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House votes to impeach Trump for second time
"In New York. The debating is over. These votes will be inscribed on the role of history. Record of courage and of our commitment to country and constitution Majority Leader Steny Hoyer among House members who are now voting on impeaching President Trump. If passed, the impeachment article will then head for the Senate, where a trial will be held to determine the president's guilt over last week's capital Chaos. Republican Bob Good is not among the known seven House Republicans voting in favor. This is simply a political action. Intended to tarnish the legacy of a highly successful president who led us to an incredible economy, energy independence reduction of taxes for millions, regulatory relief for businesses, renewed peace in the Middle East and stronger border security. If it passes, Mr Trump will be the first president in American history to be impeached twice as for
Indigenous people fight oil development
"This is national native news on tonio. Gonzales which people are seeking to stop development in the coastal plain of the arctic national wildlife refuge in alaska a sacred place foundation of their culture and way of life though seeking to protect the area are concerned about caribou other wildlife and the environment bernadette dementia with which is steering committee. This week in a statement said they'll never stop fighting equal you know. We don't allow anybody to tell us how to live to do this week. In federal court tribal plaintiffs represented by the native american rights fund sought a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to prohibit the trump administration from approving seismic exploration and issuing leases in the coastal plain proposed to begin in january supporters of the sale including politicians seek jobs revenue and energy independence in minnesota indigenous and environmental groups are continuing to demonstrate near the mississippi river in aken county opposing construction of the end bridge line. Three pipeline this week. Nearly two dozen people were arrested. The star tribune reports indigenous and environmental groups have been giving daily updates on social media showing people standing in the way of construction including tree-sitters saying they're protecting the water and the environment they're calling on the state's governor and president elect joe biden to stop line three. The company says replacement of the oil pipeline is in dire need supporters. seek jobs and economic boost. Regulators approve the final permit on december first indigenous and environmental groups and some minnesota tribes are seeking court action as construction is expected to ramp up tribes across the country are continuing to receive cova. Nineteen vaccines this week. Five red lake tribal council members of minnesota volunteered to be the first to get the vaccine on wednesday red lake hospital. Healthcare workers will begin to receive vaccines along with staff and elders at the nursing home. Tribal leaders are working with the hospital. On vaccine plans for tribal citizens as they become available other tribal leaders are also volunteering to be among the first in their communities to receive a covid nineteen vaccine when dina league would chair of the white mountain apache tribe in arizona was vaccinated this week on wednesday. She said she feels fine. Other than a sore arm academic pueblo in new mexico began covid nineteen vaccine shots for healthcare workers. Wednesday the mescalero apache tribe in new mexico. Receive vaccines in the afternoon to vaccinate doctors nurses and other hospital staff president gave aguilar encouraged the community in a video message urging people to stay vigilant in taking precautions as they anticipate to get vaccines for the community in early. Twenty twenty one of the community. We came together. you know. we're not. We're not done yet. But i'm very proud because our numbers show for it. We're we're all doing our part to stay home. Our numbers dropping. You know for a for a few days in october numbers were like twenty a day. I think for this out to summit two a day maybe five you know. I'll be more thankful when he home. Zero tribal health programs. Urban indian organizations are getting the vaccine through the indian health service or states more than three hundred programs are on the ihs cove nineteen distribution list according to the indian health service tribes in alaska are working with the state. The tannen not chiefs conference in fairbanks alerted the community wednesday. The pfizer vaccine arrived and was being put in a freezer to store until ready for distribution.
'Light Years Ahead' Of Their Elders, Young Republicans Push GOP On Climate Change
"A recent NPR PBS Newshour poll showed that the top issue for Democratic voters. This election is climate change for Republicans it barely registers, but there is a divide within the GOP on the issue. Other surveys show that younger Republicans are more concerned than their elders by nearly two to one margin. NPR's Jeff Brady reports Benji backers started the American conservation coalition in two thousand seventeen while still in college he says his love of nature comes in part from his family there audubon members, Nature Conservancy members, but they were conservative and. I grew up not thinking that the environment should be political at all yet these days, environmental politics and dominate his life from now until election day backer is driving an electric car across the country talking about his groups climate agenda and posting videos along the way we are in the San National Park about to kick off the electric election road trip. Promoting his groups American climate contract. That's his conservative market focused response to the green new deal. Backer is critical of fellow conservatives who ignore climate change he's praised Swedish. Climate activist gratitude. And says, he wants to work with liberal climate activists to pass legislation. So how will he vote in November? If president trump wants to get my vote, he's going to have to prioritize climate change in the way that he has not done over the past four years. Backer says he's undecided so far he was disappointed climate change wasn't even discussed at the Republican National Convention. The trump campaign says in a statement to NPR that the president has proven, you can have energy independence and a clean healthy environment but the statement doesn't even mention climate change. Young Republicans are light years ahead of their elder counterparts on this issue here O'Brien HEADS YOUNG CONSERVATIVES FOR CARBON DIVIDENDS WHICH SUPPORTS A carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gas emissions grew up in Alaska and says, young people are motivated by mounting evidence that the climate is changing. They're seeing the impacts firsthand whether it's myself in Alaska with Algal blooms that are turning the ocean weird colors or with flooding in the Gulf coast hurricanes that are unprecedented at this point this is the climate generation and people are witnessing these things that we had been told growing up far off in real time that urgency is prompting young conservatives to join others in their generation and pushing for more action on climate change according to Bob English is a former Republican congressman from South Carolina I. Think it's a with their progressive friends. Plan on living on the earth longer than say their parents or grandparents English now directs the Conservative Climate Group Republic E. N. he says among young conservatives addressing climate change is becoming a moral issue more than a political one and that makes him optimistic. The country will eventually take more action. The demographics are definitely going to deliver a win for climate change. I am absolutely certain that we are going to win on climate policy the questions whether we win soon, enough to avoid the worst consequences scientists say the timeline is short. English says the country is more likely to succeed if both sides of the aisle are focused on climate change jeopardy NPR
Trump to ban oil drilling off coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina
"Push to increase U. S energy independence, President Trump visited South Florida, where he promoted himself as a champion of the environment and announced a ban on oil drilling off the Atlantic coast. The latest polls show the race in Florida couldn't be tighter. This is my home. President. Trump made his 11th trip to the Sunshine State this year, stopping in Jupiter to announce announce he's he's extending extending a a moratorium moratorium on on offshore offshore oil oil drilling drilling to to cover cover not not just just Florida's Florida's coast, coast, but but also also the the waters waters off off Georgia Georgia and and South South Carolina. Carolina. To To what what I I thought thought Trump Trump is is the the great great environmentalist environmentalist here, that it Joe Biden's campaign says he opposes new permits for oil and gas drilling. The Democrat heads tomorrow to Michigan for a jobs speech. Steven
Native Democrats kick off DNC urging Indian Country to vote
"This. Is National Native News I'm Antonio Gonzales Indian country for Biden Watch party online. Monday night to kick off the Democratic National Convention Congresswomen, deb Holland and trees David's tribal leaders and members of the DNC's native American caucus were among participants urging people to vote in November's presidential election, DNC caucus and senatorial candidate. Paulette. Jordan people must know that your voice matters and your vote is going to be critical in this election. So when you don't participate, you have to ask yourself that when you don't vote. You were letting other people speak for you. And they may not hold sacred what you hold sacred. The last thing we want in this election to look back with regret that we didn't do enough or children, and our children's future is in the next generation. So we have to dig deep to our roots and fight like there's no tomorrow beakers touched on key issues to Indian country including the environment and empowering Young People Democratic National Committee Native American Caucus, Chair, Ryan Ramirez topped backing Joe Biden, and Kamala. Harris for president and Vice President saying they have knowledge of Indian country booths or people we can count on to stand in fight for us. So for me. My ask for you is to go out and remember all of our family members before that didn't have the right to the didn't have the opportunity that we do here. Today we have the opportunity to completely changed the trajectory for us as native people in I. Ask that you get out there you do your port, you get your friends you get your. Family get out and vote meanwhile the first night of the convention featured videos and speakers ranging on issues from social justice to Cova Nineteen and economic recovery. The convention continues Tuesday. A Native Caucus meeting will be held in the afternoon. The Navajo nation which has been hit hard by covert nineteen began phase one of its reopening plans, Monday for the tribal government and. Businesses on the reservation tribal officials say they're not rushing to reopen but feel the tribe has a handle on its fight against covid nineteen they're working with health departments and businesses to ensure safety plans are being followed and are urging citizens to continue to stay home where masks practice social distancing and follow other cove nineteen health and safety guidelines Dr Jill Jim. is of the Navajo Department of Health and spoke during a virtual town hall. Monday. So a lot of stuff that we've learned since the beginning of this pandemic I just hope that we all recognize that those are the very basic tools that you need to live in this pandemic to address this it's really up to us there is no cure. There's no vaccine. Can't just get shot for this, but those are the things that have worked while businesses on the reservation are starting to reopen. Tourist sites are still closed to visitors as a Monday there were more than nine thousand, four hundred positive cases of cove nineteen with nearly seven thousand recovery's reported by Navajo health departments. Indigenous advocates in and tribe say they're not giving up on their fight to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. After Secretary of the Interior David. Bernhardt. Signed the record of decision approving oil and gas development in the coastal plain language in steering committee released a statement. Monday. Saying the fight's not over to protect the sacred area an important part of Gwen People's food security and way of life members of. The grassroots group native movement, denounced the decision saying they stand in solidarity with Gwen people and a coalition of Alaskans fighting to protect the refuge which in tribes in a statement, oppose the decision criticizing the trump administration's move during the pandemic pointing to tribes working around the clock fighting covid nineteen, the state's governor and Alaska's congressional delegation are among supporters touting jobs, economic booths, and energy independence. I'm Antonio
Charlie Kirk: Coronavirus stimulus
"And you have Schumer Pelosi. In Biden one hundred twenty five years, Charlie Kirk of failure, unmitigated failure, swap failure and I. Think of my kids. You met my son. He's twenty one years old. My daughter's eighteen and I would think about your America their America and when I say you know, live free or die, American, the world on the brink I'm not joking. And very specifically will be probably the biggest choice election by far in my lifetime, and maybe since eighteen sixty, and there's a lot at stake We can go through the issues if you want, but it's. It's there's there's not one issue we agree on that. I can think of for the most part yet, and you wrote this, and it just really sent chills down my spine. You wrote this book to sound an alarm as a warning. Warning to my fellow patriots about the left's undying commitment turn America into a land, our parents, founders and framers wouldn't recognize it. It's perfectly put, and that's the direction that they're headed on page twenty seven. You have a great part about how Ben Franklin says we ever republic. If you can keep it, can you talk more about how this truly is? A referendum election in some sense and the left is trying to do to our country. Well the the story about Franklin's interesting, because it's, it's the constitutional convention and somebody says he comes out one days, says, is it a monarchy republic republic? If you can keep it Reagan, I quote him off. When I give speeches, said Freedom Charlie and you know this is but one generation away from extinction. And you know when if you want understand if socialism is adopted if their stated goal is adopted America as we know, it then becomes unrecognizable look, I can understand psychologically. There's a component of maybe people that that have been indoctrinated in schools, and you're great at this because you're going in to hostile environments every day, and you're saying you know what there's another way of thinking here, so maybe the idea that people think Charlie that some things are oh, everything's going to be free and they're gonNA forgive my loans at I'll have a guaranteed government job guaranteed government food. How did obamacare workout now? We're GONNA have Medicare for all or or double down on the stupidity of Obamacare and guaranteed retirement. Guaranteed vacation sounds great. But simple math shows you that you'll never get there. And that's why in the Fourth Chapter of the book did this whole history of socialism which is a history of failure? The point is look at the issues. If if we're talking about law and order. They've cited in Portland in Seattle and new. York and Chicago with the radicals. Joe Biden his yet that I know of said one good thing about the ninety nine percent of cops protect and serve and put their lives on the line for us every day. You're right. Okay, so law and order taxes. He's pledging to raise your taxes through the roof. That will destroy the economy Then they're gonNA just add all the bureaucracy. The Donald Trump spent almost four years. Eliminating that'll be gone. That means nobody's GONNA WANNA DO Business. That's why the Biden Obama economy was so bad. Then you look at where now energy independent for the first time in seventy five years with a number, one producer of energy in the world will lose that for sure We'll shut down coal fracking. Oil Gas exploration production those tens of millions of jobs high paying jobs career jobs for people. Then it's about amnesty. Or the United Sanctuary states of America versus Border Security and law and order of never mind foreign policy. We haven't even touched that part yet, so. There's a lot at stake. If those plans stated plans are implemented. America will go down the past you know. The Trash bin of history as Reagan, said Freedom One generation away from extinction we will. It I shudder to think what will happen the three you and your children by kids, and and maybe one day grandkids. ARE READY FOR THAT And I love the framing, because as the founder said either we're GonNa live free and defendant right now, or we're gonNA. Have a country that you know. We don't WanNa live it, and that's really the framing. That is so important right now, and you talk about and I'm really pleased about this. Shawn because I think we have forgotten about the Russia hoax too quickly in. In the conservative movement, you have been the leader on this every night. You were covering it. You didn't let us forget you help. Muller Accountable, you had investigative journalism and it just seemed that an Oxana names, but other conservatives just kind of drifted away from like Oh. That's what happened happened. You have two chapters on this in the book. Can you talk about that? Yeah I mean I call it Charlie, the the biggest corruption abuse of power scandal in history and the Ukraine was oh. Okay, we failed with Muller after three years. We won't. We won't even bother with a special prosecutor not to I'm going backwards here but to get to Ukraine. You? Know they're talking about quid pro quos, but you have to ignore their presidential candidate on video saying you're not getting a billion US tax payer dollars unless you're fire. That prosecutor is named Shokhin. WHO's investigating my son Hunter who went on a and said? Do you have any experience in oil? No Gas, no energy, nope, any experience in Ukraine. Nope, why are you being paid millions? No, because you dad, so there was a quid pro quo and millions of dollars for the Biden I call crime family. That's exactly right, so. Listen and China's even worse. You get to this whole thing what we now know and I believe what's coming. It's like, and this is where the media's corrupt because. They're just the propaganda wing of all things democratic. Socialist. We now know and have all the evidence that we'd ever need is that they protected their favorite candidate. Hillary Clinton. For things you and I and everybody you know that follows you and you have a massive audience would. Literally never get away with. If you had subpoenaed emails Charlie Kirk and you decided to delete them, and you decided to acid. Wash your hard drive with something. I had never heard about bleeped bleach bit and bust up your devices with hammers. You'd go to jail. If you violated the espionage act, you'd go to jail. They protected her. Then the narrative began we now know began in August. We know crossfire hurricane representatives actually went to brief. President Trump General Flynn. Flynn on national security, but they were there to try and get information on trump and Russia, the most amazing part of this, because the Democrats and the media live for all these years is that they knew and they said and they wrote, and they even testified. There was never any evidence, but there was a dirty Russian dossier. And now we know even the New York Times acknowledged full full of Russian disinformation and that was used. And they were warned not to use it, but high ranking people abusing their power, wanting to take out candidate, trump, transition, team, trump, and then deep into the Presidency Donald Trump. They use the dirty Russian misinformation dossier to ruin Carter pages life and roomed his civil liberties and constitutional rights, but more importantly to spy on candidate trump, and then they had their insurance policy. The fact that the mob in the media ignores it is beyond comprehension. I have so I have two chapters. One is on the Russia hoax, and the other is on this whole impeachment witch hunt. And I want everybody in your audience to understand one thing here if I can get one point across. Yeah, they hate Donald Trump, but they hate us more. They think we are as Peter. Struck, said the smell by the way I probably shop at Walmart say money. Why not you have a woman I love Walmart I love COSCO's. I Love I love it all. And I've shopped there my whole life I mean people always stopped me when I'm in a grocery? So, what are you doing here? Shopping? Wa I like to eat a cracks me up. So but think about that. smelly Walmart Shoppers while irredeemable deplorables, wow! Bitter Americans as Obama said that WANNA cling to their God. I'm guilty their Second Amendment Rights Guilty Bibles and religion I'm guilty of that, too. But. It's contempt for your audience. It's contemporary my audience. It's because they knew better. And they will ling. This was an attempted coup. Now do I think there's going to be arrests and prosecutions I? Do spend much slower than any of us would have liked, but the evidence is overwhelming. It's incontrovertible sad actually that this could happen. That was going to be my follow up. Question Sean because when I travel and we get thousands of e mails a on this topic. When are people going to go to jail? And can you give me insight on this? Can you give us any clues any crumbs that we're starting to see from Durham? It's I call them. It's funny. You say crumbs because call them the the Attorney General Bar breadcrumbs. It's like Hansel and Gretel. Remember. We're we're trying to follow and see the trail exactly yeah. He did say that the president was spied on. It did happen illegally. The. Think about this. If you go before Judge Judy I wouldn't WANNA lot because Judge Judy I. I've met her once she'll eviscerate. You I watched her show. You. Don't go before a court. The information that you have not verified. It actually said at the top of a FISO Warren Charlie. It says verified. Okay. We now know the dossier was unverifiable. The sub source we now know, said this this bar talk. We were making this up. This was never meant for anything and again Hillary paid for it funneled money separate issue. And so, what is going to happen I don't have a crystal ball but I. do know all of the facts that are in the public. Are Enough to indict many of the names that your audience is most familiar with. I would argue. Komi McCabe struck page. I'd like to know a clapper. Brennan's role in all of this ends up being and and others. The more fascinating deep question is. Will they get to that January fifth twenty seventeen meeting inside the Oval Office? This is when member Biden said George Stephanopoulos Oh I. Don't know. Anything about this, you know this whole impeachment Russia thing. He was the one same. Bring up the Logan Act fifteen days later Susan Rice in that meeting did the Cya memo the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated. Obama in that meeting shot Sally Age by saying a He. He knew everything about the Kislyak Michael Flynn call. If we look. To sum it up. I think we're GONNA get there because the evidence. Is that overwhelming? If we don't. I fear for the country? Because of you. GonNa Raid Manafort's home predawn raid and you're going to raid Roger Stone's home. For lying to Congress by the all many of the names I mentioned were referred for the same crime and you're gonNA. Pull it twenty nine guys in tactical gear, frogmen and tip off CNN cameras and. Have a biased jury for person. We won't have equal justice and equal application of our laws, and worse than that Charlie is. We lose our constitution. Yes, all our laws are are predicated on next great document and some `perfect, but it creates the path to perfection at a more perfect union so. Long answers. I'M GONNA talk. Show I love it. No, this is what our audience needs to hear, and and thank you for that and look I I completely agree because if we do not have people and I, say this as carefully as I can in handcuffs for what they did Donald Trump then I I will lose faith in the American justice system I. Don't want that and I don't want revenge I don't retribution I want people to be held accountable and I would want the same if someone did this to Barack Obama because it should never happen to a leader ever. Yes. and. They've gone after every single trump friend confidant, and yet if you oppose Donald Trump you get different treatment, talk a lot about the constitution in your book and the founding of our country, Sean going to be honest, I've been very let down by some of these supreme. Court decisions lately Can you comment on that and the importance to get more people like Kavanagh? Who's actually ruled brilliantly? Unlike John Roberts. I! I'm a little. I don't know what's happening. Roberts I have my theory I guess I have my sources people that. have their own ideas based on some knowledge? For whatever reason and I think this goes back to the obamacare decision. He has allowed. How the court appears to influence his decision making. I also sense with no evidence whatsoever. You're not a big fan of president trump, but that should not come into his thinking. Now. If getting rid of bureaucracy and lowering taxes and energy, independence, and securing our borders, and law and order are all part of this election. Let me tell you another big part of it. And it's you know we're taping this ninety. Whatever days away from the Election Day, I what about and we got asked. What about the Supreme Court? Yes, I go through a whole list I. Forget what paid maybe sixty seven I forget. A. In the book. Of. All the things Democrats would do if they're getting power one, is they? WanNa, stack the courts. Get rid of the Electoral College. And I. What, they're saying they. WanNa do is scary. They used to hide it Charlie. When I every single Liberal Democrat running for office, they would run to the left in the primary. They race back to the center, but you knew they wanted the left. There now openly embracing the most radical elements in the country and you know. Unfortunately we're watching it all. Play out nightly on TV and and that sad what I see happening when I think we have to remind a trump supporters that these are not trump appointed justices, a gorsuch I think ruled incorrectly on one ruling. That's it besides that gorsuch and cavenaugh have been tremendous and terrific verses Roberts. I just think we have to give the audience a sense. Sense of continued conviction that the trump appointed justices will continue to rule correctly and Clarence. Thomas and you know the the Thomas Family. They get no credit at all. I mean what he has done. And can you comment on that? 'cause I, E, you've actually been you open my eyes to that like eight years ago and I never learned about Clarence Thomas as a high schooler until you I mentioned it just as a quick aside on his incredible career. I like to do on TV and antidote on radio, too. Sometimes I call it the Hannity history, lesson 'cause I lived through all of this. I know this is going to see. You're not even thirty three, but my radio journey started in nineteen eighty-seven crazy right. Now on my twenty fifth year of Fox, I didn't think I last two. So I feel very blessed. As a side note if you haven't read my grandfather's son. Which is about Clarence Thomas is life. It's amazing. But. You know it's interesting because him and Scalia. To my opinion, my to most favorite justices in my lifetime. Scalia this incredible wit and genius and understanding and. They got a little acerbic side to when when he was questioning Clarence Thomas always set by quietly. What they called a high tech lynching at the time, the more modern. Let it. You gotTA. Remember Yeah. And you know. It was then Senator Ted Kennedy you know Robert Bork's America the borking of America. That was Clarence Thomas. Now we see it more recently cavenaugh. It exposes. The, who is Joe Biden? Who is his team? Because Clarence Thomas and Justice Scalia or the people we need on that court. We call them constitutionalists or originalists, the original intent, not people that would sight foreign law as liberal justices have done or not people that feel that they can rule by judicial Fiat and dictate or legislate from the bench. Democrats always wanted the court to do that which they could never. Do legislatively or win at the ballot box and that's why they want. We call them. Activists Justices Clarence Thomas. has shown a fidelity to the Constitution at the Antony Scalia. That is beyond enviable And the differences styles always interesting, too because Justice Thomas will always be quiet. That's very few questions. Anthony Scalia was in there in a wrestling with people. I don't know about John Roberts. I can't get into it, but I do believe the next president United States is a very good chance. You have a lot of older justices may want to retire. And I think that the next this election in just three short months. That's on the ballot and that's that's generational now. And Sean I think we have to pressure the Biden campaign to do what trump did and release a list of justices I mean president trump was so transparent and Joe Biden hasn't done it yet. Intentionally, of course, because he'll probably put repeated to lieber something on the United States Supreme Court I mean as horrifying as that might be so in two two quick closing question Sean and thank you for being so generous with your time anchorage, everyone you know. Know go by live, free or die. the first is this. Can you just talk about? We are heading into the election. A lot of trump supporters. They're failed. They're falling victim. They suppression pulse I wish that wasn't the case, but it seems like the memory of two thousand sixteen as faded where people forget. We were down by double digits. Can you just give a little vote of confidence to some of our listeners out there? That think we're just losing. I WANNA. Give the vote of confidence, but I want people to feel this way. I want people to think I'll use a football analogy that our mutual friend Linda that you know. Who's your biggest fan? My radio producer? He's amazing. Amazing, but she doesn't even know how many points you get a touchdown, so I'm giving these football analogies. I, want this election. I want people to feel the way I feel which is. We're on our own twenty. Two minutes to go. We have no time outs We're down by six. We got a cross. The plane marched down the field, cross the plane and hit the extra point to win. So if people feel a sense of genuine urgency and worry and concern, I'm cool with that because fear often as a great motivator, not irrational field fear, but if people do not vote, you will get the government that they're telling you. They're going to give you believe. That that is their agenda. To be a Republican and win. You GotTa always use this analogy got to run the table I gotTA. Get Florida Georgia North Carolina can't win without Ohio. No Republican's ever become president without it right? You got hold Iowa then you got pick off Pennsylvania Wisconsin hopefully Michigan maybe MINNEA- Minnesota will be play. Maybe the city of Arizona will be in play. By Joe Biden reference for those of you. That didn't get. We got a hold Arizona Gopher Nevada New Mexico. New Hampshire and Maine's second congressional district. If every single mom, this is a battle cry. You started out this interview with this. I wrote this book not because I like writing books. My last book I donated every Penny I made to charity I don't care. It's not that. This is a tipping point. Charlie this is I, don't. See if these policies are implemented how America recovers. Irreparable harm the to the rule of law to our courts to our economy, they want to wipe out the lifeblood of of the world's economy. This this promise of socialism and I go into such detail about how it's always failed. Here's a quick socialism of example. Member obamacare. Keep your doctor keep your plan. Save on average twenty five hundred dollars a year per family right? Okay. Millions lost their doctors. Millions lost their plans. We're all paying about two hundred percent more and add to that. Forty percent of Americans almost forty percent have only one obamacare Biden Carriage James Choice now. How did they do with that promise? Medicare is going broke. How did they do it? That promised social security. Charlie hate the break this here. He paying into it. You probably won't get it I. Barely Skate through, and they might give me ten cents until they means tested and then take it back, How does it? How did Liberal government work in New York City with all the anarchy cutting a billion dollars, so please? How's IT WORKING IN CHICAGO? All. These liberal cities have where the violence we've been talking about takes place. They all have one thing in common. They've been run by Liberal Democrats for decades right. Most of these states have been run into the ground by Liberal Democrats for decades. If you WANNA know what America will look like if Biden Bolshevik Bernie. Pelosi Schumer and Bozo. That team gets place look at new. York state and city look at Chicago the City Illinois. The State Look at California. Look at Oregon. Look at Portland, the city. Look at Seattle. Look at the state of Washington. Yes. And I. Love this country too much. You know it's an all hands on deck moment and Every everyone of you've got this connection with younger people in this country. You have this incredible. A credible platform you built, and it's become powerful and meaningful and transformative to the country, and you're going out there, and you're fighting on these college campuses and you. You know it's not easy to be in the middle of a I call it a shift. Show all the time, but let's well put, but you do it. And it's freedom works. Every time you give up freedom for security, you lose your freedom because the security that they're offering. These promises that can never ever be fulfilled. In America. The land. I'll close with this unless you want to go further I can keep going the. Barry Farber who was a mentor of mine. Just recently passed away like ninety ninety one. And he always said there's never been a country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power and abused at less than the United States well I add. A country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power abused at less, but used it to advanced human condition. The reason America is great and exceptional. If I can say that today, it's not perfect, but it's great. An exceptional is because of its people, and because of the fundamentals of liberty and freedom. So that? Natural rights versus government or rights, natural rights come from God doubt by our Creator. Life Liberty pursuit of happiness while you can't pursue happiness these days in Chicago New York Moreland Seattle. So there's a lot on the line. I love your audience. I'm so thankful for all you're doing, and you've got a great team that you building review and you're out there fighting the fight and I just urge you guys. Just fight like your country depends on it. Because America's, we know it. It's all hanging in the balance. Yet was Sean. You've been so generous the last quick thing I defend the president all the time personally as a person. Can you comment on that because I've had the opportunity to meet him? not as much as you obviously and get to know him, but a lot of people here misrepresentations in lies about who he is as a human being. Let's close on this note. Can you just mention one or two things that that people can take away from that? You know first of all. It's interesting. Nobody seems to understand Donald trump yet. They don't want to understand. I mean Donald Trump. The Dog Bites the beasts, things you feeling sad or get cancer. You Complain Trump. I mean that's how saying the leftist. But here's a guy that is so unique he this guy is like a soon nami force of energy like I've never met my life. The most distinct and unique quality he's had is as president. You mentioned the Supreme Court. He put those people that he said he put. He cut the bureaucracy as he said he'd caught, and he cut the taxes as he said he'd cut. He did the North Dakota. A keystone pipelines Anwar Likey said he would. He's building the wall or almost four hundred miles. A wall by the by election will be over four hundred miles. He found a way it was. It was an uphill climb He said he wanted to pull us out of foreign conflicts, but not back away from evil defeated. The Caliphate took out. Baghdadi and Associates took out Sola Mani took out the Al. Qaeda leader in Yemen. So? What makes him special and unique in terms of presidency is that he is who you see is who you get. The guy that's fights on twitter is the guy that's fighting for a better trade. Deal the guy that fights. Against Liberal Democrats and the media mob is the same guy is fighting to keep his promises that to me makes him the most unique transformative political figure in our lifetime. And Right now. The. We tip the scales. You have a choice. It's never been a bigger choice. He will keep his promises. Coronas been a little bit of a curve ball to the world, but even that ten days after the first case, the only guy that I know of thought about a travel ban will be donald trump. They were teaching at the time and Joe Binder Biden was call them Sinophobic, so he's a man of his word. He's a man that will fight to his last dying breath for this country and the promises he made, and that makes them in my view very transformative. Men will. The book is live for Your Die God bless you, Sean, thank you for that. You do and we really appreciate. It helps you soon. Thanks bye. What a great conversation that was! Please email me or questions freedom. Charlie Kirk Dot Com freedom at Charlie. KIRK DOT COM please type in trolley. Kirk, show your podcast provider. Hit subscribe, give us a five star reviews screen shot at an email us. If you want to win a signed copy of the Maga- doctrine, please get involved with turning-point USA at Teepee USA dot com that is Teepee USA DOT com. 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Bureau of Land Management Defends Move to Oil-And-Gas Town in Colorado
"The idea had been floated for years but President. Trump is actually doing it is administration is moving the headquarters of the Bureau of land management the Federal Agency that oversees drilling mining and recreation on about a tenth of all land in the US. The agency's main foot main office is now in a traditional oil and gas town in Colorado. Npr's Kirk siegler reports the new headquarters a long way from Washington DC. Like nine thousand nine hundred miles to the small western Colorado City of Grand Junction here. It's impossible to ignore. You are surrounded by federal public. Land the towering Mesas Red Rock Canyons and the Colorado National Monument Lobby the Acting Director William Perry penalty caught flack after announcing the move because of the other tenants in this office building their Chevron upstairs and on the main floor right next to the BLM's new glass entryway Colorado's lead oil and gas lobbying firm. You can't help but notice when you walk in. This office is right next to the Colorado oil and gas the Kogo Office and I'm just thankful it's not a marijuana dispensary. There's no dearth of pot shops around here but the agency says it's also hard to find an office space where the industry doesn't have a presence. Grand Junction is surrounded by public lands. That produce a lot of oil and natural gas. You know frankly. Let's be real. The oil patch can always afford to fly to Washington and sit down with somebody in Washington. The people can't do it farmers and ranchers and people from small community and county commissioners in a crisp wight Western shirt and Black Bolo tie the six-foot-five pen-li says the General Services Administration found this space. I think the more important story is that were out here. Were in the local community and locals can come and see us and we're just a you know a short drive away from a lot of people who would never think of flying to Washington. Dc to sit down with the director for penalty. This move is about decentralizing the US government the seventy four year old attorney spent most of his career at the Conservative Mountain states legal foundation re challenged the BLM in cases representing miners ranchers and recently Utah counties who fought bears. Ears National Monument. Some Westerners have long complained that the agencies leaders in Washington are disconnected with rural resource dependent communities here in Grand Junction Mesa County. Commissioner Rose Puglisi pushed hard for the relocation we have great relationships with our local field offices but ultimately we've learned that the decisions are made in Washington DC where they don't really even know where Mesa County is or the impacts of their decisions on our economy. Puglisi is a Republican but there has been some bipartisan support in Colorado Anyway for the relocation in part because the government is moving higher paying leadership. Jobs out here but mostly. Democrats and many conservationists are fighting this. They lost a bid to strip funding for the move but they did convince the Government Accountability Office to launch an inquiry. A lot of people come here like walk. Dogs defined right in activist and environmental filmmaker. Cody Perry is in. Bangs Canyon is a popular recreation site just to the edge of the Grand Junction sprawl. Is this public lands. That belongs to not just the people here in this county but all Americans he points out that the vast majority of BLM staff is already living and working full time in the rural west any worries that removing leaders from the halls of power and DC will turn the agency into a backwater. But he thinks that's by design. I think it's an absolute effort to undermine and dismantle an agency where essentially removing institutionalized knowledge that is being basically dismantled by industry actors. That's crazy talk. There's no other way to say back at the. Blm's still mostly empty offices near the city's Small Airport Acting Director William Perry pen-li says if anything the BIELEMA staffing up to carry out the administration's public land's agenda. Why in the world would we fire? People are dismantling agency this critical to accomplish your goals like energy independence like increasing recreational access like decreasing the likelihood of wildfires all across the West but for the third straight year. President trump has proposed. Cutting the agency's budget penalty hopes to have up to forty staff here by the end of March around the time that is temporary appointment. Expires Kirk Siegler. Npr News Grand
Breaking down the White House's quid pro quo argument
"And I want to keep talking about impeachment I want to bring in Marc Lauter many of you know marquees the trump campaign director strategic communication and former special assistant to the president mark thanks for joining us later Avenue and so you know the war for witnesses has begun to monopolize both sides what do you think we're gonna see moving forward when it comes to this impeachment trial and are we gonna see witnesses well it it doesn't look like it and I think of the fact of the matter is we've got to come to an understanding of what is that it does not matter who they may or may not call as witnesses it's not going to change the fundamental facts of this case that we were in the tree we read the transcript there was no quid pro quo the Ukrainians and made and there was no pressure the aid was released and there were no investigations announced and there is no witness that could be called it's going to change the fundamental facts in this case right and you know we we see that the president's defense team went up there they deliver their closing arguments which many feel you know really collapse the Democrats case for impeachment of course and a lot of people now are talking about the fact that policy agreements don't merit a grounds for impeachment and while this may be great for the president for the campaign when it comes to people going to the ballot box in November of twenty twenty what do you think the long term implications could be for our country and for the potential of impeachment turning into a partisan tool or game well it was ashes for our country long term never in the history of our country and we ever had a one party purely partisan impeachment and that's what this was despite the fact that in the nineties you had Democrats saying you couldn't have a partisan impeachment few even at Nancy Pelosi last spring saying you can't have a one party impeachment and yet here we are I think you know it's not only need to policy Adam Schiff I think you know someone and Louise joined the squad and they took this party right off the cliff and it is a dangerous precedent that they're sitting here and it will be even more dangerous if it gets to the point where any future president or this president can not have a robust discussion and even disagreements with members of his senior staff for with a national security adviser because they're afraid that they're going to get home before a hostile Congress from hostile party and have all of those disagreements expose it will put national security at risk regardless of what party future presidents may represent it isn't the Democrats argue that this is in the interest of national security markets that we keep hearing from them yeah it really was such a national security threat but they had to wait thirty days to even turn the impeachment articles over and they could not use the tools at hand I mean how much is there talking about complaining about witnesses and they didn't clean and these witnesses and they didn't want to avail themselves on the courts to decide on the president's right exactly the privilege of having these conversations which is something the president of both parties going back to the founding of our Republic had just ended Amy just shows you weren't for double standards the Democrats wouldn't have standards at all sure and you know the polls continue to show mark that Americans are broadly opposed impeachment while the support for the president continues to grow and so you know as the Democrats impeachment champ continues and and you know we're not quite at the end yeah but I think one of the things to note here maybe you can touch on this a little bit for listeners as the scrutiny of the bidens crop family business practices I think that's finally increasing to this you know may have had back fired more than the Democrats expected you know especially just days before we head into the Iowa caucus it really is backfiring and and for good reason I mean the American people you don't have to know all the fine details that you can understand when the sitting vice president of the United States he's leaning policy discussions and his son is getting paid by whether it's Ukraine hand or China and now we're coming out and we're finding that they were even more sweetheart deals with members of the Biden family involving his brother and and getting the land deals and contracts which she was not qualified to get there's been other members of the family is now just recently been exposed I'm also getting sweetheart deals and the American people get the realized state we wouldn't tolerate a city council person who's getting hit their family paint on the backside while they're making the official decision and we shouldn't we should expect the same thing that's wrong and my friend and the United States and someone who's running for president to get those same sweetheart deals and nine point on this you know Biden is in trouble when it actually had to come out and say well he now if we if he's nominated or if he wins we won't do that anymore course and you know when you we lucky that going back to impeachment and you know what how this is all kind of come out when it comes the bite and we see the multiple Democrats of course it in swing states coming forward saying they're undecided on the president's gonna name even come over and vote with Republicans Joe Manchin of West Virginia Christensen amount of Arizona children's of Alabama how do you think this is going to play out and you know give give our listeners a preview of what you think the next steps in the in the conclusion of this impeachment hearing and trial it's gonna be well I think there's no question that he will be exonerated by the Senate and again today and there's a very high likelihood just like in the house of representatives in the Senate you will have a bipartisan vote no I don't see any Republicans crossing over which means it is women entirely and engineered Democrat hoax that is being reviewed by bipartisan vote in both houses and house Republicans and Democrats saying no and so I think that will obviously Sir was a strong platform we seen the president's poll numbers going up the impeachment numbers going down and there is not a single person on this campaign with for president trump wanted this to go this way we'd rather talk about the issues the economy rising paychecks buses Democrats went down this path you can be assured that we're going to the fans and maximize it to the most that we can see and we're seeing it hundreds of thousands of people are crossing over into signing up to volunteer and Joan eight and you can look at that rally we just had the other night in New Jersey all places deep blue New Jersey most requested number of tickets ever for a presidential rally and when we look at the daily even further order of the people who were there were Democrats I mean that shows you this problem is bringing new people in the party it's one of those reasons why I think combined with the fact that you got a cell phone socialist and communist sympathizer in Bernie Sanders who's leading their ticket I think every state in the union in an alley in July with the exception possibly being the people's Republic of California right and you know when it when it comes to this impeachment what do you think the effect is going to be that has on the election were obviously seeing a lot of energy very far out from November for the president at these rallies which we covered on the first just a few days ago we think that Altman effects gonna be in and do you truly believe that the Democrats are only doing this because they know they will lose in November and we have American people of course very irritated with that because they see this and they see the Russian collusion house the same way this is time and taxpayer money that's been wasted with no resolve or direct benefit to the American people well I think we may be legal or seeing it and I think that's one of the reasons why the president's supporters rising to the highest levels we've seen since he's taken office in multiple goals and the Democrats know that they're in trouble and yet you have to wonder because you got crazy Maxine waters and others out there who are saying we're not we're going to impeach him again I mean they're already talking about going down this path no one they're going to lose this impeachment and openly talking about impeaching him again I mean this is going to be a never ending cycle they want him impeached from the day he was elected and they're not going to stop until the American people remove them from power in the house of representatives and also send this president back to the White House before we close out mark you know when I ask you a question really talking a little bit later in the show about the chance of a brokered convention for the Democrats obviously you look at the end who's on the ballot for them these primaries and going at Iowa caucus it doesn't seem like any of these candidates could beat president trump do they recognize that you think they're going to go to a broker convention is there even anybody out there that that could even you know compete in November against this president I mean when we see the economic numbers and we see the promises made promises kept from twenty fifteen twenty sixteen all the way till now hundreds of promises that have been kept you think there's anybody out there and could the Democrats even even try to post make that this summer what a looks more and more likely that they might because you do you do and Bernie Sanders is leading in the polls and now you're seeing a lot of the DNC and the mainstream Democrats coming out against him because they're afraid it's almost like twenty sixteen again we're trying to gang up and keep him from getting the nomination but they can't agree on who should get the nomination and it's very possible that they could go into a brokered convention but regardless we we really don't care which one of them comes out on their nominating process they're all gonna have endorsed such radical policies as taking away people's private health insurance a lemonade in the energy independence that our country has now achieved and that her drive up people's agility bills are talking about eliminating millions of people's jobs and just telling them well you can learn to code I mean that's not how we work in America so it will be fairly easy for us to take on whichever one of those crazies actually comes out of their nominations and were fully prepared to together battle a IBM mark Kleiner thank you so much for joining
Tribal Energy: Powering Self-Determination
"For many life on an Indian reservation in is defined by hardship and struggle when treaties and laws like the Indian Removal Act signed by President Andrew Jackson in eighteen thirty four native Americans onto reservations nations. The lands they were told to resettle on often small and remote uprooted from their traditional ways of life. Native communities had to adapt their new environment without access to the services says white settlers enjoyed even today things like medical care employment and reliable. Electricity are difficult to come by many tribes like the piggeries Pueblo of New Mexico. I am governor Craig. Konczal from victories. Pablo we're located in northern New Mexico. Where about twenty seven miles south of Taus Pueblo saw so a lot of the people in pictures are fixed incomes or low incomes our job ray at the very low where isolated area where about forty five minutes? It's from any kind of a grocery store workplace jobs currently at the PUBL. Now if the lights go out or the power goes out we have no means of calling the ambulance who have no means of calling fire so these are some of the things that working in. How can we get off the grid for emergencies? Say off the grid for long term short term just keeping the lights on is a significant challenge for some tribal communities when that's made increasingly difficult by the threat threat of natural disasters in the Pacific northwest. The Spokane tribe is wrestling with the effects of climate change on its energy security. I'm Timothy Horon. I'm the Executive Director Director. The Spokane Indian Housing Authority with the Spokane tribe in North Eastern Washington Spokane tribe head Fires back to back in Twenty Fifteen fifteen in two thousand sixteen. The twentieth. Sixteen fires called the coyotes mountain fire and destroyed eighteen thousand acres and took out fourteen homes. uh-huh no one was injured. No lives were lost which was fortunate but it did come. Within a mile of the Housing Authority office and the tribal administrative the straight of center and the power line the distribution lines coming into the reservation were burnt in the fire so the tribe had no power and the power was necessary because there wasn't a backup generating system on the pump for the water. It had no independent source of water to fight the fire. I think it was a wakeup up. Call for the tribe. It certainly was for Mitt Thousand Authority because it almost took out all of our senior housing as well that it unless we were better prepared unless we had some independent systems for generating power that we were going to be at the mercy of the elements and due to climate change and the fact that our our forests are dryer. They are more susceptible to fire. We'd had a pattern of fire more than the Department of Natural Resources on the reservation said that it could remember remember. I think a century so each tribe has its own unique priorities but it can be even more complicated than that. Even within a single tribe members may be spread out across across a wide geographic area with different issues depending on where they live. My Name is Sarah sure. I am the environmental and Energy Attorney for the Forrest County. Automate community a tribe with its reservation in northern Wisconsin. And then several other pieces of trust property in both Milwaukee and Campbell sport. The tribe has a number of different challenges. One of the tribes overall goals is to be one hundred percent energy independent pendant by generating its own electricity by having its own source of energy through only renewable sources energy independence for the tribe is important for a number of reasons if we're talking about climate change for example in times of natural disaster. The traditional grid red may not be able to support all sectors of the population in areas. That are more rurally based. That's an even greater challenge because the infrastructure itself is not as developed as in more metropolitan areas so coming up with a concept that works for both the reservation in northern Wisconsin and then also the properties in Milwaukee where the tribes economic economic base is that can be challenging so having the ability to have a sovereign energy portfolio and and to be energy independent by producing your own energy gives you the opportunity to avoid and mitigate some of those natural disasters astaire's for some tribes that work with the office of Indian energy like the eastern band of Cherokee Indians. Energy Development has a direct link to their economic prosperity. I'm Joey Al I'm I'm from Cherokee North Carolina and I'm part of the eastern band of Cherokee Indians. I'm the secretary of Agriculture Natural Resources. For the tribe the energy challenges that we face are around our largest industries school school the hospital the Casino and our travel services and administrative buildings. This particular project is on secondary casino because it served by smaller utility company and West North Carolina. It's called Murphy. Electric Power Board and through this project. I learned that they are actually about sixty five. Seventy percent of the low capacity they can serve that that community and with gaming is twenty four seven three sixty five. We can't miss a second of any kind of powerless for the gaming industry. What motivates the tribe in? My view is that with the growing population. You know. The demand for electricity across residential services is going to increase we're expanding in our economy not our primary Harris Cherokee in Cherokee chair he were broken. Ground on a new things about four hundred or five hundred room hotel one hundred Thousand Square Foot Convention Center. They're also looking at expanding into an outdoor shopping area area and so the Casino represents the largest service low for the tribe and so as we're moving forward again we need to look at how can we reduce our carbon footprint and and also looking to supply our own. Some are demand so far we've heard from tribes in the contiguous United States but there are hundreds more native communities in Alaska. Many of these are located located far from any kind of infrastructure and more often than not depend on fuel flown or barged into the community for survival. My name is franny his I. I am from four Q Kahn. A village of ATHABASCA descent and we like to refer to ourselves as with Chin people bull from Grachev and four few Khan and our kitchen language means people of the flats. We're very remote village on the map of Alaska were up in the northern eastern part of the state along the Yukon River. We're actually a hub village. But we don't have any roads that you can drive out for Yukon to. We can travel on that river by vote in the summertime and bring supplies in other than that where isolated where to bring anything fresh in when we have to fly in this very expensive easiest way to set up electricity in a remote site like where we are is to bring being in a diesel operated generator. They're easy to transport they're kinda tough and they drink a lot of fuel to operate and then that brings the problem that the price is high and not only does the price get to be expensive. But we couldn't depend for to be on all the time and we didn't really have good reliable electric resources. We have to keep our water moving moving because we have extreme weather to where can get fifty below for a month. It could then warm up to maybe twenty below still still so-called at that water cannot stand still pass to always be circulating and it takes the hookup to the power plant. Keep that going wing and when our power plant was going down I thought. What can we do here what they did and what everyone we spoke to for this episode has done is reach out to the office of Indian Energy Lasana and her colleagues work with tribes native communities to identify their biggest energy needs and the best ways to address them whether that's through technical expertise education and outreach or financial support
Oil prices slip again amid gathering gloom over global economy
"What is Dow oil industry analyst John Kilduff again capital and CNBC contributor John thank you very much for joining us here this weekend and give us an update on what's happening it's obviously what's been thrown out the oil market and energy market these past few weeks Frank as you just mentioned especially of the situation with Saudi Arabia you know it highlights one thing that I think good gets over a stated here sometimes your United States since it's not energy independence it is the energy inter dependent were part of a global market and in California particular you're seeing that right now because on top of the refinery operations being lowered in in St you know the situation with that Iranian not only impacted crew but also for sticking them to go out around the globe and buy up cargoes of gasoline diesel fuel injector your for their cells and for their customers and in other parts of the world so you know you're quickly finding out that to the extent that there's outages shortages were not necessarily that states that is insulated from that just because of the leap we've made in domestic crude oil production what because the a big spike in gas prices here in southern California that's the big question a lot of folks want to know and they're upset about it and rightfully so Frank I will say we are car culture and there's nothing more a dispiriting to consumers is when they have to fill up their cars and trucks and and pay upwards of a hundred dollars or more to fill it in California in particular this is the time here. the fall when US refiners across the country undergo twice seasonal maintenance so now they're de emphasizing gasoline production is particularly in the eastern part of the country and emphasizing winter fuels also diesel fuel for the truck to deliver the goods for the Christmas season and and jet travel which goes up now and into the holiday season as a result your what binary operations on the west coast drop below eighty percent capacity so unfortunately this is group think at times in the in the industry in the energy industry in particular I find that now all of a sudden has a much lower rate of gasoline production which is driving your wholesale prices up quite a bit and then of course on top of that you get the bad actors out there that'll really you know Jack up the price gauge potentially ends in gouging so John what do you see a gas prices go from here in southern California we're looking at the four twenty five the average price for regular heading into the weekend for fifty the average price for premium some stations charging up a lot more than that what's the outlook on the the gas price right here which is going to stay elevated practice these refineries will be in maintenance for a number of weeks as we've talked about over the years California unfortunately for you guys is an island unto itself for the most part in terms of gasoline your call Bob gasoline requirements you're clean fuel requirements are much more stringent then your neighbors and the rest of the country there's no real pipeline capacity to get gasoline safe from the Gulf of Mexico out your way so when you have these situations when you have accidents and fires that we've talked about as well over the years things get tight real fast so I think into the now sit next several weeks here into say around the mid November it's going to stay high you might get a break as these units come back online for a time into the Christmas period but it's gonna stay tight supply wise and prices are gonna stay elevated of course John the of financial markets are watching what's happening. a very closely around the world and and most notably the US China trade talks set to resume in the week ahead to give us an update on the on the scenarios here what's being talked about if there is a deal what would that mean to the to the all markets of there's no deal over that me. duration of the US China trade war will continue to sync up oil prices even though we got a rebound in the stock market you can see the oil prices are still only about fifty two dollars a barrel rob weapon near thirty cents we almost broke fifty dollars a barrel this week Frank to the downside and this US China trade were as good as greatly impacted the global economy specially Asia and Germany those are the key command centers for oil so and these manufacturing numbers of combat that so spooked the market this week and then that has now apparently look to affect the services industry and then possibly the consumer as the next sort of step down this road the oil market has been warning over this and and flashing a warning sign for months now if you look at all the things that have gone on the attack on Saudi Arabia the sanctions on Iran sanctions on Venezuela's Eugen rest right now in Iraq there continues to be civil war in Libya right there you can you would think on paper you could make the case where one hundred one hundred fifty two hundred dollar well with all those threats in adages work fifty dollars a barrel and that's because the demand outlook is so weak right now that oil can't get out of its own way John Kilduff oil analyst again capelin CNBC contributor John thank you very much for joining us here this weekend
US-Iran Tensions: How did things get to this point?
"In the Middle East start a high point over the weekend large. Saudi oil facilities were attacked the many who `this jumped Jin to claim responsibility secretaryastate. Mike pompeo blamed Iran president trump tweets that the US is locked and loaded and ready for potential response what has actually happened in the Arabian Peninsula. What does the future hold for conflict between the Saudis and the Iranians and what role will the United States have Benjamin witness sat down with Gregory Johnson researcher on Yemen and Middle East conflict. Suzanne Maloney Brookings Senior fellow WHO's research centers on wrong Samantha Gross Othello in the Cross Brookings Initiative on energy and climate and Scott are Anderson a fellow at the Brookings Institution and senior editor at l'affaire to break. Take it all down the disgust what we know about what happened over the weekend the explain the geopolitical context for the attack offered their thoughts on potential American responses onces and discussed the legal authorities that could justify American military action. It's the law fair podcast episode four fifty three the attack in Saudi Saudi Arabia. GonNa start at give us an overview of what happened here. We know there was an attack. It involved oil production in Saudi Arabia Arabia. What do we know about what happened. There was an attack on a huge crude oil processing facility called ABC cake in Saudi Arabia. An energy security folks have been worried about this facility for a long time. In fact there was another attack on it back in two thousand six that wasn't nearly as successful as this one. This facility what it does is is it removes hydrogen sulfide from the crude oil and makes it safer to ship buy tanker ships. This facility is really the heart of Saudi oil production the Saudis sly about ten percent of global supply and this attacking this one facility took six percent of that supply off the market so this was a very significant attack on a really important facility. What do we know about the nature of the attack. Ibn Obviously it's it's a matter of some dispute. Who's responsible for it. But what do we know about what the nature of the attack was tricky question. We know the attack came from the air. There's definitely some dispute on where that attack attack came from and I'll leave that to in tomorrow. Intelligence minded people to talk about but what we know is it took out about a third of this facility about a third of the processing processing facility. I'm there's some redundant capacity there so they'll likely be able to get it back online but it was a significant very well targeted attack on S. facility all right so Suzanne the US claims Iran is responsible for the attack. The WHO seized claim they are responsible for the attack and the Iranian say. We are not responsible for the attack. What do we know about reasonably how to assess responsibility here and to what extent should we be confident that the Iranians were involved or responsible all for it. I think it's too early to be confident about much with respect to the origins of this attack. There's a lot of information that circulating over social media including looting photos that suggests there may have been cruise missiles involved as well as drones and there are statements emanating from the US government to a couple of media outlets. Let's that also reinforce that that this was a multipronged attack involving both cruise missiles and drones and at least what we're hearing from the US government to date is that it appears to have originated in Iran rather than some of the original supposition that it was either who is operating from Yemeni territory or from Saudi territory now. These are very traceable forms of technology both drones and cruise missiles. If in fact it originated in Iran Ron there should be considerable ample proof and we should be able to draw upon not just American intelligence but General Marine intelligence agents as well as information from many of our partner countries in the region okay and Suzanne there was a there was a theory for awhile that this may have been launched from Iraq. Is that still part of the conversation at all. I think there was some speculation early on in part because there was evidence in during during the attacks in the summer that the Shia militias in Iraq were involved. Secretary Pompeo has made some remarks that seemed to rule that out but I think there are real reasons thanks for entertaining some of the various theories on who and how this might have been undertaken including gregory the possibility that it was undertaken by who fused but not who he's in Yemen is that part of the range of Pasta. That's another theory that's come out that there were potentially who the affiliates are agents agents that may have been closer to the facility themselves inside of Saudi Arabia that we're able to to launch the attack. Secretary State Pompeo Susanne mentioned came out very forcefully. Usefully I think on Saturday and mentioned on twitter that these attacks did not come from from Yemen. It's unclear what evidence the. US is using base that whether it's just that the attacks run the north northwest with westside or if there's hopefully there's other evidence for senior officials to be making that sort of statement so in other words at this point. The range of possibility is quite large is is that fair. I think that's fair to say who claim credit the US says it didn't come from Yemen and it didn't come from Iraq which then of course leaves Iran Gregory sorry you know the more you learn about the sort of scale and operational sophistication of the attack whether involved cruise missiles or drones. It doesn't seem very gary who feel like what are we know about who capability before this weekend at when they claimed credit for their responsibility credit for this attack what would you have assumed them to be capable love in terms of damaging. Saudi a major Saudi oil facility here. That's a good question so the who these you know we tend to think of them as this militia group barefoot tribesmen up in the north and certainly there that they've also they're also militia that's been grafted onto a national army and so they do have a missile brigade that they took over from the Yemeni government who theses control in two thousand fourteen in fact the old old missile brigade commanders now the Minister of defense for the WHO tease. It's also something that over the past couple of years most likely with assistance from Iran that WHO capabilities abilities both drone technology and with missiles has grown so a couple of years ago they were able to fire a missile that made it all the way to Riyadh which is more than five five hundred miles north of the border and so this is something that the old hootie missiles at least the missiles that the head taken over from the Yemeni military. We're only going about three hundred miles or so so this is a significant uptick whether these would have been able to carry out this attack or not if they did and if they're telling the truth truth and the Hutus are not exactly honest brokers all the time when it comes to claiming credit for attacks this would be a significant step forward for them so Samantha. I was thinking this morning in any prior administration to this one. If it were say a George Bush senior or Bill Clinton or you know any recent president and you said there were a major attack attack on on Saudi oil production that is something the United States would traditionally use military force in response wants to or at least regard itself as within its security umbrella at an urgent matter of Nash its own National Defense to protect tactic ends and yet today the response to this is is that the president is still talking about meeting with the President Ruhani in New York and so I'm I'm just interested for your thoughts on the sort of disparity between US reaction to this so far and what one would expect us reaction under more normal circumstances to look like in response wants to an attack of this magnitude on this kind of a facility well. This is certainly an important attack to global oil markets but not only do. We have an unusual president right now. A lot has changed since the administrations of the president's. You're talking about most importantly the US has become the world's largest crude-oil producer something that wasn't true prior to this presidency and so that really changes the calculus. It's also true that this president has really pushed an agenda of energy independence and energy energy dominance and pointed out the fact that he doesn't think we need the Middle East anymore and that he doesn't necessarily want to spend money and resources defending this area and so I think some of that muted reaction is part of that the one thing that I've been talking about a lot today with various people is this this is so much a somewhat of a repudiation of the idea that the Middle East doesn't matter anymore than the US's energy dominant because you've seen markets react strongly to what happened. Six percent scent of production is off the market and we'll see how long it stays off but this is really important to world oil markets in somewhat repudiation of the idea that we're so so energy dominant. We don't need the Middle East anymore so but that's interesting I mean. Do you think the the principal difference is that Saudi matters less than it used to or is the principal difference that we have a president who cares about the Middle East less than presidents used. I think they're both true because we also have a president that has been I'm very happy to side with the Saudis and scapegoat the Iranians as often as that opportunity presents itself and yet his response darns against something that looks like the Iranians were certainly involved has been somewhat muted and I think that's because we feel like the Saudi at least the Saudi oil supplies less important to us than it used to be. Although we feel the price impact just like everybody else so Suzanne. I'm I'm interested in your sense of the Iranian side of this if you were for the Iranian leadership and you're contemplating a the escalated tensions that have developed over the last couple of years but also the prospect of you know sidelines meeting at the General Assembly between Rihanna and the president. Why is this a good time to a launch such an attack be inspire such an attack or see facilitate such in attack by others. If in fact the WHO were the hands on operational attackers right. It's I think the question that those of us who focus on neuron been thinking about today why this attack why this kind of an escalation and why now on the very eve of the UN General Assembly meetings where there there was such hype around the possibility of a meeting between president trump and his running counterpart President Hassan Ronnie and of course just this attack comes uh-huh really on the heels of the exit from the White House of the most notable Hawk John Bolton. The nationals former national security adviser who of course has made a career of calling for military strikes in regime change on Iran. This might have seemed to be the perfect moment for a kind of conciliatory diplomacy from Iran but of of course that's not the Iranian style. It's not the style of the Islamic republic. I should be precise about that. and I think in fact while we're still speaking the hypothetical I you you know I'm waiting to see along with the rest of your listeners. What exactly the administration and now of course the United Nations which has been called upon by the Saudis I used to conduct an independent investigation might be able to marshal in terms of hard evidence to tie this attack to the Iranians. I'm not presuming anything at this stage but if it is in fact traced to the Iranians in some way shape or form and particularly if it's traced to an attack coming out of Iranian territory and orchestrated in fact Byron's Iran's rather than by proxies then I think it's not quite a shocking or as unexpected as we might have presumed Iranians really since May have been using using escalation as a mechanism for injecting greater urgency in the international community around the crisis that they've been facing since president trump walked away from the deal in May of two thousand eighteen and began reimposing crushing economic sanctions on Iran. They've also been using escalation as a means of trying to change president trump's calculus. It's very easy for him to continue to apply these economic sanctions they haven't had any real blowback effect on American security on the international economy or on global oil oil prices in part because of the dynamics of energy markets that Samantha just explained and what we saw over the summer was that Iran apparently apparently undertook a series of attacks on small tankers very minor elements of the overall energy infrastructure in the
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"More complicated and and that's i think that's okay i think that's because we both from a economic strategy perspective an energy security perspective we understand that the climate imperative is the one that we're driving towards in that kind of puts this nice neat chappel over everything i think that is in the predominant imperative particularly it is not for this administration things are a little bit trickier i think there is an idea that you utilize domestic energy resources to drive you know your your economic advantage in for this administration this is meant you know making sure that you're more supplyside focused that you produce more energy in that you try in trade that energy the the complicated thing is that it's in it's in the veneer of this huge other conversation which is about bilateral trade relationships which are very when you look at what we're you know the rim trade words that were entering right now they're not necessarily good for globally integrated energy supply chain and that becomes much more complicated and so if if the sort of you know more mercantilist trade a agenda that we're seeing happens in in in his something you know that that is more a driver of the way things are going going forward than the sort of globalization tendencies we've seen over the last twenty years or so then i think that means something different for energy supply security in fact i think that's a much less secure environment to be operating in because a lot of these sort of global networks of interconnectedness in sort of diversity breakdown in that framework so maybe i'm reading too much sort of normal a run of the day news these days but i think that when i look at these sort of energy transition under globalization in continue globalization and global trade framework ics as having more interconnectedness but also more options whereas i look at this reserve some game world that we're entering in right now and i just see a lot more supply security problems in in quite frankly less energy secure future so the politics of energy independence are not going away and for those who follow it just repeating the term energy independence ad nauseam can be tiresome but clearly the the shifting market realities and shifting politics make this a really exciting topic and you know the the global energy transition that we're in the midst of will ensure that we're talking about this concept for decades to come sarah thank you so much for joining us this was a really good conversation thanks for having me guys serralada slot is a senior vice president and director of energy and national security at the center for strategic and international studies shale good conversation as always yeah happy fourth of july thanks to all of you.
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"The next generation of automobiles more light weighted more efficient and perhaps electric and so i feel like the the politics of conservation have moved over to more closely match the politics of unleashing supply what's your take on that shift that's really interesting i don't think i've ever thought about it in those terms but i i agree with you you know i think that the there's a couple of things that have changed about the sort of fundamental energy backdrop in the way in which energy feeds into not only the us economy too but lots of economies around the world that color our perspective on this and i think i is in tired of this has to do with the fact that there is fundamentally the idea that we have a scarcity of energy isn't something you hear a lot of today they're certainly leads and lags in terms of you know supply chains and investment that you know yields you know oil supply or gas supplier whatever the case may be that comes to market and so you can have market disruptions but fundamentally people don't believe that we're operating in this world where you're running out of energy and i think that that has done something to dampen some of the one must conserve because we're going to run out idea which was a huge part of the conservation in the energy efficiency mindset now it sort of you know like energy efficiency itself lift on its head to be kind of an energy productivity argument which is how can you utilize energy to to yield the biggest economic outcome and i think particularly in the united states it's because most of of the recent past for us has been about where it was growth from you know one of the large questions in the us economy is how does it grow how do we make growth how do we make jobs that we make opportunities in so if you're an energy supply source or energy technology or an energy demand option you have to show that you can create that kind of economic growth in job creation that you were talking about it's much more about competitiveness some curious to speculate a little bit about where we might be headed in terms of energy independence especially in the context of the energy transition that we talk about a lot so notwithstanding the trump administration's desire to prop up coal nuclear assuming that doesn't work in the trajectory that we are on remains the same if not accelerating meaning you know sort of increasing decarbonisation if the electricity sector growth of renewable energy and battery storage and you know flood control and all those kinds of things electric station of an increasing portion of the transportation sector and potentially some some bits of the industrial sector and things like that how does that likely change the energy independence equation given the new set of resources that we're going to be using to to power much of our economy so i generally look at the trajectory of energy independence with regard to the united states and the larger idea of energy transition as as being one where you know if you think about to certain extent things were a little bit easier under in administration that cared about the climate imperative because it gave you a solid lens through which to analyze different aspects of this question in really i mean one of the ways of seeing this the most most importantly as the way that we view china today versus the way we did under the obama administration right in solar is one good example of this in that scenario we were okay with china becoming very competitive in global solar markets because they scaled up technology help drop the cost in that was broadly better for the world in terms of achieving its objectives i think if the global imperative is going to be about decarbonising in the most cost effective manner than this idea of us energy independence is gonna get trickier in turkey over time because a lot of the technologies and sort of interconnectedness of the global economy in quite frankly information systems a whole host of things it just it looks like a much more interconnected world and much more interconnected energy systems than we have today and while that may look a little bit different in terms of you know whether it's electric city security or renewable energy supplies chain security issues than it's going to be a little bit.
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"Look at the fuel supply situation and so there's this idea that you can't price that i agree with you you can and then the third which is even perhaps bigger and in also need some sort of calculations brought to it is this idea that if you don't have a domestic nuclear power industry than you don't have the us as a major nuclear player both in nonproliferation conversations in the spread of conventional nuclear power around the world and the geostrategically that has a real an important cost this is another one of those areas where nobody has done the hard calculations to figure out whether or not the best way to secure support that nuclear security imperative is just to provide whatever our weapons system or naval reactor system whatever it is they need to maintain or a nonproliferation regimes whatever they need to be able to maintain their capability is what what's that dollar figure versus what's the cost of maintaining a robust conventional nuclear energy system that canon turn support all these national security functions that nuclear power plays with throughout the economy and so i think in a way this idea of putting a cost on freedom of that within the context of the energy sector is a way of signaling to all of those kind of issues that they wanna be able to say hey we're gonna address them but we don't need to necessarily look at economic efficiency when we do it yeah i wish it were just more explicit i wish it were framed the way that you just framed it because i think those are those issues you can engage with right so the the first one being are we gonna have insufficient fuel supply that's that's basically the argument that the the deal we made the first time around when they tried to send the number two for that failed and you know on that one so you've got one question which is like will shutting down a bunch of coal and nuclear sacrifice reliability on the grid we can debate that but then there's a second which is well is there a national security sort of especially from an international politics perspective issue there and i would contend the the argument is or i mean the answer is no because to the extent that we're shutting down coal nuclear you know it's largely being replaced by another mystic natural resource which is natural gas so it's not like we're all of a sudden importing a bunch of oil for like trinity generation from venezuela when we shut down our our nuclear and then the second one that you mentioned you know do we need a vibrant or at least existent nuclear sector from geopolitical perspective i think that's an interesting one i don't know the answer to that i'd be interested to learn a little bit more about it but i i haven't heard anybody in the administration making that argument for why for for being the purpose for you know proposing rules to to keep the coal nuclear fleet alive i haven't i haven't heard that there was when you look at the addendum that was leaked there's language in there about sort of nuclear and national security imperatives in so i do think it is part of the underlying you know sort of idea for all of this but i get i completely agree with your sentiment which is it would be really nice if you unpack some of this because when you unpack it and you look at these is sort of discrete items and you say okay well what is it that we're gonna protect for right is there genuinely like fuel supply reliability issue and if there is where is it and what are the issues that need to get resolved related to it or they physical supply issues are they cyber related issues what what are they then you can actually answer some of those questions and then you can actually do a cost benefit analysis on what the best answer to that to those issues are i think that the the lack of answers to those questions leads folks to believe that this is has more to do with sort of protecting aging and uncompetitive power generation assets which is not an unfamiliar theme in different markets around the country but the but the that's really sort of the driver here so in a way i think when you throw it all under the freedom banner it does a disservice to the the.
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"I think as we as we talk about the terminology here energy independence energy dominance especially given where we are right now we have to throw at least one more in which is rick perry has now talked about in the context of the plan that they're crafting to try to save nuclear and coal plants he's talked about the cost of freedom the first time he said you know you can't put a price on freedom and then this one you spend he's kinda laughed off when he said i think and then he said it again last week which is give you the quote this was on the sidelines of the world gas conference in washington last week he was asked about the cost of this plan that they're about the craft he said quote it's not a dollar figure you can count which by the way i should say probably is but anyway it it's not a dollar figure you can count you cannot put a dollar figure on the cost to keep america free to keep the lights on out to you fit that sort of i guess that's energy freedom or american freedom how do you fit that in the context of this conversation that's a hard phrase to fit in the context of any conversation but i'll give it my best i i here's the thing i mean there's a there's a national security imperative in everything in the energy sector in in that's because things can't run without energy right in society can't run the military can't run there's all these sorts of things so what happens is when you have these discussions about policies that affect the energy sector if you're going to move away from something that doesn't make economic sense or is not sort of the business as usual way of doing something then then you have to have a justification in usually the energy community likes to think about justifications in terms of cost and economic costs the national security community has to think about this as well but they get a little bit more leeway win the costs of the national security imperative are a little bit less tangible and so i think you know when the secretary perry says you can't put a price on freedom that's a way of signaling that there are these intangible things that they are trying to protect a or a or preserve that that will go beyond sort of the normal economic efficiency conversation and so i think the couple of ways that this is come up i mean the most traditional way that this kind of cost calculation in the price of freedom has come up in the energy conversation has been in the on the oil side which is the us fights wars in the middle east in those words in the middle east have a cost near for you need to unpack with those costs are in that is the cost of you know that should be an external cost that's added to the you know the cost of our oil dependence in therefore whatever you do to overcome the dependence on oil has to have that sort of external military cost associated with this so that's been around for a long time the one in in the electric power side is actually kind of twofold right now one is the on the on the fuel security side of things which is if we don't have enough fuel security like ninety day supply of whatever it is that's providing this worse of electric power generation wholesale power markets then then we're somehow not secure from that perspective so take the grid security side of out in the.
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"Largest surgeon oil production in the history of low production is what we've seen over the last ten years here in the us but you know in terms of how integrated the us oil industry is with the rest of the world it's actually pretty deeply integrated now because we're both importing exporting more petroleumbased products of both the products the crude the hydrocarbon gas liquids all that kind of stuff so it's really kind of interesting from that perspective that you know on the one hand we are more secure by that metric but we're also more integrated which means when you see price volatility has a much more complicated relationship with the us economy and key talk a little bit about the countries with which we trade the most in either direction now i mean the there was for a long time the notion that the one of the reasons we need to become independent is because the countries who are reliant upon saudi arabia or wherever might be arrack to some degree for a time were volatile and you know either sort of enemies of the state or kind of tenuous friends so what is it now where do we trade the most with so we treat the most with canada and mexico in saudi arabia is still up there venezuela's really been the country that has been the energy security supply story of the most important over the last decade or so because of what's happening in venezuela the import export relationship which used to be a huge issue between the us in venezuela has dropped off because they're just not producing we're exporting nearly as much as they used to in the relationship between the us and mexico is changed a great deal because mexican production is actually declining as well and they're refining capabilities pretty low into the us is exporting more products and more natural gas of to bring up another refusal related issue to mexico and so that sort of a different relationship as well i think what's interesting about that sort of relationship between the us in its major exporters excuse me major import countries the countries that we relied upon in that were oftentimes targeted as you know with that with that image of the nineteen seventies in being worried about the oil embargoes in countries from the gulf coast is that really outside of saudi arabia the us you know hadn't been taking a huge amount of oil from from gulf coast countries it was predominantly western hemisphere countries that the us relied upon for many many years for a good amount of the energy the oil that we imported and so it's it is always sort of interesting to have to explain that to folks because it was the things that you know the us sort of idea of our energy independence or our energy dependence was somewhat different from the reality what if i interesting now is you know the the degree to which the us felt like in has been feeling like for the last several years because of oil supply abundance in the us you know that we didn't have to worry about some of those relationships and yet you know the last you know ten years or so we've seen a number of fuel supply disruptions that on a physical basis that were really because of disruptions that occurred in the gulf coast united states predominantly due to hurricanes in so one of the things i was just over at the opec meetings in vienna couple of weeks ago in one of the things people were talking about is because so much of the world's sort of short cycle oil this is oil that can come online in a shorter period of time than these big sort of like offshore oiling gas related production products or projects they can come online they come out of the us they come out of the texas area out of the permian end most of it in a lot of it is getting sent through the gulf coast refining system in that it's sort of avenue to make a global markets in yet you know some of the bigger supply disruptions that we've seen in the last several years have come from from hurricanes in the gulf coast and so it's actually kind of interesting that you know the global oil supply system is now having to think about the.
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"In the free trade of goods energy in services from sort of weaponising or using energy as of geopolitical tool on so that that's the part where i think some some people especially people in the market really don't like to see energy used for these geopolitical ends unless they're self serving of course and then sometimes roca with my sense this isn't entirely different from what you're saying but you know i think that i think there is at least to me a difference between energy independence and energy dominance in the sense that like energy dominance is about exerting leverage raised about gaining leverage by virtue of you know domestic supply that we can export and then get other countries hooked on it and then have leverage and then exerting that leverage where energy independence is more defensive sort of protective measure i think the the you know the version of the clean energy superpower may be somewhere in between the two i'm not sure it was intended to be used for geopolitical leverage in the same way but maybe it was either way was it was about sort of saying well let's not head into this twenty first century clean energy economy with one hand stuck bind are back because we don't have any of the domestic supplies but before we get back to sort of the current state of political affairs on it i think actually we should spend a minute on on how we got to where we are today actually how close to energy independent are now because the timing the timing as i understand it is interesting in that you know so you mentioned we sort of set off on the path toward trying to become energy independent he said restoring nixon and then during carter and we obviously failed pretty miserably that whole time and then hit what i understand to be an dear of our independence or the peak of our dependence rather around two thousand five when i'm cribbing from barbara rapier here who's written some good stuff on this when we were importing twelve point five million barrels per day of crude oil and finished products like s lean so is the peak thousand five and then since then it has sort of turned around so how how rapidly as it turned around why and how close to energy independent are we now so we're much closer the idea may basically is that through if you look at sort of net energy trade were down to on a sort of konami wide basis not just on oil we're down to a according to the ira in twenty seventeen down to lowest level since the early nineteen eighties so that's that's good and then as you mentioned on the petroleum side of the equation exporting huge amounts of petroleum products in that increasingly ever since the band got lifted on crude oil crude oil as well and so we still import a good amount of oil in increasingly they types of oil that were importing or different than they were before a lot of that has to do with you know not only our domestic needs but the needs of our huge complex refining systems that they can send out additional petroleum product so so anyway i mean the way that we got here was basically the us is producing record amounts of tight oil in particular from the onshore unconventional resources that i think lots of people have heard about and increasingly able to export that one because our economy is slowed down into because we're using less oil in the economy that we used to for whole host two reasons both because the shape of our economy but also because of a vision see within the transportation sector and so that has led us to this position where we're a net exporter of petroleum products and what i think is really interesting is if you look at the sort of net like petroleum trade for the entire us it was about like three point seven million barrels a day in twenty seventeen but if you look at the gross which is like both how much were importing export putting that's actually pretty high about sixteen point three million barrels a day so what is really interesting is we always focus on whether the us is a net importer of of oil as a proxy for how secure we are in on that metric you know the us is becoming more and more energy secure all the time because of what is the.
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"For for what the differences between survey energy independence in energy dominance i think in important because from us policymaker perspective the people who have done international energy policy on behalf of the government for a long period of time you know the basic you know mantra was you know you will not be able to have the us be completely isolated from international markets particularly for fuels like oil and increasingly for things like natural gas and quite frankly if you look at the supply chain for a lot of the energy technologies that we use it's really hard to find an area where you can have complete independence in so the security aspect of the independence argument was that if you at least had really well supplied in wellfunctioning markets you could have a that degree of security in resilience that jill looking for so it's sort of like you know not just having a mini grid but having a mini grid with you know some some backup capacity or the ability to connect to something else so that in case you did have some sort of supply disruption you'd have a degree of security in the energy dominance concept it's sort of flips a lot of that and says no we don't we don't just care about you know being energy independent we also care about being able to utilize energy in a much more over way to both drive the economy of the united states which is not fundamentally different from where the obama administration was just again maybe not as big of an emphasis on the amount of growth that it would yield and certainly different kind of fuel but also that we can share keep a foreign policy in relations with other countries by creating energy supplier relationships and and that's it's interesting because to certain extent the us was trying to do that before for the last forty years in its energy policy but it was building it for the purposes of shared security whereas the thing that caused people little alarm about the term energy dominance is dominance is not the kind of word that you know could have shared security it sort of means i'd like to win over you and that's the part i think that is caused people to kinda question the term overall roy that's what i was going to ask if there's historical context for this is the way that trump is defining energy dominance different than how we thought about it in the past yes and no so when you look at even say you know secretary clinton when she's running for president you know the idea of being a clean energy superpower right so there's a you're not there's no dominance in that but it is certainly saying you know we'd like to use clean energy as a position of geopolitical or geostrategic authority right we want this to be commanding height or economy in a way that we shape energy markets going forward no thankfully climate change was sort of the common good that that it energy clean energy superpower like the united states could have been driving too so it it didn't sort of offend quite as much as the energy dominance theme i think the dominance theme comes from this idea that there is a belief of in particular from a lot of hydrocarbon producers in the united states that the previous administration was a bit ashamed of our our oil and gas production and it was really quite remarkable even our coal production was really remarkable and that we should be using these things not only just not a barest about them you know in there their potential climate impacts but but really proud of them and utilize them to sort of repose sort of geopolitical gains so like in some ways it's analogous to the clean energy superpower thing where you if you thought that while we're going to you know help some sort of geopolitical conundrum say for example ukraine through greater energy efficiency and clean energy resources and therefore we will support the efforts of russia wealth for this administration it's we're going to sell a lot of gas in a lot of coal to europe and thereby swertz the efforts of russia and so there's always these sort of subtexts of the joe political relationship between us energy in end what the us hopes to accomplish geopolitically the ironic part of it is you know most of our energy.
"energy independence" Discussed on The Interchange
"I'm stephen lacey in boston i'm joined as always by shield con my co host and the senior vice president of research and strategy energy impact partners hey shale they stephen we are about to celebrate our two hundred and forty second independence day in america on july fourth and what better time to revisit the concept of energy independence the politics of energy independence are fascinating it's both deeply bipartisan and deeply partisan affair every president since richard nixon has declared their goal of eliminating america's dependence on foreign sources of energy and if the reason we have things like the strategic petroleum reserve and the department of energy but each president approaches independence from very different political lens jimmy carter was the first to make renewables and energy conservation centerpiece ronald reagan dismantled that strategy and instead focused on lifting price controls on oil and gas much later george w bush focused on domestic oil production but also put in place some foundational policies to support domestic renewable barack obama of course put renewables front and center today we have donald trump who has made coal the centerpiece of his energy policy all of these presidents have explicitly used the term energy independence but they all use it very differently so after fifty years of this how are we actually doing joining us this week is sarah ladas law senior vice president and director of energy and national security at the center for strategic and international studies she joins us from washington dc sarah how are you i'm great thanks for having me so you focus a lot on the geopolitics of energy and we've invited you here to help us take stock of how america is actually doing on the energy independence front so when did energy independence actually enter the national discourse it's a great question i mean so as you said a few minutes ago energy independence was this idea that was born out of the nixon administration it was actually i think the first time it was used in a major book address was in the launch of something called project independence in nineteen seventy three and this is the time you know it's very sort of you know notable time in us history where you know there is the air boil embargoes in there were sort of a shortage of gasoline supply in the us context and people remember these long gas lines and the the real idea that the united states was dependent upon foreign sources of energy and we had let that dependence grow that was really the hallmark of when this idea of energy independence came about and so project independent set a goal of you know having the united states only use american energy supplies by the year nineteen eighty and set up a whole host of programs and projects that have been built of con by subsequent administrations ever since with this idea that the us could only just depend on its own energy resources for what it needs to meet its domestic energy demand that that would mean we would be somehow independent of this foreign influence your even thinking about it in the context of this administration because i think the term has morphed a little bit so trump likes to use energy dominance right or i guess secretary of energy repair likes to use that as well but i even energy independence feels to me like it means a slightly different thing because i'm realizing that there's there's two versions of energy independence at least one of them is sort of lack of dependence in other words you know we still trade as much as we want internationally but in the event of some kind of a shock to the system like a war or the arab oil embargo or something like that we would be self sufficient so that's maybe like the us as microcredit but for energy overall and then there's another version yeah thank you then there's another reason i think which is which is maybe am curiously taken the sarah like sort of closer to where the current administration is heading which like you know maybe very little trade international trade at all and to the extent that there is trade it's like exports not imports so it's not just we would be self sufficient in unnecessary event but it's like even in the meantime we don't really care if we're trading yeah i think those are those are really great analogies.
"energy independence" Discussed on WTVN
"We're moving forward also on important energy issues involving the energy independence issue in the country by people say well you just want to destroy the are i don't want destroy the earth i want dirtier and dirty water but i don't want to be dependent on countries that hate us for the lifeblood of our economy and on businesses investing in mexico or other countries when they can be building their factories in the manufacturing centres here in americans can be thriving and the best way that we can help other countries in the end is that if we're successful we can show them how to be successful them so and they could follow our lead in our model stead of sending money abroad constantly you know forcing businesses basically incentivizing business to leave because the regulations are so out of control and government taxation is so out of control and every year when i go on vacation i mean what my financial guy just hate doing that crop as hate it i just start talking about things and he says everything every year the same thing don't die in new york house i'm like okay i'll try and figure that out for you how do you want me to figure out how not to die in new york those of you die in new york here's the mount you're going to pay in estate taxes it's ten percent more new york takes ten percent of money they've already taxed the federal government takes forty percent and believe it or not i know everyone says oh there's all sorts of ways to mitigate that this is not not like you think well it's y you shouldn't be able to give that money a what waste not your money irony pay sixty two cents of every dollar i make for crying out loud and i love i get audited two three audits in one year last year three unbelievable hey if you're like me and you have trouble sleeping i have the antidote i have the solution and it's not boos and has not drugs it's a.
"energy independence" Discussed on WCTC
"Make money and be energy independence and the you know they also bombs right bombs you give them stuff to make bombs than magically your foundation as a hundred and 45 million and it was no big deal they didn't disclose it cui we have peter schwyz are author other clinton clint cash that clip on the story could play clip 26 police both president obama and john kerry will when he was chairman of the foreign relations committee at hillary clinton's confirmation hearings they said you are required as a condition of being secretary ave to disclose the flow of money and in the uranium one donations they failed to jewish millions of dollars they did not disclose it only became exposed when we went through canadian tax record so a lot of evidence that seemed to have been a cover up to try to prevent this money from being disclosed but attention because that side of the story alone has frank as its main component so he was the at the canadian backer who was also uh one of the main owners of the company and he was also bundling donors for the clinton foundation through canada and the clinton foundation claim that they could not release the names of donors denounce because of some obscure canadian law which turned out to be false but the juicero was helping funnel money into the clinton foundation and he was also profiting as a partner in uranium one so it's pretty crazy this guy and it's interesting because you know now the thing that's knew about the story is the fbi informant that we're now hearing about and you're not hearing as much about frank juice drink but he he was really the orchestra conductor who was bringing the bassoon and the steel drums and everything else together for one magical symphony of collusion right you've got to say none of this sound shadia you start talking about bunglers and all of this obscure law nick just got away with all of it but the.
"energy independence" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"Smarter choice for energy it limits pollution it returns energy independence they've put money back in people's pockets it's cheap out more efficient and it's abundant there's not a limited amount of this stuff that's eventually gonna run out there's 4 billion years of unlimited sunshine are we still taking up feels burning them polluting our planet and doing it more expensive times dean turn of that we have to just makes no sense why the world soil the alternative makes especially when you explain it the way you did and has so many more than just benefiting our earth which alone is a really good reason by but monetarily in so many other reasons should i had to go this route so what inspired you specifically to want to get into this line of work well you know i don't know if it's a common story but it seems like there's some common commonality to it but i had another business and i did fairly well at the business to lost the passion flash best it just seemed like life wanted to take made a different direction and and i'm very motivated internal feeling of what's what's driving what am i really passionate about what's gonna make me so enthusiastic and excited every single day when i got out of bed that i just can't stop i want to do that and if i start to feel that energy wayne it affects my business rights so my old business stopped getting the best i shall myself being called into a business that had much more impact something that i knew was making a bigger difference that was going to leave a real legacy that lasted way longer than that i would in all the on this planet four that's what motivate that drove me yeah you know almost every entrepreneur gone thank you as you have japan in it the little cliche but it's cliche bre ri then and that's because it's so true there is that.
"energy independence" Discussed on Freedom 970
"Iranian hostage crisis and reagan came along after almost winning the nominee in seventy six and with a conservative populace deal he revolutionized politics and the country you and i wouldn't be doing what we're doing without reagan so doubt abound he he is the reason where we have immediate he's without reagan there would have been no fox now and so would have been no limbers my question though i look at trump's agenda and i don't care if it's his economic plan seven break the three repaid should and energy independence of corporate taxes lowering the rates across the board for the most part we can get it through the details later immigration secure the borders be identifying evil in our time something obama wouldn't do what part of his agenda is not conservative because i mean we for on these terms populist nationalist now but i look at trump's agenda as conservative i've always been a reagan conservative i've not changed now well reagan use the make america great again that was his that was one of our first commercials is there in remembers in his point from seventy six on really from sixty four on was without a strong vibrant american economy me what we're no good to the rest of the world because if america sees that the system at home is rigged against them and is not really working for the every man is just working for a very small veneer of elites and they're not gonna have any desire to anything in any other countries any foreign country so reagan understood that he he when he went to blue collar america and said you don't have to vote democrat anymore there's a new way forward truck actually did a similar thing they're different people obviously trump's not a politician doesn't speak with the uh the the same poetic they hate there were the same poetry reagan but remember the same democrats who despise reagan in the same old style republican party that hated reagan in 76 called them a force of disruption or they actually hold him republicans with a one the called him an amiable dance now and aim and he was ronnie ray gone he was going to blois all up he was going to get let us into world war three what are they saying about trump corker yesterday we're going to get us into world war three it's exactly what they said about reagan because reagan didn't want to do.
"energy independence" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Manufacturing centres energy independence should be a huge gold because we have millions of career jobs there i'd also like to see some adjustments like the end of the death tax and double taxation what else would you like to see as part of this well i think i think you've got exactly the key things if we go to begin a small business tax could soon and small businesses are really incentivized to grow and add jobs if we can uh repatriate a good bit of the two to four trillion dollars that are locked up overseas so that money comes back home and gives invest in the country some kind of the lowest possible business rate i'm with president trump fifteen percent sounds good even twenty percent would be dramatically better than where we are now but i'd love to see him get to fifteen i have to say the folks i talk with told me with great sincerity that they believe they're going to produce a middle class tax code so simple the most americans will be able to fill it out on a on a large postcard now i'll believe it when i see it but boy that sure is an exciting goal and one that could really change our whole relationship with the tax code and dramatically limit the internal revenue service's ability to do bad things by the way they've been after me now three times in a year over the same issue and i'm like i didn't get auditor one time when obama was there what what is going on here could be that the iris bureaucrats regard you as the reason they have a problem a you know you know what the sad reality is well you and i both know this is true of is a deep state and stuff like this because we saw this happen conservative groups being targeted after 2010 with the name tea party in it'll conservative in it and the sad reality is is that there's not an honest system and people are singled out for for types are audits i just happen overpays lives zero worry of my heart no worries at all and it's just frustrating that that you know that that.
"energy independence" Discussed on The Energy Gang
"Off gem reissued this white paper as part of the plan and they detailed many of those proposed market changes and it just it's it's really up incredible list because they look at everything from speeding up the licensing process in reviewing the planning process to improving interconnection process ye as you said there's more than two dozen recommendations in here for what the market operator can do it just it's the probably the boldest national framework that i've seen for promoting storage and interestingly like they keep couching nece in uk the uk's industrial strategy right it's new industrial strategy so they're talking about energy independence in a customer energy independence m distributed energy as a booster of a customer wealth well they're also talking about this in terms of quality so nine thousand people in london die every year prematurely because of bad airquality so i think that's really important this is about now this is about pollution jaeger you're you're you're constantly talking about this stuff in terms of air quality and health benefits both of these policies the phase out of internal combustion vehicles and also the the battery storage policy revolve around health impacts yeah any response well i mean i i have a ladder responses for the first i mean because the uk has the national health service and pays for all of the healthcare costs like they actually benefit the crown to like actually reduce healthcare costs and so it's a farmer logical process in the uk than it is in the united states um the other thing i would say is just drove home to me how completely dysfunctional the us system is michael lewis had this piece of this part in his piece around how the electric utility ceos came by end doe was talking about cybersecurity in the ceos are sort of laughing about how was sort of kind of important but you know was it really something they had to focus on and they gave him as the give the molecule against national security clearance for a day in talked about all of the cyberattacks that the us government had earth warded and they were just shocked um and that's when you know lake they realized that we needed more national policies in the us and i just i couldn't even imagine how to get.
"energy independence" Discussed on KOIL
"Him out is he is a threat to the swamp he's a threat to the deep state is a look he's a threat to the entire democratic apparatus in there and their power our base because if he can prove deregulation lower taxes energy independence building a wall know fighting for america putting american jobs i all works he likely can transform the the the body politic for generations to come eric co that's exactly what he's done sean okay so stock market making record alltime high consumer confidence record alltime high unemployment lows multi decade lows consumer confidence producer confidence retailers carpet off the charge what that is is exactly what you said if political capital go ahead didn't do what he promised to do to drain the swamp investigating for the book though spending a lotta time swamp is however murkier in deeper than probably he ever expect certainly i ever expected on you i talk in geraldo we talk about the park asean the stuff that goes on in dc and how horrible it is pretty the average american kinda i gotta do is going to need all that political capital he he can muster up right now which is frankly working pierpoint reducing regulation is an absolute yet fuel rocket fuel to the economy the ahead of geraldo i can add that i think the the one point that eric make than had the you know in in reality the harsh reality is that the swamp plenty of people from both parties or no parties that mean although slavia they work for their own bottomline very crew it can be very difficult but the president to get past but now i just wanted to say you know you lift is that treatment and i as a as a as an actor i absolutely.
"energy independence" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"To the swamp he's a threat to the deep state is a look he's a threat to the entire democratic apparatus in their and their power base because if he can prove deregulation lower taxes energy independence building a wall fighting for america putting american jobs i all works he'd likely can transform the the the body politic for generations to come eric go that's exactly what he's done sean if you will look at our okay so the stock market making mm record alltime high consumer confidence record alltime high unemployment low multi decade lows and humor confidence producer confident retailers carpet off the charge what that is is exactly what you said if it's political capital who go ahead and do what he promised to do to drain the swamp investigating for the book though spending a lotta time swamp is held up murkier in deeper than probably he ever expect certainly i ever expected on you and i talk in geraldo we talk about but the parker asean the stuff that goes on in dc at how horrible it is pretty the average american what do you are going to need all their political capital he he can muster up right now which is frankly working pierpoint reducing regulation is an absolute yet fuel rocket fuel the economy the go ahead arab geraldo i regret going to add that i think the the one point that eric make than at the you know in in reality too harsh reality is that that has plenty of people from both parties or no parties that mean although lobbyists they work gotta you know for their own bottomline very crew it's going to be very difficult for the president to get past but now i just wanted to say you know you listed the achievements and the i as a as a as an best year i absolutely avoid every president that you're kind of an equillibrium to the american economy ethic it is very under reported get nearly enough credit for it but i i think that you cannot overlook what i've had ranch what an absolute a jumble of problem the healthcare legislation it's going to be of the strike order republican candidates i only wish and you're on your and i've talked.
"energy independence" Discussed on KGAB
"Once you unleashed the power of energy independence once you on leash you don't lower taxes in set of eyes in business to invest money and let them do their job which is to great goods and services that we all want me to desire in the world wants needs and desires and that's going to take the forgotten men and women that were spokesman the we'll like maybe and like you and it's it's going to give us an opportunity anyway it's going to be great it's all a big day hey where i thank you and i think if you're kind words as well and i really do appreciate it let's go to bill isn't the luke than minnesota can imagine minnesota now on the verge of going read that's how desperate people are for jobs now what's going on with bill how are you well i saw no the going i am good how are you hey had like appreciates my call quick um a firefighters and were about to start a lead burnt so it's fine hang up just so you know i'm going to go fight a player listen wanted to calling card like if you what you do go ahead no problem that's what i do one of the call quick and you say i think you know in out today's society i think the people don't necessarily shoulders spectacor veterans can all politics aside i think that you know our veterans our national treasure and i take time out of my day every time i see somebody in of the you know i rack that had to go and thank them and i'm really like to encourage you in your listeners to do the same i think that you know what's the today in that judgment the we can't do we can do that anymore we have to try to these guys and i think that you know some of them are breaking down and we have to lift i'm not well i've heard is in the interim while the via is getting fixed that's that need care vets that have pgs the that's that are in trouble that's that have significant health issues they're gonna be taking.