26 Burst results for "Environmental Assessments"

Forest vs. Highway: The Eternal Canadian Battle

The Big Story

02:38 min | 6 months ago

Forest vs. Highway: The Eternal Canadian Battle

"You explain them. Exactly what the conservatives are trying to do and how it would impact the green belt so the conservatives in ontario want to do. Is they want to build this highway. Which is about sixty kilometers The idea is that it would kick starts which they say we need given the economic fallout of covid nineteen and that it would also like help with those congestion issues. We're talking about the problem. Is the route runs through the greenbelt and it runs through a lot of other protected areas as well. we're talking like wetlands endangered species habitat in you know in the light of twenty twenty one. I think people people have questions about whether that's the best thing to do the other reason. This is controversial because this project was actually shelved by the previous liberal government. They studied this thing for years and years and years. What they found is that it would probably save drivers on average like less than a minute. It would also cost at least six billion dollars. That's like a low estimate and that it could have a really really difficult impact on the environment so when the progressive conservative survived. This idea which they did in twenty teen there was. There was a bit of you i think. Tell me about that. Pushback i mean for people outside of ontario And maybe even outside of toronto in the green belt area. Maybe they don't understand how bitter this fight has been better is a really good word for it. So at first the conservatives revived this idea in two thousand eighteen. Soon after they're elected they also kind of save. They want to review the environmental assessment for the highway which is like a boring word but the environmental assessment is really important because that lets the government see what the impact on the environment is going to be and it will also help them mitigate any issues so they announced that they want to streamline that and possibly start working on some early things like new bridges before that assessment is even done. There's a bit of immediate pushback from environmentalists. But it's also quiet. I wrote about it a little bit last year in the summer when the government finally announced the final route but even then it was really just environmentalists. Who were upset about it. I think The communities along route were probably supportive of that. There wasn't really a broad public pushback and then in early twenty twenty one something just clicked and it's hard to put a finger on exactly what it was

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Court orders FDA to assess environmental impact of GM salmon

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

Court orders FDA to assess environmental impact of GM salmon

"Judge has ordered the FDA to conduct an environmental assessment of genetically modified salmon that he said was required for the agency's approval of the fish. But the judge did not vacate the FDA approval of salmon for human consumption in the meantime, because, he said, the risk we're near term environmental harm is low. The ruling centers on Aqua about Yusa salmon, which are genetically modified to grow faster than normal salmon.

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Navajo man executed in federal prison despite tribal opposition

Native America Calling

03:55 min | 1 year ago

Navajo man executed in federal prison despite tribal opposition

"This is National Native News Antonio. Gonzales. The Navajo nation is demanding respect by the federal government saying it will not be pushed aside after the government executed a Navajo man Wednesday in Indiana, in a statement, the Navajo nation expressed sadness to all families involved and called on the government for a meeting to address the death penalty matter thirty, eight year old Lesbian Mitchell the only native American on death row was executed by lethal injection for the killing of a Navajo grandmother and granddaughter in two thousand, one, the tribe stood against the death penalty and instead ask for life sentence leaders of the Navajo nation say it's a sovereignty issue and the death. Penalty goes against cultural beliefs which were ignored by the federal government attorneys for Mitchell. In a statement said, the Federal Government added another chapter to its long history of injustices against native American people, and despite pleas from Navajo leaders, other tribes, native organizations the trump administration executed Mitchell a navajo man for a crime against other Navajo people committed on Navajo land the US. Supreme Court. Denied a request and letters for clemency were sent to President Trump by the national congress of American Indians Thirteen tribes more than two hundred and thirty individuals. The Indianapolis Star reports a statement read the execution from the victim's family said, they waited nineteen years for justice and. Hope. This would bring some closure. There were reportedly no witnesses on. Mitchell's behalf at the execution, the expansion of a British Columbia coal mine upstream of prominent lake and river. North, West Montana will undergo review from the Canadian government. Aaron Bolton reports project is an expansion of tech resources fording the river operation about one hundred miles north of the Montana candidate border data from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Geological Survey show that BBC minds are leaching high levels of selenium into the elk river, which is a tributary to Lake Kuchen USA and the Kootenai. River. In Montana and Idaho because the project was deemed an expansion, the provincial government. was set to conduct the Environmental Review. But Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson issued a decision stating the project would undergo a more intensive federal review after receiving several requests to do so the confederated sailors and Kootenai tribes in Montana along with the Kootenai tribe of Idaho where the first to formally request at the project receiving environmental assessment from the Federal Canadian government confederated salish and Kootenai Department of Natural Resources Head Rich Johnson says Federal Review will apply more scrutiny to the project you know and and we just noticed that for many years the province of BC state of Montana and tech mining have separately and at times collectively. Promised to fix existing problems and for many years have failed to yield improvements to water quality in an emailed statement tech resources called Minister Wilkinson's decision unfortunate and said the provincial environmental review process is rigorous that decision comes as Montana is working to set a selenium standard by the end of the year in conjunction with British Columbia, although there's nothing preventing the provincial government from setting a more lenient. Standard or not setting one at all for national native, News. Erin. Bolton. Tribes in Texas and Louisiana are prepared for hurricane. Laura, the Kushtia tribe of Louisiana laid sandbags for high water and has prepared other emergency measures. The Tribes Casino closed Tuesday as surrounding communities are under evacuation orders. The Alabama shot tribe of Texas evacuated elders to Oklahoma ahead of the storm the category four hurricane hit Louisiana Thursday. I an Tony Allen.

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

Liberty Talk FM

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

"Of thousands of positive reviews online. Here's one I'm trying every brand out there and nobody comes close to Dollar Shave club's executive plane Now you know what the fact is up with Dollar Shave club to join the club today? Recapping our top story, A Fox News alert. President Trump has commuted the sentence for his longtime friend and advisor Roger Stone, who had been sentenced to prison for lying to Congress during the Russia investigation. The Los Angeles County coroner says the death of a black man found hanging from a tree was a suicide bomber. Fuller was found hanging from a tree on June 10th by someone passing by a park in Palmdale in northern L. A county. Family and friends of the 24 year old were angry in disbelief. When the sheriff's department said early on it appeared to be a suicide. The sheriff's department said Fuller showed no effort to remove the rope from around his neck. He also been hospitalized a few times in the recent past, with thoughts of suicide. Medical examiner in L. A, had done an autopsy back in June, but deferred results after the family expressed skepticism. This week, however, the coroner concluded the death was a suicide. Jessica Rosenthal. Fox NEWS another Texas County offering to host the state's Republican Party convention now that Houston's Democratic mayor shut the event down due to covert 19 Houston will not allow the Texas Republicans to have their convention is planned, citing rising Corona virus cases in the city. While the party sues the city, the county just to Houston's North is offering their space and told them that we would be great host. Mark Keogh is the county judge in Montgomery County, Texas. All that we asked They apply the same guidelines and standards that they were going to do. In the city of Houston. The convention is to host 6000 delegates from around the state. Houston officials said it would be unsafe. Evan Brown. Fox News A judge has denied a request from the operator of the Dakota access Pipeline to halt in order to shut it down during an environmental review. The pipeline needs to be shut down by August 5th Foran additional environmental assessment.

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on KTOK

"Recapping our top story, a Fox News Alert. President Trump has commuted the sentence for his longtime friend and advisor Roger Stone, who had been sentenced to prison for lying to Congress during the Russia investigation. The Los Angeles County coroner says the death of a black man found hanging from a tree was a suicide bomber. Fuller was found hanging from a tree on June 10th by someone passing by a park in Palmdale in northern L. A county. Family and friends of the 24 year old were angry in disbelief. When the sheriff's department said early on it appeared to be a suicide. The sheriff's department said Fuller showed no effort to remove the rope from around his neck. He'd also been hospitalized a few times in the recent past, with thoughts of suicide. Medical examiner in L. A, had done an autopsy back in June, but deferred results after the family expressed skepticism. This week, however, the coroner concluded the death was a suicide. Jessica Rosenthal. Fox NEWS another Texas County offering to host the state's Republican Party convention now that Houston's Democratic mayor shut the event down due to covert 19 Houston will not allow the Texas Republicans to have their convention is planned, citing rising Corona virus cases in the city. While the party sues the city, the county just to Houston's North is offering their space and told them that we would be great host Mark Keogh is the county judge in Montgomery County, Texas. That's all that we ask. They apply the same CDC guidelines and standards that they were going to do. In the city of Houston. The convention is to host 6000 delegates from around the state. Houston officials said it would be unsafe. Evan Brown. Fox News Federal judge has denied a request from the operator of the Dakota access Pipeline to halt in order to shut it down during an environmental review. The pipeline needs to be shut down by August 5th Foran additional environmental assessment Timely Scylla,.

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NEPA changes looming

Native America Calling

09:02 min | 1 year ago

NEPA changes looming

"This is native America Calling Monica Brain sitting in for tear gatewood. It started in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine with a massive oil spill about three million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean by Santa Barbara California the environmental damage outrage the public and elected officials and it was the impetus for the federal legislation named the National Environmental Policy. Act OR NIBA. The act formalized the practice of environmental impact assessments. That explore how big projects might harm the environment or wildlife as dry as that might sound. Such a review was at the heart of the decision to locate the Dakota access pipeline near standing rock so now the trump administration says Nipah needs to be modernized. They would like to expedite environmental reviews. The proposed changes could also limit the public's ability to weigh in the proposal calls for tribal consultation but many tribal environmental watchers say that the trade offs are severe. That's our show today. Are you interested in streamlining environmental assessments? Will your try benefit from the proposed changes? Maybe they'll get projects done faster. Phone lines are open. Everyone's welcome give us a call. The number is one eight hundred nine nine. Six two eight four eight. That's eight hundred nine. Nine native joining us. Now is Dr Ryan Emmanuel. He's an associate professor and university faculty scholar in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University and Ryan is an enrolled member of the Lombi tribe. Welcome back to native America Calling Ryan. Thanks for having me Monica. Yeah it's great to have you also on the line. We have Lisa developed. She is the vice chair of the Fort Birth hold protectors of water and earthrights and she is an enrolled enrolled in the man. Dan Haddatha recrimination. Welcome Lisa thanks for joining us Ryan let's start with you okay. So what purpose does Nipah serve? So one of the the key purposes of Nita's to ensure that we accurately document The environmental and tax Of a proposed project that is either going to be carried out by the government Carried out on federal lands or carried out with Some kind of federal funding Or or or permitting approval in order to make informed decisions about The types of actions or projects. that that we undertake in the US Nita says that You you must go into that with your eyes. Wide Open regarding environmental impact so at a very basic level it's a it's a documentation of the The environmental trade-offs and effects of undertaking a certain activity or development or project. Okay so let me simplify this a little bit to see if I understand this There's a project and it's either on federal land or it has federal funding and let's say that The environmental reviews is required. It's done and then it says something like this fish farm could end up Killing thirty percent of the sea turtles in the area. The that's all that happens with that. There's public comment but the company ultimately or whoever's doing the project ultimately decides whether or not to move forward is that right well the the agency that's responsible for conducting the review under Nipah is the one We'll make a decision based on whatever those numbers particulars are whether it's endangered species Or hunting or fishing areas or any other kind of resource areas. The Federal Agency has to take responsibility for the impacts. And say say yes you know despite those impacts. We're we're going to permit this activity anyway or no those impacts are too severe and we're GonNa make a judgment call and say we won't issue you this particular permit okay and so Let's talk about some of the proposed changes that are recommended To start off at one of the big things that I read was the creating deadlines for projects and so when president trump announced this he. He made a mention that you know. Sometimes projects take decades to finish and it's really slowing down progress and things like that and so this the the proposed changes would require that projects need to be finished from start to end The the permitting process anyway in two years is that right. That's right and it's important. I think to define what that window of time is that is from. The announcement of the agency is going to undertake An environmental review Through the the research in preparation of the document the public comment process finalization of the report. And then the agency's decision are supposed to take place within that proposed two year window. I mean do you think that's unreasonable? To try and get stuff done in two years. Well if you look at the the underlying data that the proposal sites you know it looks like it would be difficult. So the council environmental quality studied a length of time that it takes reviews to work their way to the systems and it really varies from one agency to another but a lot of these reviews take much longer than two years and so you know there are a couple of explanations for that one could be inefficiencies in the system but the other explanation could be that environmental issues are just so complex and we now have such a richer understanding of these issues and we did Fifty years ago that it warrants More time and more effort To to study documents impacts underneath a are Is THE AGENCY REQUIRED TO CONSULT WITH TRIBES? If it's on their tribal land or near in ancestral land. They so there's a federal executive order that Nipah is is Well the agencies are required to abide by Federal Executive Order Requires them to consult with drives whether it's on tribally controlled territory or or traditional lands Of that particular tribe so that that would still be in effect under the proposed rule changes as far as I understand. There's some language in the proposed rule about actually strengthening Provision for tribal consultation But at the same time there's concern about shortening the time window that you have to engage with tribes. Yeah that's another proposed. Change is well of course if it's two years than that automatically shortens the time window but also you know there's a public comment period Which we're in right now for these proposed changes to NAPA. But you know for these projects and there's a some efforts or the proposed changes are to shorten those public comment periods as well. What do you think about that? Well so I'll give you an example from the tribes that I work with here in North Carolina I I actually work with predominantly non federally recognized rides and there. There are a couple of important things about that but For this conversation you know. It's important to note that these trials are resourced when it comes to Staff who can deal with these kinds of requests for public comments or preparing the kinds of rich responses that are needed to articulate tribal concerns. You may have one person in tribal government. Who's responsible for environment Energy on and maybe a few other roles as well so when they're already Under under pressure to respond to these kinds of deadlines it will probably reduce their ability to participate in decision-making if you shorten the window even further

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on KTRH

"Black man editor shall magazine and David before the break we were talking about the national environment policy act better known his name back exactly what his name but and what are these reforms designed to accomplish a is is a is a law that requires you whatever you're doing a major project that impacts the environment either your your bulldozing land you are building I wager drilling all wells on federal lands do you do environmental impact studies or environmental assessments as well as the law requires and this is becoming incredibly complex time consuming matter over the past thirty years since this law was put into effect as the environmental groups always strive to make things are increasingly complex and costly for any business it's not just the oil and gas business my favorite example of of how leaf and these are the laws impact major projects there was a a project on I thirty five coming south of Hillsboro seven miles of freeway that was being rebuilt it was supposed to take two to three years to finish this project started in nineteen ninety six the project was not completed until two thousand and eight twelve four years to finish that project and really one needs to understand and may even cause delays in environmental impact studies endangered species listings all this if it raises the cost of that single road improvement project by tens of millions of dollars and Bancorp in four different contractors so you the same kind of thing happens with all gas projects where you need to build a major refinery air compressor station all pipeline through federal lands in you after that we saw the code access pipeline you know the trans Canada pipeline coming down out of Canada the keystone XL read these things take years and years and they cost millions and millions of dollars and in that the bureaucrats want to they can just make them go on forever so the reforms are designed to put firm timetables on call on how long it takes to do for example tomorrow and bar middle impact study but on keystone XL you know it went on for five or six years now you have a two year high table which the big regulatory agencies must finish these yell and approve these environmental impact studies all major projects and and it's designed to speed up permitting processes it's designed to simplify the process to reduce redundancies you know the other aspect of the players that you would have all sorts of activities going on Amir inside these Bermel impact statements that will be duplicating efforts that would have already being done by by state regulators or regulators and other federal agencies and so it's yes no sign to just squeeze out all down get the white stuff out of the system and the abuse out of the system and it's going to help the old gas business is going to help a major road construction projects dam project when when parents all of have all the same kinds of issues if the need for planning process so it's it's a big deal and it it will spur a lot of economic development and growth of this country you know and I wonder how many elected officials really sit there and ponder cheap we sure do have a lot of red tape unnecessary duplication in process and it takes you know a business man to come in and bring in some of his team of probably other business minded individuals and understand in in the real world in business you just really can't afford waste and you look at it and streamline things survive David when we return from break I want to talk about the Texas independent producers and royalty owners association better known as tip broke they released a new report this week that contains some impressive statistics about oil and gas job creation specifically in the Permian basin I want to come back from break and talk about how many jobs are actually directly creator from these oil and gas companies and then I want to get your opinion on you know how we really impressive is this we talked earlier to Sean Strawbridge about the ports numbers I'm interested to hear your take on now what's happening.

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Buy stock at your desk not your problem trying to get the latest business news every place you have to go do you think some of the central bank to doing all that they hadn't that's your problem correction that was your problem bit of a surprise this collaboration between GM and Honda how does that affect evaluations that they're gonna be able to realize when they do try to go and sell this is good as it gets Bloomberg radio Bloomberg business that then Bloomberg radio dot com Bloomberg the world is listening the Bloomberg green business report Starbucks has a for calling back on its carbon emissions footprint the global coffee chain figures suggest adding whipped cream the millions of Starbucks drinks in its fifty times as much greenhouse gas as a company's private jet quite simply hold the milk to reduce carbon emissions Starbucks says alternative milks will be a big part of the solution made for example with plant based ingredients overall dairy products are the biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions across Starbucks operations and supply chain those are among the findings from the company's most sweeping environmental assessment by twenty thirty the cafe chain is targeting fifty percent reductions in carbon emissions water withdrawal and waste sent to landfills the task is immense Starbucks in twenty eighteen was responsible for omitting sixteen million metric tons of greenhouse gases the company has more than thirty one thousand outlets in more than eighty markets that's the Bloomberg green business report on Bob moon why do hedge funds and other alternative managers rely on Pershing for.

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on AP News

"California's population stall that thirty nine million people as the state's growth rate slows because of more people leaving the state for other parts of the country and estimate released Friday showed California added one hundred forty one thousand three hundred people from July first twenty eighteen to July first twenty nineteen bringing its total population to a little under forty million adding birth sense of tracking deaths California added more than one hundred eighty thousand people for the twelve months ending July first but more people left the state resulting in a net migration loss of thirty nine thousand five hundred people state officials said it's the first time since the twenty ten census the California had more people leave than it had moved in in a ruling hailed as an immense victory for climate justice the Netherlands top court has ruled in favor of activists who've been seeking legal orders to force the Dutch government into cutting greenhouse gas emissions the presiding judge rejected the government's appeal against earlier rulings ordering the government to cut emissions by at least twenty five percent by the end of twenty twenty from benchmark nineteen ninety levels the Supreme Court upheld the lower court's rulings that protection from the potentially devastating effects of climate change once a human rights and that the government has a duty to protect its citizens activists in a packed chamber of the supreme court in the Hague erupted into applause and cheers at the decision a report by the country's environmental assessment agency published last month estimated that Dutch greenhouse gas emissions in twenty twenty would be about twenty three percent lower than nineteen ninety levels Boeing's new starliner capsule went off course during its first test flight he's been Thomas reports it spoils the crucial dress rehearsal for launching astronauts next year and lift off the atlas five rocket lifted off with the starliner capsule from Cape Canaveral Florida.

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on AP News

"Hundred fifty six million dollars to research developing the next generation fighter jets to replace the aging F. twos that are expected to retire in the twenty thirties Japan plans to develop its own and and but it is considering co developing some other parts with the US and Britain airlines can be held liable if a passenger's burned by hot coffee even of turbulence or other flight related factors didn't cause the spell according to a ruling by the European union's highest court the European Court of justice the such injuries don't have to be willing to issues typically associated with air travel to provide grounds for a passenger to seek damages the advisory ruling came in an Austrian case seeking financial compensation for a girl who had her father's coffee spilled on her during a flight and then solve an Austrian airline claims such mishaps needed to be linked to the flying of a plane for airlines to be held responsible the E. U. court said in the statement it's not necessary for that accident to relate to a hazard typically associated with flight an Austrian corgel decide the outcome of the girls claim in a ruling hailed as an immense victory for climate justice the Netherlands top court has ruled in favor of activists who've been seeking legal orders to force the Dutch government into cutting greenhouse gas emissions the presiding judge rejected the government's appeal against earlier rulings ordering the government to cut emissions by at least twenty five percent by the end of twenty twenty from benchmark nineteen ninety levels the Supreme Court upheld the lower court's rulings that protection from the potentially devastating effects of climate change once a human rights and that the government has a duty to protect its citizens activists in a packed chamber of the supreme court in the Hague erupted into applause and cheers at the decision a report by the country's environmental assessment agency published last month estimated that Dutch greenhouse gas emissions in twenty twenty would be about twenty three percent lower than nineteen ninety levels.

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:06 min | 1 year ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on AP News

"In a ruling hailed as an immense victory for climate justice the Netherlands top court has ruled in favor of activists who've been seeking legal orders to force the Dutch government into cutting greenhouse gas emissions the presiding judge rejected the government's appeal against earlier rulings ordering the government to cut emissions by at least twenty five percent by the end of twenty twenty from benchmark nineteen ninety levels the Supreme Court upheld the lower court's rulings that protection from the potentially devastating effects of climate change one is a human rights and that the government has a duty to protect its citizens activists in a packed chamber of the supreme court in the Hague erupted into applause and cheers at the decision a report by the country's environmental assessment agency published last month estimated that Dutch greenhouse gas emissions in twenty twenty would be about twenty three percent lower than nineteen ninety levels Japan's trade ministry says its ease controls on exports to South Korea one of three chemicals used in semiconductors that it had restricted in a sign of a thaw between the two countries just days before their leaders meet in China the ministry of economy trade in industries as its granting a three year balked permit to one company for exports of photo resist a chemical used to make semiconductors to its business partner in South Korea the ministries of the stop which takes effect immediately reflects the good record between the two companies and tonight it had anything to do with the upcoming meeting between the leaders of the two countries as part of a three way summit hosted by China next week south Korean president moon jae yeon and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Ave or to hold a one on one meeting on Christmas Eve on the sidelines of the trilateral summit a warning from the centers for disease control and prevention focuses on a food poisoning outbreak linked to store bought hard boiled eggs the A. P. that Donnie reports seven people are reported sick in five states that there was one death reported in Texas people have a weakened immune systems who are pregnant or are sixty five and older.

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Marine Corps' Plan for 1,500-Foot Sea Wall Raises Concern in Hawaii

Rick Hamada

00:44 sec | 2 years ago

Marine Corps' Plan for 1,500-Foot Sea Wall Raises Concern in Hawaii

"Point senator brain shots assessing the US marine corps to reconsider its plans to install metal retaining wall on at the beach after residents and Weiss top coastal management official expressed alarm the project would protect the military shooting range for threaten the community beaches around it well the marine corps conducted an environmental assessment he declined to pursue a more in depth environmental impact statement on its proposal to drive one thousand five hundred feet as she filed into the bedrock Buckeye as a full lower range training facility shots said on Tuesday that that's a mistake arguing that the marine corps must explore long term resilience benefits for pool Lola records not immediate response to requests for

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on AP News

AP News

04:55 min | 2 years ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on AP News

"The discount rate all the concentration in conditions because like license in all fifty states and what number thirty three measles on the rise around the world the Associated Press is Shelly abba reports there's now another reason for children to get vaccinated researchers say after about of measles youngsters are more vulnerable to other germs searches flu or strep it turns out the measles virus or race is much of the immune system's memory of prior infections hurting its ability to quickly react if those germs return scientists dubbed the surprising findings I'm Yun amnesia the research was published in the journal science and science and your knowledge E. shelling out there Washington the Netherlands says it's unlikely to reach its greenhouse gas reduction targets despite tough measures put into place to lower emissions by forty nine percent by twenty thirty the Dutch environmental assessment agency said in a report that the government's climate accord will instead reduce emissions by forty three to forty eight percent compared with benchmark nineteen ninety levels the agency says developments including expected lower prices for natural gas and higher co sales of pushing the target out of reach the government's climate package included a carbon tax and plans to ban coal fired power stations the results are in on test census forms that did and didn't include a citizenship question and as they please make roster reports it appears there was little difference in the return rate the US census bureau says response rates to test questionnaire sent out in mid June that include a citizenship question we're close to the response rates for forms that did not include the question responses from people who identified as Hispanic were down slightly according to the preliminary results the overall response rate was fifty two percent for forms that didn't have the question and fifty one point five percent for forms that did the trump administration wanted to include a citizenship question on the twenty twenty census but in late June the US Supreme Court blocked the move might Grazia Washington Friday November first I'm too but wire president trump tells the crowd in tupelo Mississippi he and his supporters are the targets of what he sees as a conspiracy Democrats the media and the deep state are desperate to stop us trump slamming the house Democrats rather impeachment enquiring into his seeming effort to get Ukraine to investigate the Democrats former vice president Joe Biden and his son hunter Biden in a speech to Democrats meeting and I have a call struck a threat lacking in the character this country needs this is a man who started his campaign based on hate and division dividing people in ways that we have been divided before this is a man whose embraced tyrants and dictators that from KCCI former Texas congressman battle Rourke tells supporters in Iowa he is leaving the hunt for the democratic party's presidential nomination we have to see at this point we do not have the means to pursue this campaign success for Rourke failed to gain ground in the crowded field despite his narrow lost to Republican Ted Cruz in the twenty eighteen Senate race in Texas the Associated Press NRC poll on attitudes towards the house impeachment investigation finds forty seven percent support it thirty eight percent disapprove but fifty three percent see it as politically motivated a B. Washington bureau chief Julie pace as well the party members are broadly split along partisan lines their opinions could change here is a small group of Democrats who say maybe this is just more of a political exercise than something that is that is focused on on true high crimes and misdemeanors and you do have a percentage of Republicans who believe that what the president did in his phone call with the Ukrainian president a broadly in Ukraine policy up may have been on ethical this is a P. news firefighters are struggling to contain the so called Marie fire burning in Ventura county north of Los Angeles well the Santa Ana winds are dying down coastal breezes are picking up pushing the flames in the opposite direction some eight thousand people under evacuation orders in twenty three hundred have a hundred homes and other buildings are threatened daylight saving time ends this weekend and a piano RC poll finds seventy percent of people would prefer not to have to fiddle with the clocks twice a year Dr Phyllis Z. a sleep researcher says morning light helps people stay healthy light as much as you can during the morning hours even a little bit later on maintaining a regular sleep wake schedule including a regular exercise enriches physical activity schedule survey finds four of the ten question would like to see their clocks stay on standard time year round in about three out of.

Dutch Emission Reduction Targets Probably Won't Be Met

AP 24 Hour News

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

Dutch Emission Reduction Targets Probably Won't Be Met

"The Netherlands says it's unlikely to reach its greenhouse gas reduction targets despite tough measures put into place to lower emissions by forty nine percent by twenty thirty the Dutch environmental assessment agency said in a report that the government's climate accord will instead reduce emissions by forty three to forty eight percent compared with benchmark nineteen ninety levels the agency says developments including expected lower prices for natural gas and higher co sales of pushing the target out of reach the government's climate package included a carbon tax and plans to ban coal fired power

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on AP News

"Just under ten billion dollars after becoming a public company in twenty fifteen its value this week well below two billion dollars when rumors of potential buyout by Google surfaced earlier in the week Fitbit shares soared almost thirty percent the stock jumped another seventeen percent of the opening bell Friday Google is struggle to stake out a presence in the wearables market and the deal could give it more of an opportunity to compete with the apple watch the Netherlands says it's unlikely to reach its greenhouse gas reduction targets despite tough measures put into place to lower emissions by forty nine percent by twenty thirty the Dutch environmental assessment agency said in a report that the government's climate accord will instead reduce emissions by forty three to forty eight percent compared with benchmark nineteen ninety levels the agency says developments including expected lower prices for natural gas and higher co sales a pushing the target out of reach the government's climate package included a carbon tax and plans to ban coal fired power stations an INS private banks reopened on Friday with additional security after being closed for two weeks because of anti government protests that have paralyzed the country the re opening follows prime minister so I need to re release resignation this week a key demand of the protesters who blocked major roads and packed into public squares there were concerns that we opening the banks could lead many to withdraw their savings but by mid day the banks appear to be operating normally there were no signs of long lines frustration at four separate bank branches in downtown Beirut and customers leaving the brown she said they were operating normally.

"environmental assessments" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on WJR 760

"At twenty forty three my name is mark plan is it's been ages market may PM environmental is an environmental risk management firm ranked number one in Michigan and top twenty nationally since nineteen ninety two they've been providing the highest quality most comprehensive and economical environmental services to leaders in all different business sectors this is Pat faring president and CEO of level one bank level one banks worked with PM environmental since our formation nearly twelve years ago PM provides environmental assessments for clients who are seeking loans with level one bank they present continuing education to our commercial lending team they keep us informed on current regulations and the staff is always been available to level one collaborating with them is one of our key partners with closing successful real estate loans which have been a great help to growing our business they've assisted us from the very beginning and been a trusted partner to learn more about the many environmental services offered to assist in your next acquisition expansion or real estate development visit P. M. E. N. V. dot com that's P. M. E. N. V. dot com hi this is genet Schneider host of the remax real estate in sight show one W. J. R. every Thursday night we bring you the most up to date info and trends in the Michigan real estate market listen tomorrow as we sure how to prepare your home when it's time to sell today's best options when it comes to new flooring for your home the remax real estate in sight show every Thursday at seven PM only on seven sixty W. J. are sponsored by remax for more information visit remax real estate in sight dot com Sean Billie Jean here for.

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on WJR 760

"PM environmental is an environmental risk management firm ranked number one in Michigan and top twenty nationally since nineteen ninety two they've been providing the highest quality most comprehensive and economical environmental services to leaders in all different business sectors this is Pat faring president and CEO of level one bank level and banks worked with PM environmental since our formation nearly twelve years ago PM provides environmental assessments for clients who are seeking loans with level one bank they present continuing education or commercial lending team they keep us informed on current regulations and the staff is always been available to level one collaborating with them is one of our key partners with closing successful real estate loans which have been a great help to growing our business they've assisted us from the very beginning and been a trusted partner to learn more about the many environmental services offered to assist in your next acquisition expansion or real estate development visit M. E. N. V. dot com that's P. M. E. N. B. dot com. learn autonomous and connected vehicles team features unparalleled industry knowledge and experience led by a former autonomous vehicle counsel for a major EM our team includes attorneys who work closely with product development and business operations teams providing counsel on laws and regulations addressing federal motor vehicle safety standards product liability transportation services customer user experience and vehicle connected. Barnum supports a wide range of commercial transactions related to autonomous and connected vehicle developed..

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on WJR 760

"J. R. news I'm Decatur more of the Paul W. Smith PM environmental is an environmental risk management firm ranked number one in Michigan and top twenty nationally since nineteen ninety two they've been providing the highest quality most comprehensive and economical environmental services to leaders in all different business sectors this is Pat faring president and CEO of level one bank level and banks worked with PM environmental since our formation nearly twelve years ago PM provides environmental assessments for clients who are seeking loans with level one bank they present continuing education or commercial lending team they keep us informed on current regulations and the staff is always been available to level one collaborating with them is one of our key partners with closing successful real estate loans which have been a great help to growing our business they've assisted us from the very beginning and been a trusted partner to learn more about the many environmental services offered to assist in your next acquisition expansion or real estate development visit M. E. N. V. dot com that's P. M. E. N. B. dot com. come on. welcome to Michigan's little Bavaria a place where our family style chicken dinners are world famous and it's Christmas all year long a place where you can get lost in over forty unique shops or sit craft beer inside Michigan's oldest brewery feel the magic of the season at the world's largest Christmas store and delight in a wine tasting at our own Saint Julian winery that place is Frankenmuth call eight hundred four four four ninety nine seventy nine or visit go great dot com to start.

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on WJR 760

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on SPACE NEWS POD

SPACE NEWS POD

06:24 min | 2 years ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on SPACE NEWS POD

"Hello and welcome back to the space snooze pod a daily podcast about space science of tech. I'm your host will walden and on this episode going to be discussing spacex and how they're going to launch in land starship and super heavy so spacex has prepared the draft environmental assessment is around <hes> the plans for the new starship and superheavy spacecraft launches that it should start launching a test capacity as soon as possible and so once they finalize these these environmental assessments then they can start a first stage for spacex is fully reusable starship second-stage spacecraft component of the far so starship is a pretty much a gigantic rocket that will be sending people people to the moon and then to mars and set up a colony on mars. That's elon musk's plan that spacex is plan so this is one of the key components to getting that all started so they already started with star hopper right so they already did some preliminary testing with star hopper. Hopper hopper is basically a very like basically the beginning stages of starship right so starship needs testing and they need to start figuring out configurations and things and that's what star hopper was four now. This is not anything to do with star hopper. This has more to do with super heavy and starship so starship and superheavy will launch from florida and the current plan is to build a second launch mount at at the current l._l._c. thirty nine a launch pad at kennedy space center which at lisa's from nasa in the us the falcon nine and falcon heavy rockets on that pet right now and after launching from l. c. thirty nine eight the current plan is to have starship our ship returned to the l z one which is the landing zone one which is spacex landing area for falcon first-stage boosters. There's at cape canaveral air force station now super heavy woodland down range on a barge ship. It's like the of course i still love you and just read the instructions ships that starship or that spacex uses right now and that's depending on which mission they use and <hes> spacex wants to also bill the landing zone within the existing confines ends of elsie thirty nine may which will allow starship to be much closer to where it launches yes so that will be very important in keeping the cost for spacex basically every. Are you a minute that the us every hour that they used to transport these ships these rockets back to the launch area to be refurbished and relaunched launched. It costs some money so this is going to be very important now. <hes> massar spacex spokesperson said designed by nasa to support the first human missions to the moon launch complex thirty nine as one of the world's most capable launch sites with the infrastructure structure to support a wide variety of mission profiles as starship development accelerates spacex is working with our partners to continue upgrading eating elsie thirty nine s infrastructure to build upon past achievements in fence new capabilities in space in in the draft assessment. That's also <hes> that also considered potentially launching and landing starship is super heavy from its l. s. elsie forty ah s. l. c. four launch sites which are at cape canaveral air force station in vanderberg air force base <hes> but those wouldn't wouldn't offer enough space in the case of s._l._c. forty or would require too long a trip back to the launch site in the case of s._l._c. four so spacex also said development and launch the starship super heavy from its facility in cameron county texas which is a texas based launch site that would have benefits in terms of proximity to one of spacex key rocket engine development facilities and that's where you know star hopper was planned to build them in that area in texas so so that would be very key. It'd be very important for them to get a launch site in there so there you have it. Spacex is on the verge of getting these things prepared and ready to get some launch. Nut spacex is doing some starship testing testing possibly this week as well so they're going to do another star hopper test two hundred meters in the air. You'll actually be able to see star hopper above of the smoke that it creates when it launches like the last star hopper test. You couldn't really see anything because it only went up twenty thirty meters. It was very successful. You could see see enough to know that it did its job right but the next launch should be in the next couple of weeks and it's going to be amazing and i can't wait for written. I'll have all the information about that. As soon as it happens. You can check out my youtube channel space news pod on youtube so it's youtube dot com slash space news pod word and there's plenty of videos about star hopper and starship on their end elon musk's proposed trip to <hes> <hes> mars for the starship rocket so thank you very much everybody who's tuning in today. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to spend spend it here with me. On a space news pod by.

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U.S. Forest Service aims to speed up logging, infrastructure projects

Fresh Air

00:52 sec | 2 years ago

U.S. Forest Service aims to speed up logging, infrastructure projects

"The US forest service is proposing a sweeping overhaul of a landmark environmental law in order to fast-track forest management projects, including logging and wildfire mitigation on public lands embarrass Kirk siegler as more on the proposed changes to the national environmental Policy Act. These rule changes would give forest managers more discretion to bypass full blown environmental reviews on certain forest management projects, if they demonstrate there won't be severe impacts to the land US forest service chief. Vicki christianson says it's taking some critical projects years to be approved due to lengthy and applicable reviews, where proposing more efficiency, not short, cutting any of our responsibilities for good environmental assessment and stewardship on the land. Not short, cutting and fact enhancing where we can public involvement, the rule changes are subject to a sixty day

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:37 min | 2 years ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Fast-track forest management projects like thinning and prescribed burning that they say are critical to reducing wildfire risks. Environmentalists are calling it a back door move to increase logging, which they say will do little to reduce the risk and bureau's Kirk siegler reports after last fall's deadly campfire. The Trump administration has been trying to speed up forest management projects in the name of preventing these big mega-fires now the forest service is proposing revisions to its national environmental Policy Act, or Nita regulations for the first time in more than a decade, the change could limit reviews and public input on everything from forest thinning projects infrastructure upgrades to commercial logging. In an interview forest service chief Vicki christianson, said, most of these projects have broad support, and there needlessly stalling out. We do more analysis than we'd take more. Or time than we did. And we slow down important work to protect communities and the resources the proposed rule changes would expand so called categorical. Exclusions, it's a walkie sounding term for something that's hugely controversial. That's because these exclusions allow land managers to bypass full blown environmental studies. If they've already shown, there wouldn't be a severe impact to forests John Gale's with the conservation group backcountry hunters and anglers. He says if applied carefully and narrowly to certain projects the exclusions could help lower the wildfire risk, but he skeptical because the administration recently rolled back protections for clean water and wildlife habitat. We also don't want to see this become a Trojan horse for unchecked resource extraction. The forest service insists this is not about ramping up commercial logging in public forests, chief Christians in pointed out that it took five hundred thirty days just to approve a project. Checked in overgrown forests near Lake Tahoe. If the rules are changed she predicts planning time for work like that could be cut in half. Where proposing more efficiency, not short, cutting any of our responsibilities for good environmental assessment and stewardship on the land. Not short, cutting and fact enhancing where we can public involvement federal agencies complain of analysis paralysis in politicians, have long blasted what they call frivolous lawsuits that stall forest work, but another culprit, slowing down the workout on the land is budget. Cuts paradoxically in the forest service money has been taken away from these wildfire prevention programs to pay for fighting wildfires. The forest service's proposed rule. Changes.

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on KCRW

"Talk about whether. Or not somebody's a citizen or not. That doesn't sound so good to can you imagine you send out a census and you're not allowed to say, whether or not a person in American citizen in Poland. They say they're either polish of their nuts. Right. Trump addressing reporters as he was hosting the president of Poland, at the White House will House Democrats are investigating Trump after the special counsel's office. Neither accused nor cleared the president of allegations that he tried to obstruct the investigation into Russia's twenty sixteen election. The US force service is proposing a sweeping overhaul of landmark environmental law in order to fast-track force management projects, including logging, wildfire mitigation on public lands. NPR's Kirk siegler has more on the proposed changes to the national environmental Policy Act. These rule changes would give forest managers more discretion to bypass full blown environmental reviews on certain force management projects. If they demonstrate there won't be severe impacts to the land US force service chief Vicki christianson says it's taking some. Critical projects years to be approved at a lengthy and applicable reviews, where proposing more efficiency, not short, cutting any of our responsibilities for good environmental assessment and stewardship on the land. Not short, cutting and fact enhancing where we can public involvement, the rule changes are subject to a sixty day comment period. Kirk siegler, NPR news. Officials from Uganda in the World, Health Organization are on high alert after a five year old boy died of a bowl and to his family members are being treated for the disease. More from NPR's Jason Bobi, and Uganda has been preparing for months for the possibility that the massive outbreak in the DRC might spill across its western border. And it finally has the five year old boy who died cross from the Congo into Uganda earlier this week with his family, one of his siblings and his grandmother, also tested positive for the deadly virus. They're being cared for in a bullet treatment unit in Uganda, according to Uganda, and health ministry. That's NPR's. Jason bobbie-ann. This is NPR..

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Explainer 167: Why has Trump ramped up his war on the environment?

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

06:23 min | 2 years ago

Explainer 167: Why has Trump ramped up his war on the environment?

"As a people, we want and need economic growth. But now we must also expect environmental responsibility and respect the natural world. It was a Republican President, George Bush, senior, and not democrat to help stay through one of the most ambitious pieces of climate change legislation today, eight amending the Clean Air Act in nineteen ninety two limit air pollution, and tackle, everything from urban smoke to acid rain while his son fad less. Well, refusing to ratify the key Oto protocol in two thousand and one and helping tank brand America around the world. George Hw mate, an important point, protecting the environment and advancing big business didn't need to be mutually exclusive when one does, if the current Oakmont of the White House, don't. Out, J Trump has ever listened to that speech. We've seen enough of this stalemate. It's time to clear the air. You know, I think we will indeed since moving into Pennsylvania Avenue in January of two thousand seventeen Trump's administration has mounted a concerted effort to refu- climate change science and loosen regulations in favor of the fossil fuel industry. So how did the forty fifth president of the US become such a champion and chief of the environmental skeptics? And they say as and why as ever with Trump. The answer is complicated and contradictory Trump's musings, own the environment, actually predate his ascendancy to the presidency taking his favorite communications medium Twitter. He regularly lamb bastard. His predecessor Barrack Obama for wasting federal money tackling global climate change and as recently as two thousand fifteen he cooled the whole thing a hoax. All of this with the global warming and that a lot of it's a hoax. It's a hoax. I mean it's a money making industry. Okay. But then, just as we're starting to think with seeing patent Donald Trump before his many about tons of trying to throw us off the scent in two thousand nine for example, he signed an open letter that challenge diploma to come up with a more meaningful climate change policy will recently, his stowed, the importance of clean-air, and who can forget, those clean co comments while allowing measures that will undermine it often his framed, his stones as a business competitively issue right now. We're at the cleanest, we've ever been. That's very important to me. But if went clean, but every other place on earth is dirty. That's not so good. Of course, actions, speak louder than woods and ever since the now shamed and departed fossil fuel politics. Scott Pruitt was installed to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. We knew something was a mess, and no action speaks, louder than the decision to put after the Paris climate agreement. A huge blow even if many of the US's largest companies have found to continue following its rulebook. More recently, the assault on climate change has talked people working in government agencies pressuring staff to avoid using the words climate change in speeches. They have also been moved meant how scientific studies carried out by doing away with worst case scenario projections, and several members of Trump's inner circle are pushing to create a climate change panel. That will challenge environmental assessments, according to a recent New York Times report, the chasm between George H W Bush, and Trump may simply be a reflection of radically different times, the age of political decorum, and bipartisanship Bush, happily mentioned the Democrats in the room in that speech along gone. Meaning a compromise on the environment is unlikely. And then there are the people that Trump has chosen to surround himself with many of them, committed climate change deniers, just listen to this Arctic Council speech by secretary of state, Mike Pompeo earlier this month. Arctic is at the forefront of opportunity and abundance, it houses thirteen percent of the world's undiscovered oil thirty percent of its undiscovered gas and an abundance of uranium rare earth minerals gold diamonds, and millions of square miles of untapped. Resources fisheries glory, dark, money donors, so competent, knee, described by New Yorker journalist, and Monaco, big interview, e Jane man, also doubtlessly have a part to play thanks to the Mercer's and the cokes, deep pockets among others, what was once fringe thinking is now part at the Republican mainstream and that includes the environment. We know that Trump and embrace of science quackery conspiracy theories doesn't have the best grasp of the facts, and whether it's someone who has the presidential ear distorted vision that the US will lose out to China, if it abandoned fossil fuels, despite the as in power moved to dominate the clean energy market, all simply watching too much FOX and friends, the whole climate crisis as they call. It is not only fake news. It's fake science. Remain be sure. But that also doesn't mean that we should doubt for one moment. The convictions of this administration. My administration is putting an end to the war on call for Monaco in New York. I'm as Docker.

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Nonstick chemicals that stick around and detecting ear infections with smartphones

Science Magazine Podcast

11:57 min | 2 years ago

Nonstick chemicals that stick around and detecting ear infections with smartphones

"Hello. This Welcomes the science podcast for may seventeenth two thousand nineteen. I'm Sarah Crespi this week show Meghan. Cantwell talks with science writer Saratova's about a nonstick chemical that sticks around in groundwater, and I talk with sham. Ota about his science translational medicine paper on using a smartphone. So listen for ear infections. I'm here with Sarah helps who wrote this week's feature to talk about how a small group of citizens in Rockford Michigan uncovered groundwater contamination in their town. And with the greater implications of this discovery are thinks much joining me. Sarah, thanks for having me, Meghan, of course. So could you talk about what prompted these citizens to investigate whether the shoe company factory in their town? Wolverine worldwide had contaminated their water in two thousand and nine wolverine worldwide announced that they would be closing their tannery, which had been inoperational for over a century. And the citizens were requesting the company I do a comprehensive environmental assessment of the property before the demolition. They knew from other tannery closures that Henry's often use hazardous substances when they're transforming rawhide. Hides into leather. And so they wanted to be sure that those same substances had not been sort of left behind on the tannery grounds. They were told that because there was no evidence of contamination on the property, that there was really essentially, no way require that testing be done. Meanwhile, will Verena had said there was no known contamination on the property. They asked the city to assess the site, but they did not want to instead they went and got the help of a scientist and launched their own investigation. What did they find from this, they uncovered helped uncover some of the highest levels of Pecos contamination in drinking water wells anywhere in the country and after many years of trying to get the company to test, the tannery grounds discovered that the tannery grounds are also contaminated with pitas, what exactly is p fasten? How long is this chemical been in production p bosses are a class of chemical? Nls known as per in Pali fluoro- alkyl substances. They were first synthesized by American chemists in the nineteen thirties and forties and their salient chemical feature is that they have a carbon fluorine bond, and that's among the strongest of all chemical bonds. It doesn't degrade naturally an environment that can be very useful for some products at lens durability. And also, these compounds can repel water and oil and stains, and so they're widely used in products, such as firefighting foams, nonstick, coatings, carpets, food, packaging, even dental floss some dental floss, it was discovered recently, there are over four thousand of these compounds. But the two most widely studied are called PF OA sometimes referred to as PICO and PFOS those two are no longer in production in the US. What are the impacts of these? Goes on human health were still looking into that. There was a massive epidemiological study called the seat health project, fat looked at people exposed in West Virginia and Ohio, they were exposed to fella, and their drinking water. And in that project what they found was a probable link to six conditions that included high cholesterol, all sort of colitis by ROY disease, stickler cancer, kidney, cancer, and pregnancy induced, hypertension initially, a lot of the Pecos research, focused on these communities, where there had been this high level of exposure, more recent studies, have started looking at the general population, and I think that that's where this gets really interesting because what they're starting to find is that studies are suggesting that even people exposed to what might be referred to his background levels of p fusses show, negative health effects, most interestingly and may be most concerning laid. Some of these negative effects are on the developing fetus babies. So researchers are saying that it can affect, for example, the immune system and these populations. Is there a standard level for what's considered a dangerous p fast level or is that something that's still also being determined? That is very much being determined and a believe it was two thousand and nine the EPA established a health advisory level of six hundred parts per trillion of PF. Oh. A and PFOS combined drinking water. And then in twenty sixteen. They dropped that level significantly to seventy parts per trillion and that in twenty eighteen a branch of the CDC came out with a new study suggesting Twenty-one parts per trillion for PF away and fourteen parts per trillion for PFOS, and then you have some researchers one at Harvard saying one part petroleum is where that level should be. So there's a lad of conversation around. What is a protective level in drinking water, this investigation in the small town has also prompted other areas to look into what their p Fasces levels are, and what has this unveiled one of the interesting consequences of the concerned, citizens work is that shortly after the state of Michigan launched what I believe is the most comprehensive statewide survey searching for pizzas, and they found is that here in Michigan. Nearly one point four million residents are drinking water from orces, contaminated with pitas. It's also showing up and things like foam, that's on our rivers. And so there have been a number of advisories. Do not eat befo. Don't touch the phone fish advisories, dear advisories. It's really extensive ubiquitous exposure to these compounds. And then other states also. Oh, are just starting to look, but nobody has looked quite as comprehensively as the state of Michigan has right. It interesting that all these investigations are being prompted but this also isn't the first time that p asses have been under investigation happened several decades ago as well. Right. Are you referring to the DuPont trial? Yeah. Sometime around nineteen ninety nine early two thousands a cattle farmer in West Virginia suspected that something was going on. Some of his farm land had been purchased by DuPont and not long after that his cattle died, and he wasn't able to get much help locally. And so he ended up going to a Cincinnati-based Turney who sued the company and in the process of that he was able to obtain a lot of internal documents from DuPont. And what he found in those documents was that both DuPont, and three who. Had been making pieces as well. Head Ben documenting negative health effects from exposure, experienced by humans and animals, and that they hadn't done enough to make this available to the PA, for example. And so the attorneys sent these documents to the EPA, and subsequently DuPont, was fined, and three m was fined believe a year later, was around that time that both companies agreed to voluntarily phase out PF away and PFOS. So when they phased them out, they replace them with a different chemical is this one actually safer persists lessen the environment. Well, that is a matter of conversation. They replaced PF away and PFOS those two compounds are known as long chain pieces. They replace them with shorter chain passes. So molecules with fewer carbons and. What we do know is that those carbons don't bio accumulate the same way as the longer chain compounds. And for that reason, there's an assumption out there that these are safer, but there are studies, just starting this is just starting to be studied suggesting that this might not be the case and the national toxicology program. For example, is in the process of starting study of believe it's one hundred twenty five of these lesser known. Short chain compounds to see if they really are safer than the longer chain compounds after this, this fine that they received were their cleanup efforts, or is there, a way to clean up these P asses from water supplies. What we know is that you can use something called granular activated carbon to filter out in particular longer chain passes, so PF away, and PFOS from drinking water, however. That approach. It has variable success with the shorter chain passes which can sometimes break through the filter and they can break through more quickly. So one of the things that water systems are starting to look at is using perhaps a combination of granular activated. Carbon with reverse osmosis, which is a little bit more effective at filtering out short chain passes. All of this though is very expensive. And so that has really put especially some of these smaller municipalities in a tough spot, and others Superfund cleanup sites that kind of thing is there any sort of fund that these local communities can tap into that ole pay for this remediation, one of the things is that because pizza's is not as needed as a hazardous substance. It doesn't qualify as far as I know for cleanup funds through Superfund now, some states are starting to pass their own legislation. In New York, for example, does designate FOSS as a hazardous substance so you can get funding through there. And then the other thing that states are starting to do is actually sue the manufacturers to try and recuperate some of the costs of updating their drinking water systems. Would you say this whole investigation all across the country is still kind of the first step of finding where these sites are? And then the next step of cleanup is still a little bit murkier. Yes. That's very true. Historically are understanding of pizzas and exposure has really been concentrated in these areas around particular very few limited number of military, bases, and also communities that are near manufacturing facilities, and what we're starting to find now is, especially as we have the tools to detect passes at lower levels were finding that these are in drinking water supplies and places, people would never have suspected. But not everybody is looking. And so that's one of the things that I think different states, and different municipalities will be grappling with for years to come. Thank you so much. Sarah. Yes, thank you. Sarah helps is a freelance, writer and senior editor at undock. You can find a link to her story at signs MAG dot org slash podcasts. Stay tuned for an interview with Shaam Gula KOTA on using phones to listen to erections.

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"environmental assessments" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

02:23 min | 2 years ago

"environmental assessments" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

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