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Sell Me Your Climate Bombs
"Okay. So there are countless outdated old refrigerant tanks scattered around the country and Tim and Gabe say that the problem is you cannot just dump these tanks in the trash you wanted to take it to a dump, their knocking ticket they'll say, no, no that stuff's like hazardous material we don't want here. Material. The only thing you're allowed to dump, there is the empty tank when it's all gone. So you're really stuck it sits there on your shelf you have no use for and it's eventually going to leak through these cylinders cans into the atmosphere. If you're a professional like an auto mechanic or an H. back installer or if you're just one of those tinkers who hangs out at autozone, you might have one of these bad band canisters and. You could pay to safely dump the chemical out, but only a few places in the US will even do it and it's expensive. That's why they're canisters of this stuff just sitting in old garages rusting away and leaking leaking a greenhouse gas that is thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide and getting rid of refrigerant is one of the most important things we can do to address climate change according to a leading climate solutions organization called drawdown. which is why Tim, and Gabe have come all the way to the gas station in middle of Nowhere Illinois to meet a man in a red jeep renegade named Geoffrey. Geoffrey. Geoffrey is standing next to a two foot tall canister refrigerant that people might recognize by its common name Freon. Jim In fact recognizes the brand name Dupont igloo. So what does this is? igloo Freon twelve. So where did you What did you find the material? Jeffrey says a friend gave it to him years ago Kim asks him if he was in the Business Jeffrey no but my friend was he said he got the refrigerant because he figured maybe he'd use it in the systems of antique cars that he was thinking about rebuilding, but he never got around to it. Nineteen years. Business on shelf shop. How did you hear US oft up on my facebook one day At this out of the blue, a facebook ad popped up that said, we pay good money for old refrigerant Jeffrey. I have some of that answered the Ad, and now here we are Tim and Gabe take a sample from Geoffrey. They do a couple of calculations where they add up the weight of all the refrigerant and have Geoffrey signs informs you're signing here that your. This is your material. Now you're handing over to us. You're also a test saying that it was sourced within the United States and not the US government or a native American tribe. Correct correct. Okay. And then gables out a wad of bills and starts flowing them one by one into Jeffrey's hand. Material. So. Shop. The Money. Except for the signing of the receipt and everything, it feels almost like a drug deal cash transaction in this dusty remote middle of nowhere. Tim wouldn't tell US exactly how much changed hands but he said it was in the low hundreds and yet this is Tim Gabes legitimate business. Their company is called trade water and they make pickups like this of all sizes from a one pound can the size of a spray paint bottle tweet forty, thousand pound job they did a while back where they vacuumed the refrigerant out of an old industrial cooling system after a bit of Chitchat Tim and Gabe wrap up with Geoffrey Geoffrey tells them. If he hears anyone else with spare refrigerants, he'll send them their way. Right on. Jeffrey how is that? That was painless was. Is If you find anymore you know where to call welcome you John Here In Europe somebody's got one of the. Transaction. Takes care. Did you hear that Tim just said we'll take good care of it for you. Yeah. Well, me and my how to Save Planet Co host we're listening in on this deal. Of course, we're on facetime with them and my co host name is Hannah Elizabeth Johnson. She's a scientist and she and I asked him and Gabe about that particular comment and you said we'll take good care of this for you. Because you you aren't GonNa take good care of it. You'RE GONNA destroyed. Exactly. Probably not We, don't really. We don't really talk about that very much. Yeah. They transfer all the gas from the little tank they collect into a huge tank that looks kind of like a missile and then they drive that missile looking tank to a fancy destruction facility. Essentially, an incinerator permited hazardous waste. Rotary, King Incinerator. So you burn it we burn you burn. Your like setting it on fire and we are. Do you see gas in flames? Is that what it looks like? We don't generally watch it being burned. View, it's see to their view window flame. Yeah. A big bright flame incinerating refrigerants at this special facility actually neutralizes most of the dangerous stuff ninety, nine, point, nine, nine percent of the bad stuff doesn't go out into the atmosphere time bomb diffused, which if you're trying to address global warming, this is a fantastic thing right after all this is Tim and Gabes mission. So, why don't they tell their customers about it? Well Gabe says, their customers aren't always on board with that mission. In fact, a lot of them don't even believe global warming is real. This is A. Farce that's been pulled by the EPA or a U.. N. and so people will hang up and say I'm not going to sell to you. I'm GonNa find someone else who's GonNa use this the way it was meant to be used. Now some people are really attached to their to their refrigerant. So now generally. Advertised we're gonNA destroy because we just never know somebody that will make people uninterested in the deal. That's interesting because it seems like. Is My co host I oughta it's all over your website, right? Like your website makes it pretty clear why you're doing this and if people are finding you through facebook ads they. Already know are you on the trade water website? Yeah. So. When we do these transactions, we actually use a different name doing business. Call refrigerant finders. Go to refrigerant finders website. You will see a different framing of what we do. The homepage of the treated water website has the words reducing the world's carbon footprint in big letters huge font over background of leafy Green Fernley. The refrigerant find a website there no leaves there's no mention of climate change. It just says we buy your old refrigerant and has pictures of men in work boots carrying around rest canisters.
Apple says Epic is 'marketing' with Fortnite lawsuit, Epic hits back
"Epochs back an apple with a big. I told you last week about apple's assertion that fortunes for epic sport night were waning before the APP store dust stopped. According to a recent court filing by apple by July Twenty, twenty interest in fortnight had decreased by nearly seventy percent as compared to October twenty. Nineteen. This lawsuit and the front page headlines at his generated appears to be part of marketing campaign designed to reinvigorate interest in fortnight. Q. The NAH. The piece for men, gadget has epic indicating that apple was using Google search data for that seventy percent number the same piece as the gamemaker asserting that the number of daily active fortnight players actually grew thirty nine percent over the same timeframe. The Game Company had other arguments as well. According to n Gadget denied. Apple's claims that removing epics OPS help security and privacy arguing that apple hadn't referenced a single security issue with fortnight's direct payment and in game updates systems. The APP and use the endgame updates for years without objection epoch said. It. Also argued against apple stands on in-app purchases for games surprising. No one. And it refused apples assertion that EPA created the current situation maintaining that it was simply exercising at Supreme Court backed power to reject. Contractual conditions. The two sides next made in court a week from today Monday the twenty eighth of September.
U.S. Government Takes Aim at Riot Games, Epic Games, and Others Tied to Tencent
"US Government is taking aim at ten cents, gaming operations I'm Madrid and the sports minute presented by you sports network according to a Bloomberg report, which I will link below the trump administration has asked gaming companies related to ten cents to provide their information on security protocols when it comes to the Chinese Mega Company, the Committee of foreign investment in the US which is chaired by the. Treasury Department sent letters to major game companies including riot games and epic games. The trump administration is taking a much closer look at security concerns as regards to use your data with Chinese companies popular in America primarily that attention has been on Tiktok but ten has also seen plenty of attention as well. Particularly, it forced the sale of the companies US operations to Oracle earlier this week. EPA gains would likely welcomed the freedom from ten set. If we're going to be honest, the company only owns a minority share albeit forty percent of the company. But Tim Sweeney Fico has publicly stated that tencent doesn't control the decision making within the company that also makes it incredibly unlikely Sweeney's handing over user data in droves to. Epic Games of the success of fortnight is a much different company now than it was when tencent. Of It. Right Games on the other hand is in a bit of a tougher situation. tencent owns the entire company and losing North America operations would be pretty brutal for riot well, leagues. Popular, globally riot was still found in the US and is based in La. Now maybe getting ahead of myself here all that's happened today is letters went out regarding personal security of users if epic had proved that that data is all Safin contained, that could well be the end of it. But. There's an inkling, some of the same security concerns present with Tiktok or President Ryan epic that would be a pretty big issue. We'll be sure to update you further on any developments that arise from his inquiry.
First Berlin Production Equipment, New Largest Supercharger Location, Daimler Emissions
"Our here, and today we have a super charger network update, which is nice. Little throwback for those of you that have listened to the podcast for a long time I used to do those every day at the start of the podcast. We also have some news on Berlin paint a small little updates slash rumor. I would call it on Battery Day and the news on Daimler Nikola Motor as. Well. Tesla stock with another really strong day to day even though it was relatively quiet news wise finishing up seven point two percent to four hundred and forty nine dollars seventy six sense that compared to the Nasdaq up one point two percent we'll start off with these super charger news. This is coming from Brian Mac se on twitter, who is a long-time listener and I believe Patriot supporter of. The podcast who happen to come across a super charger network location under construction near Firebaugh California. As far as I can tell, this location had not yet been noticed. So upon Brian tweeting these out Tesla Motors Club Forum members did some digging on this and they were actually able to find that the permit for the site as well as planning documents for sort of a conglomerate travel center at. This location those documents disclosed that Tessa. We'll have fifty six spots for Tesla charging at this travel center. Assuming each of those spaces has a super charger associated with it. fifty-six chargers would put this as the largest superchargers location in North America and possibly in the world surpassing cattleman city in the United States at forty chargers and believe in China, there are a couple locations that have fifty chargers. So. Pretty exciting this location is between San Francisco and La driven miles. It's about two hundred and thirty miles from La and about one hundred and fifty from San Francisco. It's not clear if these will be all version three superchargers but I'd have to imagine that they would be and as far as other features go. It looks like about two thirds of them thirty eight of the fifty six. will be pull through hopefully accommodating the use of a trailer and making things a bit easier for the cyber truck and potentially also accommodating the semi of course, cincy unveil of the semi. We haven't heard much more about Tesla's mega charger plans. So hopefully, we get a bit of an update on that during battery debt. Right next today is an update on Gigabytes Lynn gigafactory underscore four on twitter. Has Been following. The gigafactory development closely looks like some equipment has started to arrive, and some of that equipment carries branding for Geico Tikey Shah? which is a paintshop solutions provider based in Milan Italy. There's also some signing there that is co branded between that company and desolate GEICO take show describes their approach by saying quote innovation is our weapon of choice were constantly increasing the technological possibilities in. Order to meet the needs of the most demanding customers in a highly competitive sector and quote they also seem to be heavily focused on sustainability and they're their paintshop operations. They have a project called the party's project, and they say quote with the Party's project launched in two thousand, five Geico Kotecki show was the world's first company to offer zero environmental impact paintshop reducing consumption by seventy percent and. So. Without really knowing much more about the company does he pretty good fit for Tesla we know Tesla has pretty big aspirations with the shop and gigabyte Lin Yuan talked about it many times and even setting Matt aside, it's good to start to see some production equipment on the grounds of Giga Berlian and though I haven't seen it yet. Maybe this gives us another milestone to compare the progress with Giga Shanghai from what I can. Tell, it looks like paintshop equipment started being put in place at Giga. Shanghai. In early to mid August of two thousand, nineteen with production of course, then starting about four months later. So if that's the case, if Berlin falls a similar time line that could potentially project out to start production and January probably best to keep expectations for later than that but I do think it's helpful to keep an eye on how those timelines compare all Right next up today is something that could end up being completely nothing but I thought it was at least interesting enough to share earlier today Fred Lammert over at electric tweeted out a couple of images of him holding a pretty significantly sized battery cell and Fred Ask if anyone has seen this battery cell before or you have some information about them, please reach out to him. A says also by the way, this new cell May. Or may not have been made by Tesla I don't really have much speculation to add this. A couple of people on twitter were saying that it does look like a tablets design which we've talked about and past episodes. But really just pointing out to say could be something to keep an eye out for the next couple of days if electric is able to you dig up a little bit more information on whatever this ends up being. Last couple of pieces of news here. Today I on Daimler Daimler has reached a settlement with the US government to pay one and a half billion dollars and settlements and penalties to the US and California State to resolve allegations of Daimler using emissions test cheating software to conceal the actual emissions from vehicles even with the settlement, and despite the fact that engineers at the EPA found software designed to cheat the emissions tests. Damore denies wrongdoing saying quote as stated in the consent degrees the. Class Action Settlement the company denies the authorities allegations as well as the class action plaintiffs claims and does not admit any liability to the United States. California plaintiffs or otherwise and quote. So I don't know kind of disappointing to see a settlement of that nature that doesn't require the admission of fault with such seemingly strong evidence against Daimler right lasting today is a quick update on Nikola Motors. It sounds like from the comments yesterday that most of you preferred that I don't do significantly. Deep dive on this budget stick to the high level updates, which I'm totally fine with if Trevor Milton wanted to come back on the PODCAST, I would probably do that. Otherwise, we'll stick with these updates anyway today the Wall Street Journal and other outlets are reporting that the Justice Department has started to also investigate Nikola Motors due to the allegations that they had misled investors by making exaggerated claims about their technology I know that sounds similar to
Climate science denier appointed to top position at NOAA
"We're also following the controversy over a client climate science denier who's reportedly appointed to a top climate position in the US. Government C. N. N.'s Brian Todd is joining us right now Brian critics say this is a rather dangerous pick for such a key position right? Wolf critics including scientific watchdog groups are pouncing on this appointment tonight of David Lee Gates. Those critics say this appointment is especially troubling now in the middle of the wildfires, the hurricane season and the coronavirus pandemic. As record-setting wildfires. States as America's southern coast continued to get pounded by more frequent hurricanes. President trump continues his assault on climate science it'll start getting cooler. You just watch and the president's time is facing blistering criticism tonight for reportedly appointing a climate science denier to a top position at America's preeminent weather and climate agency David Lee. Gates has been tapped to be a top deputy at the National Oceanic atmospheric administration known as Noah that's according to NPR and the Washington Post. This is a dangerous pick for Noah because it threatens the thousands of Noah scientists who conduct and communicate climate science. Every day La- Gates has a long record of accepting fossil fuel industry funds and spreading disinformation about climate science according to the Post League Gates was once forced out of job as the state of Delaware's. climatologist because of his research paid for in part by the fossil fuel industry, which cast doubt on the science showing that the burning of coal and other fuels were main factors in climate change at a House hearing last year Lee Gates openly disputed the belief of many climate scientists that carbon dioxide is mainly responsible for heating up the planet that has little to do with carbon dioxide as the demise of the little ice age and warring conditions we've had due to increasing son according to NPR in two thousand, seven league gates helped author a paper funded partially by the oil industry that question scientific findings about the role, of climate change. In destroying polar bears habitats, he now heads to an agency Noah which watchdog groups say has a long history of nonpartisan, very credible work in providing the country with weather and climate information. What kind of effect could lead gates have it? Noah. One watchdog group sites the trump administration's appointments a former fossil fuel industry lobbyists to head the EPA and the Department of the Interior and they have retired there we've seen a altered of reunifications on climate change. We've seen climate websites removed. We've seen climate scientists gagged from communicating with the media and the public critics say this is only the latest move in trump's pattern of denying or trying. To suppress science, he announced that the US would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. He's dismantled regulations on greenhouse gas and auto emissions Noah itself has at least once shown it couldn't withstand trump's pressure when a branch of the National Weather Service corrected trump's erroneous predictions for hurricane Doreen last year, which he later displayed with a sharpie threatening Alabama Noah disavowed that correction we have data wars going on data is being politicized, but one side of the other being weaponized and when you get into that point were the public can't tell who's telling the truth. It undermines democracy undermines a kind of trust that you need to make a democracy work. CNN reached out multiple times to David Lee Gates to know to the Commerce Department which oversees no and to the White House for response to the criticisms of La-. Gates's appointment. We didn't hear back from any of them but one board member of the conservative think tank the heartland institute which downplays the Climate Change Threat which David Gates is a member of told us that La- Gates will provide much-needed science sanity at Noah which this board member claims. has been taken over by quote climate
Daimler AG to pay $1.5B to settle emissions cheating probes
"Mercedes Benz has reached an agreement with the EPA to settle emissions cheating allegations parent company die. Miller is expected to pay about $2.2 billion to resolve the matter. A formal announcement is expected later today.
Apple will let Epic Games users 'sign in with Apple' for a bit longer
"Games warn users accessing epoch accounts using sign in with apple might stop being available after September eleventh in a statement to the verge apple said, it was not doing anything to prevent sign with apple from working with EPA Games epic later stated Apple Grinding it in indefinite extension to use apple sign in but recommends that users prepare for the features
Businesses Turn To Touchscreens During COVID times
"In an effort to decrease person to person contact many businesses have chosen these interactive displays Pretty cool. You've seen them at BOOT BARN target, Taco Bell Red Robin. There are many are made by a company named Yellow John. Lamb. Is here to tell us all about it John Philipson. Yeah. Thanks having me Jefferson the re this pandemic people are trying to really look at their entire systems on and they're finding it ways in beans at which the they find deficiencies in their software package or their how their customers interact, and so they are migrating more towards different types of self service. It reduces that humid human contact it. It actually virtually can eliminate it. A person can walk up to a self service kiosks whether it's ordering tickets or whether it's you're actually seeing that right now in movie theaters that are reopening, you're seeing where they are trying to do social distancing I programming the system in the person can choose a seed, but other seats are blocked out. So they kind of have this this ability naturally and they never had to talk to a person. There's no, there's no worrying about six feet they're literally they can be twenty feet away from somebody as they purchase their tickets. But what about all those hands the Dover go over the unit all day long don't those contain germs. They do but several civil aspects of that one we know for a fact, we saw our cleaning protocols page just skyrocketed in usage when this pandemic started basically about early March. People have built these customers, these resellers, these retailers, they've all built a much better cleaning protocols in just really refined him to the newer guidance from the CDC the EPA. So do you recommend that the people store clean the machine every time somebody is used it. It doesn't have to be every time But. Typically. There's going to be a each retailer reseller or. whatever you know store would have kind of a they decide basically where they want to go with that how fast how often there's even certain things we can do in the firmware as to cause the screen to basically put a notice up based on certain touches and we've actually been playing with that recently. So where is the next yellow machine going we're working? We see it. You can find our products basically everywhere. It's actually our tagline is ill is everywhere and you'll find us at home improvement stores a right at the check stand. You'll find us in product information things that you're trying to use a certainly your favorite hamburger stand. tacos. Whether you're trying to shop for boots down at boot bar and you can go in and they've got a large forty two inch screen and it helps you refine figure out exactly which blue perfect view and what you're looking for.
LG adds virtual showroom experience for IFA 2020
"LG. L.. That company is well Samsung experimenting with these virtual Maroons Taco bit about that. Yeah. So what what they've done is in honesty like virtual press conference is not that different from being there in person I mean besides the fact meeting people being able to to have kind of that in person experience. But the thing that you cannot get virtually is a demo you can't see what a phone or TV or you know washing machine looks. Like through your computer screen, you can't see what these like sharp lead TV's looked like when you're looking at them through your laptop display. So what these companies have tried to do is make these sort of virtual demo rooms. So Samsung's is is kind of dislike virtual game. They basically worked with epic's unreal engine to make this kind of I described it as a choose your own adventure sort of demo. So you're in this Samsung designed house and. You can walk around and look at different products and basically there's the way it works. was there Press Conference and people would. Would attend that but then you could say like Oh hey, I actually went to see the ports on the back of this TV so you could stay back and look at the ports or you could use augmented reality to see what the TV looks like on your wall. LG went a little differently A kind of a game experience there's appears to be more of a youtube sort sort of videos that they have on a website where it will be. Oh, here's our wall of TV's what it looks like They kind of recreated it in the sort of Messa, the convention center what it looked like F- overall is going to have a virtual component as well and I'm very curious to see what that looks like I haven't. Seen that yet since the show starts on the third right and I mean, look these are going virtual and I appreciate that they're taking these steps to. Try to replicate the demo experience but. Is that? Is that really going to replace a? Note this in your pre today that the the lack of excitement is something that served dog the industry and I think that's partly because we can't get hands on right away. Do you think that's going to be a problem with the show? Yeah, definitely. Even. With these virtual demo rooms, they don't really solve the issue of. Feeling and and holding these in your hand or seeing them up close like it's one thing to learn about lg TV that you could roll up is awesome. It's totally different to see something like that in person and see something like that on video as opposed to a video from journalists as opposed to kind of these slick marketing videos. That's a that's a very different experience. So I think this is something that the whole industry is going to have to deal with. And experiment and I talked to Samsung's head of marketing for Europe and he said that you know they decided to do this sort of game gamified experience for EPA but they could be doing something totally different for CAS like they have to figure out you know what kind of is the best format for each event? been my last question is really like do you think these these virtual rooms or virtual experiences will be around in the long run even after the pandemic is long gone. I think that we're going to see companies really re evaluate what they do in terms of events like is it worth spending? Tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars to attend a conference in. Las. Vegas that maybe doesn't really match up with the timing for your products anyway or is it better for you to do something virtually the issue for a lot of these companies is. They don't necessarily have the cachet of a Samsung or an apple who can have their own events. So they really count on having a convention to capture a lot of journalists and a lot of interest all at once. I do think companies are going to try to figure out how to kind of keep some of this stuff around like Samsung had marketing said that that's something that they're trying to figure out is in the future. Do You kind of combine the physical and the virtual together, and it'll be really interesting to see what these companies come up with. All right. Well, thanks for your time
A tech trade show where -- gasp! -- people will physically be there
"So before we get into how this conference is GonNa work, you talk a little bit about the trade show. What's all about? Yeah is basically Europe's biggest trade show. It's this big electronic show that takes place every kind of late August early September in Berlin It's a lot of European focused products, European focused companies. So some of the biggest boosts that you usually see our Telekom and T mobile time and. It's yeah. It's it's a lot of things like TV's washing machines. In recent years, we've started seeing some more phones being announced there, but it's not usually a big phone show, and so we've seen a number of conferences that have all gone virtual But what is doing that's different. There's actually an in-person component to ETA usually about two hundred, thousand people attend the conference, it's not just press and employees. It's also the public. So anybody in Germany or whoever wanted to travel there could get ticket and go to the EPA what's happening this year is they're not letting the public attend and they're capping the total event at five thousand people. The individual events will have a Max of thousand people at a time. The big question is you know, does anybody go to this Americans can't travel to Berlin right now so that kind of wipes out a big percentage of attendees in the past. Couple of days ago I was still getting emails from EPA encouraging me to register to attend. So my suspicion is they don't have a very high attendance in person at this event. Yeah. I have to wonder how many folks are actually willing to. Enter into an environment where there are potentially if not thousands of people around and just to be clear CNN is not sending anybody aware. We're covering this remotely which I assume many other doing as well So I mean I guess that's the question if a folks are covering this virtually and they are making everything available virtually And there's there's only. At Max Five, thousand people ground I mean is it even worth it? What do you think about this idea of? The sort of half measure of. A line for a few thousand people to show. We kind of have to think about it a little differently because in the US were still very much in the middle of this pandemic like numbers are still going up there hasn't you know a lot of places that didn't maybe have infections before now have more covid. Places are just starting to open up, but Europe has handled this pretty well, a Germany in particular hasn't had. kind of the number of deaths that we've seen in other places or and they've they've managed it a little better. So life in Europe is a little bit more back to normal them what we're seeing here in the US. So it's not crazy necessarily to do something like this. It is a little crazy because you're putting people in a convention center and these are always Cesspool for infection, but it's I I would say if anybody can handle it, it's probably the Germans and We'll have to see what actually comes of it. I think you know the biggest benefit of having something in person is those face to face meetings in deals that you can't get when you're doing this virtually We'll have to see how these all end up going when you're not. Able to talk to people meet with them, face to face.
The Scoop on CBD With David Krantz
"Hey everyone. I am here with David Krantz David thank you so much for being with us here today it's good to have you back on the show. To push back, really appreciate you reaching out and setting this up. Yeah. Well, for those who don't know you, you've been on the show. But you are a sought after certified EPA genetic coach. Last time you're on the PODCAST, we talk specifically about epigenetics. Specialize in personalized nutrition, genetic testing optimal. You are the two thousand Nineteen International Forum on Healthcare Advancement, top one, hundred health innovator nominee, and your best known for creating the appear on genomics indicate cab annoyed panel. So you know a lot about the economic system, CBD EPA genetics all these sort of Geeky side things that I love to just like dive down deep into especially when we sent her that around. Because there's so much there. So I'm excited and let's dive in last time you talked about certified your work is a certified. Coach can you briefly share your journey a little bit of background for those that may be missed that episode WanNa know a little more about who you are and how you got here? Absolutely. So I like a lot of people who find themselves in the healing world had to really kill myself and figure out my own stuff I, and that's really what led me into the path. And My background is actually in music and electric music production performance, and in my early twenties I was touring musician and Meyde lifestyle and all the stressors not taking care of my body really just 'cause my health to crash and I started having these weird symptoms I was passing out randomly, which was not fun like wake up and realizing that I was just unconscious for a little bit. I saw a number of the mainstream doctors and they're basically like well, you're like a healthy young guy in his twenties like you're not. GonNa. Die of a heart attack. We can tell you that you're not gonNa you know. You don't have diabetes. We can tell you that right and beyond that there wasn't a lot of actual useful actionable information, and so it really forced me to do my own research and figure out what's going on. I've been listening to this podcast with the Guy Dr Dan Stickler, who is a world renowned expert in genetics and epigenetics sand I listening to all of his podcast episodes that he had out. And there wasn't anyone really talking about this stuff in this angle and I took a walk on my lunch break one day at work and realize the logo of this podcast that I've been listening to was literally on the building next door. Like one hundred yards from whereas working and the doctor had an office next door to me that I didn't know about. So wild. And so I immediately booked a time I wanNA blood work done with them. I wanted to work with them and it turned out they're actually looking to hire someone with an audio background to help them develop meditation programs and stress relief programs for this experimental sound chamber. They've built in this clinic and I turned out I had the perfect background you know immediately want to. Start working with them and right around the same time. This Guy Dr Dance declare who's he's a consultant to Google lectures at Stanford. He started a training program for teaching genetics teaching epigenetics and I haven't the replaced at the right time basically, and he was like, Hey, you should you know be a Beta tester refer this program like you kind of have a basis for it. Me Can pass his knowledge on to you actually said no at first I was still in the I`Ma musician. Kind of mindset and sure enough I actually ended up being the first coach that he trained. He's trained about three or four hundred worldwide now, and so that's really kind of what launched me into what I'm doing now, and since then I've gone on to develop a genetic test for economic function like you mentioned with Dr. Stickler and so it's really been a battle one eighty Cana journey for me in terms of going from someone who? Really needed help to kind of being on the other
Despite Fortnite’s Google Play Ban, Epic Gives Android Users Another Option
"EPA game sent emails to android users meanwhile, nothing that they can still play the new season of fortnight using the epic games. APP. For android and they can access it from. Fort Dot com slash android or from the Samsung Galaxy store epic says fortnight users who already the game on Google play can continue to play through the current update but because these three battle pass wrapped up on August, twenty, seventh players can't progress further the battle lab duos and limited time game modes are also a no-go for Google play users.
Epic judge will protect Unreal Engine — but not Fortnite
"Nothing like seeing too high powered lawyers represent a billion dollar company, a trillion dollar company getting muted on Zoom by a judge. It was pretty beautiful quick bullet points to the people who missed the previous episodes on this lawsuit for night I undercut apple and Google's prices for books on the APP store and Google play respectively a response apple and then later Google pulled fortnight from the APP store and Google play EPA Games then sued both companies and released in Nineteen eighty-four parody ad targeting apple then apple decide to come for epic's unreal engine and that's what led to the hearing Monday afternoon judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers henceforth known as wide Gr growed the lawyers from both companies. The hearing was brought forth by epic games as they saw a temporary restraining order preventing apple for removing epochs developers certification. Developer certification is basically a set of tools that helps developers using unreal engine. Make their games work for IPHONES THE UNREAL engine for people unfamiliar with it is one of the two major engines that video games are built on the vast majority of games be they for PC or mobile or even for many of Hollywood's effect studios are built on your of the unreal engine or the unity engine. In the N. judge why Gr decided to grant temporary restraining order when it came to the unreal engine, but it denied it when it came to fortnight's place on the APP store, there's a lot that went down in this hearing include linked to an eastward observer article a tweet threat by journalists Sarah Young. They're good reads if you're interested in learning more about this lawsuit and how this hearing took place also Weiji are through a tunnel shade and it's just really fun read. I'll highlight one specific quote from a judge which is going to pose a problem for epic. The judge mentioned how epic could simply remove the Hawks which undercut the APP stores prices causing epic daybreak terms of service and leading to his whole affair epic is clearly not willing to do that but that's the danger when entering the lawsuit were you already aggressing party? The next hearing is set for September eighteenth. So I'll be back then if not sooner for another update on this lawsuit
Pregnancy and child development
"Can you tell us some of the things that you did to optimize your son's health or development since he was born I'm a new mom and I would love to know how you approach diet supplements routines. ETC thank you. And there are also some tag along questions here. That have to do with what the common deficiencies are in in toddlers. So I think Andrew Ask that question. So I'm going to talk about that right now I would say One of the main main things that I have done is Omega Three Dha high. Dha Supplementation. Both during breastfeeding during pregnancy, we'll starting in during pregnancy but pregnancy breastfeeding and then. Getting, preformed Dha, to my son. and. The Way I do that is I take one of my High Dha capsules and I cut it open and I put it in his oatmeal with lots of butter and he just. So, whereas during fetal growth, calories can help promote. You know growth they're not sufficient for brain development. brain development appropriate development requires a sufficient intake of protein zinc, iron, choline, full iodine, and the omega three fatty acids. As, well as vitamins ad B six and B twelve, and if you failure to provide those key nutrients during that critical period can actually result in long-term brain deficits. so the common. Toddler nutritional deficiencies. Omega three. So consumption of. EPA from foods contributes you know so. Mostly those are found in marine sources. it's a very small amount. You know children children are only getting about forty milligrams of the preformed Dha and EPA. And two, thousand, fifteen. There was a really big study about that. You know showed eating fish. Actually even fish. The fish that has particularly for high mega three and low in mercury. Still even protected against toxic effects of Mercury in a developing fetus, which is the most sensitive sensitive to mercury. And there was another study that was published. Huge huge Meta study looked at looked at not only. Prospective Studies. which are associated associated can't really establish causation, but they also looked at randomized controlled trials in children. So the studies looked at pregnant women and also young children and that that were either given fish or eating having a high intake of fish. Or not and it was found not the the mothers and children even randomized control trials that were given fish. I had improved intelligence scores like significantly improved even up to like nine points. And these children also had higher levels of Mercury as well. But they had higher levels of Dha which superseded whatever you know. Minor effects the mercury hat again, we talked about earlier conversation there a fish that are high mega three and lower number mercury at you can be you know things like Salmon While Alaskan salmon or like I mentioned the the farmed Atlantic at least that's the only one I know of that's farmed. Salmon. Sardines. Herring. Mackerel of this fish that are fatty also behind Omega, three and those ones are lower in mercury smaller Fisher mercury. So I try to give him I try to get my son to eat salmon in some form or another, and he'll eat little little amounts of it. And like I said, I also supplemented with fish oil. I was also taking. Drum, breastfeeding. I was I was taking three grams a day of of Dha and that you know is is was being delivered him in breast milk I'll get to that in just a minute though. Iron is another another one particularly infants between six six and eleven months they they have a low about ten percent of those infants have low intake of iron. of course, irons high in in in meets You know fish is another one that you can find iron in. I was actually giving my son when he was doing solid foods like when I when he was when I introduce solid foods at around six months. I would blend up some salmon cooked salmon blended up with either Cooked Cherries blueberries, and I would blended altogether. So it kind of gave the Sam sweet taste and really liked that. When he was young.
Apple Can't Block 'Fortnite' Creator From Developer Tools, Judge Rules
"These are the daily Tech Headlines for Tuesday August twenty, twenty, twenty I'm Tom Merritt in an ongoing legal spat epic games has won a portion of its temporary restraining order against apple judge VAUGHN Gonzalez Rogers decided apple may not terminate epochs developer account used to support unreal engine. However, apple won't be required to unbanned fortnight from its APP store over epochs violation of apples in payment system rules. Rogers wrote the court finds that with respect to epic games motion as to its games including fortnight EPA Games has not yet demonstrated irreparable harm. The current predicament appears to be of its own making. Judge Rogers also said epic quote strategically chose to reach its agreements with apple and quote, but the cutting off access to the unreal engine would be too severe both for third party developers and
Dallas company gets EPA approval to spray its COVID-killing coating on American Airlines jets
"EPA giving American Airlines approval to use a disinfectant spray that's intended to kill covert 19 care world. He's Bailey Friday has Maurin our top local story. It's It's the the first first time time the the has has given given approval approval for for a a spray spray intended intended to to kill kill the the Corona Corona virus virus in in American American Airlines Airlines is is planning planning to to use use it it to to disinfect disinfect nearly nearly 1500 1500 planes planes to to healthcare facilities in North Texas have also been improved. Use the spray called surface wise, too, and developed by a Dallas based company, Allied bioscience it'll protect against nor virus. The flu covert 19 stars Kobe three, which causes covered 19. So this is a virus category also works on bacteria, but viruses, you know right now what we're trying to combat with this pandemic. Mike Ruli, CEO of Allied Bioscience, says the spray is registered as effective for up to seven days. But he thinks that last much longer than that, eventually the says it expects surface. Wise to to be available for commercial purchase. Ruli says he feels comfortable with the company's ability to meet high demand. Bailey Friday News radio 10 80 lt Governor
Apple and Google vs Epic and Fortnite: What you need to know
"There's a clash between Apple Google epic, the maker for night over APP store commission fees. So what the heck is going on. I'm ready Chang and this is your daily charge. Joining US insurer editor at large has been covering the drama for us. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me. Two weeks back just to kind of review things for our listeners lay the conflict for us. This has been fascinating to watch because we don't get to see stuff like this terribly often. But essentially, what happened is that EPA Games which you mentioned makes fortnight. They decided that they were going to go up against apple in a really dramatic fashion, and so what they did is that they kind of provoked a response out of apple they knew they would get in the caused Lodhran. So apple has rules on their APPs store right? You're there certain things as a developer allowed to do, and there's certain things you're not allowed to do, and one of those rules is that you have to use apple system whenever you're doing purchases through an APP. So if I'm buying extra coins or whatever you want in an APP or even subscription to Netflix. I have to get to go through apple's system and part of what apple gets out of that is thirty percent commission up to thirty percent. Sometimes, it's lower for all of the commerce that happens through the APPS. It's a really problematic thing for of developers. It's become more dramatic over the years even though commissions are roughly what they have been for a long time. It's become kind of a as apple's platform has grown, and especially because a lot of apple users tend to spend more money than Google users, it's caused a lot of consternation. So epic decides they're going to change the way the pay payments are done in the APP. They offer people discount if they pay us through the epic system instead of apples and apple decides no way. They kick him out of the APP store and then epic turns around and sues them and it was an amazing couple of hours to watch because. Epic knew this was GonNa Happen they prepared a lawsuit is extremely dramatic opening to the lawsuit bringing up how apple in nineteen eighty four was all against the corporate machine of IBM and now they become the carpet machine and it was really they really they even posted at. That famous nineteen eighty-four commercial from Apple Right. It was genius. I mean. You know not taking sides here but you have to respect the way they played this game. And as a result, you know free fortnight the Hashtag went to the top of twitter worldwide, which you would kind of expect when there are two, hundred, fifty, million fortnight players out there. But it's been a since then there's just this all of this drama that's happened between apple and it's worth noting by the way that Google was also provoked by all of this and in that same day that first day they actually kicks for night out of the store, just the same and and a fortnight turned around and. Sued them and in the opening to that lawsuit there like in the beginning Google was so proud of being don't be evolved and now they've turned around and so it was it was really like it was pretty fun to watch. So anyway, apple and an epic become the real drama in this CAS apple continues to kind of in a way publicly fight with epic whereas Google an epic We haven't heard much about since ultimately, what what does this mean for consumers especially right now with what's going on and? Specifically for Gamers play for night like what? What has these what does this dispute? resulted in for. Gamers. A really interesting sideshow while we're all board from the pandemic. I think that for most people obviously, if you don't have four nine download to your phone tough cookies, you're not going to be able to download it. Until some point epoch has actually asked the judge in this case to put a kind of rule out that would say epic can have four night in the APP store until this lawsuit is over and there is precedent for that kind of thing mostly in Europe, but it could happen. Otherwise if you have an android phone, right anything this on my phone then it you will be able to download fortnight from epoch directly be can't get in the Google play store. So that's that's kind of how consumers are affected and there are larger implications here by kicking epic out of the APP Store Apple also revoked their developer count and epoch actually make tools for game developers as well. It's called the unreal engine and this is actually in a lot of games you may not even realize. So as a result now, the unreal. Engine is going to be not be able to be changed and updated as as things go on without that developer count, and we may see that suddenly a ton of games might just break on iphone. So that could be pretty bad too but it's GonNa be a while before that happens and Katie Mr examples of some games that use the unreal engine on these APP stores. So the games that are on the APP stores that used the unreal engine you have always heard of a epic actually put out a game called Infinity Blade. Hugely, popular on the APP store a couple of years ago, and it actually had two sequels as so it was really popular. There are outside developers as well who've used it. For example, there was a game called City lockdown that was a again, pretty popular and ended up doing well on the APP store. There's a bunch of other games out there that are more. Usual stuff like pinball games and and racing games and stuff like that But the point here is that a lot of the developers out there increasingly used on real especially in the PC gaming in the end, the console gaming world. So this is something that could be really meaningful as apple and Google try to kind of turn their their devices into these gaming platforms suddenly cutting off one of the main. Gain Development Systems is a pretty bad look
New EPA standards for airplanes
"Is Reuters. Web Story here US EPA proposing I ever airplane emission standards. This is a story that's dated July twenty seconds. So just about a month ago I WanNa, say David with us on the list who did put this this David wearing? Louis. Do either of you know more about this. So apparently, the US EPA has decided that needs to get serious about getting consistent with some I. emission standards and. because these foreign countries might stop letting American planes in land, there may stop letting. Yeah. So. I don't know is this a big deal or is this Does this apply to g? A Yes. Yes it does. Okay. My understanding is that it applies to not in-service aircraft. Future designs right and that's the other thing. The does say that here in the story, it's which had which like you know ten years from now, it will have applied to six airplanes I got the job. Let's see, and that's the hook here for not having the the aircraft manufacturers GPA community and others come out of the woodwork on this because EPA is long lusted after the. Ability to enforce emission regulations on on general aviation particularly the environmentalists out in. Oregon Washington State California. I mean it was part of the big fight over Santa Monica Airport. Airplanes burnin leaded fuel. Yeah. That's what I was. GonNa say it's leaded fuel that we burn and. These standards go deeper than atvs also been noise concerns say the Grand Canyon Yep. Yeah I'm not sure if I get the connection, the Grand Canyon noise pollution as annoys airplanes. Okay. Yeah Yeah. Okay. So I guess that brings you back my first question here this story about EPA starting to enforce some regulations or greetings and regulations. Is this a deal for us or is this like like a just like we just said it's new airplanes only. So as long as you're flying an airplane that wasn't designed like ask her today. Know I. I'm not sure I haven't looked at this. And I could probably click the link that they put up here. A lot of this is going to apply. To TURBAN, aircraft. Including business jets but. It's not clear. That they will apply. For you. Should. Jabs find. Or whatever you like. David while we're while he's gone so. Epa I mean is this What do you think? Well? First off, let's give it some perspective here And according to this piece aircraft account for twelve percent of all transportation greenhouse gas emissions. And three percent of total us such US emissions. They're the largest source of transportation related greenhouse gas emissions not subject to standards. So what they WANNA do here is apply these. Standards that they've proposed. To new type designs as of January twenty twenty. And in production airplanes or twenty or twenty, twenty, one, twenty, twenty. Okay. Thank you and in production airplanes or those with amended Type Certificate starting in Twenty Twenty eight. They would not apply to airplanes currently in use that's what it says, and then that's a little bit confusing for me because. If it was built in January in delivering put into service in February it's obviously in us, but they say that's when they want the effective date to start on this or so. Now, I'm not completely clear here we're the lines being drawn. But The. Standards are fairly sweeping. I mean everything from noise to to nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, and so forth But. It was an adventure -ality that this was going to be a fight at some point. I mean, yeah, I mean on one level it's. It's only right. It's just I. Don't know I'm protective in the area because we don't have a lot of good options for the leaded fuel but. Otherwise. You know we got to fix problems.
"epa" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"An analysis of EPA data showing fence line monitors recorded benzene levels over several months at four hundred percent above acceptable levels and during the explosion and fire their last June benzene levels by even higher well the city is had the data for months the Philadelphia health department claims its neighborhood minders near the plant showed no dangerous levels for a threat to help the residents Eric Schaeffer is the environmental groups top executives he says the city's assessment is simply wrong if that much bending is crossing the fence line the refinery is required to get on and fix the problem and I'm I'm not sure why the city wouldn't want them to I don't think they're saying they would want to I think they're saying and that it apparently dissipated by the time we got to their monitor into the neighborhoods it did not pose a health threat will dissipate because it was never had it up in the direction of the monitor teams Garrow is a spokesman for the health department we received a report three days after the explosion and since then the refiners been shut down and as of the latest results that we've gotten from the EPA and the fence line monitoring in the end of September depending levels have dropped almost completely mark Abrams KYW newsradio a federal appeals court has upheld a Philadelphia law barring employers from asking for a job applicants wage history Hey why W's at city hall bureau chief Pat low reports the law passed three years ago but has been blocked by a chamber of commerce lawsuit the law was designed to make up for past discrimination that's contributed to a wage gap between men and women especially women of color but the chamber challenged it on first amendment grounds city solicitor Marcel Pratt's as the third circuit ruling vindicates the city's position I was thrilled I think it's a very significant victory for pay equity not just in Philadelphia but across the country several states and cities have passed laws since Philadelphia's none were challenged in court and employers have been complying human relations commission director Ruland out say she'll give employers here some time to change their policies but she's anxious to begin enforcement we want to start writing wrongs now and with the city that has such a high poverty rate this law could make significant changes in people's lives at city hall Pat lobe KYW newsradio severe weather outbreak is unfolding across much of the southeast at least three people were killed U. B. S. news correspondent Jim crow still has the details emergency management officials in Spartanburg South Carolina say an apparent tornado has caused injuries or major damage there've also been confirmed tornadoes on the ground in North Carolina between Charlotte in Greensboro the Charlotte and Greenville Spartanburg airport control towers were evacuated as storms moved in torrential rainfall has led to numerous flash flood at high water rescues in Georgia the Carolinas in southern Virginia one person died and one was hurt in a bad storm and Marengo county in west central Alabama Jim chrysalis CBS news Greensboro North Carolina it's K. Y. W. sports sponsored by stepped up all night well with twenty plus routes that run twenty four hours that was up to learn more I stepped the Philly dot com radio W. I G. force of eight a bad night for the flyers Reginald road trip to Amanda the Sixers the Sixers losing to the box in the Milwaukee Thursday night one twelve to one a one the final so the Sixers losing all four games on this four game road swing and their road woes continue Jo Ellan beat nineteen points eleven boards in the loss to bias Harris twenty five points in the loss but the Sixers continue to have their struggles on the road once again dropping all four on this trip as for the flyers not a good night and K. Y. W's and bank and has more the flyers came up for the poor performers were shut out by the last place doubles five nothing like Coleman got the scoring started forty Jersey thirteen seconds of the game David sever so would make it to nothing in the second and the devils would score three of the third bubble soccer would make it three nothing after miles would break we made it for nothing right now it was full product line to give another miles would break away goal the flyers out shot the devils forty six eighteen but to Jersey wanted five nothing reporting the center I met banking KYW newsradio in college basketball it was Drexel beating James Madison seventy eight to sixty seven from sports radio ninety four W. I. P. I'm soo Schilling on KYW news radio let's say you just bought a house bad.
"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..
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"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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"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.
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"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.
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"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.
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"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.
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"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.
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"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.
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"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.