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"water commission" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Your wallet? Credit approval required capital One bank use a and a And from the listeners of public radio. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Ari Shapiro and I'm Elsa Chang, a border wall built in Texas by a private citizen, a citizen who supports Trump and says he wants to keep out trouble from Mexico. Has created its own set of troubles, Engineers warned. The structure will wash away in a flood neighbors wanted dismantle. The builder is embroiled in lawsuits. And now, as NPR's John Burnett reports that citizen has landed more than $2 billion in contracts to build trumps official wall. It's it's like a white elephant on the sandy banks of the Rio Grande Baking in the South Texas Sun that North Dakota contractor in Trump favorite named Tommy Fisher could erect an iron barrier 18 ft high and three miles long on the river as his personal project has dumbfounded locals. I didn't know you could disrespect the riverbank like that. Father, Roy Snipes is an oblate priest who celebrates mass of a historic mission church not far from the private wall. I thought if you try to do something like that the Texas Rangers are the Texas Parks and Wildlife would come in here saying how you can't do that. You don't own the river but evidently will And I think the judge pretty much told him you do on the river. You're rich and powerful. You can do whatever the hell you damn well, please. And they did They sure A federal judge did allow Fisher to finish his border wall despite grave reservations from the International Boundary and Water Commission. The problem is the private wall is right next to the winding river not on top of the levee outside of the flood plain, where the Trump administration is building its own controversial barrier. Ron Patella was a retired chief of the Border Patrol who oversaw some of that construction. This thing that official group did. I mean, it's way too close to the water, and it's an area we would never be allowed to build federal government level and now there's the width of scandal. In August. Federal prosecutors charge former Trump advisor Steve Bannon and three others with defrauding donors out of millions of dollars. The money was supposed to go toward constructing private border walls like Fisher's. Instead, the indictment alleges it funded lavish lifestyles. The defendants say they're innocent. And Fischer is not charged. Very little of the donated money actually went to his wall he paid for most of the $40 million cost himself. The big question now is what happens the next time the Rio Grant has a big flood. Mariana Trevino, right, who runs the nearby National Butterfly Center, is also suing Fisher. The experts and the scientists. Even the I B W C a test. To the fact that in a flood event that fence will block and clog It will cause a redirection of water flow. And ultimately result in damage to property adjacent and up street right, as well as the Ivy WC, and it's Mexican counterparts are alarmed at the Bollard wall is a potential obstruction that could deflect floodwaters or even get pushed over by the force of the water. Over the summer, Heavy rains revealed just how precarious the wall is. Water erosion scoured deep trenches underneath the foundation rights lawyer Javier or Pinna describes what they found during an inspection of the wall. After the rains past people could actually fit and just crawl under the foundation off the wall, and it's months old. And this thing was supposed to last 100 years, and it can't even last a year, Fisher says he built the wall is a demonstration project to show the government he could do it faster, cheaper and better than federal contractors. It worked. Fisher, who promoted himself on Fox News has so far received four wall construction contracts from the Homeland Security Department valued at two and a quarter billion dollars. Democrats in Congress suspect favoritism and now the Pentagon inspector general is auditing a for $100 million contract to his company, Fisher Sand and Gravel thes days. Fisher is busy in Arizona with his mega contracts building the official border wall, but he did return to Texas to answer complaints about his prototype wall. No matter what.
"water commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Has created its own set of troubles, Engineers warned. The structure will wash away in a flood neighbors wanted dismantle. The builder is embroiled in lawsuits. And now, as NPR's John Burnett reports that citizen has landed more than $2 billion in contracts to build trumps official wall. It sits like a white elephant on the sandy banks of the Rio Grande baking in the South Texas son that a North Dakota contractor in Trump favorite named Tommy Fisher could erect an iron barrier 18 ft high and three miles long on the river as his personal project. Has dumbfounded locals. I didn't know you could disrespect the riverbank like that. Father, Roy Snipes is an oblate priest who celebrates Mass at a historic mission church not far from the private wall. I thought if you try to do something like that to Texas Rangers or Texas Parks and Wildlife would come in here saying how you can't do that. You don't own the river but evidently will And I think the judge pretty fun told him you do on the river. You're rich and powerful. You can do whatever the hell you damn well, please. And they did. They sure did. A federal judge did allow Fisher to finish his border wall despite grave reservations from the International boundary and Water Commission. The problem is the private wall is right next to the winding river, not on top of the levee outside of the flood plain, where the Trump administration is building its own controversial barrier. Ron Metella was a retired chief of the Border Patrol who oversaw some of that construction. This thing that the Fisher group did. I mean, it's way too close to the water, and it's an area we would never be allowed to build federal government level and now there's the with of scandal. In August. Federal prosecutors charge former Trump advisor Steve Bannon and three others with defrauding donors out of millions of dollars. The money was supposed to go toward constructing private border walls like Fisher's. Instead, the indictment alleges it funded lavish lifestyles. The defendants say they're innocent, and Fischer is not charged. Very little of the donated money actually went to his wall he paid for most of the $40 million cost himself. The big question Now is what happens the next time the Rio Grande has a big flood. Mariana Trevino, right, who runs the nearby National Butterflies Center, is also suing Fisher. The experts and the scientists. Even the I B W C a test. To the fact that in a flood event that Defense will block and clog. It will cause a redirection of water flow. And ultimately result in damage to property adjacent and upstream right, as well as the Ivy WC, and it's Mexican counterparts are alarmed at the Bollard wall is a potential obstruction that could deflect floodwaters or even get pushed over by the force of the water. Over the summer, Heavy rains revealed just how precarious the wall is. Water erosion scoured deep trenches underneath the foundation rights lawyer Hobby or Pinna describes what they found during an inspection of the wall. After the rains past people could actually fit and just crawl under the foundation. Of the wall and it's months old, and this thing was supposed to last 100 years, and it can't even last a year. Fisher says he built the wall is a demonstration project to show the government he could do it faster, cheaper and better than federal contractors. It worked. Fisher, who promoted himself on Fox News has so far received four wall construction contracts from the Homeland Security Department valued at two and a quarter billion dollars. Democrats in Congress suspect favoritism and now the Pentagon inspector general is auditing a $400 million contract to his company, Fisher Sand and Gravel thes days. Fisher is busy in Arizona with his mega contracts building the official border wall, but he did return to Texas to answer complaints about his prototype wall. No matter what we do If there's a huge storm, there's erosion and we have the ability to fix that here and then we have ability to make it stronger or it happens A lot less. Fisher says The fixes are simple. Lillian. The eroded gullies with more dirt pile gravel on and see the area with grass that he claims will stand up to Mother nature were built structurally strong that we can handle whatever you know pretty much whatever God throws at US experts remain deeply dubious..
Why a private section of the border wall is allegedly failing
"By Iraq war veteran Bryan Cole Fatchett, triple amputee. They wanted to raise a billion dollars to quote build Trump's wall. The targeted mission Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, one of the busiest illegal border crossing areas in the country, all on the border. We're here building. You gotta help out. They had started producing the video's promoting this project and they were on the property. They started clearing the property before anyone really knew what was going on The company Clearing the riverbank to build the private wall was Fisher Sand and Gravel. Tommy Fisher, the company's CEO, had been trying and failing to land a lucrative border wall contract from the government. Since 2017. When the Trump administration began soliciting Wall design concepts. Fisher was one of the companies to put up a prototype. Officials of the Department of Homeland Security said it had design flaws. A second bid was also rejected. Frustrated Tommy Fisher took another approach. We really believe with our patent pending system, we could bring sexy. Back to construction. He became a fixture on Fox News, the president's favorite network at the time, people time sounding less like a contractor and more like a contestant on a reality show pandering to an audience of one, You know, hopefully the president will see this as well. And he's a guy who says he can cut through bureaucracy two weeks after that appearance on Fox In April of 2019. I don't know if you heard about this contractor that said he could build the whole wall for a lot cheaper than anybody else. Yes, I have. We're dealing with him. Actually, Fisher Comes from North Dakota. Recommended strongly by a great new senator. As you know, Kevin Cramer, by May of 2019 Tommy Fisher had the president's attention but still couldn't land a contract to build the government's wall. The Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees border wall construction, pointed to the company's lack of experience building border walls to prove they could fissure teamed up with we build the wall. First in New Mexico and later here on the banks of the Rio Grande admission. On the banks of any rivers difficult. But building on the raging Rio Grande is especially challenging, made more complicated because the U. S Mexico border but straight down the middle of it. So any plans to build on it must be approved by the International boundary and Water Commission for I, B. W C. Sand and gravel didn't get that approval before they started. Bulldozes. What steps did they skip? All of them. What should they have done? They should have gone to the I B W c to the A and presented their plan an actual plan. What about this idea that you know this is private money being used on private land and a landowner could do whatever he wants. They absolutely can do whatever they want on their property. As long as it doesn't affect other people's property. And you think the wall infringes on other clearly does. The way the bollards were built is gonna cause clogging of that wall, So those followed the trash or debris could get stuck in there and then the waters. It's a giant break, just like a rake in your yard. It's going to catch all that debris and redirect that water. Penna filed a lawsuit on behalf of a neighboring wildlife refuge called the National Butterfly Center, which feared the wall would cause flooding to its property. U. S government also suit on behalf of the I. B. W C. Good walls make good neighbours. But this wall did not. We've got rogue priest running around anti Trump anti Won't we build the walls? Bryan Cole fragile, launched attacks against anyone who opposed their wall. Falsely saying the national Butterfly Centre was the site of a rampant sex trade and that the Army Corps of Engineers was part of the deep state even took game and Father Royce Nights a local priest to oppose the Trump wall. Accusing him of promoting child trafficking. Also not true. We build the wall people came after you personally and that's something I didn't even know who they were. They're coming after the local priest. Yeah, I guess you're not from around here comes from around here. We can. Even Mom and Dad can disagree about things without being mean and nasty. Last December, Brian Colfax bragged in an interview that we build the wall had a direct line to the White House. We have Crispo back and Steve Bannon A lot of people that are tied in with the Trump administration, so we're able to back channel things to the Trump Administration and let them know what we're doing, But what they were doing was falling apart. A recent engineering inspection after summer storms revealed deep gashes under the foundation of the wall. That's Mariana Trevino, right, who runs the Butterfly center line underneath it. This was a normal seasonal rainfall and what happened to the wall the foundation washed out from under enormous sections of it, His attorney said after this, that this is just a normal part of new construction if you walked out of your new house And had a 30 FT hole under your home foundation. Would you consider that normal? There's the end of the hall right
"water commission" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"There's nothing Harder to hear than a man tell you I wish I would've listened. Yeah, Way and one of the guys says he said. I wish I would. I would be better off today I wouldn't list and for me it helped me because I lost my mom at the young age at the moves out of Philadelphia. And what happened was those lessons They taught me. I just had a lot of discipline, but I don't have a father never had a father. My life had older brother did, but he was he was out there. He was a hustler. He was smart. He was still doing his thing. But I've got a lot of my discipline in life on box and that's what I think that I'm really hoping and praying that this movie shows it and the possibility that we we think about trying to convert it into a docuseries shows people. Really what? You know what you can do for you. In any kind of sport that can do for you, and I know people are really interested in seeing the document or you're finding Mohr finding out more about you and the film. How can people go about doing that? The documentary didn't get accepted into the Manhattan some festive good good. I won an award at the award of recognition at the lawyer film Festival. It's got Impact Doc Awards. I wanted Water Commission, and then we recently like I said, We just got accepted to make a film festival and up Clifton Festival in New York. And for late August If you want miss Fine who I am My instagram is Dan in green. I also have a page for the documentary is called. The Execution is not And then you can also find me on Facebook. Great. And, you know, the trailer is out The reason that we haven't put the film out just yet. One because I got accepted the film festivals and we also trying to get a deal on it. Distribution. Yeah. Right. But now, Morris, we've had a couple of people say we see this as a doctor. Siri beats so I'm I'm in the verge right now of China right up Dr Siri's two years ago, it would have probably got so a documentary. The last dance comes out. Everybody was Dr serious, So it's a It's a touching story. We really know that you know you were given the opportunity. Someone took it. Someone get And there you have it. He is Dan and green comedian filmmaker and also mentor the name of the documentary and Let's say We're just going to claim it now, Docuseries eventually, the executioners. We all had a chance. Danny Green is a pleasure to talk to you. I have long followed you. And I mean that sincerely. I'm glad that you are using your platform and your gifts to not only help yourself but help others and Let's continue this conversation and dialogue and future most definitely Morris, ma'am, I would love to have you out of it. If I have a screening in l. A. I love to have you there or any of your friends based and then I just really want to thank you real quick for asthma You show because I think specially the time we live in right now, Most people need to hear stories like that. And I think this is a story where you don't know the guy. You know, He's not a LeBron. They're not LeBron's Do not these big superstar The Tom Brady these guys that Really are people like you and I are everyday people that had the opportunity. They didn't take advantage of it. But because of the life lessons in, we're able to regroup and get back on their feet. Wise words. This is the Mo Kelly Show. If I am 6 40 we're live everywhere on the I heart radio app. Heard any of our secret mind.
Mexico predicts busier-than-average hurricane season
"The weather hurricane season just around the corner and Mexico predicts busier than average hurricane season coming up experts predicting a higher than average number of storms during the season in the Atlantic and the eastern part suffix the Pacific season started yesterday the Atlantic season that starts in June the first Mexico's national water commission says there would probably be fifteen to eighteen named storms and hurricanes in the eastern Pacific compared to the long term average of fifteen the commission also predicted fifteen to nineteen named storms in the Atlantic the pair to the long term average of twelve named storms the commission said it would be a total of between seven and nine major hurricanes between the two
"water commission" Discussed on Yesteryear Old Time Radio
"The Great Gildersleeve is a man of action. When Marjorie Bronco mentioned the idea of repeating the marriage ceremony on their first wedding anniversary a great man stepped in and took over the plan. Now is a huge wedding and anniversary party at the Water Commission House. Tomorrow how the Marjorie Bronco feel about all this well. It's not what they had in mind. You've got things running quick kick in the oven guests invited with the Cleveland. I hope you do now. Let's order the ice cream and everything will be all saying Devi Buddy? I want about a gallon of ice cream. Yeah you take it along here. I'm not gonNA eat any speedy. This is for the wedding party tomorrow at my house. Wedding your new back. Your line was busy so I called MRS PD. You're both invited. Who'S WEDDING? Admitting Rocco advisory I thought it'd be a fine idea if they celebrated their first anniversary by going through the ceremony again minister and everything man. It's a sweet sentimental idea. I'll bet you'd like to do it yourself. Bb Lincoln Wedding Party Tomorrow. Whole House full of people cake reading much. This is going to be the high point of the social season and I'm arranging my Julian Bronco likely idea. Do Likely idea why. Of course they do naturally holding back a little. Don't want to impose on me. I can tell you that both till the death that I'm doing. What made you ask most married people kind of act to get away on their anniversary. I Know Michigan. Pb and I do you do on. Anniversary Michigan. Pb went to Omaha. And I went to Natalie Hurst. Funny thing each other when we got back. This is different. Pd Our family likes to stay together. We like friends the house. We jumping tomorrow abby. Yes while you jam.
Hong Kong protests: Christmas Eve rallies lead to clashes
"Pro democracy protesters in Hong Kong and clashed with police some trying umbrellas and other objects at offices who beat protesters with batons and fired tear gas in the states is a focused on stopping senses to attract the attention of Christmas tourist they're angry at what they see as China's meddling in the freedoms promise to the former British colony when it returned to Chinese rule in nineteen ninety seven China denies interfering in says it's committed to the one country two systems formula put in place at that time and is blamed foreign forces for fermenting the unrest I spoke to Ken if they want a Hong Kong lawmaker who supports the pro democracy activists there are various programs especially I think that you need to have some news gathering in the shopping malls today but last night during Christmas it was not a very common question because we sold tear gases which school are over a hundred people arrested on well but but generally the city is calm but schools they are their risk of misuse and disturbances in various cities but generally shop people still come out to enjoy themselves today do you see that those protests could get bigger over the next few days now well I I think the organizes and a social media from the messages the house read it so far do you gather reduce our own becomes far too a few shopping malls and I think both sides have H. such as some no formal restraint and of course we've seen some tear gas fired but that was not at this scale what intensive two year old the protesters we we witnessed in October follow them and I hope relatively we Shakespeare a couple of the combat all of the but from what we're seeing it shows that the strength of feeling from those protests as that was there in September still them in place I mean the underlying issues have not changed yes because there is no political solution and also after the meeting between carry them out you've executive and press three this seems to be a consensus that Kerry would be staying on until the end of the child and without any change and and they happen next and without any political concession including the setting up of inquiry commission I do not think the protestors will stop do you think Caroline that down the protest would end no I I don't think it is a critical issue not because Carrie lam I believe she was towed to clean up the mass and just stay on and that is no no a political maneuvering that you arrange had to step down and be replaced by substitute but what she can do and the government should do or what and even the central government should do is to listen to all the demands of the protesters including the setting about Frank water commission which is a consensus of mom's not just the protesters backgrounds the majority of the citizens of Kong jaguar into did use of force and the Batavia also raised during the six months of protests there we go the latest that coming in from Hong Kong
"water commission" Discussed on AP News
"We build the wall which raised $25000000 in donations has been ordered to stop construction on a border wall on private land near the Rio Grande river Texas state judge keno Vasquez has issued a temporary restraining order telling the group officials and it's found her to be in court for a hearing on the seventeenth of this month the nonprofit national butterfly center which is near the site ask for the temporary restraining order in a joint statement the butterfly center and earth justice called the project illegal the international boundary and water commission the joint agency set up by the U. S. the Mexican government has also asked we build the wall and its construction partner for more information on their plans I'm Tim acquire
Texas judge orders border wall fundraiser not to build
"We build the wall which raised twenty five million dollars in donations has been ordered to stop construction on a border wall on private land near the Rio Grande river Texas state judge keno Vasquez has issued a temporary restraining order telling the group officials and it's found her to be in court for a hearing on the seventeenth of this month the nonprofit national butterfly center which is near the site ask for the temporary restraining order in a joint statement the butterfly center and earth justice called the project illegal the international boundary and water commission the joint agency set up by the U. S. the Mexican government has also asked we build the wall and its construction partner for more information on their plans I'm Tim acquire
"water commission" Discussed on KNSS
"Or maybe their own Kager, or maybe their own. The bear was caught and returned to the wild. But is he really gone? Is it over nothing is over until it is was it? Take a pause. How you'll NATO folks news. Seven and thirteen thirty s news. I'm Ted word a three month old girl died after she was left in a hot car in south central. Kansas Butler county sheriff Kelly hers. It says emergency crews responded on Saturday afternoon to a home near rose hill, pronouncing the baby dead at the seen a crowd funded barrier at the southern border has hit a snag. A new barrier built from a crowd funded efforts spearheaded by the we build. The wall group is facing a problem. The international boundary and water commission says the barriers gate is built on federal property and the group didn't get a permit for its construction. They're still waiting. For more documentation the WBC confirms to Fox News. The gate must stay open in the agency has put a lock on it to keep it that way, the WBZ says that's because it close off public access to a monument, and damn Tanya, j powers, Fox News. A federal judge in Chicago, says he'll dismiss a lawsuit brought by Parx advocacy. Group is trying to stop former President Barack Obama's presidential center from being built in a lakefront park in Chicago. The judge says there should be no delay in building the half billion dollar center after hearing.
"water commission" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Boundary, and water commission will hold a public forum. It begins at five thirty in the T one estuary meeting room on Caspian way in Coronado, AM, seven sixties. Micro-climate forecast. Mostly cloudy today along the coast, partial clearing inland. Highs in the upper sixty s at the beaches, upper seventies inland. The clouds will extend inland overnight, but should burn off by tomorrow afternoon right now. It's cloudy and seventy nine in Powell. Mike Slater's next AM seven sixty. Talk and breaking news. This is the like Slater show. Hugh, for better AM seven, sixty K FM b. San Diego's America's finest city. Eric, I need you to match if someone stood on your face, and roads you like. Pretty argue imagine that. Then imagine it'd be very pleasant. I have nipples. Greg, can you milk me? Sees lady the dolphins are fine. Just get a life. I wanna play a five minute radio address from FDR about d day, but a couple of things before we listen to this at the proper context, obviously, but we're thinking about there was no internet. There was no instant.
"water commission" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM
"Is that amount put into permanent spending, or it is it truly saved is saved at some state level in the treasurer's office or landlord level, or wherever it might end up being in visit amount to enough of that individual community, or is it would it be better to band together and have that emergency type or major project type funding available in in another full and just keep in mind also mentioned the water's mission a lot two hundred eighty million for very dog is is not that much less than what the water commission gets for an for an appropriation each two year P H two year biennium it's looking to be in the high three hundred this time the original forecast is looking like four twenty or so, but now I don't know what the final number what three hundred seventy million. So that's not that much more than what's going out proposed in prairie dog and the water could state water commission. I used to go to those meetings is mayor and now I sit there Lieutenant governor and being. In the backup sheriff the governor's unable to be there. And there's a lot of competition for those dollars. When you're when you listen to the raw dollars needed for the minor flood control project for the gnaws project continue the water treatment plant going to mind that free for the dollars needed for the diversion and Fargo there's way more than three hundred seventy million of needs there for water projects, and that's a very competitive process. So it's better out by having well engineered plants and going through different layers of approval and then competing for those funds. Let me add an editorial comment that had the property tax dollars come with a competitive grant. Or, you know, a few a few more you get it. If you show us where you've spent less on this that and the other thing rather than more, we might be in a different place. I think it's a good suggestion. I really do for for wise use of the taxpayer dollars. So I hope that happens only have a couple of minutes left. I do want to ask you about the controversy related to the request for fifty million dollars that would leverage another one hundred million dollars for the Theodore Roosevelt library. The governor's been on talked about it made the case for it. You know, it doesn't seem to be. I are you making any progress in winning over folks on that particular issue? Would you say? I think there's a lot of progress on that front got it's something where where North Dakota and understand the because of the fact that visitors Jeff too, many of us go there every year soul of the important the draw that Madora represents the treasure that we have in the park north and south unit that there's someone that's grown up fifteen miles from there. I mean, it's just it's just in your heart. If you're from that area and from the state, and we all take ownership of it and to have national interests like we have we have national park foundation interest. We have major donor interests. We have last night. I don't event for for legislators who had a challenge from from the the Walton family and from Theodore Roosevelt's the fifth of. Basically saying the the matches here if you want it does North Dakota want this project and. This thing can happen in. It'd be a major tourist draw. We we we know that tourism is our third largest industry in the state. And so from that angle, there'd be a lot more visitors shifts you look at other presidential library museums. None of them have the synergies that this would have having national park named after the former president a national park that already has. Seven hundred sixty thousand people per year go through on the Pena canyon park. Number one and number one, president library. Right there. That's really interesting and these libraries do draw people. They absolutely do. But also a treasure to have it here. And of course, first of its kind at a park at the entrance to the park. All that another one, I think that makes good sense for to continue in the bottle. A wealth of information today from our Lieutenant governor Brown Sanford, thank you, sir. We'll talk to you again soon. Thank you. And move them out..
"water commission" Discussed on Flash Forward
"These officials trying to show them how they have managed to keep the peace between the US and Mexico even during times of extreme drought and finger pointing about water and as the climate changes and the rivers get drier. It will be some Mon Andrew sina who continue to keep the peace, or at least it would have been. But that all changed earlier this year while Nevada, and I were reporting these stories kind of right before they published seen office got a phone. Call from the Trump administration saying that he was out in may dressy know was asked to step down from his position. Which was pretty surprising because this is not really a it's a it's an appointment position. So the president does appoint the IB WC Commissioner, but it's not seen as a flashy position. It's a technical position. He's an engineer and this call sort of couldn't have come at a worse time. We saw this summer the Rio Grande valley was plunged right back into drought. So the role of the IB WC was extremely important in dealing with that, and they were kind of on this process of coming up with a a mutual modeling agreement. So Mexico on US would use the same data to determine how much each side was supposed to deliver water to the other which sounds like should have been in place forever, and very common sense. But it's really tough to share data and scientific methods with another country. So that was about to start happening. And then he was pulled out right now there is. Is an interim Commissioner, but the Trump administration has yet to appoint drew as replacement the thing about the w c is that it staffed with lifetime scientists. So someone else has stepped in. In the meantime is very familiar with the situation, but it's not the same. It's it's not Salman's Powell. They're not. You know, they don't have that interpersonal relationship that own Gina had. Meanwhile, there is a time bomb ticking along the US Mexico border, and it's not actually the border wall that Trump has proposed. That's a whole other issue when it comes to water use in the region, which we don't even have time to get into this episode so patrons will get a whole section on that in the newsletter this week this time bomb is underground. Yeah. Okay. So you have the Rio Grande, which is drying up pretty much. Sure. That by twenty sixty there's major shortages in the region. And then when that happens the only water there that's left will be undergone water aquifer water along the US Mexico border. There are four well known aquifer. You have a situation where the US has a map of their offers. Then the Mexico side has another map of their offers and both map stop at the border. It's pretty funny. Researchers call this blink map syndrome, and they don't line up because they have different. As of measuring things, but a researcher at Texas Anna named Rosario Sanchez has been using data collected by farmers and beer companies along with old oil well maps to find more a lot more thirty six offers. So you know, you federally recognized four offers across the border, they thirty six there's already no agreement between the US and Mexico over who owns the rights to those four that they both recognize and this will be like I said, it's the only one that will be left when the Rio Grande really trickle in Texas. There's a rule called right of capture which basically says that if you can pump it on your land. It's yours, and this is a rule that a lot of farmers in Texas used they have found water on their land. And they have the right to use it on their farms on the Mexico side. You have all this like system of federal permits and actually northern Mexico. A lot of those go to your company's most of the Mexican beers that we drink. The US are bottled at. Northern border region using this groundwater. So even though it has been ignored for basically, the entire history of Mexico US relations, the federal government's just starting to realize this is a critical issue that could turn into a crisis, and they plan to have their very first meeting on it next summer. So we have a drying climate this basically unregulated lifeline of water underground and we've broken the relationship between the two water Commission's by removing the US Commissioner, this is not good. Even though we know that bloodshed is unlikely between countries sparring for water that doesn't mean that things aren't about to get rough..
"water commission" Discussed on KQED Radio
"A prospect. That's angered athletes and anti-doping leaders from the US to the UK and New Zealand to Norway. Those who believe such a decision would make a mockery of both the fan and the governing body itself UCLA rage by athletes all around the world right now at the possibility that Russia could be reinstated clean, athletes rights, and the health and safety of athletic competition on matters. Or it's the flame of Olympics Borzoi is gonna burn a lot less. Bright the day after a bad decision. It's a compromise. Even by their own admission. Russia has refused. Independent access into this Moscow lab at the center of the conspiracy. It's also failed to acknowledge the findings of a water Commission's reports on the country's doping program to criteria on a mutually agreed roadmap to compliance. Yet. Just last week. What is owned review committee recommended Russia be reinstated accepting the Kremlin had successfully acknowledged its failure? But some inside the organization remain unconvinced. It's vice president stating I can see that progress is being made and knowledge the efforts done by Reseda. But as long as the McLaren report is not acknowledged, and what does still has no access to the laboratories I will vote against the reinstatement of Russia. What is meeting in the Seychelles seems a long way from the Saatchi Olympics after which whistleblower Grigory Magen cov exposed one of the biggest ever scandals in sport for those tasked with keeping sport clean. The question remains has Russia come far enough since then? The former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will face Twenty-one, money laundering charges. They relates to millions of dollars allegedly stolen from the state investment fund. One MD be reportedly as much as six hundred eighty million dollars are southeast Asia. Correspondent is Jonathan head. It is dramatic. Although the investigators are taking their time to the frustration of some of those who'd hope stunning election victory of the opposition would bring a very quick investigation to one MD. Actually, it's proceeding at a fairly steady pace. This is the third time Mr. Najeib has faced charges, but the previous ones were in relation to an alleged siphoning off of ten million dollars involving a subsidiary of one MD be this is the first time. He's facing charges relating to the very well reported appearance of some six hundred thirty million dollars in his own personal Bank account. Now, he's always insisted that that money was a gift from Saudi royalty. And in recent days. He's posted documents on his Facebook page. Letter actually from the late former Saudi King offering him a very substantial sum as a gift going back a long way about one hundred million dollars. So he's still insisting all of this is legitimate. But this amount of money that they're relating charges to today is a very large amount. It's also very central. They believed to the entire scandal. So this case is being put together bit by bit. A third round of charges for Mr. Najeib. He already has a trial for next February. The investigators have stress that they must build a watertight case, they want us to be a very transparent process. And remember also they've got a very big job tracking down all that money is alleged that at least four billion dollars are missing from this fund is a huge amount of money. That's a very big job for them. How southeast Asia correspondent Jonathan head reporting. This is the newsroom from the BBC World Service. The time now coming up to four twenty GMT. Many eyebrows were raised when two Russians accused of poisoning, a former spine England appeared on television and claimed they'd actually gone to Soulsby to visit the famous cathedral their claim wasn't only ridiculed outside Russia. It also led many Russians to question why the authorities thought it would be seen as credible. Our correspondent Sara Raynsford has this report from Moscow. Say. So the disappearance by the two suspects in the slowest poisoning produce, lots of ridicule around the world. The tourist cover story was full of holes delivered with no conviction. But what's unusual is that it was widely mocked here in Russia to believe? Connecticut, cough for one couldn't believe that. The former KGB officer already thoughts as Paul was targeted by Russian liquidators as he calls them when he saw the two suspects on TV and last doubts disappeared. As the clock struck an office filled with metals for his security work. Mr. good, cough told me he's now sure it was an operation by the GRU. Russia's military intelligence agency, his own sources suggests a bungled attempts to impress President Putin an attack on a traitor by an agency pushing for more influence and power. What's he can't understand is why the suspects were ever presented to the public. Multi yet. Neighbor. All thinking people in Russia asking what was that? What was it for? It's clear would have been easier for the men to stay silent more sensible. What was Putin thinking when he said that appear in the media, I think it shows degradation among those in power they've lost the ability to do anything normal. The system is falling apart. The official cover story is collapsing to last week the investigative team at spending cats got hold of a passport form phallic Sander, Petroff one of the suspects, a stamp at the top weeds. Do not divulge another mocking looks like the Russian for top secret. And there's also what seems to be a defense ministry phone number. It all looks like support for Britain's claim that Alexander Petrov is an alias for jar intelligence agent. So we set out to check the authenticity of the form by visiting the address given for Mr. Petrov took me to a block of flats in a Moscow suburb. Inside a woman emerging from the left with shopping me. She bought the property for years ago, and she never met Alexander Petrov, but she did use to get traffic fines in his name over time. That she it into the fat defeat her dogs. Across town. Another dog chewed my shoelaces as Alexander Bouna found I chewed three possible motives for the poisoning a fellow with the Carnegie stands up. He believes that in a climate of renewed hostility with the west Russia's intelligence agencies have grown nervous about state secrets those with access to information. He points out now move freely. Not Mike insult days. The really worried about the situation. Not to be able to keep secret information in enhance in this conditions. I can't imagine. How the decision was made in a special sandwiches samples to make things. Clear. Those interesting, then you have someone the cello this appearance. The suspects themselves have banished once the gain. But the operation has left a trace many Russians are now battling a mixture of in credulity at the apparent incompetence if they're intelligence agents and worry about what it all says about how the country is actually run Sarah Raynsford in Moscow, David has some other stories from the news desk. A musician and politician Bobby wine is to back in Uganda on I after undergoing medical treatment in the US Katharine Barrett. Hanger reports authorities have warned Bobby wind supporters not to go to the airport nor celebrates his return in public. The police say the less quote him back to his home. But but wind has insisted he'll be met by supporters attend Tebbe and will then travel around the capital visiting relatives. Bobby wine is trying to strengthen his position as the leading political alternative to president your seventy but for the next few months, he and over thirty others will have suffice the treason charges the London demon custody in the first place, at least three people have been killed in a landslide in a rural farming community in the Philippines. Monsoon rains are causing misery in the country just days after typhoon could hit please in the US say the man who caused panic by. I publishing instructions about how to make a gun in a three D printer is wanted for having sex with an underage girl. Cody Wilson whose thirty and from Texas is believed to be in Taiwan. Detectives are working with international police to arrest him and federal judges in the Colombian capital Bogota being forced to clean a bus station as punishment. Fifty people were made to mop floors after being caught. Archaeologists think they've found the final resting place of the endeavor, captain Cook's ship two hundred and fifty years not settled from Plymouth in England to sail the world that ship was the first European vessel to land on the east coast of Australia. They believe it is in one of two sites off the US state of Rhode Island having been scuttled during the American war of independence from Washington. Here's correspondent Gary O'Donoghue built as of English oak in the dockyards of Whitby endeavor began her life as the Earl of Pembroke a humble, Collier. Ferrying Kohl's from Newcastle down the countries, east coast, an upper Thames to feed the fires and furnaces of London, but in seventeen sixty eight she was bought by the admiralty renamed endeavor and refurbished at Deptford to carry captain cook and the famous botanist Joseph banks to the South Seas, primarily their mission was to observe the astronomical phenomenon known as the transit of Venus. But they also in search of what was then called the. Unknown southern continent in seventeen seventy cook made landfall in Australia's botany bay having circumnavigated both the north and South Island of New Zealand claiming them for Britain on its return endeavor was sold several times and ended up ferrying troops across the Atlantic to fight in the war that gave birth to an independent America. Peter more, the author of a recent biography of endeavor says her rediscovery will have painful echoes for some while she means one thing in what you could broadly term the west. If you ask the indigenous people at the Pacific, if they'd be pleased endeavors discovery, they they probably would not be bringing it up. Again is going to excite a lot of people. There's a lot of joy is a lot of history. But we have to also acknowledge this can be a lot of pain to from a tool of the industrial revolution to means of imperial conquest to the coming of age of the new world endeavors story is every bit as epic as the great naval legends. Such as HMS victory. If she does emerge from the depths. She liked you to arouse pride and opprobrium in equal measure two hundred and fifty years after she settled on the seabed Gary O'Donoghue now traveling at two hundred ninety six kilometers per hour in a car is not for the faint hearted. But imagine traveling that fast on a bike a woman in the US has just done that to break, not just her own cycling land speed world record, but the men's as well, Charlotte Gallagher records, Denise Mula coronet. Who's the mother of three had already set the women's record in two thousand sixteen by reaching speeds of two hundred and thirty six kilometers per hour. But she wanted to go further than that by becoming the fastest human on a bicycle in the world and break the men's record of two hundred and sixty eight kilometers per hour. There's no way anyone could reach such speeds with just pedal. Power say, the cyclist is towed behind you. Racecar before being released and left a pedal in the slipstream Denise Mueller, coronet reached a nausea inducing two hundred ninety six kilometers per hour to put that into context that's the speed of Boeing seven four seven travels just before takeoff after breaking the world record on salt. Flats in Utah Mueller car next said she'd never expected to go that fast calling it a crazy wild ride Hersi Premacy in the sport has led to calls for Guinness world records to stop listing separate men's and women's records for the event has an all sorts of speed you'd want to get punked Trat, as it Charlotte Gallagher reporting that a reminder of our main news the woman who's accused the US supreme court nominee of sexual assault has been given until Friday to decide whether to testify before the Senate that brings us to the end of this edition of the newsroom from the BBC World Service. I'm Ben bland in.
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"We will read if it's funny if it's some kind of weird mall review from a strip mall down the street or whatever we will read it and give you credit. So. Sheila sent something from the Clearwater river casino. Journals, cook writes, I find this place to be very racist unless you are elderly or of native nationality, you don't win a damn thing. Which I noticed when I looked at other Saratoga casino and the local casino here. That's the three rivers. Casino people get super Pissy and they're like, well, grill gotta be from the certain class to win. It's like, don't know somebody watching on the camera waiting for like somebody in raids. Welcome. Okay. Now, said it to five five bars. Yeah, please. Well, no coincidence at the water commission is right down the street and has nothing to do with one. This one is for months on end. I've been going out there. For months on end. And now I live there in the parking lot. You know where the stairs come them that little spot stairs. Yeah, that's where I live. That's where I live. Now. I've got a, you know, I've got a Yankee candle going. It's actually. I've wrote down every name of winters there and nationality and approximate age. Okay. Right? She has like excel going all the people who want. If you look at these second pivot table there, you can clearly see by nationality that there's an aberration, oh, you don't know how to have tables clearly. Well, if you spoke to language, maybe you would. If you smoke. Plus how many times the same names get called over and over again, I've spent time talking to a lot of regulars out there who said how the same people win every time. Well, while magin that I didn't get in good at the scene and you win variety. Why won't forty grand last night because they use keep comb. I dare name keep rolling down there. People hand me money and I go back to my trailer apparently. Yeah, Yeah. I, you know, I'm gonna do some fixing up. I'm gonna. I'm gonna fix the tin roof on my trail. Get these wheels taken off and put in flowerbeds gonna be great. I've spent a lot of regulars Boba so I'm taking it upon myself to go beyond writing a review here. I'm going to go higher. Dial nine one. And then when I tell you dial one. I'm gonna go higher than this and go to a casino commission board. Your casino is a joke. Okay. Here's Ron. I would see if I were the casino. I would responded with the phone number. I love the casino commission board. He said, bring it all right. How about this call lawyer? One, eight hundred.
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"Newsroom Yosemite national park officials telling campers to go. Somewhere else all because of the Ferguson fire and the smoke this. Is the single largest fire. From the number of hand crews the United States right now the Ferguson fire has been burning in Mariposa county since July thirteenth. Forcing the closer of Yosemite national park as of right now but it could reopen Sunday if. Conditions improve on Fire lines here's park superintendent Mike Reynolds forty, one quarter is where this thing is. Headed so as a noon we will be closing forty-one from children, wall falls in, milona to the tunnel. This is both for safety of people but particularly the safety and operations of the firefighters so you can consider it basically a. Visitor evacuation lush meadows area also under mandatory evacuation and now an evacuation advisory for highway forty nine south from stump field mountain road to the Mariposa, Madera county line that includes. Campbell road stump field mountain road in watt road the. Fires burn more than thirty eight thousand acres, is, barely over a quarter contained another community meeting will be held tonight with the latest details it's happening. At six at the Greenlee hill community center President Trump says at. A minimum he wants reciprocal. Tariffs with other countries in an Oval Office appearance with the head of the European Commission the president says ideally no country would. Impose trade penalties and we can have no tower Ariff said. No barriers and no subsidies the United States would be extremely pleased we have many countries we won't say. European Union we, have, many countries where they have massive, barriers and they have massive tariffs And we have to follow the president's proposed meeting. With Russian President Vladimir Putin in, Washington has been delayed until two thousand nineteen in a statement, national security adviser, John Bolton sites. Special counsel Robert, Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the two thousand. Sixteen election as the reason for the delay the temperance flat dam and reservoir project, gets state bond money but his game Jay act director Dan York reports the amount is far less than hoped for supporters temperance flat were seeking a billion dollars from, the state water commission earlier this year but instead walked away with just one hundred seventy one. Million dollars bond funding the California water commission awarded the money for temperance flat along with other projects this week even though the money is far less. Than originally thought. Still the one hundred seventy one million the. Gums an important part of the overall. Project price tag of. About two billion dollars which. Will be made up of federal and local investor, funding John York KM Jay News over to Wall Street where the Dow currently. Up six points it's twelve three at KM j..
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"The experts who knew that the bond was written for storage that somehow the staff and the commission just simply got it wrong and their decision was not well informed there are damages that that take place and they're going to maybe have to be litigation to force the water commission to to do what it's supposed to do i will say something else i think i think there is a possibility if some of the new governors if they the ones that come in have already made a statement be a regatta the two republicans i dunno where gavin newsom is but a new governor is going to be elected and that new governor is going to have a point of authority to the commission and i think it's very very important in a political year that we make it clear that temperance is very important not just for central california but for the state as a whole failing all of that litigation is required in litigation has to be put forward we've got to defend the intent of the of what the voters voted on we've got to defend the process you know we were frank bigelow and i and a bunch of others were involved in this in the language and some of the details stuff i i was concerned from the very beginning that if the language didn't wasn't a little more secure we might be in this kind of a place but we're convinced that the language is clear enough if they understand precisely what the intention was and stop being stopped being political about it and take a good hard look at the self evident value will let me ask you we stop you there secure should have been more clear.
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"Will to log k m j eight sonos happened yesterday up in sacramento visible get together on our water with the california water commission of you know lawmakers up there i'm sure predominantly republican if not to a person accused the commission of effectively forcing the will of the voters going back to prop one but gave no guarantee in that of any dams are reservoirs quote many people agree these projects make a lot of sense but still received low scores from the commission staff safe james gallagher republican from uber's city there's very clearly a mandate that this money be spent commission officials they they insist that they're ready to fund the eligible projects but they need more information from the project proponents my god i mean we've been down this road twice within so far giving them the most minute of all details as you now as you know the commission is anxious to get the money out the door said the chairman amanda quintero the commission expect to make the final decisions in july the commission so far has been very anxious to get the money out the door to every damage environmental need out there now under prop one the commission cannot award funding for projects that merely store water for individual water agencies it can only fund public benefits that's what they're dealing with public benefits with the emphasis on and ecosystem improvement that will help the.
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"A driveway or sidewalk you get five five hundred dollars if businesses isis is a stupid he's actually gonna be somebody regulating to see if you offer a glass of water is you've norfolk glass of water at a restaurant all the restaurants are fighting this they claim the the amount of money saved the small the fines were excessive so then the waterboard backed off and said okay only if there is a drought emergency because it's an important tool to raise awareness and raise awareness all right but on the other end here's what the cal forty water commission just did we passed a bonded 2014 to borrow money seven and a half billion dollars to build reservoirs there were twelve ideas for the reservoirs the california water commission killed all twelve twelve ideas uh in fact it turns out this proposition was another scam because environmentalists and special interests had already stolen almost five billion of the seven and a half billion so they advertised it as we're going to build water water reservoirs and it turns out nearly twothirds was taken away by varied mental nuts and other special interest that broad the government so there was only two point seven billion dollars left it would have been the first above ground water storage built in forty five years yeah we haven't built above ground water storage since the early 1970s and they looked at twelve projects and decided that the construction crawl cost for every one of them is uh gonna be greater than the estimated benefit which which i don't understand the benefits that we have more water i mean we're talking about digging holes here but they came up with this complicated formula and and for example there was uh there was a damn and reservoir off the sacramental river was going to be called the site stamp and the border districts say hey this is going to cost a billion and a half but the benefits are going to be three and a half billion eto provide enough water for three and a half billion people but the california water commission caved into the environmentalists and decided no incentive verse three billion dollars worth of.
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"Make a decision do they stand up and hold the will of the power of the people four are they gonna let staff run the show the oil you have been around rally agreement anytime soggy but no uh even on the program before it many times talking about public getting involved with a letterwriting campaign and it's a small question and it's basically more for me than anybody else i'm curious do we have any idea at all uh how much of the public got involved did that the letterwriting campaign was there are a lot do we know if it impacted them at all did did the public come forward with a lot of letters no in fact if you um do you go to the california water commission website there is a section that they that they have where you can see every letter that was sent into them okay and uh you know uh in terms of our project our project volley has the majority of the letters that were sent into the commission uh basically you reflecting the support for the project in that and that was you know the general public but it was legislators federal state it was industries you know the egg industries the building industries you name it everybody has sent in very very very positive support letters sure that the project there's no question they know it they know exactly the will of the people on the importance of this project and honestly speaking you know i know enough of those commissioners uh that there is there a with uh the intent to do the right thing you know um uh it's just right now it just sometimes pretty frustrating when you see uh uh staff uh having more power than half what they should have and so um so yes to answer your question it does make a difference they do look at those letters and uh we have between now and july for folks that that that that support this project to engage in it by writing a letter you know uh senator senator the commission uh that that that will provide you know uh some support for the commissioners to uh.
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"Mara what was your first impression when you've got this news well you know we were uh we were surprised uh to the degree that they had uh uh made the score so low on everyone we i mean we expect them not to beef completely friendly with you know our applications but we certainly didn't expect that all projects would score under what would be an eligible criteria to move forward okay uh but but let me first start off with this is that the california water commission has not made a decision yet there's been no decision what we're in is in the uh scoring process okay and there's a series of steps that are involved in that scoring process this first step which is called the public benefits ratio uh is the first level uh where they do an assessment of how how many uh public benefits your project can generate through uh principally the flows at that would come out of your project into into whether it's uh a river or into the delta um so what we found uh in the conversations with the commission is that in our case necking overly speaking be have worked our our particular project is uh our project was so complicated uh because it was not just one computer model.