• EPA Administrator: Scott Pruitt
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    EPA Administrator: Scott Pruitt

    [Music] Scott Pruitt: Regulations ought to make things regular. Regulators exist to give certainty to those that they regulate. Those that we regulate ought to know what’s expected of them so that they can plan and allocate resources to comply. And the process that we engage in in adopting regulations is very very important because it sends a message. It sends a message that we take seriously our role of taking comment and offering response and then making informed decisions on how it’s going to impact those in the marketplace. We need to be open and transparent and objective in how we do rulemaking and make sure that we follow…

  • Earth Day 1970 Part 10: Earth Week 2of3 Philadelphia (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)
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    Earth Day 1970 Part 10: Earth Week 2of3 Philadelphia (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)

    – [Man] Radio and television stations have given free air time. (eerie orchestra music) – [Man] There’s a problem about the air, the water and the Earth. It’s being ruined. That’s what Earth Week is all about. – [Man] What it’s all about is trying to convince everyone in Philadelphia that industrial activity like this has serious drawbacks as well as advantages. And the Earth Week committee wanted to reach more than just students. They wanted help from people like Mrs. Rita Cugini, the wife of a fireman in Southwest Philadelphia. Mrs. Cugini did become involved in Earth Week. When you think about it, when you walk around your own…

  • Fenceline Communities on Gulf Coast Face Mass Displacement & Toxic Pollution One Month After Harvey
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    Fenceline Communities on Gulf Coast Face Mass Displacement & Toxic Pollution One Month After Harvey

    AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. As many parts of the continental United States and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico recover from a devastating series of hurricanes—Harvey, Irma, Maria—we end today’s show with an update from one of the hardest-hit communities along the Gulf Coast: Port Arthur, Texas, a fenceline community with several massive oil refineries that flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Just last week, a fire at the Valero oil refinery in Port Arthur released nearly 1 million pounds of emissions into the air, prompting residents to stay in their homes for hours. Meanwhile, the 3,600-acre Motiva oil refinery in…

  • Earth Day 1970 Part 1: Intro (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)
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    Earth Day 1970 Part 1: Intro (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)

    – This planet is threatened with destruction and we who live in it, with death. The heavens reek. The water is below a foul. Children die in infancy. And we, and the world, which is our home, live on the brink of nuclear annihilation. We are in a crisis of survival. – [Anchor] This is a CBS News Special. Earth Day. A question of survival. With CBS News correspondent, Walter Cronkite. – Good evening, a unique day in American history is ending. A day set aside for a nationwide outpouring of mankind seeking its own survival. Earth Day, a day dedicated to enlisting all the citizens of a bountiful country…

  • Earth Day 1970 Part 10: Earth Week 1of3 Philadelphia (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)
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    Earth Day 1970 Part 10: Earth Week 1of3 Philadelphia (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)

    – [Walter] One of the biggest Earth Day observances was in Philadelphia, where an estimated 20-40,000 persons gathered in perfect weather in the city’s largest park. It was an Earth Day success story: a major demonstration in a major city. But, it did not come easily. There were many organizational problems, including a heated controversy over whether to accept financial aid from industries causing pollution. David Culhane followed the Philadelphia story from its start to today’s colorful demonstration. (upbeat hippie music) – [David] Fairmount Park in Philadelphia today. As much like a rock music festival, as a teach-in on the environment. A few older people, a few blacks, and some…

  • Tap Water – How to Check If It’s Safe to Drink (Test Pollution) | Yoguely
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    Tap Water – How to Check If It’s Safe to Drink (Test Pollution) | Yoguely

    Today I’m going to show you why you NEED to filter your tap water. This is the first part of my complete guide to healthy drinking water. In this series we are going to start by exploring what’s in your tap water. So, if you’re ready to improve your health with safe drinking water, this video series is for you. I’m your host Aida Yoguely. Let’s get started. Welcome back my people! Bienvenidos! So, I just watched a very interesting documentary called “The Devil We Know”. Which opened my eyes to some toxic chemicals in the water. You know what’s scary about toxins in your water? You never know what…

  • Beach Report – the causes of water pollution
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    Beach Report – the causes of water pollution

    Our beaches and swimming spots are usually good for swimming, but can sometimes become polluted. Why is that? Stormwater run-off is the most common way. During and after rainfall, stormwater washes things like chemicals, faeces and rubbish into our bays and rivers. Children, older people and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk of illness from polluted water. Before you enjoy our many great swimming spots this summer remember to check the water quality from your mobile. Simply visit yarraandbay.vic.gov.au or check the EPA Twitter.

  • Koch Brothers Exposed for Cancer Causing Pollution
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    Koch Brothers Exposed for Cancer Causing Pollution

    now offer on this show we talk about uh… mikal brothers and other folks that are buying our politicians and well the reasons that they do it so for example they want lower taxes so they can keep more of their billions or they want less regulation but often times you don’t see the real results of that lower regulation so for example when the e_p_a_ does not regulate their plants what happens brave new foundation led by robert greenwald went and investigated town in arkansas where that is exactly what was happening first part worship here and they’ve got a hold of the arco brothers expose dot com is…

  • DuPont Makes More Pollution History
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    DuPont Makes More Pollution History

    DuPont is set to pay more than $42 million to restore the South River and the wildlife along that river. They’ve been poisoned. One of the former plants in Waynesboro, Virginia was responsible for that. High levels of mercury were detected in the 1970s, making it dangerous enough that you couldn’t eat the fish in that area for many years. Joining me to talk about this is John Rumpler. He’s an attorney with the Environment America. John, my first question has to be how mercury poisoning in a river and the fish swimming in it could still be a problem since these dangerous levels of mercury were discovered in the…