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Supreme Court agrees to consider EPA's authority to limit greenhouse gases

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | Last month

Supreme Court agrees to consider EPA's authority to limit greenhouse gases

"Over the objections of the Biden administration the U. S. supreme court's agreed to consider a climate change case that could limit the authority of the environmental protection agency to curb greenhouse gases lawyers for West Virginia leading a coalition of mostly Republican led states and coal companies has asked the High Court to review an appeals court ruling that would give the EPA greater authority to regulate greenhouse gases that ruling is viewed as harmful by the coal industry the Biden administrations already drafting a new rule to regulate carbon emissions but the High Court review could hinder that effort the Supreme Court also announced it will consider whether Republican led states can take over the defense of the trump a rule that denied green cards to immigrants who use public benefits like food stamps Jackie Quinn

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California's Regulation on Truck Emissions Shuts out Private Owner-Operators

Mark Levin

01:18 min | Last month

California's Regulation on Truck Emissions Shuts out Private Owner-Operators

"Twitter user Jerry Oakley reminds us that carriers domiciled in California with trucks older than 2011 That's just ten years Or using engines manufactured before 2010 just 11 years We'll need to meet the board's new truck and bus regulation beginning in 2020 Otherwise their vehicles will be blocked from registration with the states DMV according to California law Well ladies and gentlemen that's the situation It's 2021 Beyond 2020 the requirement is to purchase electric trucks Which do not exist Sundance a conservative treehouse expands on this explaining that the EPA reached an agreement with California air resource board to shut down semi tractor rigs that were non compliant with new California mission standards in effect what this 2020 determination and settlement created was an inability of half the nation's truckers Half the nation's trackers from picking up anything from the port of LA or the port of Long Beach Virtually all private owner operator trucks and half the fleet trucks that are used for moving containers across the nation were shut out

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Why is Fortnite banned from Apple?

Talking Tech

02:21 min | 2 months ago

Why is Fortnite banned from Apple?

"More rumblings in the battle between games an apple over fortnight and the app store the ceo and founder of epic games said recently on twitter that fortnight will continue to be blacklisted. From apple's app store a tim sweeney. Who is the founder and ceo of the company Shared some of this information through his twitter account. According to him for night will continue to be barred from the app store until the conclusion of the appeals process in the company's lawsuit against apple according to emails that sweeney released through twitter apple has said that epic games committed a breach-of-contract and trust when it implemented an option for app related purchases outside of apple system if you recall A lot of this started because fortnight epa games rather the creators. A fortnight added a system within the game so that folks could buy v box. Which is the in game currency and they could do it within the game without having to use the app store. Obviously that upset apple apple ban them from the app store ended up removing them completely. Epic followed up with a lawsuit and this is where we are According to an email that sweeney released from who what appears to be an apple representative it says quote apple as exercises discretion not to reinstate epochs developer program account at this time and quote representatives from apple declined to comment now earlier. This month. we had a big Moment in the case where federal judge said apple must let developers use payment options that funnel consumers out of the tech giant's app store which would then bypass apples thirty percent commission on a lot of transactions. Epic has appealed the ruling though because the district judge in the case rejected the company's allegations that apple random monopoly. So what is this gonna eventually mean for. Users will no more obviously wants. This appeals process shakes out as far how apt transactions. At purchases will go. We could see a lot of things like a link within an app. That takes you to maybe a safari page or some of the browser. And then you can pay there as well. That doesn't mean that apps are users couldn't still use the option to go through the app store to make their purchases but it might change a little bit How that process works. It could also mean to as an incentive for people to click that link they may be paying

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EPA rule sharply limits HFCs, gases used as refrigerants

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 2 months ago

EPA rule sharply limits HFCs, gases used as refrigerants

"The environmental protection agency is sharply limiting domestic production and use of highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used as refrigerants the new rule aims to decrease production and use of hydro fluorocarbons spite eighty five percent over the next fifteen years part of a global phase out hydro fluorocarbons are considered a major driver of global warming thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide the often leaks through pipes or appliances that use compressed refrigerants such as refrigerators and air conditioners White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy says the rule is expected to reduce harmful emissions by the equivalent of four point five billion metric tons of carbon dioxide by twenty fifty a total similar to three years of emissions from the U. S. power sector Ben Thomas Washington

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Unpacking the Apple vs Epic Ruling

Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast

02:57 min | 2 months ago

Unpacking the Apple vs Epic Ruling

"Versus epic. We kind of got the ruling after the whole lawsuit. We've talked about it before epic suing apple because they made them take out button that was leading people pay on third party site in apple. Obviously with their iowa store in their thirty percent. Cut doesn't want that to happen. so kind of is like Win lose lose more. Even though that's three parties there's only two parties associated. This seemed like everybody was not happy yet. Kind of kinda sorta so pretty much. The judge ruled that they're not being anti-competitive they claim. Success is not illegal and both apple and third party developers like epic have symbiotically benefited from ever increasing innovation and growth from the ios ecosystem. Fair feels pretty fair now they did also though and this is what kind of is a lose aspect for apple is that they They ruled there for permanent nationwide injunction blocking apple not only from keeping iphone users in the dark about alternate ways to pay but potentially allowing developers to stick their own purchase mechanisms into apps. So that's a win for developers. I'm yeah so initially that one rule that Epic was pretty mad about was that in-app purchases had to go through apple's payment method which automatically took a thirty percent cut and the argument was. Why should there be an only apple at purchase that there should be other options to be able to have our own in-app purchase methods. Should be offer alternates. Maybe some of them are cheaper because they don't have to go through a thirty percent cut from apple and this ruling is that apple will now need to allow other purchase methods for in-app purchases and there's a little bit of they're not quite sure how this is gonna work. What constitutes a button inside it and stuff so that'll be a little weird but so the reason epic doesn't really win on. This is because the way they started. This whole suit was by adding that and the judge also ruled that it was a breach of the contract and apple is allowed to continue to knock basically let four-night back into the not. Give them back their developer account. So while you are there blocking that and you will potentially be able to put a button in for this kind of skirting. The rules epa can't because they're not allowed back in apple store epic knew what they're doing when they broke the rules so developers win apple kind of loses epic really loses. Because they're not back on the ios store and they also had to pay some sort of a fine because of the money that they made in that process of breaching the contract. So that's super super. Te'o dr version of a all have links in the description. So you can read the full thing. It's super interesting But yet it's been going on for a long time and yeah it also seems like it's far from over anytime there's just like all right another year of like back and forth between like researching each other so that is a still developing but that's at least some development

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Raiders Concerned Marcus Mariota, Yannick Ngakoue May Have Suffered Long-Term Injuries

The Trendzone

00:16 sec | 2 months ago

Raiders Concerned Marcus Mariota, Yannick Ngakoue May Have Suffered Long-Term Injuries

"Yeah then the raiders. On monday night had a huge win but they lose denzel good. Acl he's out for the air. And then john gruden in gakugei. Marcus mariota and jerry mccoy may have long-term injuries. We haven't heard the extent of it yet. I'll just brutal. For the raiders but man. What an epa

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A Space for Mom's to Be More Than 'Just Moms' With Mom Halo Founder, Alana Kayfetz

The Mom Room

02:55 min | 2 months ago

A Space for Mom's to Be More Than 'Just Moms' With Mom Halo Founder, Alana Kayfetz

"Halo which was previously known as moms. Te'o mom's toronto was to me like an act of desperation. When i was looking for my girls crew is looking for moms to like connect with and everywhere i went like people didn't talk to each other. It was really weird dynamic. I come from a twelve year history of a community builder. Fundraiser working nonprofit sector. Have always sort of been a gatherer of people and organizer of stuff so i was looking for my crew and i couldn't really find them so i had just moved into the neighborhood. We live now. I'm a young mom. I have my babies. Maybe five months old and i just like flew out on a local facebook page. I'm okay. I'm looking for some moms. Who wanna come over to my house to just maybe hang out at byu. Ob bring your babies. Your boobs in your bottles and bottles met lake. I was obviously like your your baby bottle. Your wine bottle. Hello whatever that was in two thousand. Sixteen that i thought was really clever. And lo and behold like nineteen random. Women's showed up to my like my matchbook cows. They're like i remember. This french canadian woman was like what's the catch. What are you trying to sell me on. Like absolutely nothing. My husband is a retired shops. Like beautiful feud we had like twelve bottles of wine. And we just. I had this aha moment of like moms. Just want to have their identity. Were their moms and also have a baby on everything. Baby baby baby all the time so. I really leaned in hard to this leg putting mom i like baby on the head wide on the lab. That's how it came. In to be. Rene then i remember that year. That was a really cool event in toronto that i really want to go to. It was like a very busy like food and beverage event. And i want to wear my white dress and i wanted to shut my baby with me and i went to go buy tickets. It was like a three hundred dollars ticket and the like. I'm sorry you can't come into nineteen event. I was like my baby is in a stroller. Like you can't bring the baby after this shit. I'm gonna create an event that looks and feels as beautiful as boozy. That's food and beverage where women can bring their baby. And that's how the first ever very mommy wine festival came to be with this like really leaning hard into finding a place where moms could come be themselves have a glass of wine and hang out with their babies fast forward years later and that's secretion of our community now which is now known as the mom halo. We pivoted hard because we realized we were serving women with our virtual digital content that we're like very much outside of the greater toronto area so very canadian following and we still sort of hit hard with i would say epa content. That's both virtual. We are in person really fun and it's not about why right. It's on about getting drunk and being fraternity girls. It's about permission right. It's about giving moms permission to say it's okay for you to be both. You can love being mom behaving mom. You can exercise five days a week. If that's your thing not my thing but if that's your thing and you wanna drink on the weekends that's your thing like just do you like whatever you is just

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In Epic vs. Apple Court Fight, a Win for App Developers

Lew Later

01:05 min | 2 months ago

In Epic vs. Apple Court Fight, a Win for App Developers

"Apple can no longer force developers to using that purchasing judge ruling epa. I saw this. I was literally just reading about this breaking news. I love the breaking news. On my i surprise. I don't know what it's uh could have gone either way in this case But i guess would it. Would it means is that the judge has determined. That apple has not sufficiently proven their case that the thirty percent take is justified And then you have all these massive implications because because of this ruling. I presume you would have a peon appeal. What does it say here. In injunction that apple will no longer be allowed to prohibit developers from providing links or other communications that direct us away from apple in that purchase. Like this is exactly what apple. What epic wanted one. It's a big victory. Lebron exactly what epic was going for a case that they were making the judge agreed with that and not apple.

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Poland Imposes State of Emergency on Belarus Border

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:20 min | 3 months ago

Poland Imposes State of Emergency on Belarus Border

"A state of emergency has been declared by poland along its border with belarus. The government in warsaw claims that the belorussian authorities a pushing migrants in poland direction. There's also the added problem of upcoming military exercises led by russia but opposition politicians have pushed back against poland's move saying it's disproportionately tough joining me. Now from warsaw is johanna chin guy. Who's a political journalist for reuters. Good morning jonah. Morning just tell us. What's the situation. So currently poland had been well parts have been in a date of emergency since last thursday at the border right. Now there's a lot of military they're they're continuing to build a border fence And media and ngos are no longer allowed to be in that. Three radius of epa parts of the border. Do we know as a result of the fact that we have a media blackout on this but do not see what's happening. It's difficult to tell for that exact reason because there's no longer media on border her. Most of the time at there was basically ngo that was stationed at part of the border. Where thirty two migrants. Who are stuck. And they were giving daily reports about the situation and now that stopped so it's much more difficult to tell what's going

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How Did Charlie's Parents Instill Conservative Values?

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:11 min | 3 months ago

How Did Charlie's Parents Instill Conservative Values?

"Was wondering if you and share with your listeners with your parents did to prepare you so brilliantly for your current mission or you're very kind. Thank you for saying that and wonderful battle lake minnesota. My parents are phenomenal. And they were never propagandist and they were never pushing a specific political agenda but they were a couple of things that were always reinforced with how we talked about politics and matters of the eternal which is always questioning but saying that we are thankful to be american one of the first things. My parents taught me was geography understanding our physical place in the world. That's a very important thing. Once you can understand the size and scope of america in relation to the rest of the world. how big are we. How smaller we. How much land do we actually have. What are the other parts of the world. What do they look like. What are the most important rivers. What the capitals across the world. Those things are very important for people to know number two. My parents would always tell me that. America is the greatest nation ever to exist in the history of the world nation that has embraced self-government but understands natural rights that has the independent judiciary and then appreciate the history behind it. But any time. That i would kind of spout out anything that would be conservative. My parents and say well. Why do you believe that. Let's let's talk about that. And then finally i grew up in. I grew up in a culture that embraced and loved entrepreneurship. Starting something from nothing. That knew that risk taking should be rewarded and the creation of new things is what keeps us society vibrant if keeps society ambitious in a good way and keep society full of life with vitality. This is something that we have lost. I think in some some cities across the country in recent years. And so but the thing that i tell parents all the time. And that's why. We've partnered with hillsdale. Charlie epa were hillsdale dot com charlie for hillsdale dot com. You need to know your stuff so that you can teach your children.

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Why Does Our Desire for Our Partner Wane? With Esther Perel

Sex With Emily

02:24 min | 3 months ago

Why Does Our Desire for Our Partner Wane? With Esther Perel

"Anyone who's been in a long term relationship is gone through a phase where the desire for your partner fades no matter how intense and exciting the honeymoon phase. Was you get used to each other. And the novelty wears off. So why does the desire for our partners wayne in long term relationships notes. Big question for most of history In long term relationships which was primarily marriage was for procreation to that you could have eight children for which you probably needed to have more because a few were not going to survive and sex was primarily a woman's berry to duty. So you did it. 'cause you had to and you had motivation to which was to procreate. We went from the row creative model to the recreativo bottom. We went from duty to desire. We went from sexuality to be a kind of economic asset because children's were economic assets to sexuality to being for pleasure and connection. We take it for granted but it is a massive transformation and then come to sixties and we have a number of mini revolutions it primarily we have the democratization of contraception which means that the generation at that for the first time has premarital sex has the permission to do what they want has contraception in their hand has a security that has been redefined under a completely new organizing principle and they don't feel like it at home and they don't know why can we want what we already have is the fundamental question of desire. What is the difference between love and desire how do they relate. But also how do they conflict. Why is it that the forbidden is so erotic. Why the spirit who deliver such a fatal erotic blow what is at stake with the very thing that people rely on is the very thing that becomes more most fragile because we don't think of desire something that needs to be cultivated sustained actively nourished within that because in the beginning for some of us. Anyway it's it's just going to remain there for epa

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Clark Stanley: The Rattlesnake King

Everything Everywhere Daily

02:24 min | 3 months ago

Clark Stanley: The Rattlesnake King

"Oil is an actual product that is created from chinese water snakes also known as irabu snakes. It's been used as a traditional chinese remedy for centuries chinese water. Snakes live in ponds and rice paddies. They're slightly venomous snakes under a meter that feed on fish and infineon's the snake oil which is derived from the water. Snakes is very high in the omega. Three fatty acid known as epa snake oil was and is considered by many people to be effective in relieving the pain of ailments such as arthritis bursitis and sore muscles. A modern study found that oil from chinese water. Snakes actually allowed mice to perform better on cognitive tests. Take for that what you will. The chinese workers began to share their remedy with american workers who are working on the railroad and the product began to grow in popularity as the demand for snake. Oil grew people began to figure out ways to meet that demand. Enter into the story. One clark stanley. The self proclaimed rattlesnake king stanley wanted to meet the new demand for snake oil so he created a product known as clark stanley. Snake oil intimate. Just knowing that the word snake was in the title he began using rattlesnakes for the product however a rattlesnake is not a water snake and they have totally different fat profiles eventually however he totally abandoned. The idea of putting rattlesnake oil in the product altogether for twenty four years stanley traveled around the country. Touting the medicinal benefits of his snake oil intimate he created a massive show that he toured with positioning himself Frontiers mun while creating an elaborate backstory. He sold the product at western shows around the country. He claimed that the recipe for his snake oil lyneham. It came from a hoppy medicine. Man the hoppy did not have anything resembling snake oil and at no point. Did he ever mention the chinese origins of the product. Moreover stanley made claims about the product which went far beyond with your original chinese snake. Oil was used for stanley claim that it would cure. Rheumatism sciatica lumbago a sore throat. Frost-bites tooth aches and many other ailments in one famous demonstration at the eighteen ninety. Three chicago world's fair he's supposedly the product in front of a live crowd science writer. Joe schwarz wrote quote stanley. Reach into a sack plucked out a snake slit it open and plunged it into boiling water when the fat rose to the top. He skimmed it off and used it on the spot to create stanley snake. Oil ligament that was immediately snapped up the throng that had gathered to watch the spectacle

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The Benefits of Clearing Your Energy and Feelings with Caroline Perez

Inspiration and Spiritual Awakening from Live. Love. Engage. with Gloria Grace Rand

02:23 min | 3 months ago

The Benefits of Clearing Your Energy and Feelings with Caroline Perez

"Every time you have an emotion or traumatic than our life challenge. Economy creates a stress. Not in deals. Can you imagine like a bunch of stress knots and think of them as almost like a kink in a garden hose. So we're not like you know taking anything or moving all we're doing is on kingking allowing stop flow and we create these things sometimes with our thoughts and feelings so we have three choices when we have a feeling we can get swept away by a we can suppress it. We can let it go and usually what creates the knots. more is when we suppress it. Are we get sucked away by it right. So it's important to start to look feelings. Ask just information. I love to think of it in this way. So like you know if you walk into a room. That's just been painted and you can smell those teams are like ooh. I don't like that doesn't smell good. It's just information it's telling me know someone just painted here okay. It's okay. I'm not gonna freak out similar with a feeling like if we suddenly feel some anger if we just look at information Okay it's interesting really angry right now Because in our bodies really only feel it feeling for ninety seconds it only goes longer because of the stories the things we start an magin just letting it go at acknowledging it or even get curious and just like yeah. This is anger. it's not gonna be forever we'll pass right and just not getting swept away so another way to think about it is if feelings of balloon in it's coming up so it's like oh my god. I'm feeling the anger out. Right a key technology and be like okay. Get curious but not to grab the string in get sucked away away for days other things. Suppressing it in so like holding it down and you can imagine energy to suppress all these balloons. If you have all these balloons like it's you know it's exhausted. Physically feel that but then man just leading a up in letting it rise and let it go. You know it can take practice. We're not all perfect neglect epa thinking. You've a of our feelings. As just information into getting curious without nearly judgment can really help keep us balanced to

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Shortest Ever Gamma Ray Burst Discovered

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary

02:05 min | 4 months ago

Shortest Ever Gamma Ray Burst Discovered

"Astronomers have discovered the shortest epa gamma-ray burst the huge blast identified as gib. Two thousand eight twenty six was coolest by the supernova implosion of a massive star in a distant galaxy. The blast was so powerful. It admitted fourteen million times the energy released by the time. Qa galaxy in the space of just zero point six five seconds most gamma-ray bursts usually more than twice as long producing what are usually described as the brightest most energetic events since the big bang astronomers divide gamma-ray burst into two broad categories based on their duration short period gamma-ray bursts blazing the life in less than two seconds and i thought to be caused by the merging of neutron stars in a binary system neutron stars of the dentist objects in the universe other than black holes. They formed that at the core collapse of massive stars at the end of their lives. Compressing still a comb more. The one point four times the mass of the sun into an object just a dozen or so kilometers wide. The material of neutron stars is as dense as the nucleus of an atom and a single teaspoon of neutron star material would w- as much as mount everest as well as their incredible density. Neutron stars are also intensely hot and possess magnetic fields millions to billions of times stronger than that of the earth long-duration gamma-ray bursts. there's lasting more than two seconds. I thought the because by the implosion of some of the universe's most massive stars at the end of their lives stars. Run out of the hydrogen. That's a stains nuclear reactions in there. 'cause the thing that makes a stash shine without the stabilizing pressure of these reactions starts can't fight gravity they collapse into exotic stellar remnant. The massive start determines its fate star smaller than the one point four times. The mass of the sun will shrink into white dwarves well largest is collapsing the neutron stars and the largest of all collapsed entirely forming black holes an object with such intense gravity. Nothing not even light can escape

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Revisit Andrew Cuomo Mismanging COVID Outbreak in New York

Mark Levin

01:59 min | 4 months ago

Revisit Andrew Cuomo Mismanging COVID Outbreak in New York

"Again. This is March 26 2020 Go. Elaine, New Rochelle, New York The Great W. ABC go Now That's the EPA of epicenters. Go ahead. Yes. Hello. Thank you very much for taking my call. Um, I wanted to bring to your attention in the listener's attention What It's about to happen in New York with respect to nursing homes. And the governor has ordered that all nursing homes must accept, uh, covid positive patients that are actually potentially still infectious. Into into their facilities, and this will put our residents are long term care population. Yeah, is this Are you pulling my leg seriously? No. Why would you send Somebody who has this virus into a population that can kill people. Thank you. No, No. Are you serious? I am here. Well, why would he order this? It doesn't make any sense Memo. Well, because because the hospitals well, first of all in you know, I will point out that nursing homes are in the habit of accepting patients from hospitals to continue their care after their They may be in the habit, But they must realize now that the most vulnerable people among us our senior citizens And nursing homes. These are people that have issues and so I'm trying to understand. The point of this. What is the point of this? I'm looking at a directive from Andrew Cuomo and Howard Zucker dated March 25th that is ordering Nursing homes. It says nursing homes must comply with the expedited receipt of residents from hospitals. They are deemed appropriate to go into the nursing homes by the hospitals, and we cannot discriminate based on The presence of

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Are Covid-19 Vaccines Affecting Periods and Menstrual Cycles?

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:44 min | 4 months ago

Are Covid-19 Vaccines Affecting Periods and Menstrual Cycles?

"One thing that's not okay. Is i'm gonna say this again and again even though twitter d platforming youtube is going to be for me. I will go to my grave saying this as a woman and the mother daughter a daughter and step mother of another daughter. It has no category for women's health issues and hundreds of women are reporting Menstrual dysregulation of a severe kind. And i don't mean to like you talk about anything. That shouldn't be talked about over over a breakfast table. But when you've got just as adults when you've got women saying i'm having to periods in a twenty eight day cycle or my cycle lasted a month or many mini super weird accounts of women long post menopause resuming bleeding after being vaccinated. I have not heard that. Are you kidding. oh. I wish. I was kidding. Overdose menopausal women menstruating. But isn't this the point. Ao me the fact that we're not hearing about this or not supposed to talk about this. I thought honestly people have to get angry. It's offensive in the united states of america. When people tell you what you can and cannot talk about. It is deeply offensive and epa. Push back. they deserve to be pushed around. Folks you've got to behave like your free because you actually are frequently. So you're telling me something. I'd not heard before well i wanted to reinforce that. Even more the importance of women speaking out about these things when i started reporting on the hundreds of accounts of severe menstrual dysregulation in super weird bleeding Matt gaetz got tasked with going onto twitter. Cnn media matters to say naomi wolf is bonkers raising

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Flight Attendants Speak out About Unruly Passengers

The Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal

01:41 min | 5 months ago

Flight Attendants Speak out About Unruly Passengers

"Passengers to long delays. Getting passports. ABC s Alex Stone looks the trouble. With the travel industry. Yeah, you know, Flight crusades is totally out of control right now, Kitty that in the last week there have been 150 new reports to the FAA of unruly passengers most ever in a one week period. Most of them involve people refusing to wear a mask on board and This woman on a Delta flight, saying she wouldn't wear one as police came on Brazil. I think my semen right not respecting her human rights, she said. And this woman on a Southwest flight they landed in San Diego a couple weeks back, knocking out of flight attendants tooth gonna brawl on board there. So most of the battles have been over masks and the EPA, saying it's gotten over 3400 unruly passenger reports this year. 2600 of those have been passengers refusing to wear masks and flight attendants today are saying they've had enough. This is a federal mandate, whether you agree with it or not, and whether they agree with it or not. It's got to be in force, and they say, give them a break. This is way higher than any number of incidents that we've ever seen that Sarah Nelson, head of the flight attendants union, they're going to the FAA today and saying help us out here. What else can you do? Because it's not getting any better. Flight attendants are experiencing a job that they just are not familiar with. It all every day. When they go to work, there's conflict, and there are is disrespect towards them and an incredibly difficult job. The NSA is restarting self defense courses for flight attendants to teach them how to to fight back. It can mean big fines. People are being fined 52,000 bucks up to it. For fighting back against flight attendants. You can get 20 years in prison.

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Previews Pending Lawsuits Against Biden Administration

Mark Levin

01:56 min | 5 months ago

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Previews Pending Lawsuits Against Biden Administration

"You know what you have done. And what you're doing is crucially important, because I think challenges By Republican attorneys general What Joe Biden is doing across the border wherever there can be some kind of standing and you know, given Massachusetts versus EPA, you guys have a lot of standing and Attacks on what he is doing from a state perspective. Is one of the most important ways to at least try to slow down or stop what they're doing to this country. Don't you agree? Absolutely. And, you know, mark. We have actually three lawsuits related to immigration right now, and we actually just did get an adverse ruling. You know, we sued the Biden administration saying that you know his failure to file follow title eight and deport the 1.2 million people with deportation orders who in the statute, federal statute requires it. The federal judge said that we did have standing and she said that there is a harm to Arizona from the bite administration failure to follow the law. But she said she couldn't grab the remedy because of the discretion. So we're obviously appealing that case. And I wouldn't be surprised if that doesn't go to the U. S. Supreme Court based on be some recent case law, and so we're we're trying to preserve our borders and protect the integrity of our country. We've also were involved in a lawsuit. So my colleagues and I are challenging the Biden administration's new carbon tax rules, which is once again all about empowering, you know, the far left and you know, green energy folks, so Washington can give favors to all their favorite left to cause us. We have a lawsuit about that. We actually have a lawsuit. We just argued Why sued Yellen and Divide administration over the Covid relief bill. That will restrict or prohibit states from cutting state taxes if they get any Copan money, and I've asked this question rhetorically to people. Why is it that the Biden administration wants to send $14 million checks out to people, But the state of Arizona can't cut state taxes by $1400.

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"epa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"epa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"At EPA is consistent with a broader pattern of science misuse by the agency the EPA administration has demonstrated a pattern of cherry picking scientific evidence of ignoring rigorous scientific sense reveal signs of borderless B. shogunate's been tracking how the trump administration has been sidelining science and weakening environmental protections to favor industry choose at this hearing to Elizabeth why does it matter what happens to the committees like the one Dever sweat camel was on I got to say it sounds pretty obscure you're right lot of these committees are completely out of the limelight but they can play a really important role in government they help agencies make decisions that are informed by science there are about a thousand of these committees across the government and they can influence decisions that are really important to our lives like how much pollution there is in the air and is it safe for us to breed so what's been going on under the trump administration there's been lots of examples of trump administration officials sidelining or ignoring science in order to help industry we've covered some of this on our show like the example of an effort to censor science at the National Park Service this was important research being done to see how much more flooding there will be at national parks because of sea level rise and storm surge connected to climate change president trump is really disrupting the role that science usually plays in government the shake up at federal advisory committees is another example of this and that's why I wanted to meet the ever SWAC hammer the witnesses are excused and the hearing is now adjourned pardon.

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"epa" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"epa" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Boards at EPA is consistent with a broader pattern of science misuse by the agency the EPA administration has demonstrated a pattern of cherry picking scientific evidence of ignoring rigorous scientific sense. reveal science reporter Elizabeth shogunate's been tracking how the trump administration has been sidelining science and weakening environmental protections to favor industry choose at this hearing to Elizabeth what is the matter what happens to the committees like the one ever SWAC camel was on. I got to say it sounds pretty obscure you're right lot of these committees are completely out of the limelight but they can play a really important role in government they help agencies make decisions that are informed by science there are about a thousand of these committees across the government and they can influence decisions that are really important to our lives like how much pollution there is in the air and is it safe for us to breed so what's been going on under the trump administration they've been lots of examples of trump administration officials sidelining or ignoring science in order to help industry we've covered some of this on our show like the example of an effort to censor science at the National Park Service this was important research being done to see how much more flooding there will be at national parks because of sea level rise and storm surge connected to climate change president trump is really disrupting the role that science usually plays in government the shake up at federal advisory committees is another example of this and that's why I wanted to meet the ever SWAC hammer the witnesses are excused and hearing is now adjourned..

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"epa" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"epa" Discussed on KQED Radio

"EPA is consistent with a broader pattern of science misuse by the agency the EPA administration has demonstrated a pattern of cherry picking scientific evidence of ignoring rigorous scientific sense. reveal science reporter Liz shogunate's been tracking how the trump administration has been sidelining science and weakening environmental protections to favor industry choose at this hearing to Elizabeth what is the matter what happens to the committees like the one ever SWAC camel was on. I got to say it sounds pretty obscure you're right lot of these committees are completely out of the limelight but they can play a really important role in government they help agencies make decisions that are informed by science there are about a thousand of these committees across the government and they can influence decisions that are really important to our lives like how much pollution there is in the air and is it safe for us to breed so what's been going on under the trump administration they've been lots of examples of trump administration officials sidelining or ignoring science in order to help industry we've covered some of this on our show like the example of an effort to censor science at the National Park Service this was important research being done to see how much more flooding there will be at national parks because of sea level rise and storm surge connected to climate change president trump is really disrupting the role that science usually plays in government the shake up at federal advisory committees is another example of this and that's why I wanted to meet the ever SWAC hammer the witnesses are excused and hearing is now adjourned. pardon.

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"epa" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"epa" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"During speed around I think it was we tried to provide a service to folks. we were talking about gay male relationships and wondering how that works. and we talked about the fact that you had heard from one of your gay male friends that there is typically someone who is on the receiving end someone who's on the giving end right and then that usually doesn't change very often like that stays the same so you know we knew that from one person and wanted to see if we could find out from our other gay listeners if that is in fact true all across the board or as you want or as you said D. they just you gave their what do they just to get their way so we do have a voice mail and responses take a listen a one of your day just let me know the terms a lot of people love us like you the active passive generally it does it. EPA too much from out and no one from the other there are those who they call left but anyway yeah that's about it you know this and we have one one roll of the other thanks bye. you go you go I learned so many turn around here. even pass and I didn't know yeah that's how they like to call that and flying rob is a thing yes robin I still don't understand what the other person gets out of it okay we'll get a whole other conversation and talk about that on our show for a whole other day because I left several people okay well that's okay that's nice but we will get called into mass office. conversation we're not going to expand on that too much no I but we did get an email right are you gonna read the email..

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"epa" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

03:18 min | 2 years ago

"epa" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"The EPA conducted a study and listen to this they sampled tens of thousands of people checking for impurities in their tissue you know they found virtually every single person was contaminated with pesticides turbines solvents and chemicals bottom line it's a toxic world we're living in the big question is what are you gonna do about it but stay tuned doctor Levin has some nutritional insights you're gonna want to hear right let me introduce doctor Neil Levin doctor Levin is a wellness consultant he's a chiropractor a nutritionist a long time product formulator and spokesperson for purity products dot eleven walking back to the program it's great to be here with you today Pat Hey you know I just mentioned it's a toxic world we're living in the environment is absolutely polluted and I got to tell you I'm still shocked by what you sent me this E. P. A. backed tissue survey that basically shows that were all contaminated by plastics and solvents virtually one hundred percent of us in our tissue it's downright scary stuff right absolutely this is a scary subject and as you mentioned that EPA practitioners survey that was done on thirty three thousand US residents they found her beans plastics chemicals solvents in a hundred percent of the sample so basically Pat we're all contaminated then the environmental working group back in two thousand six bands that tap water in forty two states is contaminated by more than a hundred forty on regulated chemicals Pat this is the craziest thing of all they do studies of on billable cord blood they find dozens of chemicals in umbilical cord blood so I mean what are we going to do about this what are we going to do about this topic environment to cleanse and detoxify your systems on a daily basis so how do we do that that's where this next generation organic juice cleanse with our special liver support plan comes in handy because it has over thirty different superfoods they nourish all the cells in issues of her body you get the vitamins and minerals the phytonutrients that we miss when we don't get that seven to nine servings a day recommended by the FDA the USDA of fruits and vegetables on top of that because it's USDA certified organic we're not getting any of the pesticides herbicides tryst all that pure organic produce that support all our tissues but on top of that it goes to work supporting the liver in its job of cleansing the talks to find the system so you get that cleansing every single day with OJ see on top of that Pat best news of all today we're giving away a free bottle of OJ CD everybody in the listening audience yeah he isn't saying that they're organic juice cleanse can fix everything but they are saying they can be a compelling part of the solution in fact the organic juice cleanse is one of the hottest products purities wash probably in the last ten years everybody knows how hot juicy news these days and J. C. is really organic Jew scene made simple so tell everybody about the organic juice cleanse and why you call it the quote on quote game changer grow year absolutely well we know that choosing is sweeping the nation and we know it's super healthy but the problem is you know it's messy and it's a big hassle it takes a long time buying the produce the clean up and that's why I created the organic juice cleanse because it's too saying made simple it's the short but.

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"epa" Discussed on Got Science?

Got Science?

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"epa" Discussed on Got Science?

"Org slash science under Trump. Now, let's get back to our injury. So over the summer, you testified at a public hearing about science at the EPA, and you had a special guest there with you what? So what inspired this testimony? I did I had my infant son. He was only about a month old. And he was strapped to my chest as I gave testimony at the EPA this summer, and I didn't need to be there. I was on parental leave. But I felt like I had to be this was too important of an issue. And frankly, it really matters for his future. The hearing was about the science at UP as able to use in its decision making. And I think a lot about his future when we're talking about all of these issues were were talking about it in sort of DC policy context. But a lot of these things will ultimately affect him and his future and his ability to. Live in a world that's free of pollution and uses science to improve the lives of Americans. I think about it at the basic level of you know, when I was a child I assumed that the government was there to protect me, and I use this example of I would always ignore those little signs on lawns. That say. Don't don't go here because of we spray the pesticide, and I thought oh, those are just overly cautious. They wouldn't they wouldn't spray something on the line. If it was dangerous to me as a kid, I would ignore that. And we could talk about you know, what kind of kid that probably made me. But I, but I think the point is that we expect that our government should protect us. That's what we're paying taxes for their their agencies and scientists working across the government to make sure that we are protected from harm's..

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"epa" Discussed on Got Science?

Got Science?

02:18 min | 3 years ago

"epa" Discussed on Got Science?

"They've in some cases, gutted some of the EPA committees. They've frozen many others at other agencies, and this is only going to serve to decrease the amount of science that gets into the decision making process. We've also seen their there been some hollowing out of agencies so staff particularly scientific staff that have left due to buyouts retirements. Hiring freezes we've seen less people are now at federal agencies to do that work of protecting the public health and safety and the environment, and that's going to have consequences for people. So your graduate work was on air pollution, and that's been an area where the Trump administration has been very active how should science be informing air pollution protections. And where is the Trump administration? Getting it wrong. The Clean Air Act is actually wonderfully written in terms of its separation of science and policy. It allows for independent science robust science to inform. What policy the decisions are made about air pollution, and what levels are safe to breathe. And yet we're seeing the administration dismantle that process in a couple of different places. That's happened on the advisory committee front as I've mentioned it's also been happening in terms of restricting the science that the can use to look at what the impacts of air pollution on public health are and all of that science goes into the. Administrator of the EPA making a decision about what standard protects public health. This is how it works for ambient, air quality standards in this country. And we're seeing the administration make changes that ultimately mean less science feeding into the process, and it makes it easier for them to make a political decision on the standard. It makes it easier for them to set an air pollution standard that does not protect public health with an adequate margin of safety as the Clean Air Act requires so I'm going to pivot to the actual scientists. So your team surveyed thousands of federal employees.

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"epa" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

10:20 min | 3 years ago

"epa" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"About bug killers. Well, let's get to it. Everybody. Welcome to ask the garden. Michael gross. I am your. Cheeky charges. I am getting all this all these questions about. Insecticides pesticides. Yeah. Sides are kind of a broad. Because pesticides include and I'm just taking this off the top of my head. It includes insecticides kill insects, Madison which killed nematodes microscopic little stick with me. Fungicides which kill fungus, herbicides, which kill plants. Redoubt rodenticides, which kill rats mice. What else is there? You know, there's more. I'm sure but I got a question about. And by the way, I do a lot of public speaking. And I have over the years, and I have never ever. I've I've talked to people all across the eastern part of the United States and into the midwest, and in the Bahamas and in Jamaica, and in Florida and Georgia and Alabama and Texas every you know, all all kinds of places in the same thing. Always happens this same thing, always happens. They say that the insecticide didn't work they say, they feel is. So it was too toxic. They feel they are everybody has problems. And the one thing that they all come up with every stinking one of them come up with. And I hope this is not you. But it probably is. I hate to say that man. I don't want put you down. But it is you know, I would just run into it for over thirty years of people telling me this heck closer forty years. People telling me this. I'm getting old. It says, well, I got this insecticide in the label said you Strauss's in a gallon. And I wanna make sure I killed those Dan things. So you six don't ever do that. Okay. Right here in my formerly foreordain stained hands, I'm going to I'm going to bore you to death. Now. I hope not man I'm going to try and keep this as entertaining as I can. But I'm going to teach you how to read and follow a pesticide label every pesticide has a label and by the way in order for a pesticide to be a pesticide to be able to be sold legally in the United States of America. Has to have a label and the only way you can get a label is this the EPA the Environmental Protection Agency and agency started in one thousand nine hundred seventy three by Richard m Nixon. The EPA has you issue you label, and they have to issue that label to you based on. Millions and millions and millions of dollars worth of research that you have spent the money on to get done that they look over your research, and they say not good enough. I need you do this and look into this. And you go back, and you spend more millions of dollars to get all of this stuff done. And then they issue you this thing which you can hear it is called a label now all pesticide labels have certain things really kind of go over those things. All right. First thing they have is the brand name. Now, the label that I just pulled out is Bayer advanced complete insect killer soil and turf ready to spread granular two-way formula, isn't that? Nice. So it has the brand name on it. But another thing every label has to have is how much is in there in this case, it's ten pounds. And the other thing that it has to have is something called an EPA. An EPA number that EPA number has to beyond there. It has to be on the label. So you look for that. And the other thing that has to be on. There is something called an EPA registration number and EPA or I'm sorry that EPA registration numbers the number. Then there's the EPA establishment number for all you nerds. The registration is the company who owns the pesticide. The establishment is the company who packages the pesticide. And in some cases, those are the same company. But in other cases, they're not. Okay. So if those numbers are the same or pretty close to the same. It's the same company and at the end of the establishment number there'll be a state listed there as to where it's manufactured Florida Oklahoma wherever that's going to be on the label. So the other thing that has to be on the label absolutely has to be on the label. Is something called a signal word. And the signal word tells you how toxic the pesticide is or how nontoxic the pesticide is right now or or for years there were three signal rights. Now, there's four. The worst one is danger danger. If you see a pesticide with the signal word it'll be in big letters with a skull and crossbones this is danger. That's a very dangerous pesticide, man. And don't think just it's all chemical pesticides because there's a brand of nicotine sulfate out there, which is all natural tobacco that has a danger on it. And if you get that stuff. You'll die. I mean, this is like powerful stuff. All right. It's just really powerful stuff. So that's the danger after that comes warning warning will Robinson warning warning is pretty toxic to you got to be very very careful with that. I do not use any pesticide that has a danger label or has a warning label. I just don't and I'm in business doing this stuff. It is our company policy not to do that. And if you really want to know the truth most companies, I know that do what I do have the same policy. They will not use products that have a warning or endanger, the next one is what used to be the least toxic and that is caution and many products. Bayer product this bear complete insect killer has a caution label on it. It is very it's the least toxic. And then there's a new one. There is a new one. And this is. EPA's generally, regarded as safe and to be generally, regarded as safe you have to be made out of something that is on a list that the EPA has and that is on that list are some chemicals, but a lot of botanical at a lot of minerals and things like that. But the stuff is so save, which is generally regarded as safe. So that is an diatomaceous earth is now generally regarded as safe you've heard me talk about diatomaceous earth before many many times, I know so those types of things meant oil, generally, regarded as safe so that is how that works. You have that now after that on the label the thing that you got to look for and it's going to be there is. What you do if you ingest it? Okay. What to do with this product, if you ingest it, and you know, that's kind of important to know safety, precautions sitter on their know, all that good type of stuff, then it has to tell you what kind in the case of an insecticide, it it tells you what kind of bugs or pesticide kills and how much of the stuff you have to use to make it kill now. And this one. This covers up to this bag covers up to ten thousand square feet for ants fleas and ticks and covers up to five thousand square feet for other listed past. And they have a whole list of the past. Okay. So that is how you apply this. If you're using a liquid and it says three ounces per gallon. Then make sure you use three ounces per gallon. Now, let me tell you why that's important in order for. Bayer for instance, to get this label that I am holding in my formerly chlordane stained hands they had to spend again right now if you're starting new chemistry with a new pesticide, you're gonna spend two or three hundred million dollars to get this done and they have testing which is called efficacy testing. This says how the stuff you can use to kill the bugs or what's the exact amount of the stuff that you're going to use to kill the bugs. So if it says three ounces. Trust me. There has been literally millions of dollars worth of testing to go into. This may have heard my cat in the background there. Millions of dollars going into testing us to make sure that's right now. Let me tell you. What happens when you double up when you double up the pesticide generally doesn't work why because many insects will not go near it because the formulation. It becomes too toxic for the insects. So they will go in a void it. They will close their spiritual insects breath through tiny little holes in the tummy called spirituals, and they have the ability to close those vehicles. So they don't ingest the pesticide if it is too strong. In other words, if you six ounces instead of three if the label says us three they just won't affect them because they will close up their spirituals. They don't have to breathe for a while. They'll get away from it and everything will be dandy. I hope this edge indicated you a little bit about pesticides. I could go on for an hour. About this. As a matter of fact, I have a lecture that I give professionals that is believe it or not ninety minutes long. Why go into great detail about all of this stuff? This is the condensed version just for you. Hope I didn't..

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"epa" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"epa" Discussed on 790 KABC

"To use all the keys together for optimal results. And when I started reading through your book, I realized that you've always been about the lifestyle approach everything in moderation, right? Good food. Good, fitness. Good life. But the digging deeper component of it like learning about the EPA genome and how I need to learn to sweat and my body. I mean, those are the things I think that for all of us. We take that make it personal. And we address and focus on what it is for us. That will make the difference. I didn't about face on on some of the things that I've been espousing for years. Like, for example, fascinating. I was like, no never. And by the way, the timing of when you eat means nothing. It's the law of thermodynamics as calories in calories out. And by the way, we're talking about the size of your body. I was absolutely right. But if we're talking about your skin, your hair your nails, right? I don't know fighting cancer timing of when you eat matters a lot. Yes. And that's where this notion of fasting comes into play, right and fasting. Not to be confused with starvation diets, which it has now become synonymous with which is not shamed. His that's terrible for you fasting a period of the day where you're not eating has a tremendous impact on how you look at how you fight off disease for how long and these are things that I, you know, I never subscribed to I was like, no, no this is Don we don't need to do this. But I was not looking at the entire picture. And in fact, for years, I've said no drinking is one of the. The worst things we can do for weight loss. And it is it dampens fat metabolism. By the seventy three percent..

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"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:41 min | 3 years ago

"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..

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"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:41 min | 3 years ago

"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..

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"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Thirty second d minus. Planet money a podcast about the economy and sometimes about rocket ships. This is on point. I'm magnetic Roberti. We're talking this hour about the EPA's new proposal proposal at the moment to change how it accounts for the costs and benefits of taking mercury out of the air from coal and oil fired power plants, it could signal a major shift in even just the underlying philosophy of how we account for how much it costs, and what kind of health benefits, we get from things like clean air regulations. I'm joined today by Janet McCabe. She served in and led the office of air and radiation at the EPA during the Obama administration. When these mercury rules were first put out who mayor refund also joins us. He's a reporter who covers the environment for vox and just want to hear a little bit back from two thousand eleven when then EPA administrator Lisa Jackson. I announced the mercury and air toxics standards rule. She said the implementation of the rules would. Benefit American utility companies for the first time in twenty years. They will have certainty about the standards. They must meet in setting national standards for mercury and air toxics will level the competitive playing field in close loopholes for big polluters utilities that have already put in pollution control technology will no longer have to compete with those who delayed their investments and by the way. There's it seems as if in the two since two thousand eleven the the rule has worked in mercury missions have dropped by some eighty percents. But we also wanted to play a little bit of tape from the current acting EPA administrator, Andrew Wheeler. He is actually also a former energy industry lobbyist whose clients included. The major coal mining company Murray energy and Wheeler told the Washington Post during a discussion on energy and environmental policy last month that he sees a future for coal. Not just in the US..

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"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

02:47 min | 3 years ago

"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"So we'll dive further into the details here. But I just want to get your take on how much of a change of philosophical shift. Would it be if this EP this new EP proposal went through and the way that the cost and benefits for mercury regulations were calculated changed? I mean, how how how much of an impact would it have? Oh, this is hugely significant. And I think you have put your finger on the importance of this in one of the things for people to know is that this rule has already been implemented by the industry. So it's in the rear view mirror. As far as they are concerned. And we can talk about the implications of that in a minute. So in in one sense, you might say well. So why why would he do this now? And the key reason for them to do it other than satisfying a 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 EPA 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 roles 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, the 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 collumnist can argue until the cows come home about everything this EPA, the the the the Matt's EPA, though, bomb 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 whom are fun also joins us as well. He's reporter who covers climate change and the environment for vox, and we're talking about the EP as proposal to change its accounting for costs and benefits to mercury regular. Nations from coal fired power plants. This is on point..

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"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"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..

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"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:50 min | 3 years ago

"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"They're not asking to repeal the Obama era standard, but they are weakening the justification for it. As you mentioned earlier, the appropriate and necessary is the standard of the Clean Air Act. And that's kind of subjective. But when you can show that the cost of implementing a rule is much higher than any benefit you make it harder to make the case that it's appropriate and necessary. And that's what they're saying. Is they wanted to Termine that the Obama rule was not appropriate and necessary and leave the door open to a future rollback of the rule or that in a in a future case of a new power plant comes online, they may not have to be held to those same standards. You know, I should know that we reached out to Murray Energy Corporation. You know, a big player in the industry. Here we invited their CEO Robert Murray to the program, they declined. But a spokesperson emailed us a statement that reads very similarly to. The statement that was sent to us by the national mining association as well. And they both essentially say what you were telling us earlier that they don't see the need for these mercury regulations or well, specifically these the co benefits right because they say the Clean Air Act already requires EPA to directly assess and regulate the impacts of fine particulates. So that double-counting that they're pointing to. I mean, don't don't don't they have a point. Well, I mean that that is the argument here. I mean, yes, there are EPA regulations that specifically governed particular matter these tiny particles that go deep into the lungs and can cause asthma attacks and heart attacks and similarly for sulfur dioxide and other compounds that cause smog and other kinds of health problems. But the argument the EPA made under the Obama administration is even though those rules exist by adding this additional mercury rule, we're reducing those pollutants even further so they're saying that we're actually seeing an additional benefit beyond what the existing rules, actually say. And that's why it's fair to count those benefits. Now, the industry says that well if you want the benefits from reducing particulates monarch just make it under the particular rule. Why why do you have to lump it in with mercury? And you know, maybe that's something that the courts have to ultimately settle into side. But for the Obama administration. I mean that was the calculus that that essentially the their argument was they weren't double counting because they were seeing an additional benefit by implementing a new rule rather than some of the existing rules that were already in place. Well, I also want to note that we did reach out to the national mining association and requested that their president Hal Quinn. Join us and day declined. But they sent us. That's the statement that the read very similarly to the ones from Murray energy as I as I read just a second ago. Amir stand by here for just a second because I want to bring in Janet McCabe. She's joining us from Indianapolis, and she served in and later led the office of air and radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama administration. She played a really key role in framing and implementing the Clean Air Act standards, including the mercury and air, toxics standards or Matt's Janet, McCabe, welcome to one point high Magna. Thanks so much for having me. So we'll dive further into the details here. But I just want to get your take on how much of a change of philosophical shift. Would it be if this EP this new EPA proposal went through and the way that the cost and benefits for mercury regulations were calculated changed? I mean, how how how how much of an impact would it have? Oh, this is hugely significant. And I think you have put your finger on the importance of this in one of the things for people to know is that this rule has already been implemented by the industry. So it's in the rear view mirror as far as they're concerned. And we can talk about the implications of that in a minute. So in in one sense, you might say well, so why why? Why would he do this now?.

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"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:14 min | 3 years ago

"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"What was their goal? What were they really trying to do? Do. The main goal was they wanted to make it harder for these power plants to emit these toxic chemical pollutants. And as you mentioned at the top. This is the first set of federal regulations on coal fire power plants governing. These pollutants the previous governments have tried putting rules in effect before. But this was the first time they've actually been successful. And of course, the main reasoning was that it would improve the health of Americans by limiting exposure to these hazardous chemicals. Right. And we should note that coal fired. Power plants are a source Orly's word, the source of what almost half of the mercury emissions in the United States. That's correct. They're the largest source of mercury air pollution. Okay. And so at that time, what did he PA project in terms of how many lives this these regulations would save or or so what the the quantifiable health benefits were while they were estimating anywhere between ten thousand to about seventeen thousand lives would be saved per year by implementing these standards now in terms of. Attaching a dollar value to that they estimated this could be upward of eighty billion dollars, and they were including not just reducing these hazardous chemicals. But also some of the other pollutants that would be reduced by necessity by implementing some of these programs, you know, by installing a scrubber that gets rid of mercury are also getting rid of particular. You're also getting rid of sulfur dioxide. And by capturing those benefits you actually have a much larger estimated benefit from that rule. And that was the key calculation the Obama administration made in justifying this. Well, there's the rub right? Those co benefits as as as they're called because that's exactly what industry has been pushing back on for for some time. I mean to the point where lawsuits were filed most specifically the most pile high profile one Michigan vs EPA that went all the way to the supreme court. I mean, what has the coal industry been saying that that that the Obama administration was looking at health benefits beyond those of what might be might come from reducing mercury? Specifically. That's right. The key argument. They're making is that there are already rules that governed particulates that covers governed sulfur dioxide emissions and nitrogen oxide emissions from power plants, and those benefits should be calculated specifically from those particular rules now the Obama administration said that well by implementing the mercury roles we're actually seeing an additional reduction in all those other pollutants as well. Which is why it's fair to include those benefits. So there's always been this back and forth with the EPA and the industry about you know, double counting these benefits the Obama administration's reasoning was that because this rule is causing an additional reduction and all these other pollutants it's fair to count those as benefits from the mercury rule. Right. And so at me, so here's the thing about environmental regulation that that we are in a world where a lot of the decision making is made around these cost benefit analyses. Right. And so the EPA has said that complying with these mercury regulations can cost power producers the utilities. These with owning these plants almost what ten billion dollars per year as an industry, but as you were saying earlier, the Obama administration when taking into account what they see as all of the potential health benefits said that the benefit could be eighty billion dollars. But if I'm reading these numbers, right? The the industry's saying the industry is saying that if you just look at mercury specifically the real benefits are vastly smaller just six six million dollars. Yes. Six to eight million dollars is the number that they arrive at and that's of course, by defining the benefits of reducing mercury very very narrowly. And in terms of the very meaningful things that you can quantify so things like emergency revisits or things like, you know, mercury toxic exposure. So things that you can very directly linked to mercury and not some of the, you know, knock on offense that you would see associated with it. Right. So the underlying argument that now the Trump EPA is saying is that the cost of these regulations? Is in their in their view orders of magnitude higher than the health benefits. So they want to undo the regulation right right now, though, let's be clear they're not causing..

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"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"epa" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"From WBU are Boston and NPR. I'm Meghan chocolate bardy, and this is on point in two thousand eleven the Obama administration created a landmark regulation known as the mercury and air, toxic standards or mats, they were first of their kind regulation targeting. Mercury. Emissions from coal and old oil fired power plants because we're acting emissions of mercury and other pollutants which caused a range of health problems, including neurological damage children will decrease significantly that of course, is former President Obama in two thousand eleven now the reasoning was fairly straightforward. The Obama EPA said reducing the emissions would bring health benefits that vastly outweighed the cost of installing scrubbers. But now, the Trump administration is proposing to undo the rule saying that the regulations are too costly, not appropriate and necessary as the Clean Air Act requires and most importantly, the Trump EPA says the rules over estim-. Baited the health benefits of reducing mercury emissions. So this hour on point determining the real costs and real benefits of clean air regulations. And you can join us. Do you worry about mercury in the air or in the water and the food you eat? What's the trade off when it comes to cost effective regulatory oversight? What price can we or should we put on health? We'll joining us. I from Washington is mayor fon, a reporter who covers the environment climate change and energy for vox. He's been covering this new proposal from the EPA, and we have links to historians at on point radio dot org. Romera welcome to the program..

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