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How Will Biden Administration Reach Its Clean Energy Goal?
"President biden's administration said a big climate goal two zero out greenhouse gas emissions from power plants by twenty thirty five last week we talked with epa administrator michael regan about this believe that we can set up the right policy instrumentation and regulatory framework to encourage continued innovation to get us to that carbon-neutral goal that we know we can't achieve continued innovation. Industries still has to figure some of this out. So what more do we know about how the government is going to encourage it. Npr's jeff brady has been following up. Jeff good morning good morning. I just wanna know. 2035 sounds really distant. And then you start counting fourteen years not that long when you talk about changing all the power plants in the country house administration going to do it. Well you know is getting. The details are getting a little bit clear from the president's budget proposal and groups talking with the administration about this Details are still being worked out but a central focus is creating a national clean energy standard. And this would be a countrywide requirement that overtime increasing of is generated from fuels that don't emit the greenhouse gases that fossil fuels do conrad schneider at the clean air task. Force says it's similar to renewable energy standards that many states have they essentially required an increasing percentage electricity sales from renewable energy like clean energy standard simply broadens the list of energy resources that are eligible under the standard so in addition to wind and solar. This national standard would include things like hydropower and nuclear and another bit of detail. Here of energy likely will create this standard. And that's a little controversial. Some of the epa to do it. It's better known for setting and enforcing standards but some of the largest environmental groups. Say what's important is it. It gets
Homes Are Evacuated After Leak at Wastewater Reservoir in Tampa Bay, Florida
"Authorities and florida are racing to prevent the catastrophic collapse of a seventy seven acre wastewater. Storage pond and abandoned phosphate mine and the tampa bay area. Work crews have been pumping more than twenty thousand gallons of contaminated water permit from the piney point reservoir into surrounding waterways. After containment wolves began leaking. Florida governor rhonda santa's has ordered the evacuation of three hundred homes. Manatee county sheriff's officials initially order. Prisoners moved to the second floor of a jail near the pond but later reversed the order saying posed a security risk. Some models predict a collapse could trigger a twenty foot high wall of water. This is manatee county administrator. Scott hopes we're talking about the potential of about six hundred million gallons within a matter of seconds in minutes leaving that retention pool and building around the surrounding area according to the epa phosphorus and nitrogen and the wastewater could cause algae blooms that may harm humans and kill
How Do Antimicrobial Products Get Approval from the EPA?
"Welcome anita peace. Thank you so much for coming on and giving us your experts perspective on this. I think the perspective that you have is unique. And i'm excited to have people here that so tell me a little bit about yourself in the short version of how you ended up in this particular role with the. Yeah well first of all. Thank you for having me So i am the director of the anti-microbials division in as opposite pesticide programs I started apa in two thousand four as a biologist in the fate affects division. Had a number of different Leadership management roles epa and. I started as the acting director antimicrobials division in twenty eighteen at had been there ever since. So i've been with the agency since two thousand four. It's been a great experience. That's great so you mentioned the word pesticides. And i actually this question before i said. No anti-microbials pesticide. Are we talking. When i think pesticide i think bug spray. You know that kind of thing so can you kind of explain how that's part of the the same division. Absolutely so pesticide program. We operate under a statue called the federal insecticide find decided democrat actor. Deborah and basically a fun guy and viruses are all considered as pests so normally most people associate pesticides with things that kill weeds in their garden or kill insects. But actually bacteria and viruses are also considered as s statute. So you anti-microbials. Division does regulate the registration in the scientific review of all. Upa registered antimicrobial parks. These include things like disinfectant sanitizer allies things us hospitals in addition to wood preservatives. Anti-fouling paints things that are found in a lotta household products. Use every single day. Like the paint on your walls the harpen on your feet the clothes. You're wearing all have antimicrobial. Products in them So they're found really a wide range of different
Child cancer cluster linked to contaminated water
"805 shedding new light on another type of cluster this one related to cancer cases found in Wilmington. It dates to the 19 nineties, and WBC's Carl Stevens says more on a decades long study, the state Department of Public Health Back in 1999 was alerted by authorities and Wilmington about an elevated level of childhood cancer. Nearly two dozen Children were diagnosed with cancer during the nineties. The department launched a lengthy investigation and the results just released suggest to cause the formerly contaminated water supply. Turns out the water supply was tainted with the chemical called ND Emma from a local chemical manufacturing facility that's no longer in business. In fact, there old operating space 53 acres is a Superfund site. The subject of a $48 million EPA
Honeysuckle the Perfect Champion at Cheltenham Festival 2021
"Question that's been asked to ask you as a broadcaster who has been to pretty much every major events in the world. And you've anchorage a loss of mainstream on terrestrial television in america but also you've covered pretty much every cheltenham festival in your career. What was it like would know crowd. Well we had had a year. I suppose of getting used to that crowd and even some pretty big events but it was right up there as very strange indeed because i think the restrictions of tightened here in the last couple of months before or they get loosened again restrictions tighter for children than perhaps they'd ever seen it at any major fixture at certain types it than they were at the breeders cup ties than it looked in in the middle east and an in australia so it was really odd him because cheltenham more than any other event is so contingent on on the crowds and provide atmosphere. It really was a an odd not experienced but by midway through the first after noon. I'd almost forgotten at one point. The crowd that i mean if you will if you're broke cussing racing. Cd audience as distinct from it audience. Perhaps you could say that. The crowd isn't as isn't as important. Because you're not going to be putting quite as much of that into the so Yeah bye-bye halfway through day one. My mind had been taken off it. But then there were moments that punctuated the week. Where you were. You reminded of quite stock again but still the the quality of this boat was outstanding when they ride the record books. They don't want to write the asterisk. That was crowd so it didn't seem to take the gloss off too much for henry bra. Gb buck and certainly an operational. Absolutely not i suppose. The top performance came day one and the champion hurdle the uni bet champion hurdle before the sponsors comes running after me with an ax honeysuckle and rachel block. More get back to back. Cheltenham festival wins another brilliant performance from henry de bromhead at cheltenham would last year's form kind of holding up sharjah. The runner up last year was second again. And the winner of last year's race epa ton with our new jockey. Aidan coleman finishing third. Nick what was your overall impression of of this year's champion your reaction as i watched was. I'm pretty sure it was is. The director came to you and said nick iran. I'm pretty sure you use went. Wow that's that kind of summed it up for all of us. I probably got a bit carried away in all honesty. But we do. Occasionally we do occasionally get a bit carried away and i. It was a completely genuine emotion. I wasn't trying to compensate dirty. Was i genuinely was blown away by so i tried to work out. Why subsequently i made some cloud landed comments that would probably verging toward hyperbole. And i think it's because of the way she finished her race off the way the the way in which she rounded the final almost on rails honeysuckle jumped the loss and then scampered up the running. And i left the impression of a performance of of of of otter total dominance on. I was staggered. By how well. She finished off the race now. Subsequent section now. The ray suggests that the reason for that was that they'd slowed the pace down. Because gordon was being a head banger. In the middle of the race they. The pace of the race had slackened significantly and really at turned into a test of speed and she was able to win like she was because as she was in grateful be. She's very very good. See she's got more than people thought she had. Indeed she was tactically. Well positioned biracial blackmore. But the the image the impression of scampering away from shahjahan episodes in a really good time the hill really good finishing split Just was just made me feel good and before you start talking about ratings and allowances where it sits in the pantheon ultime champion other. When is it just made me feel good. And i didn't think at that point they would be many. If any performance during the week to to eclipse i in terms of dominance and quality. How wrong i was
APA Study Shows Pandemic Has Led To Weight Gain for Many Americans
"A doctor John. Let's get to this study from the EPA. More Americans gained weight. Then lost, but 61% experienced undesired weight changes. According to this study. The cause of the weight gain is that just overall stress I know it was. It was a tough year, and it still is for many. Well, according to the American Psychological Association. 42% of the curious adults reported underside weight gain with an average gain of £29. They're denying question of the women and 45 men and 45% of human reported on average underside weight gain of £37.22 pounds respectively. Now what could be could be causing this siphon drone locked out has physical challenges do to disruption of daily routines, for example. Many have to deal with unstructured time due to closure of gyms and the creation of centers. Woman rustic, since all had work demands unforeseen hardships and 50 concerts. Many experiences. Experience, less sleep, less physical exercise and more border. Has increased stress level as you mentioned the general uncertainty during the covert 19 pandemic is felt by everyone. Many many common state for this by neighboring more food. Most off the easily available. Cheap packaged foods are made with grains and grain flour products.
EPA prepares to release new climate regulations
"Climate change once again on the federal government's radar. The EPA is relaunching the topics dedicated page after it was removed by the Trump administration, along with all other references to climate change. Four years ago, the federal departments administrator, Michael Regan, described climate change as a crisis and said it's critical that all Americans have access to the information for protecting the
The Extent of Tech Regulations With an Expert
"I'm here with juniper networks is bob dunne to talk about oversight regulations in the tech industry. Hello bipolar you. Good connor how are you. I'm doing well tell us a little bit about your history working with government and how it regulates the tech industry web connor i. I moved to virginia with my family about eighteen years ago. I know mentor of mine from nortel said. Can you come down here and help me figure out this federal thing as he put it and i fell in love with the federal market and its customers Since then i was in a bid for awhile. And then i worked exclusively with the intelligence community for nortel which was some of the most rewarding work i've ever i've ever done then. I tried my hand in small business. I went to a company called star which is based out of portland oregon again focused on the army and tactical solutions. Then i went to ericsson federal which was actually sold in in spun off and korea. We created the company called ozias which still exists today. And then i went back to pack star. I was ceo. They are for a little over four years. And now i'm With juniper and very proud to be vp of federal for juniper networks with regards to standards and regulations and how the oversight works with the tech industry. You know you have the usual names. Like the fcc in epa eeoc in other agencies like that but What many may not be familiar with our agencies. Gsa which is a general services administration and nist which is the national institution for standards and technology. Their mission is to enable innovation through standards and measurements. And then on top of that. Of course you have congressional oversight which pays attention to The industry and what tech companies put out whether it's a service Or hardware yeah. I'm a big fan of nist here at sgx. Because i used so much of their documentation to help. Inform my understanding of technology. When i'm writing my articles before we dive into specifics. How is the tech industry regulated Do the industry regulators and various governments. Have a tight grip or things still fairly lax. I guess it depends on which industry. You're talking about so when the part that i'm familiar with an obviously involved in right now as network equipment providers we provide solutions and we are heavily regulated when you look at the social media companies You know it's it's a new world and you've heard about the Congressional meetings and some of the scrutiny twitter and facebook and others are under. And i think they're just trying to figure out now how best to regulate them do you Put a lot of standards in place like we have today through all the certifications we go through the federal government It remains to be seen with the latest Hack that occurred. A lot of people are concerned about cybersecurity as they should be. And i think there's going to be more regulation in that area as well. yeah maybe rightfully so. What are some of the significant government or industry regulations that organizations are still complying with. Well again you know nist is is very important to juniper and we go through the steps internally and then we put forward our solutions to nist and other agencies there's an organization called the gic which is joint interoperability interoperability tests center. We put a lot of our solutions through that process and then are certifications like a fed ramp when you're talking about the cloud phipps. has strong criteria that that Have to be met and other certifications going on down the line. So you think about. Americans with disabilities act which is section five away if to be compliant with that and the list is pretty long but When you select the market that you want to go after and provide secure solutions it's necessary. It's a requirement so that will continue. And i think those companies that comply with the standards and regulations really benefit from the outcomes because it makes their solution stronger. And while there's a lot of company oversight internal oversight. I think having the checks and balances only make the company stronger. That's good to hear. It seems like there's more regulations than just on the tech itself like you mentioned About disabilities and it isn't important to remember that these organizations are just like any other in that they have the workplace regulations on top of the technological regulations Exactly however in general what does regulation of the tech industry look like in the united states. You know what aspects of the technology are most regulated while the first word that comes to mind is security so every aspect of what we delivered to our customers. has different levels of security. There's risk management framework. Put out by diet cap that must be followed and we do I mentioned the There are others that are put in place like nyack. The national information assurance partners And they focus on common criteria and then companies also put in the rigors into their supply chain so supply chain management is critically important because it starts really at the idea of a solution or a product or a service all the way down the chain to implementation at offering so especially with the bad actors that are trying to penetrate networks companies have to Maintain control and put in a security standards that are second to none and if you look at the best technology companies the most successful technology companies security is always top of mind and and i think it will be top of mind for a long time.
Epic Games buys Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout developer Mediatonic
"To number one here. Of course that Fall guys has been bought by epa game media. Tonic has been bought by epa games. I'm trying to still refresh the faq. It is still five three. But thanks to roger. pokorny. I have the epic statement. I'm on epic games dot com right now where it says tonic games group makers of fall guys joins epic games. We are thrilled to announce that tonic games. Group is joining the epic games family. Tonic games is the development company behind the hit sensation. Guys ultimate knockout for guys fans. Your game play isn't changing. An epic will continue to invest in making the game a great experience for players crawl across platforms. Your favourite colorful beans will still stumble through the chaos on playstation nintendo switch and xbox check out this blog. Post for all your questions. That was the one that i think is four five zero three. It is and it still is quoted. Tonic tonic games group. Which apparently is a reburying. That i think is happening today or maybe happened and we just missed it. We often say that everyone deserves a game. That feels like it was made for them with epoch. We feel we have found a home that was made for us. They share our mission to build and support games. That have a positive impact empower others in stand the test of time and we couldn't be more excited to joining forces with their team. This is dave bailey from the co founder. And ceo of games group the quotes. Go on like this. I tim sweeney from epoch. Says it's no secret that epic is invested in building. The metaverse in tonic games shares. This goal as epic works to build a virtual feature. We need great creative creative talent. Who know how to build powerful games content and experiences.
The Legacy of Trauma: Can Experiences Leave A Biological Imprint?
"Okay so we are talking about epa genetic. Stay where do we start areola. Well we gotta go back to the basics genetics minus the abbey part so most of the time when we think of genetic changes. We think about dna mutations be squeezed changes in the actual sequence of dna. Yeah and it turns out. This isn't the whole story. Our dna is covered in small molecules. That tell her body had a use the dna. Brian dies gave me a great metaphor to describe all this. He teaches at the university of southern california school of medicine. So within you. And i is a book of life which is our dna and that dna needs to be read. And if our dna is a book of life than those small molecules i was talking about our punctuation marks and depending on what punctuation is where the book is going to be read very differently. Meaning those markers can amplify or down certain parts of our dna so when we talk about epigenetics were talking about how these molecules around our dna affect our dna is read exactly and we can see this really clearly in different parts of our body. How well every cell in our body has the same blueprint the same dna. But we know that not every cell in our body is the same we don't have. We don't have is growing in our fingertips. Speak for yourself over there so look even though ourselves all have the same dna. The dna is being used differently in different cells. And i'm guessing epigenetics has something to do. Yes our ib genetic markers vary in different parts of our body in the i for example. There's certain markers that say you become an i cell and suppress everything will make you a tooth. And here's the thing. Our environment and behaviors change our genetics. All the time not enough to make peace start growing out of your eyes. I promise but still changing. Yeah and i. I remember learning about this discovery in grad school and it being revolutionary like oh our environment can affect our genetics in real time without actually changing the sequence of our dna at all. Yeah and of course. It's more complicated than that. But this field is a really big deal. It's shown us that different environmental factors like diet and pollution can change our epi genetic markers and now people are trying to figure out if trauma and stress also cause genetic changes and if they do can. These changes be passed down like the dutch hunger study. We talked about earlier right. Yeah among others now look. We can't assume too much from these human studies. They have small sample. Sizes are tons of confounding variables. Right right i mean. Isn't it possible that these descendants are more likely to have these diseases due to social factors. Yes i asked bianca the same question she said. I sure that's a problem with human studies. it's really hard to separate the learned experience from the biological one. It is hard to say that a parent who has starred will now then treat food in the same way apparent who is not starved. And what we're interested in looking at is if we remove the parent from the situation and we just have the sperm cells and the exiles doll the work. Do we still see these changes and one way to start to figure that out is doing animal studies. Right so brian. The scientists who gave us that cool metaphor earlier did some of the first groundbreaking research on this. He basically introduced male mice to a particular smell. And when we exposed the meister smell we administer a very mild foot. Shaw that we i are selves at. We know it's not painful but mildly annoying to the mouse and as a consequence that particular smell becomes stressful to the parental generation.
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy on Being a Trans Sex Worker in the 60s
"Back in the sixties before stonewall occurred. Were you involved in activism. Then i was involved with it when my friend. I puppy she was murdered in her apartment. By some man we knew at the time in the community that someone who knew her had merges her and the police did not care. Didn't matter to them at all and that was hurtful to us and so that started my activism. Then i wanted to know what cars people would gave in but the person to look like they got in with when they left and when they came back was important and one of the started keeping notes up when it was to keep up with the john. Because we didn't know what would happen to us then and so back in order to keep yourself safe while you are doing sex work where you will learning by trial and error or did somebody help you teach or mentor. You in that way. It was both you learn. Things did not some until you. You know you've gone by charleston air and you paid attention to web girls how you because you know it all. Nobody does and you've actually said that you loved it doing it. He loved being a sex worker. Would you like about it. Good number of guys especially in hell. I went into this because it was fun. Other girls wind toured for survival to make it. You know and. I would lucky that i've always work. I got a job in social services. Burs and x-ray commit john so with the apartment building that you're living in six floors of trans women if you can like estimate what percentage of them were also doing sex work. Although this could go one is to might not have been doing that but all of us were we active and you know somebody else than the five took de certain activity there and i guess what i'm getting at is like back then. There were very few options for employment. There were none. Billy you had to give job in your mail asala and hopefully work at that. That was too we. Hand the entire buildings epa. Maybe two people with hats lose that it was hard. But i guess being around people who like you did made. It seem comfortable. Amanda worthwhile
Climate-friendly jobs for unemployed oil and gas workers
"An oil or gas well can keep releasing pollution long after its retired from use. When an oil and gas company walks away from a well that had been producing and does not plug it. In those can impose heavy environmental and climate costs. That's jason bard off director of the center on global energy policy at columbia university. He co authored. A recent report on inactive unplugged wells. The can leak methane which is a potent greenhouse gas into the air as well as other harmful air pollutants according to the epa. There are more than two million unplugged inactive wells in the united states board off says that together they emit as much carbon pollution as two million passenger vehicles per year. President biden has pledged to a program to plug many of these inactive. Wells boorda says this approach could create employment for oil and gas workers who lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. many workers have lost their jobs and are struggling and if they have a skill set that can be used to help the environment by plugging these wells. That can be dual. You're putting people back to work in a period of high unemployment until the economy is back on its feet and you're providing an environmental benefit.
Epic Games files EU antitrust complaint against Apple
"Epic games filed a formal antitrust complaint against apple in the e u claiming. The company has completely eliminated competition in app distribution and payment processes epa currently has ongoing legal challenges to apple's app store rules in the us and australia as well as a filing with the uk's competition appeal tribunal
Epic Games files EU antitrust complaint against Apple
"Epic games filed a formal antitrust complaint against apple in the e u claiming. The company has completely eliminated competition in app distribution and payment processes epa currently has ongoing legal challenges to apple's app. Store rules in the us and australia. As as a filing with the uk's competition appeal tribunal
[TEST] Gun and Gear Review Podcast Episode 360 Endurance red dot, STR9 Combat, CamLok, D50, Terracraft
"And of course. Because i'm doing extra. We i've been putting in the ad read our product of the week which i selected. Here is the hyper fire. Edt sharp shooter. air fifteen trigger assembly. I put this in here one. Because i have one and i really like it too. They have them in. Stock is the other thing and there are one hundred bucks so you know they basically are kind of drop incomplete trigger system kind of like the guiseley one that tony likes really well They're very similar to that The you can either like a four and a half five and a half pound poll you know they got a bunch of stuff you can do with it. It's just a good trigger. Good duty trigger. Is i would say not competition trigger so you can get that of course at primary arms And they have been serving freedom since two thousand and eight so there are links in the show out so you can go check out primary arms and do all your wonderful shopping there if you would like and of course with me tonight or the usual people tony rob. Zane only comes back. Zane was here. And then you know i started doing read and he decided to disappear. Oh look who's back and so did you guys do anything in firearms this week. Well yeah i've been playing with that. They're using that That dry arrange that. The we we talked. We had the guy points. Simulated his simulator. Whatever that is i. it's actually pretty slick. I like it in the beginning. I like it. I don't like the to Laser guns i'm using the play with it because they go through batteries. But that's not their fault but epa and having a good time it's fun. Yeah i gotcha gotcha so tony done absolutely nothing. What guns I don't know if i told you guys next week. I mean excuse me last week that Working on omaha okay cool. Yeah we're still working that out because to get approval But i can't wait to be out in omaha. I can't wait to start up my next diversity shoot so i'm getting prizes together for that. So that's what i'm doing right now. Awesome i'm dying over here and not really but We all our daily. I did however go to the range yesterday because it was a holiday. You know. And i. So i didn't have to work. Which was kinda nice Basically took out that s s eighty g three build. I you know. Put some rounds threat and that thanks shoots like a house afire Like i was ringing. Small steel at twenty yards. pretty much. no problem not super fast but yeah it's a taxi driver It's a like i said the. Ss eighty eighty percent frame. And then i did get a ghost connector for it because the stock trigger pull was like eight pounds plus Now it's like right at around five Got a pat arms upper and barrel on it or slide and barrel which is here for review so eventually that will get reviewed so so far. It's pretty nice. That's pretty much all. I did We'll see zane can actually say if he did anything or if he drops off again. It's a long story. Yes i did some things not really extremely gun related but kind of I got back into reading which is a complete lie. I got back to listening to audible. you know because it's reading I i read three books. Listen to three books this week. i guess you could call him gun related i. I re listened to art of war by sung soon Reread verbal judo and finally got a chance to check out violence a mind by a freeborn. So how was how was the violence. How was the violence of mind. It's a good book so you know. Varga has a unique perspective that differs from most of the instructors in the industry. So it's it's it's an interesting perspective. It's about a ten hour. Listen on audible It good book. Though i liked it okay. I definitely recommend it. Yeah i was just curious. 'cause i been meaning you know. I'm old fashioned. You know so i stuff. Yeah i mean it's nice to read on dead tree. I like listening to stuff too. But i do work like thirty hours over sought a ton of time to sit in my truck extra this week so i just threw some audibles on. Yeah why not sell. I guess we'll get into the announcements now. Of course our bandwidth sponsors patriot. Paco go check out the patch of the month club or anything else they might be bringing to you in the form of patches and shirts and everything else
Epic Games Takes Its War With Apple To Europe
"Expanding the theater of war here epic games has filed a formal antitrust complaint against apple to the european commission claiming that apple imposes commercially unviable burdens on rivals quoting from the financial times epic. Alleged apple has quote not just harmed but completely eliminated competition in app distribution and payment processes by staging a string of quote carefully designed anti-competitive restrictions and quote which argued are in breach of e. You law in. The brussels filing epic also accused apple of giving itself preferential treatment by launching. Its own gaming distribution service apple arcade while making it difficult for competitors to bundle multiple games into single apps within the app store. What's at stake. Here is the very future. A mobile platforms said any epa games founder and chief executive consumers have the right to install choosing and developers. Have the right to compete in a fair marketplace and quote. He said his company will fight what he regards as apple's abuse of its dominant platform quote. It's bad for consumers who are paying inflated prices due to the complete lack of competition among stores and inap- payment processing he said and it's bad for developers whose very livelihood often hinge on apple's complete discretion as to who to allow on the platform and on which terms and
Learn How to Break Away From the Pack & Standout In a Busy Marketplace with Dr. Joel Kahn
"Welcome to healthcare business. Secrets show where we interview industry leaders and break down exactly how they dominated the markets you can live from the best and can w revenue w impact and w time off and this episode was speaking. Joel can joel. Otherwise known as america's healthy hot dog is a graduate of the university of michigan. School of medicine is a clinical professor of medicine at wayne state university school of medicine a frequent lecturer and author on topics of vegan nutrition health heart disease reversal and has written several books about alternative nutrition and hothouse. He's had been a guest and commentator amy. Tv shows podcasts. Magazines m practices at the concept of a cardiac longevity is very unpracticed in michigan. Welcome to the show joe. Thank you so much excited to share with the audience. Yeah so i wanted to kind of give out with some background on you. And and how you got into the space because you've kind of gone down a different role than maybe stanford medicine and things teaches. Unfortunately not because of any time in the in the slammer or any problems with my license in a somewhat thoughtful various er- pigeon Course but i grew up in detroit michigan Talking now from the suburb in detroit michigan attended university in ann arbor. Michigan graduated top of my class medical school. But i knew from about a swallow wanted to be a heart moved to dallas moved to kansas city out and training with the best skills and particularly treating heart attacks with angioplasty instead. You have some wonderfully people from australia. New zealand in the my mentor in kansas city was from all actually a dislike from new zealand allah but when visit i'll be of the difference between the do another very different entry but nineteen ninety way before you were born. I imagine or at least run it. I join back in detroit. Michigan big practice. And i was the guy running a night treating sick people coronary Cardiac cath lab artists. But i was even back then very interested in the other part the About our of health which is prevention nutrition. Lifestyles sleep stress. Nutraceutical supplements the whole thing. Much more light perhaps naturopathy and chiropractic. So i was always reading on my own incorporating little tidbits been using coenzyme q ten of people for thirty years my college or and then i'll percolating along as very happy guy got a chance to look down to. The university mentioned developed a preventive cardiology program. But i knew that there was something else that i really had an energy for something else. I mean that was doing wonderful. Things are day is the same thing every day. When wonderful big over i went back to university in two thousand twelve a whole year doing a university based courses integrative cardiology natural gas and pretty much nutrition thing adnan stunning that for decades. But i didn't know all the nutraceutical isn't about chemistry testing and the epa genetics and the protonix and we can use fancy words. I graduated and of course. I say in traditional practice but i ultimately with some thought took a big breath five years ago and says you know what i've done enough cath lab emergencies. That mouse running three hassles on the weekend alone. A great practice. I one focus on prevention and i looked around the country. I could barely find in the united states preventive cardiology practice. That was not attuned to only prescription. Drugs are printing preventive cardiology practices more precision more prescription. I wanted to about more health lifestyle disease reversal. I gleaned from various people what i could kinda created a model. I left the insurance system. You wanna have a sleepless night. As a physician who's always had a whole room full of baylor's and medicare and blue cross as we call in the united states and others and tell people in the city of detroit that is not beverly hills los angeles by a reasonably prosperous busy city with auto industry. But i don't take insurance. I can't even take your insurance them out of the system and launched in five years ago and yes. There's always challenges. My tears thought that maybe. I did. Have alcohol rounds. Drug problem slices. Is he doing all as they didn't understand. It has been the best decision. I don't think would have been as meaningful if i didn't pay the price. All those years of doing traditional medicine I'm respected because know what heart catheterization angioplasty bypass Medications use them when needed by I'm very much dedicate myself as upstream cardiologists. I'm the salmon trying to go upstream. Everybody else is going the other direction. But there's a lot of people out there and you know. I i'm sure for practice that are looking or a different path. They're just tired and they feel tired too many drugs too. Many ten minute appointments with dr the game now. It's a good nurse or a physician since i've provided alternative of time education a different approach. And it's so gratifying. Amin that i'm sixty one years old. I don't know what the word retires. Because i love what i do day after day today
Episode 21: Noema, Basimglurant and a New Clinical Trial for Seizures in TSC - burst 2
"New partner of the s lions. Why have we started working with no ema. Thanks dan so what we realized very early on is that no ema is truly patient centric and what we mean by that is. They're really focused on having a positive impact for the individuals so they sought collaboration with the us alliance and people living with tse very early in the development process and so we connected when they started to design their clinical program. Not afterwards they invited. Tse scientific experts to their advisory board. They've proactively engaged with tse families. And you know. In that advisory board a contribution from a parent who was invited to the board was considered equally valid as important as those of the attending scientists clinicians and drug developer's synonymous collaborative approach focusing on the needs of individuals with tse aligns. Very well with the us. Alliances goals to provide early diagnosis and offer better treatment so that those living can truly live their lives to their full potential and now that new is getting ready to launch this clinical trial. What are the next steps. So new emas clinical study with their negative. Alastair modulator of five will start in the spring of twenty twenty one and will recruit participants across the us and canada the uk and australia's not mentioned so for information including the list of sites when those become available. We check the tsa lions or. You can contact joann. Nakagawa directly at the gas alliance at j. nocco gallois dot org or at our main phone number three zero
"epa" Discussed on The Topical
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"epa" Discussed on The Topical
"The EPA took a stand today in the ongoing debate around carbon but emissions and their effect on global warming. The scientific community has long been consensus that our carbon footprint does have a negative effect on climate change but some like EPA ahead Andrew Wheeler claimed carbon emissions are not as dangerous as we think and today he attempted to prove that assertion by inhaling directly from the tailpipe of a truck carbon emissions simply really are not as dangerous as you all think they are. Fired up Rodney and approve it once and for all I personally will be sucking in some of this american-made exhaust joining us now in the studio as our senior environmental correspondent Rebecca Neal Higher Rebecca Beca. Hello so the. EPA seems pretty adamant on their stance. Here no question wheeler was steadfast today as he conducted the demonstration and put his mouth over the exhaust pipe of an idling titling jeep grand Cherokee and he insisted the carbon siphoning down his throat was doing him no harm. I breathe in from a trip to take Copa many many jobs in my life and we'll get me down smooth. What are America doesn't love the taste of well? He certainly seems to be enjoying it. But what about recent studies that say otherwise wise that carbon is warming the planet and it's very damaging to a man's respiratory system. Yeah Wheeler addressed to that calling the science quote incomplete as thick tear drops of blood began to run from the corners of his eyes and down his face and he stated unequivocally that he believes the benefits of carbon greatly outweigh any potential risks. Bryce I'm fine ribbit again rivet again. I'm loving. They got the throw up and vomit. He did mostly blood and bile shortly shortly after Mr Wheeler was taken by the EMT's to a nearby hospital as he was wheeled into the e R he was heard saying quote. Oh God I'm going to die. This is the worst pain I've ever felt. Okay I'm going to die. I'm going to die cautionary tale for all of US Rebecca. Thank you wait. Don't you want to know if he died. I said thank you Rebecca. Thank you leslie well. The news can feel pretty bleak in chaotic these days so it's always helpful to step back and remember that there are people and organizations organizations out there that are consistently trying to do good one of those organizations. Make a reasonable request foundation. OPR's Jenner resnick. Went to their offices to learn. Learn more about the people who helped sick children's most feasible wishes come true. I want to now capture. Wow that's amazing but what about riding in a car. I don't know he really loves helicopters. Okay amazing but is there anything anything else you WANNA ride in Jaden. That was a staffer from the maker. Reasonable Requests Foundation meeting with a boy named Jaden in his hospital room. There's no doubt you're familiar with them from from getting a terminally ill ten-year-old decent tickets to a Minnesota Timberwolves game to making it possible for a little girl with leukemia to go to a moderately priced Italian restaurant the organization. Asian has been turning the practical hopes of sick children into reality since one thousand nine hundred five our motto here is. We'll see what we can do. And those are words we really live by as long as is there pretty easily doable and won't break the bank. We try to help those dreams. Come true that is make a reasonable request. CEO Tom Jameson. I'm here at the company's headquarters in Frederick Maryland Roland. It's the children that make the request memorable. I mean just last year we had this little girl Emma and she loved Captain America. He's our favorite and her excitement was was infectious so we really wanted to go all out and after spending. I don't know maybe a day and a half looking into it. We found this guy who went to high school with Chris Evans and it was a bit much to fly him out but we were able to get them to face time with her for a couple of minutes and he was able to tell her about how he in crews were sort of Friends of friends and even even had a couple of classes together. You could tell it really meant a lot to her. The Emma Thomas Talking about here is an eight year old with a rare blood disorder. Living in Florida I was able to connect with her mom over the phone. I'm still talks about it. I think his name was mark. He seemed Nice. So how does it all work. During my time at their offices I. I met a number of staffers or feasibility coordinators. As they're called. Tom Walked me through their process. So it's always best when the kid comes in with a reasonable request like if they tell us in their. I meeting that. They want to see a movie this currently playing at a theater near the hospital or they've always dreamed of meeting a lawyer. Those the best my name is Eva and I just wanted a dog. My name is Leeann and my dream is I want to go bowling for a whole hour but it doesn't always happen that way. It doesn't sometimes. It's a little bit lofty and we need to scale things back like recently. I worked with this little boy. David Tragic case leukemia. He has three tickets backstage to an Elton John Concert for him and his parents. We couldn't do that but we could get him to tickets on a bus from Houston to Dallas. I think he really liked that. That sounds reasonable. It was he went with his mom. It was one way so they had to pay their way back but still the foundation has twenty five local chapters around the country and get thousands of referrals year round if the child in question is close enough to one of their offices so that it won't be a huge hassle or travel thing. They'll arrange a meeting to determine if the request is a good fit. While I was in town a feasibility coordinator named emily was scheduled Israel to have one of those meetings with their permission. I typed along. Okay amazing but is there anything else you WANNA ride in Juden. Aw Hot air balloon okay. Now let's Kinda scale things back a little and start from scratch. Maybe you could go for a nice walk. After a little more back and forth family agreed to buy Jaden two different books about helicopters. Both paperback in keeping with the foundations. Noble mission it was a workable compromise for onion public radio. I'm Jenna resnick. Thanks for the Jenner. They do great work over there. If you know a child with a terminal illness who has modest and affordable dreams you can refer them through the make. A reasonable request foundation's website..
"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And I'm just saying that there has been some response from safe, for example, Jeff homestead, he's the a former EPA air administrator now is with a group called Bracewell LLP, and they represent energy industry clients. So a lot of revolving door here, but he has said in a statement that really he doesn't necessarily a problem with the EPA proposal because he says that EPA just shouldn't justify regulations like the mercury emissions where all of the benefits are virtually all of the benefits are co benefits. So instead used the extent parts of the Clean Air Act directly to address particulates. If you want your well, the Clean Air Act does not say that EPA should only consider the the benefits associated with the particular Putin. That's being regulated the Clean Air Act is about protecting public health. And so OEM be the office of management budget in its directive to all the federal agencies has said for decades that agency should consider the direct and indirect costs and benefits of the the rules that they're doing so EPA has been following that oh MB guidance in in in looking at co benefits this way. And and you know, if it's a matter of principle, it shouldn't matter whether the COPA fits are large or small, right? You you either have a policy that counts them or you don't. Okay. Well, but mayor wouldn't I mean is it isn't the coal industry. Here's saying what about the principle of a fair account. Counting of these costs. You know, right. I mean that is kind of their justification. But on the other hand, this this EPA, the Trump administration's EPA, I mean, they've been happy to invoke co benefits when it suits their needs. When they were talking about rolling back fuel economy standards. One of the justifications was that raising fuel economy standards raises the price of new cars and new cars are safer therefore in order to make Americans safer on the road. We need to lower the prices of new cars by lowering fuel economy standards. Similarly, when EPA administrator Wheeler was talking about the new source performance rules for lowering the co two limits for new coal plants. He was asked how does this improve the health and the environment of Americans and his response was well, Kohl's one of the cheapest forms of energy and therefore by increasing access to electricity and energy. We improve the health of Americans. So when they want to connect those dots when it suits their needs. They're pretty happy to do that. And and just to underscore something that Janet you mentioned a little earlier when we when we say the industry here, we're talking about the co. Industry being supportive of the EPA proposal because the utilities that are actually running these plants and burning the coal they've they've installed. All these scrubbers already in an I've reading here that they don't necessarily want the rules to be rolled back. They have sunk their costs into into cleaning the mercury out of their emissions. Yeah. That that's absolutely right. They've been very vocal about that. Asking the administration not to do this. They've sunk their 'cause they're getting rate recovery or seeking rate recovery. So that they can pass these costs onto the ratepayers, which they can do if an environmental regulation is required by law. If all of a sudden, it does not become required by law. Then that is a great deal of uncertainty for them, and you made the point about uncertainty earlier on in the program in my decades of working with industry on environmental regulations certainty is something that they always talk about. They would rather have a clear rule that game. Gives them what their standards are. And then be done with it. And then then go back and forth on the so so it it it. It's frustrating to see this administration claiming that they are serving the industry when in fact, they're creating massive uncertainty. Same with the car rules, the creates massive uncertainty for that industry. Well, let's go to DC who's calling from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you're on the air. Oh, I try to look underneath the superficial news arguments of the day. And I would like to say after five years five decades, I should say of study of of various things, including biochemistry that the cost benefit argument is a false one in its extreme superficiality mercury is the second most poisonous element on the periodic table to humans plutonium is number one element used in nuclear weapons, and what Donald Trump has been doing his main agenda is whole presidency and before is to increase the wealth of the wealthiest few..
"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And I'm just saying that there has been some response from say, for example, Jeff homestead, he's the a former EPA air administrator now is with a group called Bracewell LP, and they represent energy industry clients. So a lot of revolving door here, but he has said in a statement that really he doesn't necessarily a problem with the EPA proposal because he says that EPA just shouldn't justify regulations like the mercury emissions where all of the benefits are virtually all of the benefits are co benefits. So instead, use the extent parts of the Clean Air Act directly to address, particularly if you want your thought, well, the Clean Air Act does not say that EPA should only consider the the benefits associated with the particular pollutant that's being regulated the Clean Air Act is about protecting public health. And so Owen be the office of management budget in its directive to all the federal agencies has said for decades that agency should consider the direct and indirect costs and benefits of the the rules that they're doing so EPA has been following that oh Embi guidance in in in looking at co-benefits this way. And and you know, I if it's a matter of principle, it shouldn't matter whether the cope benefits are large or small, right? You either have a policy that counts them or you don't. Okay. Well, but mayor wouldn't I mean is it isn't the coal industry here saying what about the principle of affair? Counting of these costs. You know, right. I mean that is kind of their justification. But on the other hand, this this EPA, the Trump administration's EPA, I mean, they've been happy to invoke co benefits when it suits their needs. When they were talking about rolling back fuel economy standards. One of the justifications was that raising fuel economy standards raises the price of new cars and new cars are safer therefore in order to make Americans safer on the road. We need to lower the prices of new cars by lowering fuel economy standards. Similarly, when EPA administrator Wheeler was talking about the new source performance rules for lowering the co two limits for new coal plants. He was asked how does this improve the health and the environment of Americans and his response was well, coal is one of the cheapest forms of energy and therefore by increasing access to electricity and energy. We improve the health of Americans. So when they want to connect those dots when it suits their needs. They're pretty happy to do that. And and just to underscore something that Janet you mentioned a little earlier when we when we say the industry here, we're talking about the co. Industry being supportive of the EPA proposal because the utilities that are actually running these plants and burning the coal they've they've installed. All these scrubbers already in an I reading here that they don't necessarily want the rules to be rolled back. They have sunk their costs into into cleaning the mercury out of their emissions. Yeah. That that's absolutely right. They've been very vocal about that. Asking the administration not to do this. They've sunk there 'cause they're getting rate recovery or seeking rate recovery. So that they can pass these costs onto the ratepayers, which they can do if an environmental regulation is required by law. If all of a sudden, it does not become required by law. Then that is a great deal of uncertainty for them, and you made the point about uncertainty earlier on in the program in my decades of working with industry on environmental regulations certainty is something that they always talk about. They would rather have a clear rule that give. Them what their standards are. And then be done with it. And then then go back and forth on the so so it it. It's frustrating to see this administration claiming that they are serving the industry when in fact, they're creating massive uncertainty. Same with the car rules creates massive uncertainty for that industry. Well, let's go to DC who's calling from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you're on the air. Try to look underneath the superficial news arguments of the day. And I would like to say after five years five decades, I should say of study of of various things, including biochemistry that the cost benefit argument is a false one in its extreme superficiality mercury is the second most poisonous element on the periodic table to humans plutonium is number one element used in nuclear weapons, and what Donald Trump has been doing his main agenda is whole presidency and before is to increase the wealth of the wealthiest few..
"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And the key reason for them to do it other than satisfying commitment that that was made to the coal industry is to make this policy shift where EPA cannot consider health benefits not just of co benefits, which are are important, very important on themselves. But what this proposal says is that e can only consider health benefits that that can be monetize d- and the the challenge with public health protection, and recognized by congress under the Clean Air Act is that it can be really difficult to know and quantify the impacts of toxics in our environment on public health. And so over the decades EPA has has not always been able to quantify every last benefit that doesn't preclude them under the law from going forward with important. It's like this. Well, so we've just got thirty seconds before a break. But I want to give you the first shot at the next question that told my mind here. Okay. Isn't that a fundamental problem though, that if we're couching quantifiable costs against difficult to quantify benefits that you can skew the numbers, in whatever way you want to justify whatever regulation you want? Well, I it communists can argue until the cows come home about everything this EPA, the the the the Matt's EPA, the Obama EPA followed Owen be guidance on how to quantify these benefits, and we can talk about that more after the break. Okay. Let's do that you're hearing Janet McCabe. She served in and led the office of air and radiation at the EPA during the Obama administration are fun also joins us as well. He's reporter who covers climate change and the environment for vox and retiring about the EPA as proposal to change its accounting for costs and benefits to mercury regulations from coal fired. Power plants. This is on point..
"epa" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day
"Support for npr and the following message come from synchrony providing the payment tools and technologies promotional financing and retail insights to help you put your ambitions in reach what are you working forward to learn more at synchrony financial dot com epa director scott pruitt is still defending himself against ethics violations but in the meantime he is making huge changes at the agency he leads most recently pruitt wants to overhaul the way the epa looks at science when making regulations the move would limit the epa to only studies and research that disclose all of their data pruitt says this move is about transparency but as npr's nathan reports critics worry could prevent the agency from using good science that helps to protect human health the basis for the proposed rule change is a long held complaint by some republican lawmakers and industry that the epa has built regulations on the back of flawed partisan agenda driven science epa minister scott pruitt has echoed those complaints and says that the proposed rule change will address them by ensuring that all of the science and research has agency uses is publicly available it is a codification of an approach that says we do our business at the agency the science that we use is going to be transparent it's going to be reproducible it's going to be able to be analyzed but those in the marketplace and those that watch what we do can make informed decisions about whether we've drawn the proper conclusions or not on its face the idea sounds pretty nice says dr andrew rosenberg with the union of concerned scientists but the as a public health agency a lot of what it relies on her studies that use people's medical records information that is confidential so they're basically saying we're no longer going to use public health information to put in place public health protections and that makes absolutely no sense rosenberg was one of nearly a thousand scientists at signed a letter urging pruitt to not make this change he likened it to putting on blinders ignoring solid pure.
"epa" Discussed on WTVN
"By the epa council i'm ken stevens a deadly shopping mall fire in siberia and ncwa men's basketball tournament final four all set the stories at ten thirty on newsradio six ten wtvn glenn beck stu just in case you didn't a bike i know there it's actually not in california looked it up it's blue mountain school district in pennsylvania i want you to did you hear what they're doing in pennsylvania and they routinely hold evacuation drills for active shooter simulations but if a teacher decides to lock down a classroom there are rocks in a five gallon bucket captain every classrooms closet that a student could throw shooter gets inside that one time i just had the idea of riverstone their the right size for hands you can throw them very hard and they will they will create or cause pain which can distract i can't i have to tell you so i have to tell you this is actually a much ridicule this it is actually not an entirely bad idea to have you know rocks or something i mean the best idea is if you're going to if you're going to distract okay so distract but then what you distract and then rush k so if you're if you're going to throw something it's not a bad idea grab whatever is in front of you but kids go to the go quick go to the closet grabbed the bucket of rocks what if you're going to have something put a rocking everybody's desk or put whatever it is throw something at it but then you have to rush them you can't just throw a rock at the person now but if obviously if a bunch of if you walked into a room in thirty kids threw rocks at the same time in russia and probably would end it doesn't mean you're no one's going to get hurt but right that being said though it like it's being these things are being mocked we should talk about the rick santorum moment as well but the idea that instead of having three hundred and thirty million guns you'd have three hundred and forty million because it wouldn't affect any previous purchases with the ban like that's going to be better like how is that the rock argument is mocked but that's not glenn beck mercury rush limbaugh and more of the glenn beck program next newsradio six ten wtvn one thousand dollars the keyword bills in two hundred two hundred you'll get a text confirming entry plus iheartradio info money standard data and message rates apply that's bills said two hundred two hundred.
"epa" Discussed on The Energy Gang
"My i was just reading a story red before we got on the podcast here in it it's directly related to the conversation that we've been having about epa and its move away from sciencebased policy and i was reading a story from grist which actually originally came from mother jones part of the climate dusk network they they showed the number of instances of climate change disappearing from government websites and the environmental data governance initiative has been tracking the number and they went through in showed all the times when climate change had been stripped from an and clean energy for that matter had been stripped from the epa website the department of interior department of energy the department transportation the government accountability office the office of science and technology policy the department of state fema and the national park service we saw this coming but the the the accounting of just how often the phrase climate change had been scrubbed is pretty alarming pay create news to start the year with high okay well we're going to bring you book the alarming and the exciting throughout 2018 were so thrilled to have you with us we're relaxed after our break here for more good conversations were going to debate we're going to discuss we're gonna bring on lots more experts in reporters and rent talk amongst ourselves and try to help you understand the trends that are coming down the pike in this crazy energy transition my two cohosts love these love these two so glad that you're going to be with me in 2018 catherine hamilton enjoy the rest of the snowstorm with your family and they can all start talking now behind you.
"epa" Discussed on The Energy Gang
"That was ten years in the making and it went through a number of scientific reviews and staffers at epa meticulously worked on that to make sure that it was sound can you talk about the process and then how that process led up to a meeting with pruitt who ultimately didn't seem to agree with the tech the decade of science sure on suggests time to can walk back a little bit i'll start with just what affluent is because i had to start their to effluent is i the wastewater that's a lot to be discharged into rivers and lakes and it comes from fifty nine different industries i produce effluent i'm anything from commercial animals arms to landfills too so companies and dental offices to coalfired power plants this waste water is often added contains dangerous toxins like mercury for example so it's it's not necessarily you know benign stuff i'm the f it guidelines for coalfired power plants hadn't actually been updated since the 1980's and that's when epa said that settling ponds literally allowing coal ash wastewater to settle and then siphoning the clean water from the top the pond was the latest in cutting edge technology and could be dumped into rivers and lakes in that worked for years and but a round uh i think it was two thousand the 2000s they noticed that they saw a really high concentration of toxins coming from wastewater that the hadn't seen before and they try to figure out how best to address it they started by creating a four hundred page survey mason it to seven hundred thirty three different facilities to understand how they of how they handle their wastewater currently scientists epa visited 73 facilities in eighteen states and flew to southern italy to check out technology that was in place at a facility there by the time the agency put forward its role governor.
"epa" Discussed on The Energy Gang
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"epa" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
"There is a tendency to ignore what's going on in places like the epa and really radical things are happening there and and people aren't paying attention let me tell you there's been a change of direction obviously epa because the war on coal ended the war on possible fuel isn't it to help him pruitt hired people with deep ties to industry eric lipton new york times hit startling to see the class of people that he's surrounded himself with the lawyers and lobbyists who were fighting alongside of him to challenge the obama rules they are now setting the policies that they were so involved with trying to kill is making the regulated the regulators prude also relied heavily on his fellow grow hohmann the senate's leading climate change denier james inhofe we heap theory the two thousand fourteen is been the warmest year on record i asked the chair you know what this is it's a snowball several of pruitt's senior advisers worked for him hoffer at one time coda very unseasonal it happens the person who is running the epa right now is a good friend of mine in fact his chief of staff was my chief of staff so the the abuses that we were subjected to by the overregulation for eight years under obama are things that we can now change in we are in the process of doing that people were not a word scott pruitt promised and aggressive roll back of environmental regulations that have been put in place by former president obama to the environmental protection agency dropped a requirement that oil and gas interests report information on methane emissions scott pruitt said withdrawing the rule will ease burdens on business the new head of the environmental protection agency reverse steps to ban a controversial wider use pesticide linked to potential health problems in children and farm workers soon scott pruitt's epa had moved to delay or rule back more than two dozen rules and regulations scott pruitt is the star on the trump team getting more done bob murray probably than any other appointee to date.
"epa" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
"Oklahoma attorney general scott pruitt named the nominee of president elect donald trump buyer metro protection agency pollleading critic of the epa now in line to take its help a dozen of bob murray's miners showed up with the us senate in january for scott pruitt's confirmation hearing pruitt it was a chance to explain why a critic of the epa should run it i i believe there is a very important role the environmental protection agency in fact it's involvement in protecting our air quality and improving our nation's waters is extremely important in the epa is sort of very valuable role historically we must reject as a nation the false paradigm that if you're pro energy you're anti environment if you're pro environment you're anti energy pruitt also expressed his doubts about climate change let me say to you science tells us that the climate is changing and then human activity in some manner impacts that change the ability to measure with precision the degree and extent of that impact and what to do about it are subject to continuing debate and dialogue in well it should be but senate democrats had strong doubts the fear is that the nomination of mr pruitt is a nomination designed to protect the fossil fuel industry and not the environment we have a meeting agenda from the republican attorney general's association meeting at the greenbrier sheldon whitehouse a former attorney general from rhode island pressed brew it on his ties to industry mentions a private meeting with murray energy with the american public deserves as the assurance that people who take government possessions are making their decisions based on the merits.
"epa" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
"Pruitt would eventually challenge the obama epa 14times claiming the agency had reached beyond its authority most of the legal claims are still unresolved pruitt staffer thailand laughlin scott's a baseball player is going to get up keep swinging if he thinks it's the right thing to do is going to get up and keep swinging pruitt swung hardest at the clean power plan which the epa finally announced in 2015 hi everyone i'm gina mccathie administrator of the united states environmental protection agency i am so proud to let you know that the united states has just taken a big step forward on climate change the plan called on states to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants by the year 2030 arm to harness he didn't require all coal and gas and oil to to be phased out in the country it didn't banned the use of fossil fuels it didn't require any power stations in this country to attire all it said was reduced here missions by thirty percent will give you a couple of decades to do it andrew miller clean power plan if that is put into effect you will have a significant increase in electric rates in this country going to have a significant loss of jobs the epa and some experts who analysed the plan sorted would end up creating jobs but fears do resonated as did predictions that it would hasten the demise of the coal industry it is a strategy way beyond coal companies and of course it's a human issue to be because my ploys lives are being destroyed.
"epa" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
"No it five more oklahomans could lose their jobs all together if the va forces the state's major power companies to make some costly changes at the time oklahoma's largest power company was suing the epa claiming it had overreached its authority wanted imposed on expensive plan to reduce emissions from burning coal oklahoma gas and electric's counter kimber shoop overreach really was when epa decided to usurp the state's authority and in substitute its own judgement for a decision that the state made scott welcome to the show was good beer thanks opted pruitt filed suit and joined the company's case the epa the first quarter this year said we don't like you plan were kick in and out in there in the process of forcing upon the cinema call us up said the got a federal implemtation plan it which i think is outside the statutory obligation or they had the clean air act through it had backed a more lenient steep plan to reduce emissions that was favored by the company we found that he was aligned with our position with regards to pushing back in making sure that the state retain the authority to do what he thought was best oklahoma's oil and gas companies world show feeling pressure from the epa i'm looking for support oklahoma oil and gas association president chad warming ten what we felt like was epa had far exceeded its authority whenever you have an agency like that that's returning to move into an industry when they don't know as much about it i think there's always that dead to concern of a lack of understanding of familiarity.
"epa" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
"Americans for prosperity had sought a commitment from candidates new yorker writer jane mayer they had pushed a pledge for candidates who were running to get their money these candidates had to pledge to do nothing about global warming that would cost the sent some like one hundred fifty six members of congress signed this pledged jerry taylor every republican who had talked about the need to address climate action found something else to talk about there was no little chance obama could get congress throughout gone climate change we were on our heels politically and in a situation where it was difficult to drive a proactive agenda of climate change obama adviser brian dis and i think that was a source of constant frustration for the press but obama's epa didn't let aarp it continued to pressure the fossil fuel industry with antipollution regulations in oklahoma scott pruitt was keeping tabs thailand laughlin we had an hour and a half each and every day to and from the office where he's reading rules that are being issued by the federal agencies and it just pain brute wasted no time delivering on his campaign promise to fight washington the established what he called of federalism unit a special team that would fight federal rules imposed on oklahoma at the same time he dismantled an environmental protection unit his democratic predecessor had created for me it was a sad thing to watch the the dissolving of these units drew edmonson my successor spent his time in his federalism unit attacking rules and regulations instead of enforcing them.
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"Is can one and even as high as they've done some tara dawn veterans coming back from combat and it with 25 210 fix two omega3 not good well darian bowland the epa can balance or counter the inflammatory effect of a record on a gas hidden dha uh both epa and dha metabolize into east coast the neweight and go coast the noise respectively metabolic products you having upi india chained your body and road helped to push back against inflammation well there are many mechanism that explain how that happened that a new one this what with reported in the study in nutrition is genetic so what they found was that fish oil help your gene to ward off inflammation and that is important um dietary studies have identified benefit pin many different diseases were inflammation is part of that development process of that disease so coronary artery disease obviously something like rheumatoid arthritis but walked obviously something like cancer or depression uh nutrient jim no mixed research involved identifying in understanding the interaction of nutrients with the genome through molecular level mechanism so what they're looking at is via mega 3s them south they're metabolite that i mentioned that he coast the noise window coast.
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"He promised to roll back and yesterday just yesterday uh epa administrator scott pruitt uh filed uh a proposal to basically roll back to repeal or rescind that exist e r that new obama regulation uh roll back the protections so the protection is would still be there on large bodies of water like the chesapeake bay but what was rolled back was the protections on the smaller tributaries that flow into the sea ah and that's not good news for the to speak bay or to sell endure any of the other buddies boarders themselves now the other thing that apparently the trump administration wants to do is to reduce funding for the eta by a huge chunk of money and d is already trying to prepare the way to eliminate some twelve 100 employees from the epa so that is he in an avid sell going to reduce the role the federal government plays in overseeing every aspect of the environment well except day in it is important to recognize the difference um in all things between what that president trump and the trump administration say they're going to do and and what is likely to actually happen uh in this case you're absolutely right the trump white house put forth a budget that would cut the epa by epa is budget by thirty one percent more than any other federal agency it's also clear that that proposal is dead on arrival in congress um epa administrator scott pruitt has gone to the house and the senate to talk about that budget and even congressional republicans who you know strongly oppose a lot of these environmental regulations looked at that and basically said there's no way that's going to happen on a lot of the epa is budget actually goes directly to state um a lot of the environmental protection work a regulatory work um but at the epa does happen on the state and local levels.