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"gas association" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Okay, so Democrats really bad at running things like cities and the border and many, many things. Because here's the thing. Any politician who refuses to actually recognize reality is bad at running things. That's true Republican or Democrat. Whenever people say they can fix all your problems, they're just lying to you. But everybody who's in a position of power always thinks they can fix all of the problems, or at least they're going to force you to fix the problems on your dime. This is the secret of the new regulatory attempt to ban gas stoves. According to The Washington Post, for years, scientists and health advocates have tried to bring attention to a secret source of air pollution, sitting in 40 million homes around the United States, which jumpstarts a childhood asthma increases the risk of respiratory problems and emits planet warming gases. It is the gas stove, and now those efforts are gaining traction. On Monday, Richard Trump could junior one of the four commissioners of the U.S. consumer product safety commission said in an interview, the agency was considering a ban on gas stoves, or at least standards around the amount of toxic fumes such stoves can spew into America's kitchens. Some cities, including LA Seattle and New York, have already moved to ban gas stoves in certain new homes and apartments. And now Kathy hochul is proposing banning guest hookups, four gas stoves and new buildings in the entire state. So the claim is the gas stoves are burning natural gas, which means that when a gas stove is on, it releases not only 5 in pieces of particulate matter that can invade the lungs, but also nitrogen dioxide carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, all of which have been linked to various health risks. Scientists have identified nitrogen dioxide, for example, is contributing to childhood onset of asthma and worsening asthma symptoms. According to one study, children living in a household with gas stoves have a 42% increased likelihood of already having asthma and a 24% increased risk of developing asthma at some point in their lifetime. Last week, scientists from the clean energy think tank RMI estimated in a peer reviewed study at 12.7% of childhood asthmas could be attributed to living in a household with a gas stove. Some scientists have compared the risks of gastro use to having a smoker in the home. Now, here's the problem. The EPA doesn't have the power to regulate indoor air quality. But Americans are now being pushed by the consumer product safety commission to ban gas stoves. Now they say that they're not going to do it anytime soon. A spokesperson said in an email, any regulatory action by the commission will involve a lengthy process. But here is the reality. And the reality is that the science on gas stoves killing your kids at asthma is really shoddy. It turns out that you actually have to compare the use of what you are cooking. Typically, if you're talking about what generates smoke, it is the cooking materials you use that generate the smoke based on the hot pan that you are using in order to cook the thing. It doesn't matter if you're using an electric stove and you are frying things and it creates lots of heat, which means lots of smoke, that is going to create particulate matter. Same thing if you're using natural gas. By the way, I've cooked with both of them. And let me just say, natural gas stoves are way better than electric stones. They work better than fireworks better. Cooking and electric stuff sucks. But this is truly amazing. It's also much more expensive for people in the moment because natural gas is actually super, super cheap. The American gas association pushed back against the recent research. They said any effort to ban highly efficient natural gas stoves should raise alarm bells for the 187 million Americans who depend on this essential fuel every single day. And again, many of the reports that are being relied upon here are just not true. So for example, many Christopher wrote in October of 2021 at energy in depth, California, about the municipalities in California that are seeking to pass ordinances banning the use of natural gas in homes and businesses. But it reports sponsored by the California restaurant association shows how many of these studies are really, really flawed. The California restaurant association president said quote, California shuts rely on gas stoves to grow vegetables your meats and Korean meals, all kinds inspired by cuisines from all over the world. We are concerned misleading health claims could lead to the loss of flame cooking, which were dramatically impact restaurants and the work of chefs and cooks, all of whom have endured enough during COVID-19. So there are a bunch of shortcuts and biases that have been used in many of these studies, there was one UCLA study, by the way, showing that the supposed damages of natural gas cooking.
As Inflation Peaks, So Will This Biden Tax Hike
"The letter to Congress from the American gas association warned that the methane tax would amount to a 17% increase on an average family's natural gas bill Democrats have included a tax in the bill despite retail prices for energy surpassing multiyear highs in the United States What else is in there for you $12 billion crude oil tax which will increase household costs Democrats are imposing a 16.4% excuse me 16.4 cent per barrel tax on crude oil and imported petroleum products That will be passed on to consumers in the form of higher gas prices Imagine the tax hike violates Biden's tax pledge to any American making less than $400,000 If that wasn't bad enough Democrats have pegged their oil tax increase to inflation As inflation increases so will the level of the tax And the nonpartisan joint committee on taxation estimates the provision will raise $12 billion in taxes You ready for that one folks
INGAA's Amy Andryszak Pens Letter to Biden Administration
"So this letter from the interstate natural gas association president and CEO Amy andraz Zak To President Biden just last week should concern everybody Here's some excerpts Please this is important I am writing to further underscore the concerns about the New England region's growing uneasiness about electric reliability and corresponding price bikes during cold winter months Now these people are involved in providing the energy and representing the people who do and they are jumping up and down they are banging the pots and pans they have been doing it month after month after month And nobody is listening to them Instead we have Congress today in the Senate voting to codify same sex marriage Like that's an issue And 12 Republicans in the Senate That's their priority If you want to get married in this country and you're gay go for it It's the law of the land because the Supreme Court said so What's this codification stuff It's a vote For political purposes She writes I encourage your administration that's Biden to pursue a long-term solution that addresses the root cause The region's long-standing electric reliability problems a lack of adequate natural gas infrastructure Rather than focus on the short term emergency solutions there were neither intended nor designed to address systemic issues like those that are present in New England
"gas association" Discussed on KOMO
"And in headlines, gas and oil executives are roasting President Biden after he blamed them for rising prices at the pump. Biden recently laid the blame for high gas prices firmly in part at the feet of the U.S. energy producers. The U.S. oil and gas association responding today saying make sure The White House intern who posted this tweet registers for econ one O one. A university of British Columbia study says southern resident killer whales have not had enough food for several years, which could affect their already small numbers, about 75 of the whales spanned from California to Canada's Queen Charlotte islands, but a decrease in salmon threatens that population. A recent bank rate survey found that nearly three quarters of us were worried about new or continued price increases on everyday essentials, as we see that inflation pressure continue. Bankrate dot com analyst Sarah foster has a closer look with Tom hudler. So tell us where these everyday essential prices are rising the most over the past year. Yeah, well, we know this all too well, I think, especially in that bank rate survey 93% of Americans said that they had noticed inflation, whether that's at the grocery store or the gasoline pump, and I think all that really illustrates where we're seeing prices rise the most. So bank rate we looked at 50 consumer Staples and we saw that groceries, those are getting more expensive and in fact 6 of the ten most inflated items were items that you purchased at the grocery store, those really important food items that, you know, obviously we can skip a dinner out, but we can't skip dinner. I think zooming in on those we saw eggs really rising 32% from a year ago and then really notably chicken is up about 17%, which is the largest increase ever. And so all of this is happening at the same time as energy prices being up. In fact, gas is up about 50% from the past 12 months. But we're also seeing not just gas at the pump, but utility prices. If we obviously with we're living in a place, we have to pay for electricity. We have to pay for heat in the winter. Those are all getting more expensive as well as personal care items and then rent. Yeah, that's a lot of categories to cover there and very specifically, as you mentioned, some of those like the gas prices, but other energy based prices as well. So what steps can we take to try to fight back against this high inflation? Yeah, well, I think what becomes really challenging is telling Americans that it's important to shop around, especially when you see prices really rising across the board. But I think kind of within that, what's important is maybe just noting what your own personal inflation rate is. I think obviously while headline inflation is about 8.6 over the past 12 months. Some of us might have a little bit different of a picture depending on what we buy. So really taking note about what we're spending money on, maybe we're purchasing a lot of those really inflated items. Maybe there are ways that we can cut back, but I think kind of pairing that information with this kind of sales that retailers or grocery stores are providing, which we have been seeing a lot lately. That can at least help us really limit the amount of money that we're spending, especially when it comes to inflation. But really kind of overalls of taking note of the strong job market, I think, while penny pinching does become important, that's what adds up most in the end it's getting a pay raise, which thankfully I think we still see it as historically strong job market that's more of an option for so many people. And you also said, don't be afraid to ask for help. I mean, there are lots of resources available because, well, a lot of folks know a lot of folks are struggling right now. Yeah, and I think this is really important to remember, you know, there's no shame in getting help, especially when the federal government does provide programs. I think especially when we're zooming in on utility, utilities, I think there are two federal assistance programs that your state might have elected to provide you. So I think
"gas association" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"The idea was that these were really essential agencies that were a part of the way the fossil fuel industry blocked progress But they were also movable targets who we could really bring on to the right side of this issue And tap into the incredible talent that exists in the creative sector and instead of using that to destroy creation try and get those creatives to actually help address the climate crisis Well Porter novelli is a PR firm that dropped a client Tell us that story Right So early on we were working with the writer Bill mckibbin to put out the first piece about the campaign that he was writing for The New Yorker And the case study that we were zeroing in on was the firm Porter novelli which is a storied PR firm that dates back into the last century And they've been working with the American public gas association which is deleting lobby group for the natural gas industry And Porter novelli had helped them develop a campaign called gas genius which was targeting quote woke millennials and Gen Z and it was a lot of photos of people grilling fish tacos on their open gas flame and working with chef influencers on Instagram to talk about how they would only cook with natural gas And we were going to really take them to task for this campaign It had nothing about the risks of natural gas and methane emissions nothing about the health risks of having gas stoves in your homes et cetera And when we got in touch with them to kind of fact check the piece and talk to them about the issue They said you're a wait a second We'll give us a couple of weeks and we'll get back to you And lo and behold to their credit they came back and said look we're no longer going to work with this gas association because quote it is no longer compatible with our commitment to environmental justice And I think that was really telling both that they brought up the environment but also social justice We have seen a reckoning in the advertising space around Black Lives Matter around racial justice issues We're hoping that they extend that conversation to really look at climate justice and the climate crisis as well Now I'll put a little caveat on this story to say that we are not exactly sure that Porter novelli has followed through on their commitment to not do any more work with fossil fuel clients So we'll keep digging into that But it is a good sign that this campaign can move some really large firms and hopefully reshape the industry as a whole Catherine PR firms are hired to predict and create trends climate disruption is a trend that's accelerating How much is fossil fuel a dividing line between The Old Guard and the new guard among people working in these agencies I mean I think that it's only starting to become that I think it's I think we talked a little bit already about the comparison to tobacco And I think it does it works well in this one thinking about these PR and ad agencies because that really did become kind of a moral bellwether for agencies in the 90s And I think since then you know if I talk to one advertiser who worked at an ad agency a really big ad agency in Chicago And when she was hired they asked her would you be willing to work on a tobacco account And she had to really struggle with herself Eventually did say no I wouldn't do that They hired her anyways though And then they just put her on different accounts So I think we're getting there with fossil fuels We hear elsewhere on this episode about an effort to in the law field to associate or disclose what law firms are doing business with fossil fuel companies and that's very much targeted at law school students who are recruited by top firms and whether they want to work for firms that are representing fossil fuel companies coming out of law school Christina is a former VP at Edelman how much do you think this kind of outside pressure has shifted their business model and December The New York Times reported on an internal meeting during which Edelman CEO Richard adelman said the company would not walk away from fossil fuel clients adding that Edelman's services are needed by the energy industry as it transitions So what's your response to that Well I didn't expect Edelman to walk away from very lucrative client contracts I mean we know that between 2008 and 2018 Edelman did about a half a $1 billion worth of work for that's just trade associations fossil fuel trade associations including the American petroleum institute the American fuel and petrochemical manufacturers national mining association and others So Edmund has different practices and the energy practice is extremely lucrative So I don't expect them to divest But what I do expect is for them to continue to be a primary target for lawmakers And that's not just because of activist campaigns or my personal experience But it's because there is real evidence showing how PR firms have played that central role in promoting misinformation on behalf of fossil fuel clients I do suspect that the focus and scrutiny on this industry will increase not decrease I am concerned that the industry is just really unwilling to acknowledge the core problem of misleading communications PR firms just haven't wanted to talk about this despite the fact that there's an ongoing congressional investigation into climate disinformation There are 13 active AG state AG lawsuits that center on that basis of misleading communications and advertising So I just think this is a conversation in the industry needs to have much more openly and it needs to take actions to stop damaging potentially communities through misleading marketing communications We invited Edelman to join this discussion and they declined our invitation.
"gas association" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"The discussion of energy prices on this program revolves almost entirely around oil. And I mean, that one's really on me, right? I just figure it's easier for you to visualize a barrel of oil when I tell you how much it costs a barrel of oil, right? But we keep track of natural gas prices too and wrapping your brain around that is a little trickier because gas is more amorphous, right? Odorless, colorless, just vaporous. So we had our man on energy Andy Euler. Dig into Nat gas pricing. With natural gas, we're not talking about barrels full of a liquid. They trade in BTUs, which stands for British thermal units. That's job Harry from the financial services company stone X a BTU is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by 1°F. Now, that's not a lot of energy. Your average gas oven uses 16,000 BTUs per hour. The price you typically hear from natural gas is a million BTUs. And like oils, Brent crude and West Texas intermediate, that price has a name. The benchmark U.S. natural gas futures contract is typically the Henry hub contract in Louisiana. That's Eugene Kim. He's a research director with wood Mackenzie's North America gas team. The Henry hub is a distribution hub on the natural gas pipeline system in Iraq, Louisiana. Really, it's just a name. There's another important variable that goes into the price of gas. We price gas depending on where you want it. Nico safos is at the center for strategic and international studies. If you want gas now, that's one price. If you wanted it in a month, that's a different price. If you wanted in 6 months or a year, that's a different price. And for all of those moments in time, there's a supply and a demand for gas to be delivered at that time. More often than not, when people are talking about the price of gas, they're talking about the price for delivery one month from now. But sometimes you need it sooner. Richard Meyer is a vice president of the American gas association. We also have a spot price of natural gas. And the spot price is also called the cash price. This is what you would pay for natural gas to be delivered to you today. Sometimes those prices get out of whack. And so companies that use a lot of natural gas by contracts that a lot of different lengths. To literally hedge their bets. Frank beeline consults electricity providers for a company called Guernsey and Oklahoma City. Utility has tried to sort of arrange for their fuel supply. I had a time in advance. And they want to do it in a way where it's reliable that they're able to get it when they need it. And at a price that's relatively predictable. There's one final variable in the price of gas. How far is the gas user from the source? Gas is cheaper, closer to where it's produced, or at least close to a pipeline. But in that regard, some places are out of luck. Again, Eugene Kim Atwood McKinsey. The global gas markets, especially in Europe, are facing a under supply situation. While a monthly contract for a million BTUs of natural gas and Henry hub is running you less than $4 right now, the price and an equivalent site in the Netherlands is closer to 30 bucks. Kim says U.S. producers are desperate to increase their export capacity. And with many developing countries switching from coal to natural gas for heating.
"gas association" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Not coal micro then toll free at 8 7 7 three 8 one 38 11 Let's go to one Jameson in Fredericksburg Virginia on the mark within show with me rich ziola jamison you were listening to the segment on natural gas The war on natural gas to left his waging Yes You had made a great explanation of what's starting to happen more and more in this country We've seen it in numerous municipalities in California of course what's happening in California eventually spreads across the country And that is just an example of facts versus motion is mandating and regulating good clean economical sources of energy out of the marketplace in lieu of electrifying everything And I'm a young young professional in the gas and a little industry myself I work for a large family owned propane company propane is very similar in natural gas And we ride their coattails and then our sharing a lot of the same challenges that other fossil fuels do And also part of the Virginia propane gas association And I'll tell you this Probably the single largest challenge that we know we've got in front of ourselves and it's one that we're at the forefront of trying to figure out how do we counter this How do we fight back It's not worker shortage It's not inflation and the impacts of that It is probably the electrification of everything And the eradication of anything fossil fuel whether that be natural gas propane you name it And I guess my biggest argument is and what everyone in our industry is our biggest argument is if our congressman and women just did or knew or had the knowledge and did.
"gas association" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Lengths to make sure their industry isn't shut out One tactic is called astroturfing where community support for the industry appears to be grassroots but it's actually organized by companies to promote themselves Miranda green a reporter with floodlight reports on one such case she uncovered at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in an investigation with the Los Angeles Times and The Guardian When show up as sherry testified in front of the Long Beach board of harbor commissioners She said that the dirty diesel trucks that drove back and forth in her neighborhood shouldn't be allowed one year longer My name is solo bacher and I'm a resident The people's health is at risk and waiting 5 years to incent make incentives for the trucks to be changed as along is a long time It was 2017 and Long Beach officials were gathering input on their new clean air action plan The choice was whether to transition the diesel powered trucks that transported shipments from the LA and Long Beach ports to electric shocks or a shorter term change to natural gas But there was one thing those officials didn't know at the time some locals including berry had been recruited and paid to testify in favor of the gas option by the gas industry She thought she was working at an environmental fellowship 6 months with my bachelor's I could not fight a job She hired me and told me it's an intern position and it's temporary but we're going to fight for the clean air action plan and then I find out that it was the gas company A company called method campaign services paid bucher a $20 an hour to attend trainings and speak at city council meetings Method was paid at least $10,000 by clean energy fuels A California gas company with high stakes in the energy transition Boucher was one of ten residents hired to speak in favor of the gas powered trucks But it turns out her situation isn't unique It's very common but four or 5 years back I saw a big uptick in this strategy And I think there was a growing recognition that the fossil fuel industry just didn't have the support that it used to And I think what we've seen is more aggressive effort to resort to these tactics of creating fake movements that want to protect their interests That's Adrian Martinez an attorney with a nonprofit law firm earth justice who works closely with community groups who wanted zero emission electric trucks at the ports He says while it may not have been obvious to the local officials at the time it was clear there was a pretty aggressive campaign to get folks out to testify Similar tactics have been used by industries across the country In New Orleans a public relations from working for energy corporation paid actors to urge officials at meetings to prove a gas fired power plant The American gas association paid Instagram influencers to post about how much they love cooking on gas stoves As people have come to understand more about the harms of natural gas and other fossil fuels I think people are pushing back and I think these AstroTurf efforts are to kind of counter this pressure cooker we're in where people want change and this industry doesn't want to change And it's effective And several places local government efforts to ban gas hookups and new construction for example have been blocked from passing The industry says they're making sure their technology is not overlooked In the case of the alley ports the conversation was also about cost That shop is chief executive officer for the harbor trucking association We're can do kind of industry And electric trucks are pretty cool I've ridden in them I've crawled around on them The challenge is is that the truck technology is sort of the lighter lift and for the trucking industry our main concern is is where are we going to charge it When are we going to charge it And how much is that energy going to cost According to shop the trucking industry takes a neutral stance when it comes to how the motor is powered As long as it's cost effective But he says he could see why the gas industry paid employees to testify for technology he agrees is being overlooked I don't think it's a new technique And if they're giving somebody $20 to go buy lunch for themselves is one thing as opposed to something that might be considered more nefarious I don't think that anybody is innocent in every turn of this discussion because there's other interests that are pushing just as hard on the electric side of things But port resident bucherie says as someone who cares about the environment she still feels duped It didn't make me feel comfortable It was like wait what's going on You know is this good Is this something that I want to support with you She says knowing what she does now she would have given more thought to taking the job For climate one I'm Miranda green in Los Angeles Listening to a conversation about electrifying everything This is climate one coming up how auto companies are responding to what consumers want from their electric vehicles A high performance vehicle that gets the job.
"gas association" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"Stepping up his campaign to encourage more Americans to get vaccinated against Covid 19 the administration less than three weeks away from its July 4th goal of inoculating 70% of American adults with at least $1. But NPR's Windsor Johnson reports. Vaccination rates are lacking in many states. President Biden says the nation is heading into a very different summer compared to last year, adding that America is starting to look like America again. Grandparents hugging their kids. Kids back to school and getting ready for the summer. People going out to restaurants and traveling business is a reopening. The pace of vaccinations has slowed in the U. S in recent weeks, especially in parts of the south, according to the White House. 15 States and the District of Columbia have met the president's July 4th goal of vaccinating 70% of adults with at least one dose of the shot. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS, The Environmental Protection Agency heard suggestions this week for new rules to cut climate warming methane emissions from oil and gas companies. Here's NPR's Jeff Brady methane is a potent greenhouse gas. The Sierra Club's Ramon Cruz says EPA should cut methane emissions from oil and gas 65% from 2012 levels. In the next four years. Making pollution, which is released in large quantities from the oil and gas industry is fueling the climate crisis and endangering the health and safety of communities across the country. But Pamela Lacey, with the American Gas Association, says most emissions come from just a few sources and the agency should focus on those prioritizing these few larger emitting sources. Will help reduce more methane at a large lower cost. A proposed rule is expected by September. Jeff Brady NPR NEWS This is NPR news. In Iran. State media reporting that hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi C has won Friday's presidential election. Where is he scored an overwhelming victory after several contenders were disqualified. Where you see is Iran's top judge in is subject to US sanctions for alleged human rights abuses. Travel has picked up. Indoor dining has resumed, but office buildings remained fairly empty in big cities across the United States. NPR's Andrea Hsu has more, according to Castle Systems, the company that makes key cards, key fobs and other security access systems. Building occupancy rates in 10 major cities are averaging just over 30% at the bottom is San Francisco at less than 20%. The Dallas Metro area leads at about 50%. But office occupancy is inching up. Goldman Sachs brought its U. S workforce back on Monday. Bank of America says it wants all its vaccinated workers to be in after Labor Day. And Morgan Stanley CEO wants his employees back by then to this week, he said, If you can go into a restaurant in New York City, you can come into the office. Andrea Hsu NPR news pandemic has claimed the life of one of India's most famous athletes. Milkha Singh's family says he died of Covid 19 at the hospital. He was 91. He was known as a flying sick and was one of India's first sports superstars. He ran at three successive Olympic Games and was the first Indian athlete Need to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in the 400 M race in 1958. I'm jail. Snyder. And this is NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the estate of Joan B. Crock, whose request serves as an enduring investments in the future of public radio and seeks to help NPR be the model for high quality journalism in the 21st Century, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Brandon Taylor's young characters navigate the world in ways that are real and raw. Knowing how to make sense of it, just knowing that it was like there's almost sickness. I couldn't get over Brenda Taylor's new book, Filthy Animals, Plus the latest news Saturday on weekend edition From NPR News Weekend 7 to 9 A.m.. New York Times journalist has a message She wants the travel industry to hear on what being inclusive really means and the head of a tour company based in New Jersey shares how he hopes his business will return to normal when the pandemic closures become a thing of the past. That's all just ahead on today's travel with Rick Steves, Our email addresses radio at Rick steves dot.
Wet Notes - 5-21-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock. Radio for friday may twenty one two thousand and twenty one first up. Today's news from the history of diving museum down in. I'll mirada florida about a month ago. On april twenty first to be precise. They opened up a new exhibit at the museum. This new exhibit is called diving in pop culture and it runs through december two thousand and twenty one the exhibit showcases. The underwater world portrayed in advertising entertainment and mainstream culture. The museum says that there is something for everyone. They have the regulator that was used in star wars. I think i read somewhere that a been an old decor that was used for darth vader's heavy breathing. They also have stuff from jaws men of honor and of course see hunt. Yes it's still alive. This is not a virtual So you'll have to get down to i'll miranda before december thirty first to catch diving in pop culture. Pick or it didn't happen. That's the tagline used by light. I'm sure to have my acolyte. Olympus t g six rig when i head down on a couple of days well i just saw that. They are running a contest for people to design their new pick or it didn't happen shirt. The design winner will get five hundred dollars worth who i like year. That's pretty nice. I hope you also get a teacher now. The contest opened on may first and runs until june sixth. So he's not a lot of time. The designs must be underwater photos or have underwater theme. And you must incorporate pick or it didn't happen into the design. No other words are allowed. You cannot use the ike light logo or any other copyrighted material the entry form on the lake blog so you have to search for light contest to find the link. I wasn't able to get to directly from their main websites. Who just do a little bit of searching there so fire up your creative juices and enter the pick or it didn't happen. T shirt design contest from michael. Light is reef. Well this is very interesting. Hope reef is an initiative that is being sponsored by shiba. The cat food brand hope reef is in sulawesi indonesia and they are planning to restore one hundred eighty five thousand square meters of reef spells out hope and apparently you can spot the letters on google earth. The purpose beyond restoration is to drive awareness and show how positive change can happen in our lifetime. Hope was unveiled on may fifth. Two thousand twenty one but it actually started two years ago is using something called restare technology that incorporates centimeter wide steel stars that the corals can attach to hope reef has its own youtube channel and you can check out the short one minute and thirty eight second video called the film that grows coral. It's called the film that grows coral because all advertising revenues from the film support the hope reef. Just go out there and search hope brief. Take a look diving with a purpose. That's exactly what a team of divers started last week. According to an associated press article. That i read this team of five to ten. Divers started a massive six month effort to clean up lake. Tahoe out in california. Their plan is to cover seventy two miles of shoreline and their goal is to conduct three dives each week to a depth of about twenty five feet. The team will be running this dive schedule from now through november. The operation is being sponsored by a nonprofit called. Clean up the lake. It was founded by a guy named colin west who is a diver and a filmmaker. The ultimate cost of this endeavor is two hundred and fifty thousand dollars on that i dive. They pulled two hundred pounds of trash from lake tahoe and tagged twenty larger items for subsequent removal. It's amazing that people still use our lakes rivers and oceans as garbage dumps. Good luck to this team for making a difference and diving with a purpose in case you missed it. Psi pci the gurus scoop scuba cylinder inspection. Recently posted a short article on died news wire. They needed to dispel a couple of rumors. Flying around out there about scuba tanks. One was about old luxury tanks. But that's not what i want to talk about here. Apparently there is a really bad rumor going around that beginning in two thousand and twenty one. Steel cylinders are exempt from ota cleaning requirements. What how did that one start. That is just unsafe and dangerous. Cg a or the compressed gas association states oh to cleaning is required for anything above twenty three point five percent over to please please please make sure you get your tanks properly serviced and cleaned for. Oh two as necessary thanked. Psi pci and finally. Here's some news from vermont. The remote business magazine recently reported there has been an appeal of the vermont agency of natural resources permit to sink the one hundred and fifty two foot ferry and the adirondack. as an artificial reef in lake champlain. The vermont national resource council via in the lake champlain committee. Lc has appealed to permit the vn rc's policy and water program director. John grove been. Doesn't think that this sinking is for the benefit of the people of vermont as it only serves a small group of divers. Laurie fisher the executive director of el-sisi stated that lake champlain is not a dumping ground. She feels the pcb's and other contaminates from the ferry will impact their drinking. Water she indicated that lake champlain. Already has one hundred racks and doesn't need the mvp honor adirondack on the bottom certainly an interesting perspective wondering how this will turn out.
The Fight Over The Future Of Natural Gas
"Keeps your apartment warm Okay i know i know. Our electricity is some mix of renewables. But i'm pretty sure that our heat is gas right and so many people are in exactly the same situation about half of the homes and businesses in the country a burn gas for heat in the winter especially in the cold part of the country. Right plus a lot of people have gas water heaters. This is basically your own little fossil fuel power. Plant right there in your basement and it really adds up between heating homes and businesses burning fossil fuels on site accounts for more than ten percent of the whole country greenhouse emissions. Wow okay all right. And i'm glad we're talking about this because i feel like i remember. Natural gas has been pitched as this cleaner fuel cities. You know buying buses running on compressed natural gas and that's supposed to be a good thing question mark while it is cleaner. It was cleaner than the diesel that those buses were burning. And it's a lot cleaner than coal but you know when you're putting up buildings and installing equipment. That's going to be in place for twenty thirty fifty years. Maybe cleaner isn't good enough anymore. I'm killed really bad about this. Fossil fuel plant. I've got my house now again. Guilt about this is not the point. The point is there is an alternative Another path at least for new buildings and also for when a lot of other buildings you need their furnaces replaced. Okay okay and i talked to one of the people who's pushing this alternative ali hundred mahia cunningham with the natural resources defense council. We're going to have to tackle emissions from pretty much everywhere. The benefit of buildings is that we have the technology. Okay dan what technology we talking about. It's got a name electrification. I like the name. But i i do feel like with electricity. I mean there are greenhouse gas emissions from generating electricity to right right absolutely for now but the thing is if your goal is zero greenhouse emissions burning gas will never get you there but electricity could if it's coming from places like solar and wind and hydro which increasingly it is so the environmentalists are saying if you're putting up a new building making decisions for decades to come. Don't lock yourself into burn guests. Give yourself the chance to be zero. Carbon got it. Okay but what does that. Look like dan. Well let's go to our next story like sitting here. We have tyler holland. Who works with construction company called wiedeman corporation and he is going to give us a little audio tour to explain this whole electrification idea like sixth all electric apartment building that. We've done john reid from our member station k. u. e. r. actually recorded this was masked and socially distanced. Mike was out on the end of a long pole. Now that la this buildings six stories high still under construction not many people around so this is an affordable housing project now in most buildings in salt lake city and really lots of places in the us where it gets cold there would be a pipe underground going into this building. Delivering gas to heating furnaces. But here in this building. There's no gas hookup. Its all electric. Every apartment has an electric heat pump on the wall which takes care of heating and cooling. Okay dan i feel like i should know this. But what what's a heat pump The heat pumps are basically the key to electrification They work pretty. Much like refrigerators. They use compression and expansion of a gas to move heat from outside to inside or the other way around in this case the heat pumps are capturing heat from the air outside and moving it inside the apartment for heating and in summertime. they do the opposite. They'll move heat from the inside to the outside are also heat. Pump water heaters. I will tell you from personal experience. They have gotten so much more efficient and they just work better than they used to. Are they really expensive. Though for big buildings the machines themselves can be more expensive than say a gas furnace or a standard of water heater. Which is why tyler said. They only did their first all electric building. Because there was this environmentally-minded developer give group. That insisted on it. Tyler's company thought this is terrible. It's going to cost a lot extra. But once they started working on it they say turned out to be cheaper. You eliminate gas taps you eliminate running all those gas lines through your building so by not putting all that gas infrastructure in there. You're kind of saving money. Right and now tyler company is totally sold on this. They're sharing their blueprints and budgets with other builders just to show them that it makes sense for business for the climate also just for cleaner air. We everybody to do it. I mean it's it's everybody's air that we're all breathing makes my mountain bike ride that much easier and the basic idea is down the road. This building will have zero greenhouse emissions once. It's getting that electricity from the sun or the wind or from falling water Okay got it. So will we see more building like this around the country. A lot of cities with big climate goals are trying to promote all electric buildings like this. They're really focused. On new construction not so much. Retrofitting existing buildings. Nobody's forcing people a tariff. Their gas furnaces at this point and salt lake city is not considering any formal ban on new gas hookups. Vicki bennett who's director of sustainability. There says they'd like to try persuasion. Incentives maybe expediting building permits at our next step is exploring what sort of incentives would be would make a difference you know what would be enough to get them to pay more attention to going to all electric buildings but there are cities dozens of them mostly in california that have adopted rules that say in one way or another new buildings cannot get connected to gas pipelines anymore So that's what that person from. The american gas association was talking about like at the top of the show. The campaign against gas exactly and that movement reached the third place. We're going to go visit flagstaff. Arizona whom where nicole anti-monopoly is director of sustainability. that was one of our strategies. Could we say no new natural gas in new construction. And this is where they run into the backlash. Yeah i imagine. The gas industry wasn't happy about this. Not really we have seen some internal documents from a meeting of the executive committee of the american gas association last year An environmental watchdog group that climate investigation center obtained these documents through a public records request. And they showed that by late. Two thousand nineteen a group of big gas utilities had already launched a campaign in favor of what they call consumer choice. One of them is southwest gas. The biggest gas provider in arizona and in february of two thousand twenty. The speaker of the arizona state house introduced a bill that makes it illegal for cities in the state to limit gas hookups. Republicans generally supported it and in arizona. The law just sailed through a passed both houses and signed into law within a month. So what does that do to to the city of flagstaff. Plans nicole antenna says it pretty much left them looking for a plan. B it definitely put a huge hurdle in our plans for promoting electrification and fuel switching Instead of requiring developers to go all electric they have to persuade them to the approach. Utah's taking and since then similar bills have passed and three other states and they're being considered in a dozen more cleaning. Florida georgia whole bunch of states. Well so this is my question about the like you know. Consumers can choose. I mean our individual consumers actually choosing here dan or is the developer kind of choosing for the consumer. It is an interesting conflict. You have these states stepping in and they're saying on behalf of consumers although it's also on behalf of the gas suppliers right no you. Cities cannot interfere with the consumer's right to burn gas or the developers right to build a gas burning building and the cities are saying just like we have building codes for public safety. We want to enact rules that will help end climate change and that means no new construction that uses fossil fuels. So they're saying the community is making this choice and we should have the right to choose right. I mean that's what it kind of felt like we were talking about kansas way back at the beginning of the episode. Felt like the folks in lawrence have decided on this goal which is one hundred percent renewable which means down the road. Gas wouldn't be an option like that's the choice. Yeah i asked. Jasmine more. The city of lawrence's director of sustainability. How this would affect your city's plans if it passed. And she said it's kind of hard to tell. But the bill is written. Very broadly it prohibits any municipal ordinance that quote discriminates against restricts limits or impairs. Close the use of a utility. So she's worried that it might even ban city programs that are aimed at promoting energy efficiency since that would reduce gas use. Wow that's pretty intense. Then she also said this no matter what. We'll figure out a way to continue to make progress. She sounds pretty determined. I'll say that yes. She does okay. Dan charles as always we appreciate you. Thanks for bringing this to the show. Thank you
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"Like 10. Minutes later. I've already lost 30 bucks, so I'm sure he's still going down. Yeah, he just didn't cut it for the fun of it. It is fun if you're only black share it, too. But when you think you retired, Yeah, That's the difference. That's not fun. Any more People could get hurt. Let's begin in Washington, D C. Where the list of executive orders from the new president continues to grow. The newest ones are all about the environment and job opportunities. In my view, we've already waited too long to deal with this climate crisis. We can't wait any longer. President Biden is planning to make the fight against climate change of court part of U. S foreign policy for the first time. He's also establishing a White House office of domestic climate policy and ordering the government to begin buying zero emissions vehicles. This will mean one million new jobs in American automobile industry. The Biden approaches a big change from former President Trump. Pull the United States out of the global Paris climate accord and rolled back more than 105 mental regulations, arguing they slowed economic growth. I was elected to represent The citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris. With an economy already hit hard by covert 19, the president said his plan will create jobs. When I think of climate change, I think of them the answers to it. I think of jobs. Mr Biden is also freezing permits to drill for oil and offshore waters and barring any new oil and gas leases on federal lands. Critics like Todd Staples of the Texas Oil and Gas Association say that decision will lead to big job losses. Not producing it here means it makes us dependent on other countries for this energy source because there's a great deal of infrastructure that is necessary for renewable energies. But newly appointed U. S. Climate envoy John Kerry says the changes Lead to economic benefits. There are countless economic analyses now that show that it is now cheaper to deal with the crisis of climate. It is to ignore it important to note again that this executive order only applies to new drilling on federal lands. Also today here at the White House, the president turning his attention to health care policy, signing an executive order that will re open the healthcare dot gov website beginning in mid February for about three months. Designed to allow those that have lost their jobs and health care during the pandemic to sign up for government backed plan. She Mrs O'Keefe on Cove it I'm hearing different opinions on just how deadly these new covert mutants really are. Dr. Fauci says. There's a least that one from South Africa, which has not yet been detected in the U. S. That appears to be slightly more resistant to the current vaccines. When you're looking at the 117, namely what we refer to as the UK variant, what was seeing is a very slight if at all impact on vaccine induced antibodies and very little impact on anything else, so we are covered with that. Things get a bit more problematic when you go to the 351, or what was seeing as the dominant one in South Africa. So looking forward. What we plan to do in collaboration with the companies is to develop what we would call alternative or boosts that would use the same platform. But that would incorporate a particular image in that would address these particular variants. That sounds like even more shots. We will always want to be a step or two ahead of what might be a problem in the future. There's one vaccine not yet approved the Johnson and Johnson vaccine that could actually be more effective against the South African blood. But the bottom line is that Even after however many shots we end up getting masks will still be a part of the national uniforms and just for emphasis. Here is an expert Dr. Greet a neyer at Florida International University to say what I just said. Well, we all have to get her head around is that we have to wear a mask for this year. We're gonna have to commit to wearing a mask for 2021 whether you have been vaccinated or not. Good news is the vaccine makers seem to know how to quickly update the vaccines as these new strains appear. The department. Homeland Security issued a warning about that persistent danger of anti government rebels in this country. It says the assault on the Capitol left those groups emboldened and ready to try it again. Here. CBS is Catherine Herridge, a rare bulletin from Homeland security. The warning is stark, describing ah heightened threat environment from domestic violent extremist groups. That may be emboldened by the successful breach of the U. S. Capitol. What is it about the breach? January 6 that has emboldened these groups. Those who are supporters of those Insurrectionists saw the saw The photo saw the videos that was all over social media of them. The fact that they achieved that is an inspiration to those of their followers who are there. The warning says groups are motivated by the 2020 election results. Perceived grievances fueled by misinformation.
Biden to Suspend New Federal Oil and Gas Leasing
"Is already imposed a 60 day moratorium on oil and gas leases on federal lands now preparing to extend that for a year, triggering claims broken promises. Joe Biden on Fracking in August of 2020. I'm not banning Fracking, which made the policy directive calling for a 60 Day moratorium on new mining, oil and gas leasing on federal lands. All the more surprising especially so for voters in states like Pennsylvania and New Mexico, where fracking has been a financial boon. The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association said the moratorium would have the unintended consequence of driving oil and natural gas production to other countries with less stringent environmental regulations. House Republicans accused the president of breaking a promise to create more energy jobs taxes. Kevin Corke, the
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"Then when you're ready to make an appointment, call 5126010303. Well. Biden administration, which is already imposed a 60 day moratorium on oil and gas leases on federal lands, now preparing to extend that for a year, triggering claims broken promises. Joe Biden on Fracking in August of 2020. I'm not banning Fracking, which made the policy directive calling for a 60 Day moratorium on new mining, oil and gas leasing on federal lands. All the more surprising especially so for voters in states like Pennsylvania and New Mexico, where fracking has been a financial boon. The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association said the moratorium would have the unintended consequence of driving oil and natural gas production to other countries with less stringent environmental regulations. House Republicans accused the president of breaking a promise to create more energy jobs taxes. Kevin Corke, the president spoke by phone with Russia's President Putin On Tuesday. The White House says they discussed extending the last remaining arms control treaty between the two countries and reported the Russian bounties on US service People in Afghanistan. So the Democrat leader, Schumer says he's prepared to push ahead with $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, even if it means using procedural tools to pass the legislation without Republicans help in Polk County, Florida Paramedic of the year Joshua Cologne Has been accused of stealing Corona virus vaccines that he was supposed to administer to firefighters. We met Mr Cologne and the office of his Lawyer and he said, Hey, I want to totally cooperate. Have.
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"On oil and gas leases on federal lands now preparing to extend that for a year, triggering claims broken promises. Joe Biden on Fracking in August of 2020. I'm not banning Fracking, which made the policy directive calling for a 60 Day moratorium on new mining, oil and gas leasing on federal lands all the more surprising especially so for voters in states like Pennsylvania and New Mexico. Where fracking has been a financial boon. The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association said the moratorium would have the unintended consequence of driving oil and natural gas production to other countries with less stringent environmental regulations. House Republicans accused the president of breaking a promise to create more energy jobs taxes. Kevin Corke, the president spoke by phone with Russia's president Putin On Tuesday, the White House says they discussed extending The last remaining arms control treaty between the two countries and reported the Russian bounties on US service people in Afghanistan. Senate Democrat leader Schumer says he's prepared to push ahead with $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package even if it means using procedural tools to pass the legislation without Republicans help in Polk County, Florida Paramedic of the year Joshua Cologne Has been accused of stealing Corona virus vaccines that he was supposed to administer to firefighters. We met Mr Cologne and the office of his Lawyer and he said, Hey, I want to totally cooperate. Have embarrassed The fire service and I falsified the paperwork. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judge says cologne claims of Fire Department captain pressured him to steal the vaccine so his mother could be inoculated. I'm Jack.
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"Carolina or from Allegiance. Biden administration, which is already imposed a 60 day moratorium on oil and gas leases on federal lands now preparing to extend that for a year, triggering claims broken promises. Joe Biden on Fracking in August of 2020. I'm not banning Fracking, which made the policy directive calling for a 60 Day moratorium on new mining, oil and gas leasing on federal lands all the more surprising especially so for voters in states like Pennsylvania and New Mexico. Where fracking has been a financial boon. The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association said the moratorium would have the unintended consequence of driving oil and natural gas production to other countries with less stringent environmental regulations. House Republicans accused the president of breaking a promise to create more energy jobs taxes. Kevin Corke, the president spoke by phone with Russia's president Putin On Tuesday, the White House says they discussed extending The last remaining arms control treaty between the two countries and reported the Russian bounties on US service people in Afghanistan. Senate Democrat leader Schumer says he's prepared to push ahead with $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package even if it means using procedural tools to pass the legislation without Republicans help in Polk County, Florida Paramedic of the year Joshua Cologne Has been accused of stealing Corona virus vaccines that he was supposed to administer to firefighters. We met Mr Cologne and the office of his Lawyer and he said, Hey, I want to totally cooperate. Have embarrassed The fire service. And I falsified the paperwork. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says Cologne. Claims of Fire Department captain pressured him to steal the vaccine so his mother.
"gas association" Discussed on WJR 760
"Administration, which is already imposed a 60 day moratorium on oil and gas leases on federal lands now preparing to extend that for a year, triggering claims broken promises. Joe Biden on Fracking in August of 2020. I'm not banning Fracking, which made the policy directive calling for a 60 Day moratorium on new mining, oil and gas leasing on federal lands all the more surprising especially so for voters in states like that. Sylvania and New Mexico, where fracking has been a financial boon. The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association said the moratorium would have the unintended consequence of driving oil and natural gas production to other countries with less stringent environmental regulations. House Republicans accused the president of breaking a promise to Create more energy jobs, taxes. Kevin Corke, the president spoke by phone with Russia's president Putin On Tuesday, the White House says they discussed extending the last remaining arms control treaty between the two countries. Reported the Russian bounties on US service people in Afghanistan. Senate Democrat leader Schumer says he's prepared to push ahead with $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, even if it means using procedural tools to pass the legislation without Republicans help in Polk County, Florida Paramedic of the year Joshua Cologne Has been accused of stealing Corona virus vaccines that he was supposed to administer to firefighters. We met Mr Cologne and the office of.
"gas association" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Biden administration, which is already imposed a 60 day moratorium on oil and gas leases on federal lands now preparing to extend that for a year, triggering claims broken promises. Joe Biden on Fracking in August of 2020. I'm not banning Fracking, which made the policy directive calling for a 60 Day moratorium on new mining, oil and gas leasing on federal lands all the more surprising especially so for voters in states like Pennsylvania and New Mexico. Where fracking has been a financial boon that in Mexico Oil and Gas Association said the moratorium would have the unintended consequence of driving oil and natural gas production to other countries With less stringent environmental regulations. House Republicans accused the president of breaking a promise to create more energy jobs taxes. Kevin Corke, the president spoke by phone with Russia's president Putin On Tuesday, the White House says they discussed extending The last remaining arms control treaty between the two countries and reported the Russian bounties on US service People Lee in Afghanistan. Senate Democrat leader Schumer says he's prepared to push ahead with $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, even if it means using procedural tools to pass the legislation without Republicans help in Polk County, Florida Paramedic of the year Joshua Cologne Has been accused of stealing Corona virus vaccines that he was supposed to administer to firefighters. We met Mr Cologne and the office of his lawyer..
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"To you by structured foundation repairs. More members of President Biden's Cabinet going to be confirmed this week in Washington. Ah full Senate vote tomorrow is expected to confirm Janet Yellen is Treasury secretary days after the Senate Finance Committee unanimously advanced her nomination. Yellen, the former chair of the Federal Reserve would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department. President Biden's choice for Commerce secretary. Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo faces the Senate Commerce Committee tomorrow. Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm is scheduled to testify to the energy and natural resource is committee Wednesday. President Biden has nominated her for energy secretary. In Washington. Jared Halpern Fox News. Meanwhile, the country's new first lady, making her own history, her husband, maybe the president, but Dr Jill Biden isn't giving up her day job. She's going to continue in her current position as an English professor at Northern Virginia Community College. The move is history making as she will be the 1st 1st lady to hold up a job outside the White House, but it's not new for her. She also taught full time during her two terms. His second lady Dr Biden holds a doctorate in educational leadership and has been an educator for more than three decades. Tanya Jive Powers Fox News. The Texas Oil and Gas Association is trying to discourage President Joe Biden from extending is 60 Day ban on oil and gas leasing and drilling permits. If he goes beyond the 60 days, it will be very detrimental, not just the Texas but the entire Gulf Coast. Millions of American jobs when we all spotted the year, 2022 Association president Todd Staples says the oiling in natural gas industries producing energy and cleaner, more efficient ways than in years past. This week's temporary ban is part of President Biden. This plan to eventually move away from fossil fuels. Look conservative pack. The Lincoln Project is calling on Senator Ted Cruz to resign Members of Congress to expel him if he won't quit. Groups co founder Reed Galen says cruises recent behavior shows he's no longer fit for office intentionally objected to, you know, counting electoral votes that he knew belong to Joe Biden on then helping in sight. No Western, an insurrection of the United States Capitol demonstrates that he's no longer fit for positions of public trust in this case. The U. S. SENATE. Texas Senator Cruz, of course, has repeatedly said he condemns recent violence at the U. S. Capitol. January is expected to be the deadliest month of the Corona virus pandemic in Texas and the city of Laredo's going to be hardest hit. The border city of Laredo has become one of the most active coronavirus hot spots in the nation. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, saying Friday that roughly half of Laredo's hospital bits are now occupied by covert 19 patients. Over 8900 new virus cases have been reported in Laredo and Webb County over the last two weeks, making it one of the worst per capita outbreaks in the country. More medical personnel and equipment are on the way. Nicole Deal W B A P News drive through covered 19 vaccinations site is expected open leader this week in Dallas. The drive up cited the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center will be operated by the city of Dallas is the city is now officially a bank seen hub. It's first shipment will be fine 1000 doses. Emergency management coordinator Rocky Vase says the city will pull names from the county vaccine registry. We're gonna ask them for a data dump up 6000 names and weevil scheduled with those people on went to Com. Shots aren't limited to Dallas residents and applicants will be chosen based on CDC guidelines like eligibility and age. The drive. Thru site expected the.
"gas association" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"And Gas Association president taught Staples says Vann's on energy development threatened thousands of jobs in Texas and along the Gulf Coast. Reality is American all and natural gas is safe, clean and abundant and misguided policies will only stifle our nation's energy progress, Senator John Cornyn calls it a boot on the neck of Texas energy workers. The ban is part of the president's effort to address climate change the city of Dallas planning to open a drive through covert 19 vaccination site next week. Dallas City leaders say 5000 doses of Cove in 19 vaccine are expected to arrive next week, The city will open a drive thru vaccinations sign it the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The shipment is specific to the city of Dallas. It will be separately allocated from the county vaccine sites. But the city will pull names from the county registration website. Priority will be based on CDC guidelines and residents will be contacted by the city played Nevil K. L I. F news that's gonna look at 5 70 Kalia for right now Traffic Here's Dave Allen. An accident reported in mosquito long westbound I 30 it, Gus Thomas, and Traffic is flowing near 6 35. Now he's found 6 35 in Dallas, You're running into slow and go traffic from Greenville Avenue to just before Plato Road. There's some police activity blocking the right lane accident in Bedford. Westbound Highway 1 83. It's central Drive. It's in the left lane. Traffic is slowing approaching highway 1 21 with K A Y Up right now. Traffic. I'm Dave Allen. And your 5 70 Kayla of News and Information forecast cloudy this afternoon with a slight chance for rain, shower and high in the mid fifties. Tonight more clouds 40% chance of rain showers after.
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"Warmer, though for tomorrow as well. Sounds nice. Our top story on Colorado's morning news President Biden will have his first full day in office today, Much of it will be spent tackling the Corona virus crisis in America, and that includes executive orders on expanded testing and public health standards. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says she expects Biden to also have talks with lawmakers about covert 19 relief. The issue that he wakes up every day focus on is getting the pandemic under control. The issue he goes to bed every night focused on is getting the pandemic under control. This package is a pivotal step to doing that Biden has proposed a massive relief package that includes more payments to Americans. The inauguration now in the rear view mirror, But there's the threat of violence that lingers in D. C, the domestic terror threat that revealed itself January 6 then put National Guard troops into the streets, law enforcement officials told ABC News is expected to linger for months, if not years, A contingent of troops remains here in Washington beyond inauguration week, we're told extremists had been encouraged through messages on encrypted platforms to stay away for now. The fear, though, is they'll be back when security planners do not expect them. One date of concern is smart. Forth the date set for inauguration before the 20th amendment. Aaron Qatar Ski ABC NEWS Washington Here in Denver. There wasn't quite the unrest on Inauguration Day, but small demonstrations were not sparked by supporters of former president Trump Kaylie news media shut. Clark has more on this party. There were members of the Communist Party, a woman wearing a Beale. I'm sure than a guy dressed up like Captain America, and that was about the extent of the protests at state capital yesterday by most accounts Of there weren't many police officers, either because everything stayed relatively peaceful. Now some did burn American flags. And when cops did move in to put out the flag fires, they just let him up again, so eventually cops backed off, one police officer said. They were nearly as many members of the media as there were protesters. No arrests. Chuck Clark a lane is radio. Thank you. Check Governor Pulis Lieutenant Governor Diana Prima Vera say they look forward to working with the Bite administration to unify the country and bill back stronger than ever. Republicans like Colorado Congressman Ken Buck are a bit more critical of the new administration. He says some of yesterday's moves by the president Were a bit hasty that includes revoking the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Congressman Buck says that makes America more dependent on foreign energy. Some are wondering how the new president's policies will impact immigrants living in Colorado, Fox 30 One's Alex Rose reports. People like a frame Liam Escalante. I have been holding their breath for the past four years. I'm undocumented Mexican immigrants. I'm from Northern Mexico, the doctor recipient now hopeful there could be more opportunity under a Biden administration. They won President Biden side Executive orders, ending a travel ban on majority Muslim countries, stopping construction of the southern border wall and introducing a plan for a pathway to citizenship. But immigration professors say he can't do it alone. The big question here is whether the divided Harris administration is going to be able to work with Congress successfully work with Congress to enact some permanent lasting, uh, laws that provide Mm. Immigration status legal status. President Biden also taking major action to address climate change, signing the US back onto the Paris climate accord and reversing several Trump administration policies. It's a signal to the world that we're taking this threat seriously. They were doing something about it groups like conservation Colorado, praising the move, but say the U. S has lost time on climate action. On the flip side, Colorado's oil and gas industry and the roughly 90,000 jobs it supports is paying attention. The Colorado oiling Gas Association sent the problem solvers. This statement that says, in part, we're still gathering information on President Biden's actions. But this appears to be nothing new for Colorado operators who already meet high standards to work in this state box. 30 One's Alex Rose reporting, Rocky Mountain National Park will not be putting a reservation system in place for this year, A timed entry system was put into place to keep crowds away in 2020 because of the pandemic. Park officials now say they're gonna monitor things and, if needed put limits in place. That's if congestion and crowding warrants that move Last year, park capacity was held to around 60% connect for health. Colorado officials tell us nearly 180,000 Coloradans signed up for health insurance by the end of the open enrollment period..
"gas association" Discussed on KTRH
"Top story The House is moving forward to the second impeachment of President Trump after Vice President Mike Pence of the president's Cabinet refused to invoke the 25th amendment to remove him from office. Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan criticizing Democrats were saying that Republicans Can't object to the 2020 presidential election when they objected to the 2016 election multiple times. They can object to Alabama in 2017, but tell us we can't object to Pennsylvania 2021. Pennsylvania, where the state Supreme Court just unilaterally extended the election to Friday. Pennsylvania, where the secretary of state unilaterally change the rules. At least five Republicans have said they'll join Democrats and vote to impeach. But the effort is likely doomed in the Senate, which requires a two thirds majority to convict. Lobbying group for the Texas oil and gas sector, hoping for a better 2021 as the industry recovers from the economic fall out caused by the Corona virus pandemic. Todd Staples, who heads the Texas Oil and Gas Association, says the energy sector paid $13.9 billion in state and local taxes as well A state royalties In fiscal year 2020 To put this $13.9 million into perspective on Lee, three years of the past 13 exceed this total. He says the energy sector has been on an upward trajectory recently, and state lawmakers should resist any changes. There have been calls for increased taxes on production to close the state's budget gap. New Caney woman facing charges for reportedly threatening to women the day before last week's unrest of the U. S. Capitol, investigators say 42 year old Alicia Hargrave threatened the women with a Taser as police tried to separate the two groups were in a shouting match in D. C. Officers say they saw her grape showing the pink Taser to the women who were about 15 ft for her. She's charged with two counts of assault. Not only your Democrats in the left looking to center in silence, free speech, activist Pamela Geller told Houston's morning news. Conservatives also need to be concerned about you created domestic terrorism build for political opposition should scare the pants off of every American. I understand the media is not covering it, but people you cannot be unaware of what is happening all around you. He says that could start with locking people up for coronavirus violations. Ktrh news time 11 04, A convicted killer is the first woman to be executed by the U. S. In decades. She gave no last statement. Lisa Montgomery lay silent on a gurney in the federal execution chamber eyes closed as she was given a lethal injection. Becoming the first woman to be executed by the U. S government in 67 years. Her crime was brutal. Montgomery fatally strangled a pregnant Missouri woman, Bobbie Jo Stinnett. In 2004, she cut open her body and kidnapped the baby. Her attorneys filed several last minute appeals, claiming Montgomery was mentally ill. In Terra Haute, Indiana. I'm Paul Miles and up and down morning in the market so far more from Ktrh Money man Patch Shin stocks are trading mixed with interest rate sensitive groups like utilities and realist state. The top performers this morning. Energy and basic materials are at the bottom. Meanwhile, shares of chip maker Intel they are the top performer on the S and P 500 the stock up after the company said their CEO will be stepping down. Right now. The Dow is down 16 points, but the S and P 500 is up. Four. The NASDAQ is up. 56 points nearly one half of 1% crude oil.
Colorado county first in state to tighten oil and gas regulations
"In Adams County commissioners there unanimously vote T. institute a thousand foot setback for oil and gas wells the votes coming after a public hearing the new regulations come as a six month moratorium in Adams County is ending the industry opposed the move Dan Haley the president of the Colorado oil and gas association said the county's regulations go too far visions such is sweeping setback requirements well plugging abandoned language and other potential mandates such as continues air monitoring or just a few a resident Judith collect all the commissioners the wells. cause pollution because of the unrelenting air quality alert in ozone days in particular it's in the air we can no longer see the mountains we can no longer exercise and enjoy the six was a place of most summer days a new state law allows Adams County and other local communities to regulate oil and gas drilling jury bill Cayley
New Mexico oil production gushes to all-time record
"State police in eastern new mexico yesterday officer ray wilson says that police spend hours looking for forty eight year old andy lucero after he broke into his ex girlfriend's house in fort sumner then shot and wounded a friend of the girlfriend they end up tracking him into a field it's about twenty miles west of fort sumner off a us highway sixty there they make contact with them and although details are not being released wilson says that officers ended up shooting and killing settle the three officers involved are now on standard paid administrative leave and it's expected that new mexico's revenue picture will continue to improve as oil production reaches record levels robert mcintyre with new mexico oil and gas association says that one hundred and seventy two million barrels of oil were extracted in the state in two thousand seventeen with permian basin in southeast new mexico and west texas getting much of the credit the permian is really one of the top assets in the entire world right now and so i think that as long as as long as it remains so as long as producers are able to get the job done there we can expect a a lot of great things for new mexico for in the future last year's recordsetting production eclipsed the previous record of one hundred and forty seven million barrels set in twenty fifteen and a thirty five year old criminal from albuquerque is heading to prison for the next twenty years the us attorney's office says that nathan jensen was convicted in two federal cases and violated the conditions of supervised release in a third case this falls a guilty plea from jensen to charge of assaulting a federal officer on wall street today the dow closed down one hundred and.