seismic retrofit work on the transbay tube for the next three and a half years at some stations. It's partnering with other local transit agencies to offer an early bird express bus service at El cerrito del Norte, the first bus arrived twenty minutes late this morning. Most of the buses bring riders to the temporary transbay terminal in San Francisco. I was there last hour and spoke to San Francisco airport worker, Shannon showers where you for.

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