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EPA civil rights case targets Mississippi over Jackson water

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | Last month

EPA civil rights case targets Mississippi over Jackson water

"The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a civil rights investigation into the water crisis in Jackson Mississippi on Norman hall The EPA says its investigating whether Mississippi state agencies discriminated against the city of Jackson the states majority black capital city by refusing to fund improvements for its failing water system word of the probe came days after two congressional committees said they were starting a joint investigation into a crisis that left most homes and businesses in Jackson without running water for several days in late August and early September NAACP president Derrick Johnson who lives in Jackson called the EPA probe a step in the right direction but governor Tate Reeves a Republican blames the water problems on Jackson's democratic local leaders I Norman hall

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Democrats Want to See Gov. Ron DeSantis Fail

Mark Levin

01:26 min | 2 months ago

Democrats Want to See Gov. Ron DeSantis Fail

"Folks you need to understand it I know you do But some people don't If you really understand what we're dealing with here they want desantis to fail That's what they want You heard how giddy Amy Klobuchar was Trying to tie this into the Democrats and climate change We've had Democrats a long time in this country They've had a lot of power for a long time Obama had 8 years This guy Biden was in the Senate for 36 years He served with Obama for 8 years He's been president of two years We had Clinton for 8 years As the weather gotten better is it climate gotten better Do they take responsibility for anything Schumer has been in the Senate in the house What is it now Over 30 years Pelosi another one Over 30 years They act like they're all observers They've had the levers of power forever They run the Environmental Protection Agency They run the interior department They run at all They run the universities and colleges They run the various science operations and the federal government and in the universities and colleges what's the issue The issue is they're full of crap That's the issue

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Hidden Menace: Massive methane leaks speed up climate change

AP News Radio

01:06 min | 4 months ago

Hidden Menace: Massive methane leaks speed up climate change

"Massive methane leaks or speeding up climate change and Associated Press investigation shows hundreds of oil and gas operations are spewing the gas over and over again An aerial survey last year detected 533 methane super emitters in the Permian Basin a 250 mile wide expanse along the Texas New Mexico border The survey was conducted by carbon mapper a partnership of university researchers and NASA Riley durin is carbon mappers CEO Often in a place like the Permian with fragmented leases where you have literally dozens if not hundreds of operators close by is the biggest source of uncertainty isn't where is the methane coming from it is who owns that piece of equipment The methane released by these companies will disrupt the climate for decades contributing to more heat waves hurricanes wildfires and floods Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency haven't regulated the gas leaving it up to oil and gas producers to cut emissions on their own I'm Mike Hempen

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What Is Envirostatism?

Mark Levin

01:58 min | 5 months ago

What Is Envirostatism?

"Nonetheless this chapter chapter 8 is called enviro statism The science broadly defined and you'll see why I'm discussing this in a moment Is a door to knowledge Although the statist and I will change that word now to Marxist His fond of accusing the conservative of slamming the door shut It's actually the marxists who abandoned science just as he abandons the laws of nature reason experience economics and modernity When he promotes what can best be characterized as enviro statism His pursuit after all is power not truth With the assistance of applied or sympathetic media the Marxist uses junk science misrepresentations and fear mongering to promote public health and environmental scares Because he realizes that in a true widespread health emergency The public expects the government to act aggressively to attract to address the crisis despite traditional limitations when governmental authority Since 13 years ago well before the coronavirus The more dire the threat the more liberty people are usually willing to surrender This scenario is tailor made for the Marxist The government's authority becomes part of the societal frame of reference only to be built upon during the next crisis So the pathology of the Marxist health scare works like this an event occurs cases of food contamination are discovered or instances of a new disease arise Arises increasingly the case government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Environmental Protection Agency Or nonprofit organizations such as the center for science and the public interest or the Sierra club release a new study identifying a frightening new health risk

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The Supreme Court's EPA Ruling Was the Beginning of Something Bigger

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:11 min | 5 months ago

The Supreme Court's EPA Ruling Was the Beginning of Something Bigger

"In the Supreme Court's recent EPA decision, this was a West Virginia versus EPA, the issue front and center was the ability of the EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency to use the broad rubric of the clean air act. Cleaning up the air. To somehow wipe out the coal industry impose prohibitive regulations that would cause essentially called companies to go completely out of business. And proceed from there on the basis that this was a crusade that the EPA would lead to take on climate change. And the Supreme Court basically said, no, that's not something the EPA has any congressional authority to do. The actual clean air act was passed on the Nixon 1971, I believe. No one was even talking about climate change. That wasn't the delegation of authority. And so if Congress wants to make new laws that deal with climate change, that's a separate issue. They can. But the EPA can't just take it upon itself to launch this kind of a

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Court leaves dwindling paths for Biden's climate mission

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 5 months ago

Court leaves dwindling paths for Biden's climate mission

"The Supreme Court's ruling on climate change is sparked intense reaction and signs of potential litigation AP correspondent Norman hall reports The Supreme Court's decision limiting the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to broadly regulate pollution by power plants as sparks celebration and consternation West Virginia attorney general Patrick morrisey was among Republican AGs who sued the Biden administration over its efforts to combat the effects of global warming We beat them this time and were prepared to do it again and again and again California governor Gavin Newsom called the court's ruling and comprehensible You don't believe in climate change You got to believe your own eyes come to California Washington governor Jay inslee says states will now have to step forward with laws to regulate pollution Russian state is not going to allow climate change to swallow our state President Joe Biden issued a state but saying the fight against climate change will carry forward Norman hall Washington

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SCOTUS Rules the EPA Can No Longer Dictate Environmental Policy

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:13 min | 5 months ago

SCOTUS Rules the EPA Can No Longer Dictate Environmental Policy

"News is that the Supreme Court has ruled 6 to three. That the EPA has overstepped its authority. The Supreme Court limits the power of the EPA environmental protection association or agency, sorry, and other regulatory agencies. High court says agency overstepped its authority and restricting greenhouse gas emissions in a ruling with ramifications for other regulators. From The Wall Street Journal. The Supreme Court on Thursday that's today curtailed the Environmental Protection Agency's powers to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from power plants in a decision that could limit the authority of government agencies to address major policy questions without congressional approval. The Supreme Court doesn't believe that the government can do whatever it wants without the will of the people as expressed through Congress. That is a radical idea to the left, the left and if you don't understand this, then you don't understand the great battle of the last 100 years.

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Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Curb Emissions

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 5 months ago

Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Curb Emissions

"Blow to the fight against climate change the Supreme Court has limited how the nation's main anti air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants AP correspondent Norman hall reports By a 6 three vote with conservatives in the majority the Supreme Court said that the clean air act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency brought authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming Instead the EPA is now limited to plant by plant regulation power plants account for roughly 30% of carbon dioxide output 19 mostly Republican led states and coal companies led the fight against broad EPA authority to regulate carbon output The court's ruling could complicate the administration's plans to combat climate change

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

06:12 min | 5 months ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"To become an amac member now. We have had some very important rulings from the Supreme Court on issues like religious freedom, the no establishment clause, obviously abortion, but also guns, gun rights, and this has been clearly one of the most important Supreme Court terms in modern history. Maybe for some decades, maybe even going back to 1973, which was the year of the road decision. But the court is not really done. We're waiting for one final big decision. It doesn't seem like a big decision when you first look at it. It's the case involves the EPA, the so called Environmental Protection Agency. And it has to do with the degree to which the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate greenhouse gases. Now, the federal government is littered with these regulatory agencies, and they are very ambitious. They basically think that they own the domain that they cover. So for example, the CDC, in a sense, owns the domain of health. The Environmental Protection Agency owns the domain of the environment. And so they think, yeah, we can basically tell any company what to do in the name of the environment. And just like the CDC said, we can tell people what to do in the name of health. But the question is, where do these agencies get the authority? To make these sweeping decisions. We had a taste of this, by the way, when the Biden administration, through the CDC, issued a rule that basically said any company with over a hundred employees must require a vaccine. And if you don't, then we're all kinds of penalties and fines, and this went before the Supreme Court. And the Supreme Court said, you know, you're a CDC. You have the authority to make certain declarations and proclamations and perhaps even rules regarding health. But you don't have unlimited power here. Another agency, by the way, that was involved in this in this CDC enterprise was the occupational safety and health administration, so called osha. Because osha was claiming that this mandate, the vaccine mandate was required by occupational safety. And the court was like actually no. Occupational safety as things to do with, you know, you're working in a big building in something falls on your head. Or there's asbestos in the building that's going to cause a health. So your job is to regulate that, but the idea that you can take the broad rubric of occupational safety and start telling the entire U.S. workforce of people who work for companies with over a hundred employees, you have to get a shot in your arm, the court goes no. You don't have the authority to do that. Congress can pass a law and will consider the constitutionality of that, but Congress has not passed a law. So what we're dealing with here we're dealing with the critical issue you've got a legislature Congress. And then you've got these federal agencies which are part of the executive branch. And what the court is considering is, when Congress sets up one of these agencies, do they get a cart blanch, they get an open license to make whatever rules they want, or rather do they have a specific and delineated mission, they have to stay within the boundaries of that mission. And if they go outside that mission and the court has every right to say, there is no authority for you to do this. Now, in other words, do these federal agencies, which are part of the executive branch, have broad authority or do they have more specific enumerated than their lineated authority. That's the issue here. And the reason this is important is that the Supreme Court, by the way, you could tell when the case came up before the court that a clear majority and maybe even more than 5 to four or even 6 to three were of the view that, you know, the EPA is taking a lot of liberties here and basically deciding we're going to shut down these plans. We're going to leave these plans open. We're going to tell this guy what to do. We're going to tell him this guy. And the court was like, where do you have the authority to make these kinds of sweeping decisions? And but the point is that if the court strikes down the EPA's authority here, it's raising a broader question, which is to say, can other agencies that have been doing kind of the same thing will not they now have to be a lot more careful. In other words, we're talking here about a way to reign in the power of the federal government itself. Now think of what conservatism means, conservatism means limiting, at least in part, limiting the power of the government. And we have found in the last several decades that this is not an easy thing to do. Government has Reagan made this point a kind of a natural tendency to expand and to grow. But here we have before the court an opportunity to really trim the sales of the government. And so this becomes a really important case and I hope that the court decides that not on the narrow grounds that in this particular case, the EPA exceeded its authority. If the court says that, then other agencies will feel like what this decision doesn't apply to us, we can continue sort of undisturbed or unmolested, but at the Supreme Court basically says, listen, we've seen this mad proliferation of agencies, which take it upon themselves to do whatever they want from now on they're going to have to stay within their given parameters. Stay within their enumerated authority that is delegated by Congress, but they don't have this kind of open blank check you might say. To take what Congress has given them, set up an agency and think that since they're setting up an agency in a particular domain, they somehow are the sovereigns.

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SCOTUS Could Block the EPA's Attempt to Fight Climate Change

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:14 min | 5 months ago

SCOTUS Could Block the EPA's Attempt to Fight Climate Change

"We have had some very important rulings from the Supreme Court on issues like religious freedom, the no establishment clause, obviously abortion, but also guns, gun rights, and this has been clearly one of the most important Supreme Court terms in modern history. Maybe for some decades, maybe even going back to 1973, which was the year of the road decision. But the court is not really done. We're waiting for one final big decision. It doesn't seem like a big decision when you first look at it. It's the case involves the EPA, the so called Environmental Protection Agency. And it has to do with the degree to which the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate greenhouse gases. Now, the federal government is littered with these regulatory agencies, and they are very ambitious. They basically think that they own the domain that they cover. So for example, the CDC, in a sense, owns the domain of health. The Environmental Protection Agency owns the domain of the environment. And so they think, yeah, we can basically tell any company what to do in the name of the environment. And just like the CDC said, we can tell people what to do in the name of health. But the question is, where do these agencies get the authority? To make these sweeping decisions. We had a taste of this, by the way, when the Biden administration, through the CDC, issued a rule that basically said any company with over a hundred employees must require a vaccine. And if you don't, then we're all kinds of penalties and fines, and this went before the Supreme Court. And the Supreme Court said, you know, you're a CDC. You have the authority to make certain declarations and proclamations and perhaps even rules regarding health. But you don't have unlimited power here.

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

01:37 min | 5 months ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on WCPT 820

"This is the Tom Hartman program. Welcome back to the third hour of our program. By the way, if you're outraged about the Supreme Court's decision today on abortion and there's setting up overturning your right to contraception, gay marriage and the legal, the legal right for people to have sex with whoever they want. You know, adults. It basically Lawrence V Texas, which uncritical eye gay sex in Texas. If you're outraged about the assault on those or yesterday's assault on your right, if you live in 7 states on state's rights, basically a Tenth Amendment case, you're right to live free of gun violence. I'm warning you. I wrote an op-ed about this a week and a half ago as I recall. The West Virginia case is got West Virginia versus EPA, is probably going to come down on Monday. And I'm expecting that that case is going to kill the Environmental Protection Agency. So get ready. There's worse to come or more to come, let's say. I don't know about worse, but there's more to come. Okay, it is anything goes Friday. We're picking up your calls and our national town hall meeting here or a town square. Steve and St. Petersburg, Florida, Steve, what's up? First of all, thank you for providing a nationwide town square. There are so many deep rest and angry and scared people right now. It's really amazing. And I'll start with one thing that's not on the abortion topic, although that's my main topic, which is

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

03:37 min | 6 months ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"This is here and now the Environmental Protection Agency warned this week that chemicals known as pfas may be more harmful than previously thought even in very small quantities Pfas chemicals are found in food packaging and cosmetics among other products and they've been found in drinking water across the country They're often called forever chemicals because they persist in the environment for a very long time Dino grandoni covers energy and environmental policy for The Washington Post dino welcome to here and now Jane thanks for having me on Well first tell us what these pfas chemicals are and exactly where they come from Yeah so pfas stands for a polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoro compounds or substances It's a real mouthful So sometimes they're called forever chemicals And the reason they're called that is because they are highly durable They have been used in flame retardant equipment nonstick cookware and water repellent fabrics And it's that very kind of commercial property that makes them last really long time in the environment and in our bodies when they get there And scientists have found over the course of the last several years several different health effects that they have on us including links to several types of cancer thyroid problems and even infertility Yeah if thyroid conditions cancers and what's so shocking is that the EPA actually does not regulate these chemicals Why not It is a little surprising The reason is that the EPA sets a really high bar for itself for issuing new regulations and drinking water Before the agency imposes a limitations on what contaminants are in our water they have to prove that there'll be a meaningful opportunity to improve public health And in truth the agency hasn't really issued new standards in a long time But that may change the agency now is telling us that they're going to come out with new mandatory standards With some teeth that will penalize water utilities this fall At least they'll propose a rule Before they go on the books it'll be about a year The agency tells us So you mentioned the chemicals they have been found in drinking water supplies across the country How prevalent are they in our drinking supply They touch every state and there are many dozens and dozens of communities that have found pfas in their water supply Among the most impacted areas are those near military bases one of the big uses of these forever chemicals is in a firefighting foam that is used to put out really intense jet fuel fires And it turns out that after many years on different air force and military bases of these being used that they've leached into the groundwater and in our contaminating a lot of communities around these bases So dino the EPA will put regulations into place hopefully soon but what can states do because these water filtration systems cost a lot of money don't they Yeah they really do So one step states have taken including Michigan is to put their own state level regulations in place Another step that can be done at the local level is for states and tribes to apply to the federal government for grants to build out new filtration systems to get this stuff out of our water So this week the Biden administration announced that they were going to be offering a $1 billion towards this effort And there should be another $4 billion coming in the next several years This is all from the bipartisan infrastructure package But in truth this is a really really hard problem to solve And it's probably going to cost a lot of money to get this stuff out of our drinking water Dino grandoni of The Washington Post covers energy.

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EPA Trims Ethanol Fuel Mandate for 2020-21 But Raises It for 2022

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 6 months ago

EPA Trims Ethanol Fuel Mandate for 2020-21 But Raises It for 2022

"The EPA sets new requirements for the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation's gasoline supply The Environmental Protection Agency is finalized the amount of biofuel that must be blended into the nation's gas supply for 2022 The agency raised the level of renewables required to 20.63 billion gallons That's an increase of a little over 8% from last year It includes advanced biofuels and 15 billion gallons of traditional ethanol The government retroactively lowered the requirements for 2020 and 2021 acknowledging that the COVID-19 pandemic decreased how much ethanol was produced but also how much gasoline was sold The American fuel and petrochemical manufacturers group reacting to the announcement says unachievable mandates will increase fuel costs while the renewable fuels association says the requirement will encourage growth and lower gas prices noting that ethanol is currently cheaper than gasoline Jennifer King

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:38 min | 8 months ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on WTOP

"Don Hayes who's been serving as acting chief since June of last year Hayes joined the department in 1981 city leaders say his 40 years of experience will serve people well Hayes holds master's degree from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's from Bowie state The Environmental Protection Agency says Pennsylvania has to plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and it's not good enough and it must come up with a better plan States around the Chesapeake Bay have agreed to reduce the amount of pollution that ends up in waterways that flow into the bay but the EPA says Pennsylvania's plan only meets 70% of its goal to reduce its release of nitrogen the agency says the main source is uncontrolled manure runoff and the state needs better policies and programs to control it Pennsylvania has 90 days to submit an updated plan and starting this week the agency is stepping up agriculture and stormwater inspections and enforcement to push the state to clean up its act Michelle bash WTO news Hey it's a big day here in the WTO newsroom as our first daily news podcast debuts this afternoon Now Sean Anderson sat down with Meghan clarity and Luke Garrett the co hosts of the DMV download and asked them what they're hoping to accomplish with the podcast We are very excited about this and we are beyond ready to launch basically it is WTO peace version of a deeper dive into the daily news every afternoon So our goal may have a goal every day of picking sort of the most impactful stories of our region that are coming out of the news on WTO peach day And sitting down with the reporter sitting down with the source and talking to them more about the why the context and getting into it And.

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Big new California reservoir on track for large federal loan

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 9 months ago

Big new California reservoir on track for large federal loan

"A long delayed plan to build a giant lake in northern California it's getting a big boost from the federal government I'm Ben Thomas with the latest the plan is for the reservoir to hold enough water to supply about three million households for a year nearly twice the size of the most recent reservoir built in California so much smaller than some of the state's better known lakes project aims to help the region withstand the west's notorious droughts environmental protection agency says it intends to loan the project nearly two point two billion dollars about half its total cost the project still must clear regulatory steps including an environmental review that's where it's likely to face strong opposition from environmental groups say the project will divert too much water from the Sacramento River reservoir would flood what's left of the town of science which now has just a handful of residents it's nestled in a valley of the coastal range mountains in rural Colusa county I'm Ben Thomas

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Joe Biden Lies About His Policies Not Holding Back Energy Production

Mark Levin

01:33 min | 9 months ago

Joe Biden Lies About His Policies Not Holding Back Energy Production

"Biden's been done his whole life ladies and gentlemen it didn't just start in old age He's been a slow learner He's been a chameleon He's been a survivor His entire life That's it What he is And here he is today three mister producer Here is today it's simply not true that his policies are holding back domestic energy production cut three go It's simply not true that my administration or policies are holding back domestic energy production As simply not true Even amid the pandemic So there is lies this lies through his teeth Lies through his false teeth Biden signed executive orders early on he directed his department of interior BLM in particular he directed his Environmental Protection Agency to prevent oil companies from doing what oil companies do They try to find oil A new technology came afoot after decades and decades of failures but try and try again by our magnificent energy industry in our capitalist system It's called fracking Actually called fracturing but fracking And it made it possible to get enormous amounts of fuel That otherwise would have been left underground

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High court to weigh limits to EPA efforts on climate change

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 10 months ago

High court to weigh limits to EPA efforts on climate change

"The Supreme Court is hearing a case today it's conservative majority could use to hobble the bided administration's efforts to combat climate change nineteen mostly Republican led states in coal companies are disputing the environmental protection agency's authority to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants currently there's no E. P. a plan in place and Bayern mental groups worry the High Court could preemptively undermine what ever planned president Biden's team developed a broad ruling by the court also could weaken regulatory efforts that extend well beyond the environment including consumer protections workplace safety and public health Biden has pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade I'm Julie Walker

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:35 min | 10 months ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on WTOP

"Down a bit here to 24° outside our studios and it's brought to you by Delos glass for all your glass mirror and shower door needs visit Delos glass dot com dulles glass love your glass 5 51 now Democrats in the Virginia state Senate have unanimously voted against one of governor Glenn young's cabinet picks In a key vote the democratic led Senate made it clear they don't approve of young's choice for secretary of natural resources Andrew Wheeler is a former coal lobbyist and was head of the Environmental Protection Agency under Trump Democrats environmental groups and some career EPA employees say his rollback of environmental protections making the wrong man for the job Wheeler has said his time under Trump wasn't covered fairly by the media State Republicans too have defended his record and say he shouldn't be punished for serving under the former president Cabinet secretary rejections don't happen often in Virginia There is still a chance the Republican led house could try and force another vote for Wheeler WTP news The Washington commanders football player who was behind the wheel in a fatal crash in loudoun county that killed his girlfriend has now been charged His lawyer says to chase her Everett was served with a warrant for involuntary manslaughter the loud and Kenny sheriff's office says ever it was going more than twice the 45 mph speed limit on gum spring road at the time of the crash His attorney says Everett has been released on bond and his lawyers will vigorously defend him against the allegations the Washington commanders issued a statement saying they're aware of the charge against Everett and will monitor the situation in loudon county elog can stain Douglas President Biden has said to me today with the leaders of some of the nation's largest electric utilities as he continues to push for lawmakers to approve $550 billion in spending on energy and climate measures The meeting comes ascent Democrats in The White House trying to find a way to advance a new version of provisions and the stalled build back better act It's the latest effort by the president to rally support for the bill from corporate leaders West Virginia governor Jim justice has signed a bill that eliminates the state's ban on nuclear power plants but the Republican governor cautioned against jumping in to diversify the state's energy offerings West Virginia of course is home to the colon industry just as said in a letter yesterday that any development or placement of nuclear technologies must be done thoughtfully and safely Another rock band cashes in on its catalog Current members of Allison chain sold their catalog to round hill music in a deal reportedly worth $50 million It includes.

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

03:47 min | 1 year ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"And lately I've been reading this new book called required reading and the subtitle is climate justice adaptation and investing in indigenous power It's right here on my desk And it's an anthology of essays by indigenous leaders who are working on climate solutions We're working on the cultural and policy and community level transformations that we need But I keep using that word transformation because that's the only way I can think about the magnitude of change that's really needed And I've been finding this book to be incredibly inspiring because so often we do our landing acknowledgments we talk about the value of indigenous wisdom in addressing environmental issues but it's something that I think not very many of us actually read about and study that wisdom in any detail And so it's something that I have started to dedicate more of my time to And overall the answer to your question is I don't know and that's actually the next project that I'm working on is I'm writing a book with a tentative title of what if we get it right Because I feel like it is so important for us to know what we are running towards What all this work will get at us If we do charge ahead with the transformations around electricity and transportation and buildings and manufacturing and agriculture and land use like what do we get Show me that it's worth it Show me that there's a place for me in this future Show me that the work can be joyful and exciting along the way And so that's what I am working to put together now You are the recipient of the climate one and award of the memory of Steven Schneider a pioneering climate scientist whose last book was science as a contact sport Did you know science was going to be a contact sport when you started to pursue a PhD in marine biology Did you anticipate how rough it would be No but I also did not anticipate in any sense the role that I would end up playing I never aspired to or expected to be any sort of public figure A lot of scientists don't That's not why people go into science right Exactly You want to be in your lab and do your work I also never thought I would be in the lab So my first job out of college was working in the policy office at the Environmental Protection Agency in D.C. My major as an undergrad was environmental science and public policy So I always wanted to work at this intersection of science and policy And so for me it was just a matter of how can I get this advanced degree in science in order to make sure that all the best science is used to inform policy making even if I'm not the one doing that science I will have the training to be able to interpret it and convey the importance of it in the context of how we form policy And so I guess the answer is no but because I never thought of myself really as having a career as a research scientist and I never thought of myself as having a public profile in any significant way I thought I would just be a policy wonk who had a bunch of science training that made me useful in a different way Because some of the best advice I ever got was you know there are a lot of lawyers doing policy that aren't as many scientists doing policies so that I could help build the bridge from the other direction So I kind of thought I would stay out of the fray You're listening to a climate one conversation with this year's winner of the Stephen Schneider award for climate communication If you missed a previous episode or want to hear more of climate ones and powering conversations subscribe to.

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:58 min | 1 year ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on WTOP

"It's one 51 now Doling out pardons is a holiday tradition for Texas Republican governor Greg Abbott But this year there's a lot of attention on one name George Floyd Floyd was arrested on a drug charge in 2004 but the work of the Houston cop who arrested him is no longer trusted by prosecutors Floyd spent much of his life in Houston before moving to Minnesota where his death under the knee of a white police officer last year led to a reckoning on race and policing The Texas parole board unanimously recommended a pardon for Floyd back in October Prince George's county police along with several partner agencies are trying to stop illegal street racing The agency held a joint operation over the weekend officers observed illegal racing in meet ups in several parts of the county including inland overland over hills beltsville and up a Marlboro four people were arrested nearly a 170 citations were issued to firearms were recovered prince George's county police say this is not a one and done operation They say they'll keep working to stop it It appears too many people are being prescribed too many antidepressants for too long A study in the drug and Therapeutics bulletin recommends that doctors prescribe fewer antidepressants and for a shorter time The British researchers say they found no significant difference between people on antidepressants and those on a placebo If the benefits of the drugs are uncertain many patients suffer side effects or severe withdrawal symptoms when they try to come off them It's time The researchers say for the medical profession to reconsider the widespread and growing use of antidepressants Vicky Barker CBS News London Multiple agencies say their senior leaders will return to the office after the new year The agriculture department Environmental Protection Agency and national science foundation have all asked their senior executives or managers to return to the office on January 3rd or fourth At least for a day or two a week planning for the rest of their employees to return though is more complicated The social security administration says it will ask employees to return later than the original January 3rd date it proposed earlier this fall Nikola Briscoe federal news network coming up in money news Lots of people want to leave the region I'm John Aaron One 54 Dell Technologies end of year sale helps you save up to 45% on the latest computers featuring Windows 11 pro that easily automate workflows call 8 7 7 ask Dell If it's at the lunch I'll probably wouldn't have fed them for the title I get a little army when I'm hungry at a time and it's everything people That's why I'm supposed to have had live in game bedding for football I don't care if the game is already started At the time to make your movers in the second half go for it See this got you See the lights to move freely That's why I'm parcel to the top.

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Environment: NPR

Environment: NPR

02:41 min | 1 year ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Environment: NPR

"On root metrics U.S. report results vary. A day after senator Joe Manchin dealt a critical blow to President Biden's climate ambitions, the administration is leaned into its executive authority to cut carbon emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency has announced new tailpipe emission standards for the nation's cars. NPR's Nathan rott reports. Transportation is the single largest source of climate warming greenhouse gases in the U.S. and auto emissions. This stuff we spew from our tailpipes is a big chunk of that. It's also harmful to human health, contributing to asthma, cancer, and heart issues, and say to oh but Witherspoon is executive director of the children's environmental health network. Undisputed peer reviewed literature has shown us that there is significant association between neighborhood traffic and asthma and upper respiratory issues among our children. Witherspoon and other climate and health advocates joined with top brass from the EPA to announce the ambitious new car standards yesterday. And they will do a lot to reduce pollution. Here's EPA administrator Michael Regan. We estimate that through the year 2050, this program will save American drivers up to $420 billion on fuel costs. Gas that you won't have to put in the tank. The EPA says the new standards, which would mandate that new passenger vehicles average a label value of at least 40 miles per gallon by 2026 will cut billions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Cuts that are needed if the U.S. wants to significantly reduce its outsized contribution to climate change. But Dan Becker with the center for biological diversity, they don't go far enough. I think these rules are a little more a speed bump than the U turn that they needed to be to avoid a climate catastrophe. Climate change is already here, and to avoid the most catastrophic scenarios Becker is alluding to. The U.S. needs to significantly cut its carbon footprint. A goal that suffered a major setback this week when West Virginia senator Joe Manchin announced he would not support a major climate Bill. Becker says, that means Biden is now limited. The president really has only one major option to reduce climate warming emissions. And that is strong clean car standards. And these aren't strong enough. Challenges to the new rules are likely from Republican led states. But Becker doesn't think the auto industry, which fought against similar rules from the Obama administration will put up much of a fight because auto manufacturers now sell to a global market and the future is increasingly looking electric. Nathan rott, NPR news. At the turn of the millennium, the whole world seemed to be teetering towards.

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

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 1 year ago

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

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

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast

Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast

04:26 min | 1 year ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast

"You get a blast of whatever. Cold water has flowed past the heater before triggering it to kick on again and that could be a bit of a shock. If you're not prepared for it and then you finally get your cost to supply of hot water but even accounting for the cold sandwich. The temperature in the shower still seemed to fluctuate for the first minute or so for some reason we had the temperature set at one thirty five which is just way too hot adjusted to one. Twenty-five seem to solve that consistency issue now expert. Opinions vary as to the ideal temperature for hot water. Some say one thirty one forty but you have to keep in mind that one forty can be dangerous if you have young children. The epa the environmental protection agency recommends one twenty anything less than twenty us bacteria growth although this may only apply to water sitting in a tank. I'm not sure if it applies to a tankless heater as well. So when twenty-five seemed to be a decent compromise and that seemed to solve that consistency issue and in fact has his turned it down. Further to one twenty and nobody in our household is send anything. And i'm happy with it. So that's where it's probably going to stay. The bottom line with tankless heater. Is we expect our water bill to go up but we also expect that to be offset by our gas bill going down after all we are no longer keeping a fifty gallon tank of water heated however we seem to be using more gas at this point. The water heater is the only gas appliance in use in the summer and so far compared to last year our usage has gone up. I am hoping that with the efficiency of the furnace that will balance things out in the winter but in all honesty. The tankless heater hasn't quite lived up to his promise. I will keep you posted as we get more data but even if we were using natural gas we are still using more water and that water is treated and there's an energy costs there and a resource cost there that we don't necessarily see directly that water ends up going down the drain and while in theory is going to be on in the environment available for future use it would have to be treated again for human consumption so at the end of the day. I am not sure that i would agree with. Tankless heater necessarily be labeled as green. But hey at least we don't have fifty gallons of water being continuously heated in our basement. We're not using it now. In terms of our bottom line our bottom line. The tankless will pay for itself. After i think seven years based on what we were paying to rent the tank heater now. Of course buying a tank heater would also pay for itself.

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EPA rule sharply limits HFCs, gases used as refrigerants

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

EPA rule sharply limits HFCs, gases used as refrigerants

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

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Arizona Judge Strikes Down Trump-Era Water Regulation

Native America Calling

00:59 min | 1 year ago

Arizona Judge Strikes Down Trump-Era Water Regulation

"Federal judge in arizona. Recently struck down trump era water rule which reduced the number of waterways protected under federal regulations and gibson from arizona public media reports the lawsuit against the environmental protection agency was filed by six federally recognized tribes from across the country. Though the biden administration found serious issues with trump's water. It was going to use it until they come up with their own policy since it's been struck down. Protections are back on for ephemeral streams which only flow after rain or snow in arizona. That's over ninety percent of the waterways chairman peter. Upc oh leads. The possibly ocoee tribe in the southern part of the state and this is just one more way of the tries banding together getting the powerful feeling that you can do something about it regardless if it's somebody as high as the president and all that equal pc oh seems hopeful that the ruling will strengthen efforts to protect waters within a proposed coppermine site in southern

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"From new york this is democracy. Now once we saw the actual initial towards sort of realized there was there was led a i was already getting warnings many more toxic exposures. When we heard kristy let me get on tv and say quality safety situations rations for such that. There don't bosa health hazard to make sure everybody. Nine eleven's unsettled duff's this week marks the twentieth anniversary of the september eleventh attacks we look enraging new documentary on the impact of the talk sick cancer causing smoke and dust that hungover ground zero sickening. So many yet. How the environmental protection agency told people. The air was safe to breathe. Were they trying to save wall street. We'll speak with democracy. Now's juan gonzalez. Who helped expose the public health crisis despite intense pressure not to and we'll talk to a student who school stuyvesant high near the site reopened before the smoke had stopped burning. We'll also look at. How nine eleven responders had to fight for healthcare justice while they were sick and dying. We'll speak with. Joe's drove the father of police. Detective james drogba who died of respiratory illness after assisting in rescue efforts at ground zero about how he had to fight to get his illness. Recognized refused to admit that he was sick and they just prosecutor and they wouldn't give up. they really. They wanted to quit. They would send us into the house to make sure in. The house is there. Were hoping to catch him outside the house where they could discipline them probably fire. That's how much they want to get rid of him to.

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"From new york this is democracy. Now once we saw the actual visual reports sort of realized was there was led. A i was already getting warnings. Many more toxic exposures. When we heard kristy let me get on tv and say quality safety situations rations are such that. They're don't bosa health hazard to make sure everybody. Nine eleven's unsettled duff's this week marks the twentieth anniversary of the september eleventh attacks. We look enraging new documentary on the impact of the talk sick cancer causing smoke and dust that hungover ground zero sickening. So many yet. How the environmental protection agency told people. The air was safe to breathe. Were they trying to save wall street. We'll speak with democracy. Now's one gonzales. Who helped expose the public health crisis despite intense pressure not to and we'll talk to a student who school stuyvesant high near the site reopened before the smoke had stopped burning. We'll also look at. How nine eleven responders had to fight for healthcare justice while they were sick and dying. We'll speak with. Joe's drove the father of police. Detective james drogba who died of respiratory illness after assisting in rescue efforts at ground zero about how he had to fight to get his illness. Recognized refused to admit that he was sick and they just prosecutor and they wouldn't give up. they really. They wanted to quit. They would send us into the house to make sure in the house. Is there a hoping to catch him outside the house where they could discipline them probably fire. That's how much they want to get rid of him to.

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"From new york this is democracy. Now once we saw the actual visual hordes sort of realized was benzine there was led a. I was already getting warnings. Many more toxic exposures. When we heard kristy let me get on tv and say quality safety situations are such that. They're don't bosa health hazard to make sure everybody. Nine eleven's unsettled duff's this week marks the twentieth anniversary of the september eleventh attacks. We look enraging new documentary on the impact of the talk sick cancer causing smoke and dust that hungover ground zero sickening so many yet. How the environmental protection agency told people. The air was safe to breathe. Were they trying to save wall street. We'll speak with democracy. Now's juan gonzalez. Who helped expose the public health crisis despite intense pressure not to and we'll talk to a student who school stuyvesant high near the site reopened before the smoke had stopped burning. We'll also look at. How nine eleven responders had to fight for healthcare justice while they were sick and dying. We'll speak with. Joe's drove the father of police. Detective james drogba who died of respiratory illness after assisting in rescue efforts at ground zero about how he had to fight to get his illness. Recognized refused to admit that he was sick and they just prosecutor and they wouldn't give up. they really. They wanted to quit. They would send us into the house to make sure in. The house is there. Were hoping to catch him outside the house where they could discipline them probably fire. That's how much they want to get rid of him to.

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"From new york this is democracy. Now once we saw the actual visual reports sort of realized was benzine. There was led a. I was already getting warnings. Many more toxic exposures. When we heard kristy let me get on tv and say quality safety situations are such that. They're don't bosa health hazard to make sure everybody. Nine eleven's unsettled duff's this week marks the twentieth anniversary of the september eleventh attacks. We look enraging new documentary on the impact of the talk sick cancer causing smoke and dust that hungover ground zero sickening so many yet. How the environmental protection agency told people. The air was safe to breathe. Were they trying to save wall street. We'll speak with democracy. Now's juan gonzalez. Who helped expose the public health crisis despite intense pressure not to and we'll talk to a student who school stuyvesant high near the site reopened before the smoke had stopped burning. We'll also look at. How nine eleven responders had to fight for healthcare justice while they were sick and dying. We'll speak with. Joe's drove the father of police. Detective james drogba who died of respiratory illness after assisting in rescue efforts at ground zero about how he had to fight to get his illness. Recognized refused to admit that he was sick and they just prosecutor and they wouldn't give up. they really. They wanted to quit. They would send us into the house to make sure in the house. Is there a hoping to catch him outside the house where they could discipline them probably fire. That's how much they want to get rid of him to.

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"From new york this is democracy. Now once we saw the actual visual reports sort of realized was benzine. There was led a. I was already getting warnings. Many more toxic exposures. When we heard kristy let me get on tv and say quality safety situations rations are such that. They're don't bosa health hazard. Make sure everybody. Nine eleven's unsettled duff's this week marks the twentieth anniversary of the september eleventh attacks. We look enraging new documentary on the impact of the talk sick cancer causing smoke and dust that hungover ground zero sickening. So many yet. How the environmental protection agency told people. The air was safe to breathe. Were they trying to save wall street. We'll speak with democracy. Now's one gonzales. Who helped expose the public health crisis despite intense pressure not to and we'll talk to a student who school stuyvesant high near the site reopened before the smoke had stopped burning. We'll also look at. How nine eleven responders had to fight for healthcare justice while they were sick and dying. We'll speak with. Joe's drove the father of police. Detective james drogba who died of respiratory illness after assisting in rescue efforts at ground zero about how he had to fight to get his illness. Recognized refused to admit that he was sick and they just prosecutor and they wouldn't give up. they really. They wanted to quit. They would send us into the house to make sure in. The house is there. Were hoping to catch him outside the house where they could discipline them probably fire. That's how much they want to get rid of him to.

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Water's Cheap...Should It Be?

The Indicator from Planet Money

01:54 min | 1 year ago

Water's Cheap...Should It Be?

"Everybody. We are heading back to the bathroom. And that is because flush toilets are responsible for thirty percent of all the water we use in our homes. They are the single biggest water uses in our houses two trillion gallons of water a year. And here i just want to reiterate that the water you used flush. Your toilet is actually clean enough to drink. So we're using the cleanest thing to get rid of the dirtiest thing like this high quality product which is kind of crazy when you think about it. Yes yes. You're getting really big. It's insane. so what's the biggest waste of water in the united states. I would say it's the flush tour. Now i'm gonna become completely unglued. According to the environmental protection agency the average american uses around eighty eight gallons of water per day per person but at the same time we pay listen penny per gallon. Now we're not paying for anything. That's one of the big problems in water. You're not paying anything for war. You may have a bill from a water department or maybe something for your condo. Your apartment association or not mean water is so undervalued. That many places people don't even landlords. Don't even try to collect it from individual units for context. Robert says bobble border can cost up to a thousand times more than tap and fun fact twenty five percent of the time. Bottled water is tap water and to confuse things even more robert says and apartment buildings often. There's just one meter for the whole building so dairy you could turn your tap on and leave it on for like a month and there's another problem even landlord who's paying the ultimate bill. Your landlord is simply paying for the utility to provide clean water. It's the cost of service. There's no premium added for the water itself

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Death Toll Rises After Devastating Haiti Earthquake

Chad Benson Show

00:09 sec | 1 year ago

Death Toll Rises After Devastating Haiti Earthquake

"Counted 248 more dead, bringing the toll to 2100 and 89. The Biden admitted. The Biden Environmental Protection Agency is banning use of chlorpyrifos

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

03:03 min | 1 year ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

"Uranium in the water as a major safety concern is despite the city is the city's copay is testing showing that it can treat uranium out of water. Guess what you're gonna find uranium in water sources. This is nothing out of the ordinary. And they know how to do it. The group also warms of various other contamination risks. The city had investigated through independent firms and found it to be the city. Did animal okay. You know what the all reminds me off. Sorry going field here the environmental protection agency. The environmental protection agency was found on a construct concept known as the paralyzing principle. What does that mean. Well you sit around and you omit those numerous her rumps and you come up with the worst case scenario of what could go wrong. We're talking something catastrophic here. Something that well probably would never have happened over. It is scary and frightening and life threatening. Okay so you take the worst case scenario and you reverse engineer back from the worst case scenario in order to come up with rules and regulations defining any of any parameters relative to the issue. You're discussing. that's what the environmental protection agency was founded on and i can't help but draw some parallels here all right yet one report by leonard rice engineers water noting a layer of low permeability silty clays play e celts. I guess those are different than silty. Clays silts stone and clay stone means any surface contaminants would likely terminate and again. This is written in engine. Eary's terminate at the top of this layer and not migrate into the aquifer. If it did it would move very slowly. Providing the city time to respond before production wells are impacted yes. The is published eighteen other reports on the website. All looking at the project safety and feasability. So if you have any questions if you have any concerns if you have some time why not read. those reports. say greeley's water wrote in a public letter to Greeley water customers titled new water source contaminated with uranium all. That's scary isn't it. Of course it is but you need to put it into context and the ability of those who work in water resources..

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

08:15 min | 1 year ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"Here we go with our number two of wheels for this Saturday morning and an oil report last week, our refineries operated at 92.2% of operational capacity. Crude oil inventories decreased by 6.9 million barrels. We have 445.5 million on hand and 7% below the five year average Gasoline inventories decreased by 6.1 million barrels. 2%. Below the five year average Distillate fuels increased by 1.6 million barrels, 6% below the five year average and gasoline products supplied to the market. Four week roll over from last year up 12.5%. And so a federal of pellet cord a week ago Friday. Throughout the Trump era Environmental Protection Agency rule that allowed 15% ethanol sales in the summer. And, of course, as they say, a significant blow to the ethanol industry. Let me remind everybody that it was a cleaner act of 1990 that said, We had to put an oxygen it into our fuel supply. In order to make fuel burn cleaner. The problem was is by 1990. When that legislation had passed, Honda had already introduced the first computerized engine. With their program Fuel injection engine in 1988. So if you were going to put an oxygen it into gasoline to make the gas burn cleaner. That might have been a great idea back in 1975 when we still had carb aerators. It's dumb as dirt when you're entering the age where computers were going to sense the octane. The air pressure and set the fuel air mixture perfectly every last time. It is redundant and a waste. Not only that. But they actually had to program the programs to accommodate ethanol. That's right. Because there's an oxygen and the gas it has to make that equation. It doesn't matter because of the fact that that ethanol is more likely to create smog. Than regular gasoline, particularly in the summer. You couldn't sell more than the 10% blend, and this was debated. In Congress across the board. Because you add ethanol to the gas. It creates more smog in summer or the exact opposite of the reason of adding an oxygen into the fuel. In any case, the Trump Administration made the change to fulfill a campaign promise to Midwest farmers. The campaign promises are supposed to beat everybody in America. But as I said, this is not an environmental rule. It's an AG policy. And if Trump hadn't done it, let me tell you something. The Democrats did it. Republicans before the Democrats did it. Everybody is trying to buy the farm vote. I've got it. But you know the subsidies to corn farmers who were already some of the biggest out there in agriculture period. Why are we giving them all the subsidies to grow corn, which, by their own admission, folks, they would lose money growing corn without our subsidies. Okay, Got it. If it's a crop, you're losing money on anyhow, and if you took the subsidies away, they would grow a profitable crop. And then you say, Okay, we're going to make up for it by putting more of it in the gas. You're kind of like wasting a lot of money for nothing, or at least in my opinion. I don't mind helping out the farmers, but let's help them grow more profitable crops. It goes on. The change was made in May of 2019 ended the summer ban on e 15 ethanol in the gas. The Cleaner Act prohibited the sale of certain fuels with higher volatility. June 1st to September 15th the limit Smog in America and the judges on the U. S Court of Appeals for District of Columbia. Said It is clear from the federal law that Congress balanced, wide ranging economic, energy security and geopolitical implications when they worded that compromise That you could sell E 15 in the gas just not in the worst summer months when it would create more smog. And that's not been thrown out. They're probably going to go back and ask Congress to change the law, but it will not be about making a cleaner environment. It's going to be about more money for farmers Mark my words. Oil companies have been ordered to kick in for the cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the biggest oil companies and these battles are going to continue. A federal judge has ruled that field would energy, a privately held company. That controls the old oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico had sought bankruptcy protection. And by doing that it would pass on hundreds of millions of dollars and environmental liabilities to prior owners and the insurers of the wells. Again. Everybody loves to go out and make it all well and make all the money there is to make off oil, although sometimes it's not profitable. I digress. But when all there's all money to be made, has been made very few people put aside money to actually close well and make sure it doesn't damage the environment. Bad enough when you do it on land. When you do it in salt water, it's actually kind of worse. And the company. Fleetwood Energy went bankrupt so they wouldn't have to do this. So the court has ruled that Exxon Hess and rolled Dutch shell have to kick in a small fortune. Of the get this $7.2 billion cleanup that's needed right now in the Gulf of Mexico. And as to almost accent that last story. Another story came out this week with a study on what happened to the 4.9 million million barrels of oil. From the deepwater horizon Spell spill in 2010. As they pointed out when the deepwater horizon blew up through oil into the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers injured another 17. The platform was 40 miles off the Louisiana coast sank two days later, 5000 ft into the Gulf. And while it took until August 4th 2010 to seal the well, for those of you don't remember back in April. Remember, they were saying, Well, we're probably going to be able to cap in in a couple weeks. Well, I had a friend who was on this show, by the way, who used to be part of an own, not one, but two international companies have built offshore old platforms. In fact, he built China's first offshore oil platform. And when this happened, I called him up and asked him about this runaway well in the Gulf of Mexico, and Tony, the head of CEO of British Petroleum, said they're going to try to get it under control in two weeks. And he said, that is never going to happen. He's just out there line to the media. Here is what they're going to have to do to stop that run away all week and explain how you drill into the side. You hit it, you seal it underneath and he said, Here's how long it's gonna take to do that, And it's the only way it's going to happen. And so for the next 3 to 4 weeks, if you recall British Petroleum kept saying, we're going to have this handle going to have it handled the media covered it and nothing changed. But I was the guy that wrote the article for Business Week and said on or about this date, here's what they're going to do to stop the leak. I guess the gusher at the bottom of the ocean and here's how long it's really going to take to do it, and we were right. My friend was right and telling me the date within five working days. That being said.

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"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Further Together the ORAU Podcast

Further Together the ORAU Podcast

03:45 min | 1 year ago

"environmental protection agency" Discussed on Further Together the ORAU Podcast

"And scientists for that we also work with the environmental protection agency and that is An opportunity where recent graduates us years out of school or even currently in school really distant their fit in the door at a federal agency where they can work with some of the nation's leading environmental scientists and researchers and again solving some pretty big problems in in the united states today I love that that particular program. It's near and dear to my heart. Because i've seen what the folks that we have hired it to do next so We've seen our employees get hired on full time at epa. We see them go back to school and know their phd or their a masters degree and we see them go on and work at you know either in the private sector or at other federal agencies so i just i love that opportunity of really getting in an at an early emerging workforce you know young fresh out of school and getting their start in the world and and that's a great funding to recruit as well so we have quite a bit of openings there including everything from like project management t- lab operations even some human resource opportunities there. So does it have to be all stem these business communications working again broadens the net for the kinds of people that you're looking for. It's not all stem. It's a little bit across the board. So absolutely amanda. Is there anything we haven't talked about that. You want to make sure that we cover now. I think that you have dinner. Great job of keeping me talking as usual. I really appreciate the opportunity. Not only just to brag about my team because as as you know i think Top of the line but also brag about our clients because you know we talk about our resiliency. That man at our clients generous During this time they've they've adjusted and pivoted with kobe and they just keep fighting the good fight as well right. So that's fantastic. Congratulations to you and your team for keeping the lights on basically and keeping you know business. Have you know is happening for everyone to be able to make that pivot. I know we use that phrase a lot during this time but it's true i mean you know we've had to make big pivots and four. Were you all to rise to the challenge in for our customers to rise to the challenge and continue to be successful as an awesome thing to see. So congratulations to you and your team. Thanks for the time today. Absolutely thank you talking again soon. Thank you for listening to further together. The oh are you. Podcast learn more about any of the topics discussed by our experts visit. Www dot o. r. a. u. dot org. You can also find us on facebook. Twitter and linked in at o. Are a you in on instagram. At o. are a you together if you like. Further together the podcast. We'd appreciate you giving us a review on your favorite podcast platform. Your reviews will help. More people find the podcasts..

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