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New York Police Officers Responding To Domestic Incident In Queens Shot At By Man In Building Wielding Rifle
"NYPD officers in Queens had to dive for cover behind a vehicle. After a man started shooting at them with a rifle happened yesterday afternoon. In college Point, officers were responding to a domestic incident. The guy inside the building opened fire. NYPD chief Carlos Valdez is as uniformed uniformed officers officers Arrived Arrived at at the the location. location. They They were were fired fired upon upon numerous times from the second floor. Inside of the resident's offices, then did a tactical retreat and
Los Angeles - Southern California national forests closed for a week because of fire danger
"In an unusual move today, all National Forest in Southern California are closed because of the fire danger. Angelus San Bernardino, Oh Cleveland Lows Padre Sierra and Sequoia National Forest, all temporarily off limits to visitors. You know, the areas that will be open will be the commuter routes. You can still drive thru the commuter out some of that, such as Angeles Forest Highway, some of the canyon roads, But as far as recreation goes campgrounds, picnic areas trail has that all that's gonna be closed Angeles National Forest Fire Chief Robert Garcia. We're in a high risk, weather forecast and extreme. Same conditions due to the fuel moistures. They've reached their critical stage, so any fire and they're going to move very quickly. The closures will be re evaluated on a day to day basis. Emily Valdez que next 10 70 news radio.
Police Investigate Possible Shot Fired at Los Angeles Trump Caravan
"6 37 still lot of questions this morning morning police police investigating investigating possible possible shots shots fired fired at at a a pro pro trump trump caravan caravan in in the the San San Fernando Fernando Valley. Valley. Hundreds Hundreds of of trucks, trucks, cars cars and and even even military military vehicles staged to Taft High School in Woodland Hills about 11 30 Sunday morning when the LAPD says someone reported a person in a nearby apartment building on Ventura Boulevard, shot out a tire on a car in the direction of the pro Trump Caravan. Police cordon off the area called the SWAT team out for three possible barricaded suspects, but they didn't find anyone inside. Meantime, the caravan made its way down Ventura Boulevard to Studio City. Keep your guns. Keep your freedom. Keep your money. Your hard earned money deserves to be kept by the hardworking people there. Several dozen Trump supporters held a sidewalk rally counter protesters showed up, but the LAPD was on scene and kept the sides apart. Emily Valdez que
Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s Office Declines to Prosecute Hate Crime
"Women. You are on social media influencers. Even the doll posted a video to her half million instagram followers of her getting the news from an LAPD detective on the phone right now, As of today, all the charges have been dropped, and he is released from custody and he was no longer in jail Video of the Hollywood Boulevard beating and robbery against her and two other women who are trans was live streamed streamed by by onlookers onlookers who who did did nothing nothing to to help help him him even even wrote. wrote. The The DEA DEA rejected rejected the the case case due due to to not not enough enough evidence. evidence. This This isn't isn't even even about about us. us. This This is is about about the the entire entire community, community, not not just trans, then hire LGBT community is about everyone even told her followers. She and the others now fear for their lives. And they're hoping the D A. Will refile charges. Emily Valdez que next. 10 70 news radio. And in a statement, Okay, An exodus office says it has asked for more investigation, and once that is
Hundreds of Charges Filed in Downtown Los Angeles Building Explosion and Fire That Injured Firefighters
"Operators operators of of several several downtown downtown L L A A buildings buildings are are now now facing facing hundreds hundreds of of criminal criminal charges charges for for alleged alleged safety safety safety safety violations. violations. It It led to a massive fire and explosion, which almost killed nearly a dozen firefighters were also now starting to hear the personal accounts of many of the men who lived through that inferno. 11 firefighters from L. A city fire station, nine were seriously burned in May, when they were fighting a fire in a building off Avoid street. An explosion sent fireballs over the ladder trucks as they try to escape that day. Her in. Soriano is one of them. He spoke with cane exit the Grossman burn Centre where he and some of the others were treated. There's fire fire at at our our feet feet and and we're we're trying trying to to obviously obviously get get down down the the ladder ladder we we became became engulfed engulfed myself myself and and the the firefighter firefighter in in front front of of me me ended ended up up getting getting stuck stuck on on the aerials with our axes because we came barreling down, Soriano said. He thought he was going to die pulled free by a couple of the gentleman that got off couple of firefighters that got off previous to us when they realized what happened. Turned around and started trying to help us down. Yeah, From there. It was just chaos. Today. He wears a bandage on his hand and leg, but he's headed back to work soon at Fire Station nine. Emily Valdez que next. 10, 70 news Radio, Los
Firefighters Injured Battling Downtown Los Angeles Blaze Share Stories Of Recovery
"The Grossman burn Centre where he and some of the others were treated. There's fire at our feet and we're trying to obviously get down the ladder we became engulfed myself and the firefighter in front of me ended up getting stuck on the aerials with our axes because we came barreling down, Soriano said. He thought he was going to die pulled free. By a couple of the gentleman that got off couple of firefighters that got off previous to us. When they realized what happened. They turned around and started trying to help us down. Yeah, From there. It was just chaos. Today. He wears a bandage on his hand and leg, but he's headed back to work soon at Fire Station. Nine. Emily Valdez que next. 10 70 news radio more than month
"valdez" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"Hello look to the PODCAST I'm MAC game here with my co hosts Sarah, Lamour, Evan ratliff gentleman. Hello back back back at it greetings Max What's going on with the show this week this week on the show I got Andrea Valdez. She is the editor in chief of the nineteenth, which is a brand new two week old news organization. They're covering politics and policy from a lens of Gender Equity and Andrea, who before this was the editor in chief of the Texas Observer, and before that was at wired dot com running that website before that, she was at Texas monthly for ten years is now the. The editor in chief of the nineteenth, which again has been around for two weeks and already has at least one major news event, which is They got the first interview with Comma. Harris, after she was tapped to be Biden's VP, it's really one of the most exciting publication launches in the longtime. There aren't that many publication launches anymore. So it's it's nice that that it's even happening. Well we talked about you know both things one launching something in the middle of the pandemic. Not Easy they recruited basically the entire staff over the course of the Quarantine Andrea was in the office for three weeks a total of three weeks before it shut down. So we talked about like how you actually just launched something in this moment but then also she's been in magazine since two, thousand six, she had this ten year run a Texas monthly and we talked about sort of like, whoa. It's like to come up in magazines in this moment and be launching something right now that's ambitious and mystic and doing that wall. So many people are losing their jobs in the industry seems to be contracting. So there was a lot to talk about with her and I'm so glad we got a chance to if you've got a career like says in which you have worked many places and. Attracted a devoted audience who wants to follow your new endeavors maybe consider an email newsletter it's a way. People can keep track of you for the rest of your life do with mail chimp they make it simple. They're going to be around there reliable and they make the show. Possible. Thanks to Malcolm. And now here's Max with Andrea Valdez. Andrea, thanks for coming on the show for having me I. Feel like. This is a challenging time for you to take like an hour to talk because you just launched a whole crazy thing we did. So yes, we launched the nineteenth news website two weeks ago almost exactly to this moment. We were celebrating virtually and toasting to each other the. Successful. Launch of our website was live to the Internet. It did not crash did not come down. It was very thrilling that we had our own website. A bit nine, hundred dot Org. Two weeks ago and. I imagine they've been just a restful easy casual a couple of weeks absolutely here nothing happened in the last two weeks. What I really want to talk about the nineteenth and I wanna talk about what you and the folks you're working with trying to do there, and also I'm really interested just like logistically in how you launched something in the middle of the pandemic. But before we get there I was hoping we can just kind of walk through your career a little bit. How did you get into magazines in the first place? How'd you get your start? Yeah I mean not to do the let's go all the way back but just to get A. Sense of kind of what took me to publishing as an industry. In the first place, I was an English major at College at the University of Texas here in Austin, which is where I am now and I was an English major and like many English. Majors began to realize about halfway through my college career that you kind of have to choose a path and the path really seemed to be lawyer which was more school. It was be a teacher which was also probably more school or it could be a journalist and so I wasn't. Part of my college paper, the daily Texan, which is a really terrific college paper and I feel like I did kind of miss out on some seminal experienced by not being a part of that. But I did do some work with and off campus magazine. That kind of got me thinking about magazines general, which was something I had always liked I grew up reading magazines I liked magazines. I had a subscription to the New Yorker in college because it felt like the thing that people would do and they were trying to seem like they were smart, which is what I was trying to do and so yeah. That was really kind of my first taste of what publishing was like and I ended up applying to go to North Western University. So I did end up going to have more school and I went there and was part of the magazine track and I really fell in love. With it and actually another graduate of Northwestern University was Evans Smith who was at the time the editor of Texas monthly and so he came actually to the campus to do a sort of just meet and greet and get to know the students and talk to us a little bit about his career and who know how he had come from being a Grad student to be editor in chief of Texas monthly and being someone who is from Texas I really wanted to meet him and he agreed to. Spend about fifty minutes having coffee with me, and he said when you graduate, there's actually going to be a position open..
Companies Test Antibody Drugs to Treat, Prevent COVID-19
"The number of covert deaths in the United States now tops 164,000. Dr Anthony Fauci says he's cautiously optimistic about several drugs under development that would deliver antibodies to fight the virus. I'm Harkin heartened. Heartened by the experience that we had with Ebola, in which in a randomized controlled trial We had clear cut indication of efficacy with two monoclonal antibodies. Valdez comments come with a Corona virus vaccine still months off. Companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing, the drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away.
Los Angeles Area Pastor Holds Indoor Worship In Defiance Of Court Order, Warns Congregants They May Be Cited Too
"Of Inter County church was not cited today for define a judge's order and holding three large indoor church services. God's feet. Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park was packed. Hugs were plenty face masks were few and social distancing was non existent. Absolutely safe. Incidentally, Incidentally, we've we've had had people people come come as as Faras, Faras, Tennessee Tennessee today today from from Texas Texas has has to to Rob Rob McCoy McCoy was was ordered ordered by by a a court to stop holding indoors services, which he's done since May In defiance of public health orders, McCoy told Kay and exits their constitutional right to worship how they want. They're violating our desire to worship God and really our command. We haven't had one case reported by any congregant of a covert case in our church, not one and we've been open since May. There were some protesters here earlier in the day, but they cleared out by mid afternoon. There was no police within sight in Newbury Park, Emily Valdez que next 10 70 news
LAPD Officer Shot by Apparent Friendly Fire While Responding to Suicidal Man in Hollywood
"Officer recovering today after being shot in the arm, apparently by friendly fire. A police detective tells connects that officers were responding to a report of a suicidal man on Wilton Place in Hollywood Wednesday afternoon when it happened, that man was armed with Paris scissors and in the apartment. There was also Rottweiler. At that point, we're not exactly sure what transpired between the officers and the man that there was an officer involved shooting. Detective Megan Aguilar says the officer was shot through the arm. She was taken to a hospital. The Rottweiler was also injured and taken to a vet. But it's unclear how the dog was hurt. How we're going to find out what exactly transpired is by one, of course, interviewing the officers. And reviewing any body worn video regular says the man was not hurt. He was taken into custody. This is the second time in just a few days. Ah police officer may have been accidentally shot Monday at Culver City officer was shot in the leg by friendly fire incident during a police shooting. The suspect in that case was shot and killed. Emily Valdez que next 10 70 news radio 7
Time running out to prevent oil spill from 'ticking time bomb' tanker in Yemen, UN warns
"The United Nations warning of a looming environmental disaster in the Red Sea. Where stricken oil tankers been abandoned off Yemen's coast since the war began five years ago, the vessel loaded with more than a million barrels of crude oil four times as much oil has spilled from the Exxon Valdez off Alaska in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine, you, humanitarian affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock, said Wednesday. A spill would directly affect one point six million
ICE reverses controversial rule for foreign students
"Backs off a controversial policy that would have kicked most international college. June's out of the country. Controversial policy would have canceled student visas for foreign students if all of their classes were online. This ball USC, all UC schools and many other sued the federal government over the policy. There's no surprise with this administration in terms of attempting to intimidate the immigrant community, attempting to use that community as pawns for the political agenda of the president, attorney Mark Rosenbaum, represents seven international students in Southern California. They also filed a suit They planned to see it through in court. I don't think their first concern is whether or not they're acting Consistent with the rule of law. I think they're acting consistent with the rule of political expediency. L A city attorney Mike Fear called the reversal of the policy of victory for the 20,000 international students who call Ella Home. Emily Valdez
'All Black Lives Matter' March Set For Sunday in West Hollywood, Los Angeles
"A anti a anti racism racism protests protests continue continue all across all across the country the country organizes organizes with this with year's this west year's Hollywood west Hollywood pride pride parade parade are holding are a holding March a this March morning this morning in solidarity in solidarity with black with lives black lives matter matter now this now comes this during comes during pride pride month month traditionally traditionally celebrated celebrated with a large with a large parade parade to commemorate to commemorate the Stonewall the Stonewall riots riots and the LGBTQ and the LGBTQ community community let's go let's live go live to can extend to can extend seventies seventies Emily Emily Valdez Valdez thirty thirty mile mile mark mark all all black black lives lives matter matter end end up up about about seven hundred seven and hundred nineteen and nineteen you're on you're Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard Boulevard have been have been painted over painted over it China it China letters letters required required Hollywood Hollywood Boulevard Boulevard with all with all black black lives matter lives began matter began a year now a year there now are thousands there are thousands probably probably several thousand several thousand people but people as I but was as I walking was walking in in I thought I thought for for exact exact people people joining joining strikes strikes back they're back going to they're be going a lot to be more a lot people more people joining joining the parade the parade route route it noted it here noted here it's kind it's of half kind price of half price range range how black how black lives matter lives parade matter parade it's not it's a very not a positive very positive experience experience people people are pumped are pumped up and up ready and to walk ready to walk out out Hollywood Hollywood Boulevard Boulevard and then and down then down Sunset Sunset Boulevard Boulevard making making laughter laughter on crescent on crescent heights heights heading in heading in Santa Monica Santa Monica just about just about rarely rarely Beverly Beverly hills hills has has made it illegal made it illegal for gathering for gathering support support and and evolve evolve and I think and it's I think violent it's violent and it's and private it's private residences residences that is that it is no further it no further notice notice quicker quicker that way that it way is it hi is hi right when right they're when right they're right right at right the at the black all black all black lives black matter lives parade matter parade is happening is happening and it's ending and it's up ending right up there right in Santa there in Monica Santa Monica on the edge on the of edge Beverly of Beverly hills hills
'All Black Lives Matter' March Set For Sunday in West Hollywood, Los Angeles
"A anti racism protests continue all across the country organizes with this year's west Hollywood pride parade are holding a March this morning in solidarity with black lives matter now this comes during pride month traditionally celebrated with a large parade to commemorate the Stonewall riots and the LGBTQ community let's go live to can extend seventies Emily Valdez thirty mile mark all black lives matter end up about seven hundred and nineteen you're on Hollywood Boulevard have been painted over it China letters required Hollywood Boulevard with all black lives matter began a year now there are thousands probably several thousand people but as I was walking in I thought for exact people joining strikes back they're going to be a lot more people joining the parade route it noted here it's kind of half price range how black lives matter parade it's not a very positive experience people are pumped up and ready to walk out Hollywood Boulevard and then down Sunset Boulevard making laughter on crescent heights heading in Santa Monica just about rarely Beverly hills has made it illegal for gathering support and evolve and I think it's violent and it's private residences that is it no further notice quicker that way it is hi right when they're right right at the black all black lives matter parade is happening and it's ending up right there in Santa Monica on the edge of Beverly hills
Russia's Putin Declares State Of Emergency After Fuel Spill In Arctic
"Russia's president Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency in a remote arctic region of Russia in that region twenty thousand tons of diesel fuel spilled into a river two weeks ago here's NPR's leucine Kim the accident took place at a power plant and no real sick an industrial city north of the Arctic Circle almost two thousand miles from Moscow where than six hundred workers are now collecting the mixture of oil and water the type of criminal scare a local environmentalist says it could take decades for the delicate arctic ecosystem to recover the KFX Israel that I should have been asked of what she told the redox a YouTube channel that auxins could enter the food chain affecting not only aquatic life also the reindeer population for employees of the power plant have been arrested on charges of violating environmental regulations connection will check with them you'll know okay on Thursday a spokeswoman for Russia's investigative committee said on state TV that no real six mayor was being charged with negligence the accident has been compared to the nineteen eighty nine Exxon Valdez spill the one big difference is that the diesel fuel has not reached the open seat today to check out is the chief operating officer of Norilsk nickel which owns the fuel tank he blames global warming for thawing permafrost beneath it and dramatic happen with the temperature right and all of your your tax you go get them back on the ground in a call with investors this week he promised the company would start monitoring the permafrost below its facilities I am repeating again that we are going to have you come across one entrance so now Norilsk nickel is focused on the clean up it estimates the cost at one hundred fifty million dollars the scene Kim NPR news
Russia's Putin Declares State Of Emergency After Fuel Spill In Arctic
"Russia's President Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency in a remote Arctic. Region of Russia in that region, twenty thousand tons of diesel fuel spilled into a river two weeks ago. Here's NPR's Lucian Kim. The accident took place at a power plant and no risk, an industrial city north of the. Arctic circle almost. Two thousand miles from Moscow, or than six hundred workers are now collecting the mixture of oil and Water Natalia Karma Nov.. Local environmentalists says it could take decades for the delicate Arctic ecosystem to recover the Snow Shania. She told the Redux Youtube. Channel that toxins could enter the food chain, affecting not only aquatic life, but also the reindeer population. Four employees of the power plant have been arrested on charges of violating environmental regulations Bucci Saddam. Thursday a spokesman for Russia's investigative committee sit on state TV that neural six mayor was being charged with negligence. The accident has been compared to the nineteen eighty nine Exxon Valdez spill. The one big difference is that the diesel fuel has not reached the open sea Sergei cheng-kuo is a chief operating officer of neural SC Nickel which owns the fuel tank. He blames global warming Thawing Permafrost Denise it I'm syndrome. Magic Captain Sandwiches Right, and obviously it's actually go back on the ground in a call with investors. This week he promised the company would start monitoring the permafrost below its facilities I am repeating again the going through February monitoring. For now. Norilsk Nickel is focused on the cleanup. It estimates the cost at one hundred fifty million dollars Lucian. Kim Npr News Moscow.
Russia detains three as wind complicates Arctic fuel clean-up
"It's being called the Exxon Valdez spill of this generation a burst of storage tanker in the arctic region of Russia has leaked twenty one thousand tons of red dye diesel fuel into waterways and subsoil and the race is on to keep it from running into the ocean it happened on the premises of a subsidiary of nor else nickel owned in part by one of Russia's wealthiest oligarchs who is sad after being publicly criticized by president Vladimir Putin that he will pay the one point five billion dollars it will likely cost to clean up the mess nor nickel claims that the warming temperatures have led to the fall on permafrost which caused the tanker to collapse but environmental groups and even Putin said the company should have better maintained its storage facility three managers of the power station where the accident happened have been detained by Russian investigators over the incident that happened at the end of
Russia detains three as wind complicates Arctic fuel clean-up
"Cleanup efforts continue in a remote arctic region of Russia after fuel tank collapsed last month killing thousands of tons of diesel into a river and here's wishing Kim reports from Moscow environmentalists are comparing this disaster to the nineteen eighty nine Exxon Valdez spill off Alaska Russian state TV reports three top managers of the power plant where the accident took place have been arrested prosecutors say they had not properly maintained the fuel tank that collapsed the owner of the facility mining company Norilsk nickel denies it was negligent and blames thawing permafrost for the collapse of the reservoir president Vladimir Putin's chastised officials for their slow response to the spill which regional leaders warn is making its way toward the open sea heavy winds rain and cold temperatures are hindering cleanup efforts in the remote area eighteen hundred miles from Moscow Lucy and Kim NPR news
"valdez" Discussed on American Scandal
"Early on the morning of June, twenty, fifth, two, thousand, eight ricky sits in her kitchen, reading the papers. Spent fourteen years since an anchorage jury awarded the residence of Prince. William Sound five point three billion dollars in punitive damages, and I still haven't received sent. Nine eleven has come and gone. Cell phones and the Internet have become indispensable tools and everyday life. A lot has changed. But Ricky. Hot still lives in Cordova. Alaska she's retired from fishing to devote herself full time to the nonprofit organization that she founded to help with lingering social and economic impact of the spill. At six Oh seven am her phone rings is reporter Euro throws in from Reuters. Have you heard the news? She asked Ricky the Supreme Court has come in with their decision. Ricky braces herself. They lowered the amount, ricky. To Five, hundred, seven and a half million dollars. Ricky is stunned. That's a tenth of the original ward in the rough equivalent of only four days profit for Exxon. If the fishermen see any of the settlement, it will amount to about nine thousand dollars after legal fees. Less than five hundred dollars per season since the whole affair began. After nineteen years of waiting. The Fishman will receive close to nothing. Outside wind and rain lashes at the windows of her house as a summer storm moves in. As if Prince William Sound, itself is reacting to the news. Twenty one thousand gallons of oil from the Exxon. Valdez remain underneath the beaches of Prince. William, sound, still leaching toxins into the water, the herring never returned. Many, fishermen were forced to sell their boats, permits and homes, a loss and leave cordover for a place where they could still support their families. Those that stayed struggle with divorce and alcoholism. Fishing incomes never return to pre nineteen nine levels in the town of Cordova will never be the same again. But some progress has been made with safety. A sophisticated new tanker piloting system requires that two tugboats captain by expert. Local pilots guide every oil tanker through the sound to prevent another disaster like the Exxon Valdez. But change is slow coming. On April Twentieth Two thousand, Ten, an underwater explosion at P p.. Deepwater Horizon, oil rig starts what will become the largest oil spill in history almost twenty times larger than the Exxon Valdez rowing concerns about the environmental threat from that rig disaster in the Gulf. It's already formed a slick measuring hundreds of square miles, and as the oil moves towards the coast. It's threatening marshes, beaches and wildlife enforce states, Brian Todd is two hundred ten million gallons of oil, spew unchecked from an open well on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico for eighty seven days, eventually covering sixty eight thousand square miles of ocean. Three weeks after the news hits the Press Ricky looks out the window of Alaska Airlines flight seven Oh nine. Begins its ascent into New Orleans Louisiana. Below, her Gulf of Mexico stretches to the horizon, and in the distance Pale Green water is blotted out by a reddish brown patch of oil, dwarfs the slipped from the Exxon Valdez. Spill is six times larger than Prince. William Sound itself and BP's fighting this fill with technology that hasn't evolved at all since nineteen eighty nine containment boom, skimmer, boats and dispersants. VP's spraying the Gulf with millions of gallons of core exit. The same disbursement ricky fought to keep out of Prince William Sound Twenty one years ago. As Ricky's plane begins its descent into New Orleans. She takes a deep deep breath. Looks like the Exxon Valdez spill was just round one round. Two of her fight begins today. In Nineteen, seventy, eight, the Boston College Eagles are promising young basketball team, but after members of the Mafia approach, some college players, a few of the athletes begin to believe that they can win i. lose him participate in a lucrative gambling. The plot influences the outcome of games and ultimately sponsored criminal investigation. From laundry. This is American scandal. I! Hope you enjoyed this episode if you did I have to other podcasts you, my American history tellers.
The Mescalero Apache Tribe declares a state of emergency as COVID-19 cases start to emerge
"This is national news. I'm in Prenton Gonzales. The Mescalero Apache tribe in New Mexico declared a state of emergency Monday as tests confirm the first cases of covid nineteen on the reservation in New Mexico. At least four people tested positive for the disease. The tribe says it's waiting on the results of some six hundred other tests. Mescalero ordered lockdown businesses and public establishments for at least the next two weeks. The tribe is also closing tribal government offices to the public. The order puts restrictions on individuals movements and asks that one member of each household use Tuesdays and Thursdays for buying food and other essentials. The tribe is closing entrances to tribal land although the main highway through the reservation remains open. Mescalero president gave Aguilar told Q. E. T. V. The measures are away to protect the tribe. He says merely urging people to practice physical distancing failed to keep the virus from spreading an out of state. Seafood worker is the first person to test positive for coronavirus in the city of Valdez. Alaska officials say the infection was caught through. Routine. Testing Louisa. Castroville is Acting Infectious Disease Program Manager for the Alaska Department of Health and social services in video conference Monday. She said it's not clear yet. How the individual contract the virus it's individual came to Alaska from the lower forty-eight in late April and Co was quarantined. Onsite there for two weeks because as some demonic during that timeframe as well and there's been working on campus since then and has not left. It's not clear the source of the infection whether this was something that was picked up locally since the person had been there for a month or whether this is the test that we're seeing the positive result if it's picking up virus that might have been An infection in the distant past. And we're just seeing residual virus from that Castro deal says health officials are working to determine anyone who may have come in contact with the infected person. Alaska officials remain vigilant as the commercial fishing season is getting underway and thousands of people. Come from all over the world to work and processing facilities. The state has a little over four hundred positive cases of covid nineteen total as of the start of this week. The regional hospital in gnome close to the public. After an employee tested for the coronavirus. The Norton Sound Health Corporation expected employees to go back to work Tuesday after all of them are tested for the virus. Katie Oh news reports. The facilities were subjected to afford a extensive cleaning on Friday. The city manager issued an emergency order restricting travel into nome and mandating a two week quarantine for anyone traveling into the city from the outside. Some face masks sent to the Navajo nation through a company established by a former White House. Aide may be inadequate to properly protect those who wear them the news organization Propublica reports almost two hundred fifty thousand of the masks sent by a company headed by former White House. Deputy Chief of Staff Zach Pontus may not fit the guidelines established by the Food and Drug Administration propublica reports. The total cost for the masks is around eight hundred thousand dollars. The report goes on to say that in another one hundred. Thirty thousand masks are not the kind specified in the procurement data. The News Organization Says Flint is secured. The three million dollar deal with the Indian health services. Eleven days after he formed the company the sell personal protective equipment. Ihs officials say the masks are unsuitable for medical use. The regional office is determining whether to return them flint told propublica his connections to the White House played no role in his company selection as a provider for IHS the Navajo nation has the highest per capita rate of corona virus infections in the nation with National Native News. I'm Mark Hughes.
"valdez" Discussed on American Scandal
"Ricky strides up to the lectern in a packed hearing room deep in the building. The members of the House Resources Committee stared down at her as she holds up the evidence. She wants to show them today. A blank sheet of paper cliff Davidson. The committee co-chair peers down at her from behind his enormous thick bifocals. What's this doctor off? It's a blank sheet of paper Sir. See the oil lobbyists going to testify. You can't raise penalties for oil spills because it would raise their cost of doing business too much. They're going to tell you that. Their insurance premiums skyrocket. But I'm here to tell you that they are all self insured so that increased cost of doing business would amount to a nickel for this Ricky slams. The paper on the lectern one clean piece of paper to write a new insurance policy. After Ricky's testimony oil lobbyist Ray Gillespie strides into the Chamber to testify next. Raise Square. John Perfectly parted salt and pepper hair. He looks like an all American quarterback. Frankly Ladies and Gentlemen. The oil industry would be crippled by the costs associated with this bill. Sensitive Davidson watches ricky from the podium as she shakes her head in disgust. Who is this woman? He wanders she's really backed into a corner with that testimony elected officials. Alaska aren't supposed to challenge oilman like Alaska hearings like this now. Thanks to Ricky. Davidson has no choice. He leans into his mind is still on Ricky. And why is that Mr Gillespie? What are those crippling costs? Well the oil companies insurance premiums would skyrocketed finds like this or enacted And who ensures you Glaspie Glares at Davidson? We're self-insured sir. I see him after the hearing representative Davidson motions for Ricky to follow him into his office. Dr On don't you ever set me up in public like that again? Your testimony forced me into a public confrontation with Exxon. I need to know which questions asked before you get up there and testify and I need to know the answers. Listen I'll work with you but behind the scenes there are just too many oilmen around here. He peeks out the door of his office into the hallway. It's still packed with oil. Lobbyists leaving the hearing so Do you mind slipping out the window. Always kind of packed right now. Fortunately for Ricky Davidson's gotTa ground-floor office as she slides out the window onto the sidewalk. She realizes she's made new ally and he's shown her away to operate in oil slicked. Juno back rooms phone calls but never in plain sight over the next month ricky becomes familiar with every side entrance back door and fire escape in the capital. She finds other representatives like cliff. Davidson men and women who are willing to hear what she has to say as long as it's in private and they appreciate her policy papers on oil spill preparedness. They are full of facts. Real evidence things that are hard to come by. Juno and her work pays off at the end of the legislative session in Juneau governor. Steve Cooper signed seven new oil spill related bills into law in Washington. Congress is debating a major to impose new regulations on the industry at a federal level. The work that started in Ricky's tiny office and Juneau is getting attention. All over the country on March Twenty Second Nineteen Ninety two days before the one year anniversary of the spill. Joseph Hazelwood stands behind the defense table in an Anchorage Alaska courtroom watching his jury file back into the courtroom to deliver their verdict his lawyer stance next to him. He has a flashy around face and bright wide set eyes. He and his would go way back. They went to maritime college together. He rests his hand on his shoulder. The cavernous courtroom packed and silent except for the jurors footsteps and the occasional cough. It feels like it's taking them forever to sit down. Hazelwood's lawyer has successfully argued that the three felony counts of criminal mischief filed against Hazelwood should be folded into one but the captain still faces five years in prison if the jurors find him guilty five years away from his family. His daughter be in college by the time he got out. And of the three misdemeanors you really only cares about one operating vessel while intoxicated. He knows he wasn't truck that night and he wants to hear the jury foreman say it. The Forman stands and not to the judge. Your honor on the Count of Felony Second Degree criminal mischief. We find the defendant not guilty. Hazelwood closes his eyes and lowers his head but he can hear his lawyer next to him pounding his fist on the table in celebration but his would weights the foreign continues reckless endangerment not guilty negligent discharge of oil guilty fine his win. Thanks a class B misdemeanor. He'll take it but this next one. This next one is the one that can really clear his name. The form and continues on the count of operating a vessel while intoxicated. We find the defendant not guilty as would opens his eyes smiles. He hogs his lawyer than his dad's sitting behind him. The old man has tears in his eyes. Finally his thinks it's over outside the courtroom the press wonders how he feels and for the first time since the Exxon Valdez ran aground. Hazelwood answer their question. I'm relieved he says I've had better years then. He walks way the next day. The Judge Sentences Hazelwood to one thousand hours of community service and a fifty thousand dollar fine. No jail time. Hazlewood return to long island of Freeman with big plans for the future. He wants to be captain again. He wants to get back out on the sea on August. Eighteenth nineteen ninety president. George H W Bush sits at his desk in the Oval Office staring at document. It's thousands of pages long stands over a foot high. It's the oil pollution act of nineteen ninety a historic comprehensive piece of legislation. The bill streamlines and strengthens the federal government's ability to prevent and respond to catastrophic oil spills. Like the Exxon Valdez. It establishes a trust fund cleanups paid for by taxes on oil revenue and it imposes stringent new measures on how oil companies store and transport. Their oil it's a bill that the president never wanted coming into office. He oppose regulating the oil industry. Made it part of his campaign. Platform would be events in one thousand nine hundred nine his mind and not just the eleven million gallons of oil that spilled into Prince William Sound on March twenty fourth three months later on June twenty third tanker called the World Prodigy Spill two hundred ninety thousand gallons off Newport Rhode Island. It's captain was suffering from sleep deprivation and was distracted by paperwork at the time of the accident. One day later a ship named president dump three hundred seven thousand gallons of oil the Delaware River where officials struggle to obtain proper containment equipment following the crash. It was clear that something had to be done at the system has to change. The press is assembled around the president's desk cameras flash as he reaches for his pen as he signs the bill he has no idea that several of its passages are based on policy papers written by fishermen in Cordova Alaska. A woman named Ricky back in Cordova. Ricky is thrilled to read in the morning paper that the bill is becoming law but she doesn't have time to celebrate. She's gearing up for one last climactic battle in the fight over the Exxon Valdez oil spill a legal battle to determine responsibility for the spill once and for all tens of thousands of plaintiffs hundreds of attorneys over five million pages of testimony in Pres and one defended.
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"It's three am on September Fourteenth Nineteen eighty-nine and the phone is ringing in Ricky odds cabin high above Cordova Alaska? But it doesn't wake her. She's still she hasn't been sleeping much lately too much anxiety. She picks up the phone. Hello Hello is is this. Dr Ought the man's voices hushed and Ricky knows what he's going to say even before he starts the same thing the other callers have been saying all anonymous all quiet like they're scared Dr Hulda. I'm worried about what's happening to me out on the cleanup. I guess he's rashes all over and blisters terrible headaches. Feel like I'm GONNA throw up all the time. What about your urine is a normal? It's black just completely black. Those are red blood cells. You're passing dead blood cells. Yeah oh I've gotta go. Ricky knows the courage it took for that man to call. He signed a contract with a Gag. Clause just like all the other cleanup workers. If he's found out he'll lose his job and the money has family needs to survive. She looks out the window and sees the lights are still on the cannery down in Cordova far below. The fishermen who refuse to work for Exxon have been trying to squeeze a season's worth of fish out of a tiny unplugged part of the sound. They've come in each evening with their hall and stay up all night at the cannery cleaning and processing fish for market and they go back out on the water again in the morning. They're doing all of this themselves because the cannery can't find workers anymore not while Exxon's paying sixteen dollars an hour to clean up the beaches. It's may tensions in town unbearable. Those who take Exxon's money are being shunned they're called Exxon horse or spill while the rest of the town finds that standing on principle doesn't pay any bills drug use and domestic violence or spiking towns. Health Clinic has been overwhelmed with reports of panic attacks invasive dreams and symptoms of PTSD pretty soon. The cleanup workers are going to feel the pinch to earlier this week. Exxon's head of Alaska operations. Don Cornet announced that the company was winding down its operations before the winter. Storm started rolling in. He sat in front of the press at the bow civic center with a pile of rocks in front of him. Roxie said we're cleaned by Exxon workers and pulled from the beaches around Prince William Sound. Each one example of a job well done local. Reporters wanted to them. These rocks didn't look anything like what the USA see long shore before the spill they look Brown sure they didn't have oil dripping off of them but they didn't exactly look clean. Ricky feels like the cleanup is all spin. She's not the only one clean up. Workers and fishermen are starting to wonder if the whole thing was just a show. Apparently Exxon agrees with them. Even a company official later admitted the actual recovery of oil and the money spent had become secondary to the cleanup's public image aspects. But Ricky has a plant help the fishermen to help Cordova and the workers. Out on the sound ricky wants real systemic change so that something like the Exxon Valdez. Oil Spill never happens again. Knows she can't rely on the fisherman's union anymore. For the kind of work. She wants to do Jack. Lambs deal with Exxon has tied their hands. And in June the Union agreed to a deal with Alaska to create a Citizens Advisory Council which would allow fishermen to work with Alaska brass to monitor pipeline operations but to Ricky. That was just another. Ruse Alley. Aska forbade anyone involved in the council from suing oil companies. Were lobbying legislators congress. So Ricky refused to join instead. She's helped found her own group. The oil reform alliance. It's time for the people who suffer the consequences of big O. L. To have a voice. She's got fishermen and scientists on board in just enough funding to rent a tiny office near the State Capitol Building Juneau. That's why her suitcase sits by the side of her bed packed and ready to go. It's got closed in some toiletries. But mostly it's packed with papers policy briefs. She's written on oil safety. Ricky's going straight to the seat of power to advocate for laws with teeth real laws that companies like. Exxon CAN'T IGNORE. Ricky carries the suitcase to her front door and looks around cabin. It's been almost five months since morning of March twenty four th when Jack Lamb pounded on her door to tell you the spill happened. That day feels like a lifetime ago. First light is breaking through. The trees. Has Ricky locked up for cabin. Then she hoy suffer suitcase and starts the hike down through the forest to the road. It's going to be a long journey. Hey I'm David Brown. 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"As she approaches. Mcpherson Bay on Naked Island Ricky. Finally here's something the roar of machinery. She's spots a tour boat anchored offshore and on a nearby oil beach the worker at ferried here from Valdez. Forty workers in Bright Orange slickers trying to spray oil off the beach with fire hoses just offshore military landing craft hold giant water pumps noisily salt water into the hoses still more workers follow after the hoses and wipe at the oil stubbornly sticking to the rocks with bright white rags. Exxon has surrounded the site with containment. Boom a floating fence meant to trap the oil running back into the water but the muddy oil easily slips over the boom and out into the sound ricky stairs. Your boat in closer plume of Oily. Mist hangs over the whole scene. It's soaking the workers. They're breathing it. They're not wearing any masks or protective gear. Save for the standard-issue Orange Rain slickers. They've killed everything else in the sound. Ricky thanks now they're gonNA kill the cleanup workers themselves. She turns back to Cordova furious. Somebody has to step in here. Put a stop to this insanity. She doesn't realize it. Help is already on the way. Just not from anyone. She or other fishermen trust questions and then refer them to our experts here but virtually every American is familiar with a tragic environmental disaster in Alaskan waters in more than ten million gallons of oil have been filled with deadly results for wildlife and hardship for local citizens later that day. Ricky sits in the union hall near Cordova Harbor Watching President George H W Bush announce something that the fishermen have known since the morning after the spill started. Exxon needs help. However Exxon's effort standing alone are not enough. Yeah no Shit Ricky TV. She looks around. A few other. Fishermen sits staring at the television shaking their heads. They don't trust Bush he's an oilman. He ran for office on a platform that included opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration on the TV Bush tells the press. Exxon still going to run the cleanup and pay for it but from now on Coast Guard commandant. Paul Joost will be calling the shots as head of the Coast Guard. Admiral Joost is responsible for ninety thousand employees and a fleet of ships planes and helicopters. Surely he can handle this. Bill Ricky Leans in squinting at the TV for a better view. Llosa's sitting just offstage to the right of defense secretary. Dick Cheney he's a sinewy thin man with a long con- face cold blue is this is the man who's going to make the decisions this is the man who's going to determine the course of the cleanup going forward. Llosa's arriving in Valdez. Six Days and he tells accident he wants viable cleanup plan in hand by the time his boots hit the ground one week. After the president's announcement recruit huddles with Jack Lamb and fellow fishermen Rick Steiner back at the cramped fisherman's Union office and Cordova. There are papers everywhere. Ricky has to move a stack of filing folders just to have a place to sit then. She gets up pacing trying to avoid the five new phone lines running across the floor in chaotic tangle the day before Coast Guard Commandant Ios called a press conference to announce his plan for attacking the spill. Exxon's work crews will blast the beaches with water essentially the same strategy. Exxon had been testing with one critical modification. Instead of cold water. They will use hot. Admiral Joost is going to steen. Clean Prince William Sound. Everyone in the Union Hall knows that this decision is disastrous for the fishermen. It'll set the sound back years. And that means years before the fishermen can support themselves again. Steam cleaning kill everything that has survived the spill all the organisms that the food chain needs restore itself. It'll kill the mosques that the birds feed on it'll kill the sea urchins that feed on and the Kelp Force were honors hide from Predators. All the oil those high pressure hoses blast off the beaches. Were run back into the sound where it will poison more fish. And based on what Ricky saw we could go on the sound going to poison the cleanup workers to Jack. Lamb sits at his desk staring down two days ago. Jack made the toughest decision of his life. He took Exxon's money two hundred fifty thousand dollars for the Cordova fishermen commitment from Exxon to hire the fishermen fairy cleanup workers and supplies on their boats. Starting at thirty five hundred dollars a day enough to replace the loss fishing seasons income. Ricky and Rick. Watch him waiting. What are you GonNa do Jack? Ricky Hassles Jack looks up nothing. There's nothing I can do not anymore. 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"In our last episode as the worst oil spill in us. History. Continue to spread unchecked. The press finally found someone to take the fall for the disaster Exxon Valdez. Captain Joseph Hazelwood. This is episode three the spin cycle on April fifth nineteen thousand nine thirteen days after the Exxon Valdez ran aground. Joseph Hazelwood steps out of the glass double doors of the Suffolk County District Attorney's office in Long Island New York. He screens against the bright overcast. Sky And rubs at the fingerprinting ink staining his hands minutes ago. He came out of hiding to turn himself in criminal. Charges related to the spill. Three lawyers lead him across the parking lot towards the District Court House. Where his bail hearing scheduled to begin? Momentary Hazelwood is thousands of miles from Prince. William Sound where? His ship sits wounded inside a twenty five hundred square mile oil spill but he feels like the spill has followed him here up ahead a gauntlet of reporters waits for him at the entrance of the courthouse. They've heard Hazelwood has emerged from hiding. And if there's going to be a PERP walk today they don't want to miss it but Hazelwood's not in handcuffs the three charges. He's facing or only misdemeanors operating a vessel while intoxicated reckless endangerment and negligent discharge of oil relatively minor offenses. All of the week. He's just lived through has made him feel like he's charged with crimes against humanity. Eight days ago on March Twenty Eighth. He flew out of Alaska undetected and returned home to Long Island two days after that. He got a telex message from Exxon informing him. He'd been fired headlines across the country said he was a drunk at the helm of the Valdez and Exxon had let him go. He'd probably never captain a ship again and that was the easy part next. Came anonymous callers. Making death threats people threatening to blow up the tidy yellow yellowcake house. He shares with his wife and daughter reporters digging through his trash stealing his mail. Accosting his kid at her high school asking her for a statement reporters like the ones blocking the courthouse entrance right now as he steps onto the sidewalk he's blinded by camera flashes. Hazelwood tugs at the starched white button up shirt. That's biting in his neck. Looks down at the concrete that grinds and pops on his new leather shoes. He reminds himself that all the outrage and breathless combination is about and when it comes to the. Us Justice System Hazelwood is an idealist. He believes that in a court of law. The truth comes out. There will be no media frenzy inside that courtroom today. Just the facts. His lawyers fought to keep the cameras out of the courtroom. Justice is going to be served. The hearing is really just a formality anyway. Prosecutors have already agreed to set bail and mouth that Hazelwood can afford twenty five thousand dollars but soon as Hazelwood entered the courtroom. He realizes something's gone wrong. Tv CAMERAS ARE EVERYWHERE. Audio Equipment State Supreme Court Justice Kenneth K role as overruled. Hazelwood's attorney and opened the courtroom to the media. Judge Role is an avid environmentalist. Whose Chambers are decorated with duck hunting. Decoys he's going to make an example of Captain Hazelwood today. They want the press to be there to witness it. How does the defendant plead not guilty your own prosecutor? Go ahead with your recommendation. The county ask that bail be set at twenty five thousand dollars a year on judge role sits back and his giant Black Leather Chair. Shaking his head. He looks down on his. I'm appalled at the enormity of the damage that has been inflicted. These are misdemeanors of such magnitude. That has never been able at least in this country. This is a level of destruction. We've not seen since hero. Shema Hazelwood is a smart man. He knows what's coming. He's the fall guy he's going to jail. The judge points at Hazelwood. The stamp of this destruction will be on his mind for as long as he breathes. I'm setting bail at one million dollars. The judge knows a ship captain. Hazelwood doesn't make that kind of money even borrowing from friends and family. He could never come without amount. Even the District Attorney Shocked. Your honor we. We can't take out our wrath on one individual it's over-simplification to settle. One in which Hazelwood is handcuffed and led to a police cruiser waiting to take him to the Suffolk County. Jail in riverhead New York. Where he'll spend the night in a holding cell with fifty other men? Many of them accused of murder and armed robbery his perp. Walk Appears on TV newspaper front pages across the country and stories will describe him as the architect of an American tragedy. A as destructive as an atomic bomb killed tens of thousands of people justice served two days later on April seventh nineteen eighty-nine fishermen ricky ought steers her. Both the Ambrose's out of Cordova Harbor. It's been two weeks since the accident and oil has now spread one hundred fifty miles down the Alaskan coastline and in that time. Exxon has accomplished two things. They've gotten all of their oil off the damage. Exxon Valdez tender. And they've managed to save the tanker itself the Valdez. Now sits hidden from view in a secluded cove undergoing repairs thirty five miles from the site of the wreck but ricky in the Cordova fisherman want to know what Exxon is doing about the oil that continues to blacken the sound they know that. Exxon still has skimmer boats out on the Water. But so far they've only collected five hundred thousand gallons of oil less than five percent of the eleven million gallons. That's built now. The fishermen hearing Exxon has begun testing a new clean up technique on the beaches of naked island. And they've sent ricky out to investigate as soon as her boat. Rounds the tip of Hawkins Island and motors into the sound proper. She stunned by what she finds sound. She's never heard before in all her years of fishing. These waters silence no water splashing no whales breaching. No seals barking. Not even a single.
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"One thousand nine hundred five four years before the grounding of the Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound Captain Jonathan Hazelwood stance in the wheelhouse of the Exxon tanker Chester. His ship is carrying twenty seven thousand tonnes of asphalt from New York to South Carolina and. Easy run one. He's made many times before but today as he looks toward the southern horizon he sees dark skies ahead storm moving in fast and a big one within minutes thirty foot. Waves sweep across the deck a screaming sheer of wind. Rips the antenna off the tankers wheelhouse killing radar and the ship's radio in one fell swoop. Then the entire ship goes dark electrical systems. Dead Hazelwood's cut off from the outside world. Stand at the helm of a forty five thousand ton steel coffin tossing and heaving and the storm crew members panic. Pull on life vests and prepared to jump overboard. The first mate burst into the WHEELHOUSE. All systems are down captain. We need to get everybody off this ship now abandoned ship. We're not going anywhere captain. Hazelwood KNOWS JUMPING INTO. These waters is suicide. Their only chance of survival is to save the ship. Hazelwood's been out on the sea. Since he was a kid he's always had a knack for knowing what to do in tough situations on the water as a team. He wants got caught in a storm. Just like this one on board a sixty five foot schooner on long island sound while the other kids on deck started vomiting and crying. His would calmly climbed the ships. Fifty foot tall mast to haul in the main sail alone in gale force. Winds Hazelwood's been here before so now onboard the Exxon tanker Chester with the lives of his crew on the line. Hazelwood stays calm again. He rigs up a makeshift radio. Antenna then guides his wounded tanker through the storm. Back to New York for repairs. It's a feat. That will make him a legend among men and women who crew acts on ships and it will make his bosses at. Exxon furious as soon as he reaches port. He's called into the corporate office. Where an executive immediately lays into. Why'd you turn back? You're supposed to be making a delivery in South Carolina today with all due respect sir. You're lucky you didn't lose a ship. Entirely not to mention the cargo and the crew executives is narrow. Losing the cargo is not an option your pay to deliver the product on time. No matter what all his life. Hazelwood wanted adventure. You wanted to be out at sea going places and calling all the shots along the way. Exxon gave him the chance to do that when they made him. The youngest captain in their fleet in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine. But as soon as he put his captain's uniform on for them he felt hemmed-in in micromanaged by a bottom line by bureaucracy by men and women like this exact people who sit behind desks all day and have no idea what it's like to face a freak storm that forces a choice between profit and survival but Hazelwood's got a wife and a daughter little house on Long Island. He'd like to hang onto so he sucked it. Up keeps running asphalt and oil on time and in order he dots his eyes and crosses his teeth and he yes sirs the folks up at the corporate office and he drinks heavily for Hazelwood. Alcohol is the only way to ease the tension between the job. He always wanted the one he's got. Alcohol makes it possible to Kerryon until the Dark Alaskan night of March twenty third nineteen eighty nine American scandal sponsored by Madison Reed? You know that song that goes. I see your true colors shining through well looking at your hair. That song might be taking on a new meaning. But don't panic if you need to get your roots in order or make that big or subtle change. You've been planning. You don't need to go to a fancy salon. You don't need to fret about messing it up at home and you don't need to worry about harsh chemicals or odors because Madison Reed is reinventing home. Hair-color its hair color. You can feel good about infused with Argon. Oil Carrington and Ginseng not ammonia parabens or goods. And it's delivered right to your door. Take their online colored quiz or chat with color specialist to find your new rich multifaceted shimmering shade crafted in Italy easy to use anytime get ammonia free multidimensional hair-color delivered to your starting at just twenty two dollars at Madison Dash Reed Dot Com use. Promo Code A S and you'll get ten percent off plus free shipping on your first color kit. Visit Madison Dash Reed Dot Com. Promo code a s now to find your perfect shade. That's Madison Dash Reed Dot COM.
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"Not a trace on Tuesday. Night and Alaskan Air Flight Leaves Valdez for Anchorage inside the cabins. It's a tall balding man with around Clean Shaven face and bloodshot eyes. He looks tired and a bit unsteady as he drops into a seat. Sirkin give you something to drink double scotch. Please need the okay sir. I'm fine just a double scotch place. The flight attendant hesitates. This guy seems to have had enough already and he looks familiar. Bald head. Piercing is around baby face clean shaven. Maybe not man hunters has shoulders holds up his collar and turns toward the window as the flight attendant moves on. He rubs his smooth cheeks. His face feels strange without his beard but he had to lose. It gave them away a new look for a new role captain. Joseph Hazelwood fugitive on April fourth. One thousand nine hundred nine one week after Don Cornet promised fishermen of Cordova compensation for any spill related hardships. Riyadh is even thought as she shoulders her way through a mass of people on Cordova Sidewalk after that meeting when Don Cornet promised compensation for spill related losses feels like the town changed overnight. It used to be that you knew everyone who saw around town and you knew what they were fishing and what their boat was called now. There are new faces everywhere new boats in the harbour. The hotels are completely full. While Joseph Hazelwood's disappearance is still front page news. The citizens of Cordova have more media concerns like filing a claim and getting some of that. Money Don Cornet promised as ricky ducks into a cafe. She sees to perfectly polished patent leather shoes blocking her way above those pair pristine white spats that are impossibly clean given all the springtime mud. Everyone's trudging through town. Expensive suit carnation in the lapel. This guy's not from Cordova. She thinks ricky recognizes him from television. He's Melvin Belli Celebrity Attorney extraordinaire. The press call him the king of Torts he's represented the Rolling Stones Mohammed Ali and Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker he's not choosy about his clients as long as there's money involved and now the money's led him here to Cordova. Melvin looking for clients. Were willing to sue. He's going after some of Exxon's billions. He holds out a business card smiles at Ricky. She nods politely keeping her hands in their pockets and pushes past into the cafe. Word has gotten out. There's money to be made on Prince William Sound and just like the gold and silver rushes of the past prospectors are flooding into Alaska from all over the world looking to stake their claim lawyers insurance adjusters politicians journalists and the unemployed thousands of people just looking for a steady wage working clean up. This isn't just an oil spill anymore. Now money spill in Cordova.
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"On Tuesday evening March. Twenty Eighth Rick. Steiner sits alone in an empty courtroom in the state office building inbound. Bounties the mosquito fleet is still out on the sound collecting buckets of Oil. But he agreed to stay behind to act as liaison between the fishermen and Exxon and since the state couldn't find a proper office for Rick and Valdez. This courtroom is his new headquarters at six. Pm A call comes in over the CB radio with news from the fleet. The first hatchery is protected. Sealed off from the spill by offensive boom through the fuzz static. He hears cheers and shouts. But Rick doesn't feel elated. Exxon might have appeared receptive to the fishermen last night but today has been a different story. Rick is in charge of obtaining additional equipment for the mosquito fleet. Only one hatchery is safe. And there are two more to go after that. Hundreds of streams spawning areas need to be fenced off. And they're going to need a lot more than buckets and a few yards of Exxon's flimsy pond boom to do it. They need ocean boom more skimmers. More people out on the water. They also need more cold weather gear and food now place to wash the oil off their votes themselves but so far he's had little lock insecure. In any of it all day rix calls Exxon have been redirected shuttled back and forth through. Its sprawling bureaucracy. One person tells him a section of boom was on. Its way then. Another person says it's still days out. Someone else assures him protective gear is on route. Another says that the request was never received. Meanwhile the fishermen are still at with nothing but the buckets and closed they brought from home is starting to dawn on Rick that Frank. Irs's million dollar business card wasn't a gift. He was bait and the fishermen took it hook line and sinker down in the jury. Box looks around the empty courtroom and thanks God. Someday I hope to see these oil guys sitting behind that defense table over there and the day is coming but it still years away. As the last of the mosquito fleet is pulling into Cordova Harbor. Ricky ought and Jack Lamb pushing their way into the High School Gymnasium for a town meeting. Both fishermen stayed behind to make this event and when they arrive. The GYM is already packed. With over two thousand people fishermen and their families many of them are warning ragged bundled in Parkas. Some just back in from fighting the spill all day. They're exhausted they're furious and they're ready to air their grievances to Exxon. They've been told the company sending someone to talk to them with. The fishermen still aren't sure who it is. It won't be Frank Rossy after four days of battles with journalists and fishermen alike. Exxon has realized. Frank isn't the leader. They need facing the public right now. Frank is an engineer. He's a detail guy and he's exhausted by the daily grind of press conference after press conference. Exxon need someone who's up to the fight. Each night television viewers are watching the spill spread in the cleanup falter. Now people are throwing rocks through Exxon filling station windows. They're calling in death. Threats to Exxon corporate offices stock is down and their profits are starting to take a hit. Some consumers are even beginning to boycott their gas. Exxon needs a new general to marshal their forces to turn this. Pr War around. And they pick the helmet haired Kentucky in Don Cornet Exxon's head of Alaska Operations Don Smooth. He's confident and he's fearless. While frank might have been exhausted by daily sparring sessions with the press on. Find some invigorating. Now he's ready to take the fight to Cordova and the fishermen who haven't been doing Exxon any favors the press that morning. The Alaska Emergency Center records a call between dawn and fellow executive. Don says you know how I feel. Do you remember patent got out over that battlefield and said God help me? When they were going to invade Europe. He said God wouldn't let this happen to not let me be in on it. That's how I feel now. Cornet staring down a battalion of raging fisherman on their home turf. He's ready to reel them in. He stands in front of the crowd smiling and a short sleeve shirt skin gently tanned as if he's warmed by the hot Houston son everywhere. He goes his goal. Watch glints under the gymnasium lights. You had some good luck and you don't realize Exxon and we do business straight. We will consider whatever it takes to keep you whole. What have you lost at this point that I can compensate you for? But if you're midst don't fill up that we can take care of if you can show your motel. Goes out of business that we didn't can take a fisherman stands and asked if it's GonNa take twenty years to get these claims settle don answers with a smile into you. We have never had claimed. Go twenty years. They answer questions note and he's right it won't it's going to take nineteen years three months and one day but the fishermen don't know that yet right now all they know is they could really use some money. The town of Cordova staring down the prospect of nearly one hundred percent unemployment revenues down to zero overnight mass bankruptcies and here's a guy with access to billions of dollars saying he's going to make them whole the fishermen may be furious at Exxon but they're listening the next day. A newsflash takes the media spotlight office bill and put it on. Joseph Hazelwood the captain of the Exxon Valdez. The Anchorage Daily News reports. Captain Hazelwood has a record of three. Alcohol rests his driver's license is suspended according to his home. State of New York. Hazelwood shouldn't be trusted behind the wheel of a Corolla. Let alone thousand foot. Supertanker Governor Steve Cooper tells the paper that the state of Alaska is beginning a criminal investigation immediately. Reporters have been digging into the captain's history and they've hit pay dirt now. The facts burst out into the open for everyone. To See. The press is going all Hazelwood all the time. That is good news for Exxon. The country is still mad at the company. Sure when it's hard to be mad at a corporation it's too abstract to defuse. It's much better to have an actual person to pin this whole thing on and now the press finally found their guy except that they can't actually find Joseph Hazelwood. He's disappeared.
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"March Twenty Sixth Nineteen Thousand Nine Easter Sunday. Three days since the Exxon Valdez struck a reef and Prince William Sound Alaska. There are now eleven million gallons of oil in the water from the wounded tanker spill still isn't contained after seventy two hours on the surface of the sea. The oil has begun to conceal into a black scaly crust covering one hundred square miles twenty miles down current from the ship. A helicopter hovers averse small cluster of islands already surrounded by oil inside sits. Jack Lamb the president of the Cordova. Fisherman's union his fingers drum nervously against his prosthetic leg. Next Jack is fellow. Fishermen Rick Steiner. His lanky six foot four frame folded into the small seat. They're on a mission. Scattered reports from fishermen around the sound described the bodies of dead birds otters and deer in the water. Jack and Rick WanNa see for themselves. The two men asked fellow fishermen. Ricky ought to join them this morning but she declined saying she didn't have the stomach for open. Casket funerals their helicopter touches down on applegate rock a tiny island in the sound barren mound of stones mates move by thousands of years of ice wind and tides now though smooth rocks are slipped black with oil. It's usually a quiet place. But today a wall animal cries hits the fishermen step out of the CIA birds plunder violently squawking trying to free their wings from the blobs crude. Keep them from flying away. Handful of honors call from the water mournful wail that sounds like the cries newborn babies. They are all covered in oil. A few have gouged out their own is to escape. The burn of the fumes one has chewed off. Its paw trying to read it if oil now they thrashed violently sinking below the surface and fighting their way. Back up again. The oil coating on their bodies has robbed them of their buoyancy. Doyle has also destroyed the natural insulation in there for which means the honors. Don't drown I or going to freeze to death. Many within hours as men disembarked from the helicopter recap the shout to make himself heard the damn offers turns. Looks like snapper floating belly up over there. Jack Scans the scene trying to keep his emotions in check. There's a Bald Eagle in the water over that way just beyond that long rock risk into distance. Jack that's not Iraq. That's that's an order. Stock for men pushed their way through the black shells shoving aside the bodies of dead fish belly up to the animal he sits just off. Shore it slicked black with oil struggling to breathe. Jack's Jaw tightens think we can help him. We have to try to do something. They Wade out into the black surf. Waist deep in the freezing water and trifle audrey unbiased body terrified the wrestles free of them. Swimming out deeper into the oily water where bombs up and down fighting for breath then it slowly slides below the black surface and disappears. Rick Turns Away From Jack and begins walking back to the shore keeps us back to his friend his hand over his eyes. Then in the middle of blackened post apocalyptic seascape to veteran fisherman. It's tough as they come break down in tears on the helicopter ride back to Valdez. Men Don't talk about what they've just seen. They sit quiet and stunned in the distance. The Exxon Valdez is a tiny rust colored smack in the middle of a sea of black. Jack knows that every time that using black stain touches land there'll be another seen just like the one he saw but Exxon is claiming that no major wildlife destruction has been caused by the spill the press prince what. Exxon tells them because at the twice daily press conferences in Valdez. It's Exxon at hold the microphone. 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"valdez" Discussed on American Scandal
"By nine. Am Nine hours since the Exxon Valdez? Crashed into the reef. Ricky ought has made it out to the spill site by air. She looks down at the tankers from Bush. Pilots turboprop gasps. It's worse than anyone could possibly imagine. The ship sits in the ICY WATER. Like a rust. Red Wound bleeding black blood horrible blot of oil spreading out like a tentacle monster. The icebergs around are stained. Black Sea lines thrash inside the slick trying to pull themselves up onto buoy to get out of the oil. A few lumps float on the smooth surface of the oil. C- honors dead the first group of many and no signs of any cleanup activity inside just the Valdez and the sick blackness spreading around in the air above the tanker itself is blue with oil vapors cloud of carcinogen so thick that pain shoots up ricky spine into her head followed by an overwhelming wave of nausea. The plane engines begin to sputter in the dense fumes. As the pilot banks hard to turn around in search of clean air. Teeter streamed on Ricky's face as she watches the impale tanker shrink into the distance again. Where is everybody? Why isn't anyone down there? Where the skimmers? Where the boom's why isn't anyone helping? Ricky's plane lands to refuel at the Valdez Airport. A single runway airstrip that rarely sees more than six or seven flights a day. Now it's buzzing with new arrivals recap wonders who are all these people. She makes her way through the crowd to the terminals only Bank of payphones and calls Jack Lamb back at the Union office and Cordova. Gets JACKETS RIO BAN? There's no one out there says there's no one out there what else you see. Jack wants a wind gifts that oil. It's going to be everywhere everywhere. All over our fishing rounds. And it's not just this season. Jack. It'd be for years years and years. What are we going to do their silence? On the other line there are no words for the bleak future. That lies ahead Jack Okay. We're fuelling to come back to Cordova. I'll be there about half an hour. Okay well regular. Let's hold off on that for excellence. Having their first press conference later today in Valdez five miles from where you are now. Maybe you could stay there. Be Our eyes and ears won't be listening on the radio at the UNI home but you'll be great to have someone in the room. Ricky Hesitates Jack. I mean it's bad out there. I don't know why I can do is just GonNa get worse if you like to come back and help somehow Rakia. Listen that's it but you you're different. Nobody knows his stuff at do. We need ricky. We need your help. Hangs up the phone. Dazed and unsure. Ricky is different for many of her fellow fishermen. She had a career before she came to Cordova a career she go back to. She wanders back outside. Takes deep breath watches the planes landing taking off helicopters buzzing overhead. She could sell permit. She can sell her boat. She could cut her losses right. Now get on one of those planes and go back to her old life in the lower forty eight. She was known as Dr Frederica ought. Phd Scientist but then she thinks about her life here. In the wild. The Thrill of UNTANGLING thrashing Silver Salmon from freezing cold net. The summer nights out on the sound listening to loons from the deck of her both the ambiguities and the camaraderie community of fishermen the intense bond that forms between peers on treacherous waters between people counting on you to come to their aid to save their lives and county on them to save yours. Jack Lamb is right. She has the expertise to make a difference here. Her PhD is in Marine Pollution. Her Masters degree is an oil pollution. Every choice every decision. She's ever made has brought her to this moment. Rotter thousands of miles from where she was born to Alaska and just a few miles from the epicenter of one of the worst ecological disasters in US history so when a reporter approaches her on the tarmac notebook in hand asking if she can help him understand. What's really going on out there? She doesn't hesitate yes. I'm Dr ought she says and I can help at six. Pm Ricky sits in a drab ballroom at the Valdez Civic Center. Exxon's I post bill. Press conferences about to begin. Reporters are squished into rows of banquet chairs facing a folding table. Packed with microphones at the front of the room. Today is Good Friday an organ Music Watson from the service taking place in the ballroom next door ricky surveys. A crowd from her seat in the last row very few locals. She's frustrated if they'd held this event and Cordova. The place would be packed with fishermen ready to give these oilman. What for Ricky watches as a parade of men in suits and start shirts. Take their seats at the table Man. She's never seen before. Except for one Exxon's in-house scientist Dr Alan mackey thick square rimmed glasses and perfectly trimmed beard on a Pale round face his. Aw shucks persona borders on sanctimonious as if he were daring people not to trust him. Ricky trust him about as far as she can throwing from his seat at the table. Dr McKee Leans into his microphone disburses. That's the answer. Dispersants are the cure for what is happening on. Prince William Sound you spray them onto the oil from planes flying low and they literally make the oil disappear. Ricky's mouth drops open. Is He serious? She knows a lot about disperses. Sure they'll make the oil disappear on the surface. Dispersants caused oil to break into tiny droplets and sink out of sight where it will poison the marine life below dispersants are manufactured by the oil companies. Themselves and Ricky's pretty sure that Exxon will want to use its own proprietary blend core exit which is molecular similar to kerosene. Exxon solution to clean up the spill to resurrect the sound is doused with kerosene but the assemble reports are dutifully recording. Mackie's every word like it's Gospel under the strain of organ music coming from next door. He reminds ricky of the last scene of the Godfather. The one where everyone is killed ricky steals her nerves. It's time to stand up for her town for the waters. They all fish and for their way of life. She shouts out from the back of the room doctor. Matti my name is Ricky. I have a master's and a doctorate in marine collusion. I'm a fisherman from Cordova and turn chairs creek as journalists crane their necks. Who's interrupting the press? Conference Doctor mackey. You and I were both at the international oil spill conference in Texas last month where the user dispersants was widely debated by experts. Dispersants are toxic to fish. Fishermen are concerned the harm haring their spawning the water right now backing Cordova. A cheer erupts at the Union Hall. Where a crowd has gathered to listen on a transistor radio and when the press conference ends a throng of reporters crowd around Ricky for interviews. The stories they file later. That night will focus on the danger. Dispersants pose to Prince William Sound. They will quote. Dr Ricky has pushed Exxon in front of the national press but she knows this is only the beginning of the fight. Exxon is the largest energy company in America. They have tens of thousands of employees armies of lawyers lobbyists PR spin doctors and billions of dollars to spend ricky knows. They will bring all of those resources to bear on this tiny corner of Alaska to make sure that what happened last night doesn't affect the company's bottom line and they won't let some small town fishermen get in their way battle of Alaska has begun next on American scandal. Exxon scrambles with eleven million gallon genie back in the bottle and Ricky on finds that the glare of the national media spotlight makes it hard to tell friend from foe. I hope you enjoyed this episode of American scam. If he didn't.
"valdez" Discussed on American Scandal
"We're back on the deck of the Valdez. Floodlights are bursting to live one by one. They're cool blue hue pushing back against the Dark Alaska night. Captain Joseph Hazelwood looks down over his ship. The jewel of the Exxon fleet his mouth agape Marlboro Dangling from his lips oil spews in geysers from ruptured tanks standing seven stories high and roars to the surface around the disemboweled shift. The air is already thick with Blue Vapor. An ice hearing cinching fumes with every minute the tragedy gets worse. But there's nothing hayes would in his crew can do except watch and wait for help to arrive at three. Oh One. Am almost three hours later. The First Coast Guard vessel approaches the Valdez standing at its prow is chief warrant officer marked. Losure delage's is a coastguard marine investigator with a rough hewn face and piercing eyes as his ship. Nears the Exxon Valdez? He notices something strange. He no longer hears the sound waves lapping against the side of his boat. The water has gone eerily silent and in its place is the creepy quiet slither of oil bubbling up. All around him by this point over. Four million gallons of oil have dumped into the pristine emerald water of the sound. Delos your boards Valdez and goes in search of Captain Hazelwood. He finds him standing alone on the bridge. Puffing on another Marlboro Joseph. Hazelwood is surrounded by millions of gallons of highly combustible oil. And he smoking a cigarette. The losure suggests the Captain Might WanNa put it out silently. Hazelwood obeys in strange the captain's covering his mouth like he's trying to hide something. The loser looks him over. Nassim what the problem is. His award meets Delos Gays. You're looking at it. Joseph Hazelwood is being facetious. He doesn't suffer fools gladly to him. The problem is obvious the Valdez has run aground. But what to lose your. Here's Hazel would say as I captain Hazelwood and the problem even through the searing fumes of the oil. Dha losure smell booze on Hazelwood's breath a lot of it back on deck delos our radios back to headquarters to get the state police out to the Valdez. He wants everyone on the ship tested for Drugs and alcohol. This is serious trouble. Disclosure looks out into the night passed the crew member scurrying and their survival gear under the floodlights past the bubbling slick of oil. That now stretches three hundred yards past the ship one. He's looking at his nothing. It's a peaceful quiet night on the sound. That Bothers Marta. Losure it's been three hours now. Shouldn't more help you on the way spill response teams emergency containment equipment. He Scans the Horizon Towards Valdez. Arm The narrow channel that leads back to Port Valdez. Oil Pipeline Terminal and nothing is on the water. No vessels on route just the Emerald streaks of the northern lights in the sky and the Chew Gash Mountains Rising Black silent from the waters. Prince William Sound then delays. 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"Nine Exxon Valdez. Oil Tanker spilled eleven million gallons of oil and Prince William Sound in the Gulf of Alaska. The oil spill caused extensive to the environment and was the largest in US waters until the deepwater horizon spill in two thousand ten. Exxon Valdez was one of the newer ships in the Exxon shipping companies. Fleet the night before this Bill Exxon Valdez left Valdez Alaska and was headed to Long Beach. California it was carrying more than fifty three million gallons of crude oil captain. Joseph Hazelwood had been drinking alcoholic beverages. That day. Which would later become a point of contention. The tanker left the dock not long after nine pm but just after midnight on March. Twenty four th. The crew realized that the tanker was off course at twelve. Oh four am it. Hit BLIGH REEF in Prince William Sound eight out of the eleven cargo. Tanks were punctured soon. Ten point eight million gallons of crude oil had spilled into the surrounding waters. Eventually the spill polluted more than one thousand miles of shoreline in South Central Alaska. Thousands of Sea Birds Sea otters and seals bald eagles and fish died because of the spill. The disaster had a significant effect on wildlife environment reliance industries recreational fishing and tourism in Investigations. Actor the disaster. It was found that Captain Hazelwood was not at the navigation bridge third mate. Gregory cousins was in charge of it. Cousins had called Hazelwood. Just before the vessel struck. Bligh REEF recognizing there was danger but it was too late when investigators found out that Hazelwood had been drinking before boarding Exxon Valdez. Exxon fired him. He was cleared of being intoxicated at the time of the incident but he was convicted of Misdemeanor. Negligence fined fifty thousand dollars and sentenced to one thousand hours of community service. After years of Appeals Hazlewood began community service in nineteen ninety nine. Exxon was deemed responsible for the disaster along with the companies and competent and overworked crew. Blame was also placed on the Coast Guard for a poor system. Traffic Regulation in nineteen ninety. Congress passed the Oil Pollution Act which created measures for responding to oil spills and increased penalties for spills it also called for the eventual banning of single-hulled tankers from US waters now all tankers for oil liquefied natural gas and chemicals are double hold over the years. Exxon paid billions of dollars in restitution cleanup cost and personal damages. Exxon employees federal responders in Alaska residents helped clean up the spill they used chemical dispersants and booms and skimmers for mechanical cleanup. But some methods workers used removed oil yet killed plants and animals and a portion of Alaskan coastline is still polluted with sub-surface. Exxon Valdez was repaired. Renamed in soon returned to service it was sold for scrap in twenty twelve though the Exxon Valdez. Oil Spill had a huge impact on the environment and industry. There have been plenty of other incidents that resulted in much larger oil spills in world history. I'm Steph Code and hopefully you know a little more about history today than you did yesterday and you can send us a note on social media at T H Z podcast on facebook instagram or twitter. You can also send us an email at this day at IHEART MEDIA DOT COM. Thanks again for tuning in..
"valdez" Discussed on American Scandal
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Find your perfect shade at Madison dash re dot com. American scandal. Listeners can get ten percent off plus free shipping on their first color kit with code AS. That's Madison dash re dot com. Promo code a s. That was my conversation with university of Alaska marine conservation. Professor Rick Steiner, he helped coordinate the response efforts to the Exxon Valdez spill in nineteen nine. My next guest. Is Antonio you hus-, she's an oil analyst journalist, author her most recent book is black tied the devastating impact of the Gulf oil. Spill Antonio spoke to me from studio cake, Yui D, And San Francisco Antonio, you Haass, welcome to our show. Thank you so much for having me. It was thirty years ago this year that the Exxon Valdez spilled eleven million gallons of oil into the Prince William Sound, the most recent in public memory spill of that magnitude was Deepwater Horizon. They are similar obviously in some ways that petroleum hit water. But they are different was a tanker spill and was an oil rig explosion. But I was wondering as you've covered both do you think of them as related? Yeah. Deeply related in in many ways. I think what is similar about these oil spills. I actually wrote a sentence in my book tyranny of oil about the Exxon Valdez disaster. And I said that one of the reasons was Exxon's failure to adequately prepare for a spill that was not only likely but probable, I could've written the identical sentence about BP in two thousand ten what makes these disasters show similar is that they were not only predictable. They were predicted the companies were warned for years preceding them that the risks that were involved the dangers what could lead to the disasters. And then what was necessary to adequately address the failures in the cleanup and the spills after they happened. And in both cases, neither company I'm heeded those warnings nor did any of. Their fellow companies and predicted disaster happened, and that is a tragic outcome, particularly because so many lessons were learned in the wake of Valdez that should have warned regulators that they needed to keep a much tighter tighter wrap on oil companies operating in our waters, be tankers or drilling for oil and exploration or production than was the case. And that is one of the reasons why the BP disaster happened in in both cases, the companies were cutting corners, cutting costs, basically playing a very very risky game with our environment with the safety of workers, and the safety of people who live around those areas and fish from those waters and all those. People and those environments lost out because of a risky game that the company's played I'm trying to put on my Exxon or BP hat for a moment. It is obviously a risky game. These spills are not only economic and environmental disasters, but their PR nightmares. Of course. And they're going to get revisited every five ten twenty five thirty years. What is it that makes a company as large and capable as these penny wise and pound foolish. Why cut corners? Yeah. I mean that was almost literally the judgment of Barbie. A who ruled in the case against BP where he found the company grossly negligent and said that they were putting profits at saving time and saving money over people and the environment. And that is exactly the same words. Also could have been could have been said in the case against Exxon. The reason why they do it is because the cost don't outweigh the benefits. So. So they in the case of Exon Exon was incredibly successful at shielding itself from economic harm as a result of the Valdez disaster there their total costs from their federal government settlement as well as their cleanup costs was just three point four billion dollars and a class action lawsuit. That was brought against the company by the people of Alaska fisherfolk who were impacted and originally they were awarded a five billion dollars in punitive damages which was the equivalent of one year's profit for Exxon at that at that time. Exxon argued the case for nineteen years, and they brought that court judgment against him down to five hundred million from five billion and twenty years later. So they ended up paying very little for what were the costs that continue to stay. So fishing is still impacted in Valdez to this day Auriol still seeps up on beaches to this day, and many people are still sick or have died from the impacts of pollution. So for them. There wasn't a significant cost. But there was a number of lessons that were learned as a result of the Valdez disaster that affected policies. So this was a very public disaster. As you say there were, you know, these incredibly stirring, photographs, and it may have been the first really well photographed oil spill in in world history. And I think that was very moving for the public, and it did lead to significant policy change, the most important policy changed than impacted the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster was passage in nineteen. Ninety under the first President Bush of the Oil Pollution Act, and that was an attempt to to learn a lot of the lessons of the failures that happen with the Valdez, and that put the federal government in a in a much more oversight role in driving role than it had been in after the oil spill with Valdez where everything was really just left up to Exxon, and there was very little oversight by the federal government. The Oil Pollution Act really changed the law to make it. So that BP was forced to almost essentially put everything back the way it was before the disaster. Or if it couldn't pay for what was lost. They had to pay a significant fines under the clean water act. They had to alert the public. They had to pay communities that were impacted at the time for losses. They were suffering at the time. And there was just a whole host of requirements placed on them that were not there at the time avow dis and that were there because. Of legislation
"valdez" Discussed on American Scandal
"Fifteen minutes before the crash Bruce Blandford is arriving for the graveyard shift at the coast guard vessel traffic service and Valdez Blandford is a radar operator at the station that monitors tanker traffic through Prince William Sound the buildings practically empty. It's looking like another quiet night on the job only one ship out there tonight, the Exxon Valdez Blandford checks into the radar room cramped space, barely large enough to hold the jumble of maps and computer monitors use the track ships in the sound the operator currently on duty starts packing things up as he leaves. He tells Bruce that he's having a little trouble holding onto the Valdez signal tonight. Blandford shrugs businesses usual at least ever since the coastguard downgraded to a cheaper radar system. They also got rid of half of the vessel tracking staff. So tonight is just Bruce in the guys at the weather service down the hall lanford heads the kitchen grab some coffee makes a sandwich when he gets back. He checks the radar. And there's the Exxon Valdez alone in the sound her radar signal bright strong clears day, except she isn't moving and she's sitting right on top of Bligh. Reef. The time is twelve twenty six AM and the Valdez has been ground for twenty minutes BRUCE'S radio Chirps alive. Captain Joseph Hazelwood, the captain hesitates unsure of how to describe the situation. We should be on your radar there. We've fetched on hard aground north of goose island off Bligh reef and on evidently, we're leaking oil leaking. Some oil isn't just the understatement of the year. It may well be the single greatest understatement in the history of maritime transport. Bruce calls the supervisor coastguard commander Steve McCall waking him from a dead sleep. Bruce cuts to the chase. The Valdez has run aground, sir. We've had the big one by twelve thirty five AM thirty minutes after impact one hundred thousand gallons of oil have poured into the clear blue water. And in those thirty minutes, the Valdez has become the worst spill in Alaskan history. But it's about to get much much worse. Back on the deck of the Valdez floodlights are bursting to life one by one. They're cool blue hue pushing back against the dark Alaska night. Captain Joseph has would looks down over his ship. The jewel of the Exxon fleet his mouth agape Marlboro dangling from his lips oil spews in geysers from ruptured tanks. Standing seven stories high and roars to the surface around the disemboweled ship. The air is already thick with blue vapor an ICS nostril Sinjin fumes with every minute. The tragedy gets worse. But there's nothing Hayes would in his crew can do except watch. And wait for help to arrive. At three o one AM almost three hours later. The first coast guard vessel approaches the bounties. Standing at its prow is Chief Warrant Officer marked Luger Delos coastguard marine investigator with a rough hewn face in piercing eyes as his ship nears, the Exxon Valdez, he notices something strange. He no longer hears the sound of waves lapping against the side of his boat. The water has gone yearly silent and in its place is the creepy quiet slither of oil bubbling up all around him. By this point over four million gallons of oil have dumped into the pristine emerald water of the sound Delos reboard Savell dis and goes in search of captain Hazelwood. He finds him standing alone on the bridge puffing on another Marlboro Joseph Hazelwood is surrounded by millions of gallons of highly combustible oil and he smoking cigarette. The losure suggests the captain might wanna put it out. Silently Hazelwood obeys. Strange. The captain is covering his mouth like he's trying to hide something. The losure looks him over Nassim. What the problem is his would meet delivers gays. You're looking at it. Joseph Hazelwood is being facetious. He doesn't suffer fools. Gladly to him. The problem is obvious. The Valdez has run aground. But what Delos are here's Hazel would say as I captain Hazelwood and the problem even through the searing fumes of the oil to losure smells, booze on Hazelwood's breath. A lot of it back on deck Alosha radios back to headquarters to get the state police out to the Valdez. He wants everyone on the ship tested for drugs and alcohol. This is serious. Trouble delays looks out into the night passed the crew member scurrying and their survival gear under the floodlights has the bubbling slick of oil that now stretches three hundred yards past the ship one. He's looking at. Is nothing. It's a peaceful quiet night on the sound. That bothers Marta losure. It's been three hours. Now shouldn't more help you on the way? Spill response teams emergency containment equipment. He scans the horizon towards Valdez arm. The narrow channel that leads back to port Valdez and the oil pipeline terminal and nothing is on the water. No vessels on route just the Enron streaks of Northern Lights in the sky and to gash mountains rising black silent from the waters of Prince William Sound, then Delos your ass question. That would be repeated by fishermen politicians lawyers television viewers around the world in the weeks to come. Where is everybody? American scandal is sponsored by the audiobook edition of the first conspiracy in this fascinating new audiobook bestselling author Brad Meltzer teams up with American history writer and documentary producer Josh meant to unravel. Shocking. Historical mystery to listen to an excerpt visit McMillan on your dot com slash I conspiracy based on extensive research. The first conspiracy reveals how in the months leading up to the revolutionary war. There was a secret deadly plot against George Washington, and how Washington himself uncovered it. 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"valdez" Discussed on Latino USA
"It's super early in the morning in El Paso and let new USA producer Maggie feeling and I are in a parking lot. What time is it? Six thirty two in El Paso. Where's the sheriff? She's having coffee. Remediating the loop of this for governor caravan at a Starbucks. All-south I can west. Eight is to meet you. We're going to go with them on the Midland Odessa leg of their campaign trip through west Texas. While the sheriff's staff is loading up the truck, she sits down to talk with us and she's antsy and energetic. Even this early, I have trouble sitting here not helping because I want to get out there and help help him do what. The track, you know, we put all this stuff in enough. Usually I put on some yucky close first and then change into other close, but I have no idea what the schedule is like today. So just dress to be ready to whatever she's wearing white dress pants of white collared shirt, peachy pink laser and to top off the look black running sneakers. This typical for you? Sure. She's more comfortable and casual clothes. Sheriff fell. Dez is sometimes described as a salt of the earth type person. She's not a big policy wonk. She relies more on her background to appeal to voters, and she has a campaign video about it. Every day should go into the bathroom before class to clean shoes. It might seem like a small thing, but she was the only girl who came from a place that had no streets or sidewalks. Just in Lupe Valdez was born into a Mexican American family of migrant farm workers. She was raised in a poor area of San Antonio. The youngest of eight children. She paid her way through college. Eventually getting a master's degree in criminology and criminal Justice. Most of our brothers and sisters didn't even finish school because the family followed the crop. After that she joined the army national guard and eventually became a senior federal agent at the US department of homeland security, right. When it was formed at times working undercover South America, which she gathered intelligence on drug traffic. She retired from homeland security to run for sheriff of Dallas county at the time, one of the largest police departments in the country, and she won becoming the first openly gate Latina sheriff in the United States. She spent over twelve years in that position and that was no small thing. And so at age seventy Lupe Valdez says she saw an opportunity to continue to serve Texas. She resigned as sheriff does. She can run for governor of Texas. And with this announcement, sheriff Lupe Valdez, she instantly becomes the Democratic Front runner with this decision. Although Jill become these seventh Democrats who announce tomorrow Andrew white, the son of former Texas governor Mark light is all after tight primary race back in may sheriff days beat challenger, Andrew white, whose other governor in the nineteen eighties celebrating victory. And now this is facing the incumbent Republican governor of Texas great abbot who is seeking reelection and he has fairly high approval ratings. We reached out multiple times the governor's office for an interview, but we have not heard back and despite abbots popularity sheriff bell Dez is campaigning on the message that the Republicans who run Texas care more about special interests than people. What's your motivation? The same as it is everyday everyday. Texan has not been heard in Texas. And she considers herself the person who will give these people because she says she herself is an everyday Texan starting with well, her very recognizable pickup truck, not so Texas. This is my Tacoma truck, Toyota Tacoma truck and has cut my name for governor and a picture. You're kind of plastered on the back of your truck, right? This just a section..
"valdez" Discussed on Latino USA
"Eat is the end of August and Latino USA producer Maggie freeling an IRA, no Desa in the heart of west Texas. Jacket with the democratic candidate for governor of Texas. Her name is sheriff Lupe Valdez, and we're following her on the campaign trail right now. We're with her at a Mexican restaurant, and she's trying to dish out enchiladas. She loves trying to run away. It's two months until election day. And today sheriff. Phil Dez is helping church feed the homeless openness. Of course. Let's get you a neighboring. Sure fell. Dez is a short little lady wants the enchiladas are pleaded up to try carry the big tray of food as her campaign staff looks on nervously. Water was a spilt. Really redness slipped red. There. We demand that you hear repeatedly trying to wrangle the sheriff is one of her campaign staffers. His name is about east of aspirin, Bekcer, share and wrangling. The sheriff is something fun and other staffers have gotten used to because well, she's a pretty independent woman to say the least right being part of the Lupe Valdez for governor team is like being part of a small, loving family, trying to do what's best for their stubborn grandma. She just turned seventy one by the way. Can I finish my salad. But even though she might seem quirky or carefree loophole days is also highly accomplished and focused. Right now, she's on a mission to flip the Texas governor seat blue for the first time in nearly thirty years. And if she does, she'll be the first openly gay and let the governor of the state of Texas that is if she can get Latino voters to turn out for her. And that's the hard part. From NPR and throw media. Each Latino USA Medina pasta today can a gay, let the democrat sheriff appeal to voters across all of Texas..