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Native America Calling
"department interior" Discussed on Native America Calling
"If you are aged 45 years or older, it may be time to talk with the healthcare professional about colon cancer screening, Medicare, Medicaid and the marketplace have you covered for more information, visit healthcare dot gov or call 803 one 8 two 5 9 6. A message from the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. Thanks for tuning in to native America calling. I'm Sean spruce. We're getting an update on the push to name more than 700 square miles of land in Nevada, a national monument. President Biden promised to put of equal may under federal monument protection. However, just last week he postponed a chance to follow through. Do you have a comment or question about today's show? Are you concerned with the delay regarding federal protections for a week will may might mean? Give us a call at one 809 9 6 two 8 four 8 one 809 9 6 two 8 four 8. Our phone lines are open. We've got Taylor Patterson on the line in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she's the executive director of the native voter alliance of Nevada and Taylor before break you were talking a little bit about the uniqueness of Nevada tribes and with regard to this coast stewardship model. Please continue your what you were saying. Yeah, absolutely. So what I was drawing the comparison to is we have a lot smaller tribes in Nevada and frankly are just under resourced to completely manage a big parcel of land like and so what I was talking about before with all of the tribes that have been involved in this project, it really takes a lot of tribes to put work into this to be able to even get the federal designation, let alone to have complete post stewardship over these parcels of land. And so my point while long winded is that we're smaller tribes out here and it's going to take a lot of us to really be able to band together and get this project done. And so we've seen that with E. coli and the entire process of getting everybody that has ancestral ties involved in this. Also on the show today is Alan O'Neill at former National Park Service superintendent. Alan, do you see any drawbacks to national monument status with regard to tribal lands such as of equal me? No, I don't. Obviously, we see this as an opportunity to have the tribes playing a much larger role in planning and stewardship of this area. But I think the national monument designation was the right vehicle because it provides permanent protection and this is something that tries to an interested in a long time. This is their ancestral lands and it's important that we have that they play a large role in how this is eventually stewarded. This is an important cultural historic landscape, but it's also a very important ecological landscape. This is probably the best this is the best desert tortoise habitat. We have anywhere in Nevada, but as important as it does or tortoises, there's also 50 other plant and animal species that are listed as a special status because there's some concern, but their conservation over long-term. So having that concentration of special status species and this landscape is important that they be protected. That's also the eastern terminus of the world's largest Joshua tree force. In fact, the largest Joshua tree in Nevada is found within this landscape and unusual for the Mojave desert. This is a very unique grasslands, which are usually find in the Mojave desert. So there's like 28 species of native grasses that are in here and very significant for measure. I can't recall any place within the Mojave desert doesn't have these kinds of grasslands. So in addition, this is important for bighorn cheap migration. They move back and forth between these mountains. An important birding area, this area is actually by Audubon as an important birding area. So Jason to the Pacific flyway coming up the Colorado River system, but it also has an unusual combination of bird some of which are more common in the sonoran desert. So in terms of raptor species, there's like 28, 18 different raptor species here. It's also Harry has one of the highest concentrations of goal and eagles anywhere in the states. So, you know, from an ecological and cultural standpoint, this is an incredible landscape, but also for resources like dark knight sky and natural quiet and the visual resource this landscape does offer the opportunity to protect some of The Dark Knight sky and kind of the rural lifestyle here. And Alan, if you could share what was the most pressing threat to me, which makes these protections so valuable. Well, it was in gesture development. Primarily wind development. And some solar. There are two really bad wind projects, a searchlight wind project, followed by which was actually a suit brought by private landowner in here and prevailed against BLM and the courts canceled that project. And then the Crescent peak wind project, which was a devastating wind project in terms of here. It created an industrial island surrounded by area that we worked decades trying to protect and that particular project had like 200 over 200 wind turbines, about 700 feet high with about 20 miles of ridge line. So that would have forever changed us landscape. And so when the department interior and December of 2000 18 cancel that Crescent peak wind project, that was kind of a wake up call that we better get our act together here and determine what it is we want to do collectively to protect us landscape or we're going to we're going to be fighting the next bad project and we're all supportive of renewable energy, but like Taylor said it's it depends upon location. We're possible place you could put. Okay. Yeah, and along those lines with regard to location. I mean, what does this mean for the energy supply without a wind farm at this location of equa may? Are there any alternatives for those projects to still provide renewable energy?
Native America Calling
"department interior" Discussed on Native America Calling
"National native news is produced by quantic broadcast corporation with funding by the corporation for public broadcasting. Support by sinofsky chambers law, championing tribal sovereignty and Native American rights since 1976 from opioids litigation to treaty rights to tribal self governance, with offices in Washington, D.C., New Mexico, California, and Alaska. Sinofsky chambers law. Support by vision maker media, envisioning a world changed and healed by understanding native stories in the public conversations they generate. 45 plus years of native stories and indigenous knowledge through film and media can be found at vision maker media dot org. Native voice one the Native American radio network. This is native America calling. I'm Sean spruce. Hope rose briefly when The White House announced president Joe Biden would fly to Nevada and formally dedicate 450,000 acres into the aviko may national monument. The administration abruptly canceled that trip, tribes and others say they await further communication from The White House and department of interior on what happens next. Biden has promised the national monument status for the area that at least a dozen tribes consider sacred. Much of the land is already controlled by the bureau of land management. A monument designation will add additional protections while preserving tribal access for cultural and spiritual reasons. the importance of the aviko meland and the work that's been done to gain federal protection. We want to hear from you. What do you think about working together with the federal government to protect important land? Give us a call at one 809 9 6 two 8 four 8. That's one 809 9 native. Joining us now from Las Vegas, Nevada is Taylor Patterson. She's the executive director of the native voter alliance of Nevada. She's bishop paiute, Taylor, welcome back to native America calling. Thank you so much, Sean. Good morning. And I'm so excited to be here. Good morning to you as well, Taylor. And joining us from Henderson, Nevada, is Alan O'Neill. He's the adviser for the national parks conservation association, founder of get outdoors, Nevada, and a former National Park Service superintendent. Alan, welcome to native America calling. Thank you so much, John. It's a real pleasure to be here. Taylor, this postponement of the national monument dedication. What do you know about the delay and how concerning is it to you? It's definitely disappointing. So this past Friday, march 10th was actually a hundred days since President Biden announced at The White House tribal summit, his intention to designate. So I'm definitely disappointed, you know, we had this big high moment of excitement when news broke and a bunch of leaks happen that the president would be coming out to Las Vegas and would be finally designating the monument. Once we had also learned that those plans had been walked back, it was very disappointing. So I'm just hoping that we can get it soon. And to my knowledge, there's no big issue or I know that was the question on a lot of people's minds was, oh no, is this putting the monument at risk? Is there an issue? Is this not going to be designated moving forward? But I still remain really hopeful that things are going forward as planned. It was just a scheduling issue. Alan, same question to you. I know it's been a few years since you've been personally involved, but how do you feel now that the president is so much closer to designating of equal May as a national monument? Well, we're excited. This will have been a long process. We started this process, I would say, back in the late 1990s, when we were working to get spirit mountain itself designated as a traditional cultural property. And we've been through long process to try and get this landscape protected, fighting really bad industrial level projects in this landscape and our efforts to really work on the national monument started and. Three years ago when the department interior canceled the Crescent peak wind project we got together and decided that if we didn't do anything quickly, we're going to lose us landscape to industrial development, which forever changed the character of this because there's a lot of work over the years that have been done to protect part of the Mojave landscape on the California side with the Mojave national preserve and the Mojave trails national monument and the castle mountains national monument. But that same level of protection wasn't done on the Nevada side over the years. So we even though some of this lot of this landscape was overlaid with area of critical environmental concern to protect the desert, tortoise that was an administrative determination that could be changed by future administrations and sets. So we wanted to have permanent protection. So this effort started in earnest I would say in about march of 2000 and 19 so about three years ago, Taylor, until recently, tribes have been a little bit weary of partnering with the federal government and protecting sacred lands. Can you tell us, what are the advantages and disadvantages that come with this? So of course, I completely understand that weariness and sort of the hesitation because so often we've had issues in the past working with the federal government. I don't need to tell Indian countries how rough it's been for us with the federal government. But when you're looking at a place specifically like Nevada, where we're over 85% public lands, most of the lands that we held sacred are not in tribal control. They're not land that we already have access to nor is Atlanta that we are able to either buy back or to get sovereignty over. So working with the federal government is essential in putting us back into that process and putting tribal leadership back into the conversation. I think it can be really dependent to on the agency you're working with. I know everybody has a different experience in Nevada. We really heavily work with bureau of land management and I know for a lot of the tribes I speak with that are on both sides of the border, whether that's California, Nevada, Arizona, Nevada, you know, we have a lot of tribes that are in both states all over the border of Nevada, the difference in BLM can really vary depending on which side of the border you're on. So it's a process that can be really tough, but I think what's important is that we're the federal government and agencies are getting better at consultation. Is there leaps and bounds that they have to go? Absolutely. But the more we push to work with them, the more they're going to get better at it. And so I think it's a good process. I think we can still grow a lot and I know at the federal level, there's been an effort placed on consultation and going into meaningful consultation. I also know that the state of Nevada has worked at the state legislature level to try to strengthen that Bond. But I know all of the states surrounding us have been working on that process as well. I think some of the issue that occurs when working with the federal government is really
Native America Calling
"department interior" Discussed on Native America Calling
"So given that this show is a 2021 wrap up, we start with looking back at the accomplishments of our first Native American secretary of the interior Deb Holland who is the head of the department interior. She has launched an investigation into the atrocities that our country's residential schools and has been driven to replace offensive place names. And she's also been trailblazing in making history as the first native cabinet secretary in our country's history. And there are some of the highlights. These are just some of the highlights in the past year from a native perspective. And while we are currently enjoying an NFL season without the former name of the Washington D.C. team, we endured the Atlanta baseball teams, fans chanting while they call the tomahawk chalk tomahawk chop during the World Series and as always there was several offensive comments and events at the political educational fronts, but there was a lot of work being done by Illuminati to change all of this. So we'll talk about all of that today and we want to hear from you what stands out for to you from this past year in terms of Indian country news. Give us a call at one 809 9 6 two 8 four 8. Now it's one 809 9 native. Now our first guest is Lachey Wesley. She is the rapid response campaign manager for Illumina's and she is the citizen of the choctaw nation of Oklahoma. And I was so deep in conversation with arcane VA news director trip that I didn't see the show note that from our producer that you weren't actually able to hear him, so I don't know how they've fixed it on there and but I hope we've been able to move on from that. And I apologize for that technical issue. So just to get started, though, with Lachey, welcome to native America calling. Hello, thank you for having me. Thank you so much. For those who don't know, can you share with us about Illuminati? Yeah, absolutely. Illuminative is a woman led native led nonprofit organization. We work in social justice and mainly focus on correcting the false narratives that are out there about native people. We make sure that native people are accurately and well represented in pop culture and in media. Thank you. And what are some of the things that you're most proud of from this last year in terms of the accomplishments of Illuminati's in media and television and beyond? Yeah, it's been an amazing year. There are so many things that we can just take time to reflect back on from the major accomplishments that have taken place in Hollywood as well as the various conversations about Native American mascots, ultimately the guardians revealing their brand new name and also some just major steps forward with schools and school districts across the country, those are the big kind of things that stick out in my mind. So can you speak more about the gains when it comes to native sports mascots? I know that I mentioned Cleveland guardians and Washington D.C. football team changed their name. So what does it mean for native representation and sports and in the national conversation? Yeah, absolutely. You know, the one thing that we all saw and you discussed this earlier is the Atlanta Braves playing in the World Series this year. And I think all of us were upset to see the tomahawk chop, see the native imagery that the team is still using. The fact that that happened on broadcast TV and the middle of the World Series, a huge game in sports world that gets international attention. That was very upsetting to see. But I think what we really noticed is kind of a shift in Americans understandings of the mask issue of the mascot issue. We saw journalists and sports reporters. They were really holding the MLB in the franchise accountable for continuing to use the tomahawk top. I think a lot of people agree now that this is unacceptable. And I think that that bad press had a real big impact on the braves. And I think ultimately, they will see that this is this change that needs to take place. I think there has been big successes this year with the Cleveland guardians announcing their new name, branding was very exciting, kind of demonstrated how their franchise can move forward in a positive and exciting way. So as someone that doesn't work with Illuminati's closely all that I see going on that is making the changes as these amazing graphics on your Instagram and these social media campaigns that you execute so well. So I know there's so much that's happening behind the scenes. Can you share with our listeners, some of the other ways beyond what I just described that illuminated helps move the needle in terms of making sure that in sports, native people are better represented and slurs are not used. Yeah, I think a lot of the work that we do is education. And I think people are learning more and more about the psychological research that is out there that shows that mascots actually harm young people. And I think that's the biggest thing that we do a lot behind the scenes is educate people about that research. Shows that students face discrimination as a result of these native mask gods at lower self esteem, increases rate of depression. Very serious and harmful consequences for our young people. So I think we do a lot of work to educate people about that. And we do a lot of loud work, which is calling out these companies and these franchises that continue to hold these mascots and that have native imagery. Our producer says the last time you're on the show, you were talking about Rick santorum's comments about America being built from nothing. What has developed on that issue? Well, it's very exciting that Rick santorum was let go, you know, that is no longer on CNN. I think we had a very good conversation and support from the native community and many different organizations and leaders. Talking about how news organizations, CNN needs to do a better job of educating staff about native issues about Indian law and make sure that native people are represented in the newsroom. Speaking of representation in the newsroom, what can you speak to the progress in Hollywood and media news when it comes to native representation? Yeah. I think that's where it's been in a really exciting and thrilling year, you know, there were two amazing shows that premiered this year, rather fall premiered in April on peacock TV. It was created by a Navajo woman Sierra teller or nellis is starred Janish meeting also Michael grey eyes. They're in the process of filming season two. So it's obviously in a success that's moving on to season two. And most recently, reservation dogs, which premiered on in August, it airs on FX on Hulu. It had an all native writers room. It has renewed for a second season. It's even received a word nominations from the Golden Globes, critics, choice, and it's a huge success with critics, which is really exciting to see, and I think these two shows are very different. And I think that can show kind of the depth of stories that are out there. And I think it is so important that native people are both in front and behind the camera and also.
The Charlie Kirk Show
"department interior" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"The question is Charlie, do you think that voters are we are going to take back the house of long question? Are we going to take back the House of Representatives in 2022? That is Teresa from South Dakota. God bless you guys. Let's play cut one 29. We're Kevin McCarthy, says she Nancy Pelosi. What is she more concerned with? Lame duck or getting on her fell farewell tour or working for the American people. Cut one 29. The vote today is rushed and irresponsible. It just continues to raise the question of a speaker. She more concerned than just being a lame duck, getting on her farewell tour or working for the American public. One 27 continues, McCarthy says how Democrats are trying to vote on the bill without knowing much about it and here's the thing. I want to say this. I'm always prepared to be disappointed by a Democrat. But currently, as of the recording of this right now, as you hear my voice all across the greatest nation ever to exist in the history of the world, Joe Manchin has been awesome. I know it could change at any time. I know he could wake up with a dead horse's head in his bed. I know that, I mean, literally, eco terrorists started to surround his car and harass him intimidate him and threaten him, and if Republicans could you imagine if Republicans did that to Pelosi, they'd be say they're trying to kidnap him. So Kevin McCarthy says and cut one 27, that. Without knowing much, it's going to cost the American people how much going to raise their tax. So just so you guys know, in the last couple weeks, environmentalists storm the department of interior and forcibly tried to go into the building, insurrection, never reported. Environmentalists surrounded Joe Manchin's car and no one covers it. Why is all this happening? It's because mansion is holding the line, and he deserves credit for that. I think the more flak he gets from the left, the happier he gets. I really do. I think he also enjoys being the most powerful person in the country right now, and he is. Cut one 27, Kevin McCarthy and what's going on in D.C.? He has his members who work for him, and the administration down here trying to influence. He has his administration as cabinet members, calling trying to influence Democrats to vote for it. Even though they don't have a score on what it costs or what it would do to this country. So yes, I have a long opinion, but it's not just my opinion. And it's not just in America it's around the world. So we're trying to change the course. We're trying to build back that America could actually have jobs in America and not put a tax code that punishes people. You are looking at probably the next Speaker of the House. Kevin McCarthy. Every single piece of information is pointing to that. Not to mention. Senator cinema was recorded by illegal aliens, illegally in the bathroom for opposing this agenda. So Manchin has his car surrounded department interior stormed by eco terrorist cinema gets followed into the bathroom. We're told that's all that we're told that's all part of the process. Okay, let's go to one more question here. Boy, we have a lot of different questions of people that have emailed us, freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com. Here's one. Hey Charlie, how can they keep on calling us white supremacists when winsome Sears, a black woman wins statewide? This is a really good question. That is Earl from New Mexico. Let's play cut one 22 when some Sears goes off on Democrats. I'm telling you right now, I'm a big fan of this woman. You know what I like about Virginia? They're term limited to one term, so they don't care about getting reelected. They could be super based. She tweets out my followers and telling me I'm based, okay. She's an awesome. Cut one 22. The Democrat run cities, the Democrat ram. Counties, states. They're losing..
Can He Do That?
"department interior" Discussed on Can He Do That?
"Joe biden has prioritize climate. Change like no president ever has before yet. That's still not enough. That's jamal rod. He's the co founder and executive director of evergreen action which is a climate change policy and advocacy organization. Jamal has been fighting for progressive change on climate policy and i was curious for a climate activists. Take on biden's performance. So i i asked him how he thinks. Biden is doing on climate. His legacy will be tested by numerous issues but none more so than climate change. They're going to judge him on whether he took bold enough action to defeat the climate crisis and create a new economy. Run on one hundred percent clean energy years from now. It'll be a question of whether we did enough or let the last best opportunity to reckon with this slip. By frankly at this point if i had to give him a great it would be incomplete because it's not the first six months of matter. It's the next six months you know. They started off boldly with the pause on fossil fuel. Leasing ending the keystone excel pipeline. Appointing folks like secretary deb holland who cares about climate deeply at the department interior gene mccarthy to run the new white house climate office these are all positive elements. I think it's just hard to say that anyone is doing enough right now. I think that they've done a lot of good. There's a lot to look back on this positive as far as climate. But it's not enough. There's more that needs to be done. Can we pass a reconciliation bill in the next few months here. That actually has bold standards in our most polluting sectors of economy that make major investments to create the clean energy jobs that we need that centers justice while doing it focuses on creating jobs and on the communities that have borne the brunt of the pollution the communities hit i in worse by the climate crisis. And if they don't get this reconciliation bill done. They're going to be coming with empty hands to glasgow at the un conference where we really need to show that america's back on the international stage as far as climate leadership. And why is it so important for the us to have a prominent role in fighting climate change. We are the historical biggest emitter of carbon emissions and we have to show leadership in if we are asking the world to decarbonised by mid century than we need to do that before. Then and what's really important here is that we look at the reconciliation bill as the cold to tackling that goal and there's a lot of provisions in the draft reconciliation bill in the budget top lines. That could get us there and one of the most important pieces of it is the clean electricity payment program that would act like a clean electricity standard. If we can clean up our electricity grid and then run everything on the grid. Are our cars our buildings and then make the grid clean. That would take us a lot of the way there and so i. I really want us to see bold investments in clean electricity grid. I really wanna see us. Invest environmental justice to meet the initiative to make forty percent of our investments in black and brown and indigenous communities. That have been hit first. In worst by this crisis we need investing clean buildings so that our buildings are run on that clean electricity sector and we need a green bank to help propel jobs in clean energy job creations so those are the things that i'm looking for as kind of key pieces. We need the reconciliation bill. We need to fight for them to be invested at at a at a higher level and to keep those provisions in as we go through this process but as a good positive first step. Those are in the bill as currently written now. Now all of these conversations and congress are happening on the backdrop of the release of the new u. n. Report this week. Experts are saying that this is yet another wakeup call to really act on climate change. So what do you think. Do you have hope that this moment will bring significant change you know the takeaway from this report is that we don't need anymore. Reports scientists have been telling us for years we need to act boldly now to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. I think of this summer the summer. Twenty twenty one as a point when americans realized that climate change is no longer a chart or graph or happening in some far off future. It's happening in their communities right now. In communities across america. I'm from seattle. Which was experiencing record breaking heat waves and had the driest spring since nineteen twenty four california's a tinderbox waiting to explode with droughts wildfires. We've seen extreme weather all across this nation. We've seen smoke from western. Wildfires hit new york city in dc a few weeks ago. This is something that people are seeing their own is that are feeling in their own lungs and we may surpass the one point five degree warming threshold but we have a window opportunity to prevent the most dire outcomes and save lives. We need to take this opportunity with the stakes being so high. So i'm curious for your perspective on this. Why do you think that climate change is such difficult political circumstances. Why is climate a political problem. I think the basic problem is that the science around this has gotten polarized much like everything else in our society. The republican party in the united states is one of the only few in the international community that reject climate science and don't think that burning fossil fuels is a systemic problem. This may be due to the fact that the republican party is bought and paid for by the fossil fuel industry in case we have forgotten because we keep hearing that two thousand fourteen has been the warmest year on record. Asked the chair. You know what this is. It's a snowball and that just from outside here. So it's very very cold out very unseasonable so mr president catch this but it is a unique problem in the world. We've seen the conservative prime minister. Boris johnson in the uk call for ending the sale of internal combustion engines in cars and promote. Tv's by a date. Certain by twenty thirty five together we can reduce our emissions. We can radically cut out dependence on fossil fuels we can change our agricultural practices and in short we can reverse the process by which for centuries humanity has been quilting our planet in a toxic tea cosy of greenhouse gases. We've seen on merckel in germany bold steps to act on climate about us what we invest into climate change is expensive for the impact of climate. Change costs even more one. Setting disaster on its own is not climate. Change increased frequency of the mess. We must make big changes. Do not have that same mentorship here so anything that can be done at the scale and scope of the crisis needs to be done on a partisan basis which is unfortunate.
The Sean Hannity Show
"department interior" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Children under the age of twelve. Who can't get vaccinated yet. Well the best way for parents to protect their child under the age of starts at home every parent every team sibling. Every caregiver around them should be vaccinate. Children halves four times higher. Chance and getting hospitalized if they live in a state with low vaccination rates rather than states with high vaccination mets now if you're a parent of young child you're wondering when will be when will feed the vaccine available for them. I strongly support independent scientific view for vaccine uses for children on twelve. We can't take shortcuts. That scientific work. But i made it clear. I will do everything within my power to support the fda with any resource. It needs to continue to do this as safely and as quickly as possible. Donations top doctors are committed to keeping the public at large updates on the process. So parents can plan now. The schools we know that if schools follow the science and implemented safety measures like testing maske adequate ventilation systems provided the money for social distancing. Vaccinations then children can be safe from. Cova nineteen in schools today about ninety percent of school. Staff and teachers are vaccinated. We should get that to one hundred percent. My administration is already acquired teachers at the schools. Run by the defense department. Authorities president in the federal system the defense department interior department to get vaccinated. That's authority i possess tonight. I'm announcing that will require all of nearly three hundred thousand educators in the federal head paid program head start programs must be vaccinated as well to protect your youngest. Our youngest most precious americans and give parents are comfort and tonight. I'm calling all governors require vaccinations for all teachers and staff. Some already done so. We need more to step up vaccination requirements. The schools are nothing new. They work their overwhelmingly supported by educators and the unions and all school officials trying to do the right thing by our children. I'll always be on your side. Let me be blunt. My plan also takes on elected officials in states. That are undermining you. These life saving actions right now. Local school officials are trying to keep children safe in a pandemic while they're governor picks the fight and even threatens their salaries or their jobs talk about bullying schools. These governors won't help speed depend. Demi i'll use my power as president to get them out of the way. The department of education has already begun to take legal action against states undermining protection. The local school officials ordered any teacher or school official. Whose pays with hell for doing the right thing. We will have that pay restored by the federal government one hundred percent. Promise you i will have your back. Fourth piece of my plan is increasing testing and mask from the start. America's failed to do enough cova one thousand nine hundred sixty new order to better detect and control the variant. I'm taking steps tonight to make testing more available. More affordable and more convenient are used the defense production act to increase production of rapid tests including those that you can use at home. That production is ramping up. My administration has worked with top retailers. Like walmart amazon and krogers and tonight. We're announcing that no later. The next week each of these outlets will start to sell at home rapid test. Kits at cost stations. Along the sean hannity show network. We continue our coverage with the president as we head into this Break local break if you care to take this amedee pr. Price reduction frat at home test kits for up to thirty five percent reduction. Also expand expand free test eve at ten thousand pharmacies around the country and will commit. We're committing two billion dollars to purchase nearly three hundred million rapid tests for distribution to community health centers. Food banks schools. So that every american no matter their income can access free inconvenient tests. This is important to everyone particularly for a parent or a child with a child's not old enough to be vaccinated. You be able to test them at home and test those around them. In addition to testing we don't masking help. Stop the spread of covert nineteen. That's why when. I came into office required mask for all federal buildings on on federal lands on airlines and other modes of transportation today tonight. I'm announcing that. The transportation safety administration the tsa will double the fines on travelers. That refused to mask. If you break the rules be prepared to pay. And by the way. Show some respect anger. You see on television toward flight attendants and others. Doing the job is wrong. It's ugly the fifth piece of my plan. Just protecting our economic recovery because of our vaccination program and the american rescue plan when she passed through in my administration we've had record job creation for new administration economic growth unmatched in forty years. We cannot let unvaccinated. Do this progress undoing. Turn it back so tonight. I'm announcing additional steps to strengthen economic recovery. We'll be expanding. Covert nineteen economic injury disaster loan programs. That's program that's going to allow small businesses to borrow up to two million dollars. Five hundred thousand to keep going cova nineteen impacts on their sales. These low inches long term loans require no repayment for two years and became use to hire and retain workers purchase inventory even pay down higher. Cost debt racked up since the pandemic began also be taking additional steps to help small businesses. Stay afloat during the pandemic sixth bruna continue to improve the care of those who do get cova. Ninety in early july i announced the deployment of surge response teams. These are teams comprised of experts from the department of health and human services. The cdc the defense department and the federal emergency management agency fema to areas in the country. That need help to stem the spread of covert ninety since then.
Can He Do That?
"department interior" Discussed on Can He Do That?
"This news. I think the biden administration president biden. John kerry have all said this is just more evidence that the kinds of things we proposed and and the fact that we've made climate change of priorities is the right way to be going that this is just really the latest signal in the latest evidence that we really truly need to be moving as quickly as possible away from a world that relies on fossil fuels and to find different ways to power our homes and the electrify our cars and all sorts of things that will that will really slow through the rate of emissions around the world. That does leave. Open the question of how much they are getting done on that front and able to get done on that front when you step back the. Us is very important and it's the world's second largest omitting country but it's still only about fourteen or so percent of global emissions so what the us does really matters and it sets a tone for a lot of the world but it does really have to be a global effort to sort of turn the tide on the trajectory that we're heading well on the point of what we're doing here the senate this week. Pass the bipartisan infrastructure. Investment and jobs act what sorts of climate investments are in that bill. Yeah there are tens of billions of dollars for things like incentivizing clean energy and building electric charging stations and prioritizing public transit. These kinds of things. It is certainly by any measure A large amount of money but also by any measure not nearly what president biden and and other democrats had hoped to include in this bill. And they're obviously hoping for much broader and bigger funding to come out from this budget reconciliation. Bill that's working. Its way through the congress right now so a lot of that remains to be seen but i mean i think between the two the by the administration and democrats are hoping to to make a really big push on a lot of these efforts that they argue will create a lot of jobs but also are aimed at combating climate change and as we continue working on a bipartisan infrastructure. Bill and a budget resolution. I have committed. We will make historic investments in reversing climate change. I'm proud to say i would clean. Cars for america is going to be a very big part of that. Democrats promised action on climate. And we're gonna make it a vital part of the legislation. We work on in the weeks to come. Joe biden has prioritized climate. Change like no president ever has before yet. That's still not enough. That's small rod. He's the co founder and executive director of evergreen action which is a climate change policy and advocacy organization. Jamaa has been fighting for progressive change on climate policy. And i was curious for climate activists. Take on biden's performance so i asked him how he thinks. Biden is doing on climate. His legacy will be tested by numerous issues but none more so than climate change. They're going to judge him on whether he took bold enough action to defeat the climate crisis and create a new economy. Run on one hundred percent clean energy years from now. It'll be a question of whether we did enough or let the last best opportunity to reckon with this slip. By frankly at this point if i had to give him a great it would be incomplete because it's not the first six months of matter. It's the next six months you know. They started off boldly with the pause on fossil fuel. Leasing ending the keystone excel pipeline. Appointing folks like secretary deb holland who cares about climate deeply at the department interior gene mccarthy to run the new white house climate office these are all positive elements. I think it's just hard to say that anyone is doing enough right now. I think that they've done a lot of good. There's a lot to look back on this positive as far as climate. But it's not enough. There's more that needs to be done. Can we pass a reconciliation bill in the next few months here. That actually has bold standards in our most polluting sectors economy that makes major investments to create the clean energy jobs that we need that centers justice while doing it focuses on creating jobs and on the communities that have borne the brunt of the pollution. The communities hit i in worse by the climate crisis. And if they don't get this reconciliation bill done. They're going to be coming with empty hands to glasgow at the un conference where we really need to show that america's back on the international stage as far as climate leadership. And why is it so important for the us to have a prominent role in fighting climate change. We are the historical biggest emitter of carbon emissions and we have to show leadership and if we are asking the world to decarbonised by mid century than. We need to do that before them. And what's really important here is that we look at the reconciliation bill as a vehicle to tackling that goal and there's a lot of provisions in the draft reconciliation bill in the budget top lines. That could get us there and one of the most important pieces of it is the clean electricity payment program that would act like a clean electricity standard. If we can clean up our electricity grid and then run. Everything on the grid are vs our cars. Our buildings and then make the grid clean. That would take us a lot of the way there and so i. I really want us to see bold investments in clean electricity grid. I really wanna see us. Invest environmental justice to meet the initiative to make forty percent of our investments in black and brown in indigenous communities have been hit i in worst by this crisis. We need invest in clean buildings so that our buildings are run on that clean electricity sector and we need a green bank to help propel jobs in clean energy job creations so those are the things that i'm looking for as kind of key pieces. We need the reconciliation bill. We need to fight for them to be invested at at a at a higher level into keep those provisions in as we go through this process but as a good positive first step. Those are in the bill as currently written now. Now all of these conversations in congress are happening on the backdrop of the release of the new u. n. Report this week. Experts are saying that this is yet another wakeup call to really act on climate change. So what do you think. Do you have hope that this moment will bring significant change you know the takeaway from this report is that we don't need any more reports. Scientists have been telling us for years we need to act boldly now to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. I think of this summer the summer. Twenty twenty one as a point when americans realized that climate change is no longer a chart or graph or happening in some far off future. It's happening in their communities right now. In communities across america. I'm from seattle which was experiencing record breaking heat. Waves had the driest spring since nineteen twenty four california's a tinderbox waiting to explode with droughts wildfires. We've seen extreme weather all across this nation. We've seen smoke from western. Wildfires hit new york city in dc a few weeks ago. This is something that people are seeing their own is that are feeling in their own lungs and we may surpass one point five degree warming threshold but we have a window of opportunity to prevent the most dire outcomes and save lives. We need to take this opportunity with the stakes being so high. So i'm curious for your perspective on this. Why do you think that climate change is such difficult political circumstances. Why is climate a political problem. I think the basic problem is that the science around this has gotten polarized much like everything else in our society. The republican party in the united states is one of the only few in the international community that reject climate science than don't think that burning fossil fuels is a systemic problem. This may be due to the fact that the republican party is.
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