Fitzgerald - Anniversary
THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SINKING OF THE EDMUND FITZERGERALD IS BEING MARKED TODAY IN BOTH DULUTH AND WHITE FISH BAY, WI
Seagulls Invade The Serpentine
ISSUE_NO = 89A NO_OF_ITEMS = 6 ITEM_NO = 3 DESCRIPTION : Rough weather on coast drives hordes of seabirds to seek shelter in heart of London. CARD_FILE = 1067 CARD_TITLE : Seagulls Invade The Serpentine SHOT_LIST : Few people standing by the Serpentine feeding the sea-gulls. CU people feeding the gulls. KEYWORDS : Animals - Wild; Environment; Lakes; Great Britain MATERIAL : Neg 653 - close shots of seagulls flying around - only B&W 101 Lav 388 (68ft inc) LENGTH_SHOT = 82 DATE_SUBD = 00/00/0000
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SOUTH AMERICA - CONTINENT OF CONTRASTS
NAUTICAL
MAN IN PERIOD COSTUME, RENNAISSANCE, CUTS LOCK OF HAIR FROM SLEEPING WOMAN. BURGLAR, ROBBER PICKS THE LOCK ON SAFE. MAN GRABS RIFLE FROM WALL. FIRES IT. WRESTLERS. HEAD-LOCK. LOCKS ON CANAL. WATER LOCKS. WATER FLOWS INTO LOCK. SHIPS GO BY. GATES OPEN. WATERWAYS. ST. LAWRENCE RIVER. GREAT LAKES. FLOWING WHITE WATER. SHOOTING THE RAPIDS. ROUGH SEAS. CARGO BOATS. MONTREAL LOCK. MEN TIE AND UNTIE ROPES TO SHIPS. OTTAWA, CANADA. MAN TURNS CRANK. MEN TURN POLES IN A CIRCLE. SMOKE COMES FROM SMOKE STOCK. LOCKS FOR SMALL BOATS. BOYS DIVIDE MONEY. CANADA'S NAUTICAL STAIRCASE. ONTARIO. HYDROLIC LIFT LOCKS. ELEVATOR LIFTS SHIP. MEN IN CONTROL TOWER. NIAGARA FALLS. WATERFALL. PLANE FLIES OVER. HORSESHOE FALLS. CANAL. AERIAL. GATES CLOSE. MAN PUSHES LEVER. SUPERIMPOSED CLOCK, TIMER.
[the Bay of Somme Nature Reserve]
FR3 / France 3
LURE OF THE EAST REELS 1 AND 2
Pathe presents: "The Lure of the East -The film-record of the Forbes-Leith ...." Rest of title obscured by timecode. To be checked. <br/> <br/>This is a 22 minute documentary covering an expedition from Leeds to Quetta in Pakistan (formerly India). It was filmed by Montague Redknap and the editor was Frederick Watts. A documentation file exists relating to this extraordinary expedition undertaken by Major F.A.C. Forbes-Leith F.R.G.S. <br/> <br/>Introductory intertitles begin "Somewhere deep in the heart of every Britisher lies hidden the roaming or pioneering instinct - call it what you will - which has led our race to the ends of the earth". <br/> <br/>The journey begins in Leeds, Yorkshire in April 1924. Various shots of Leeds, street scenes - very nicely shot. A map then shows the projected route for Major Forbes-Leith's trip. Places to be visited along the way include Boulogne, Paris, Genoa, Venice, Belgrade, Sofia, Constantinople, Damascus, Baghdad, Tehran, Shiraz and Kerman. <br/> <br/>The car in which Major Forbes-Leith will travel is called "Felix II". We see a close up of the mascot for the trip - a jaunty Felix the Cat soft toy wearing a spotted scarf. Grey weather bids the travellers goodbye at Folkestone. We see the car being loaded on to a boat by a winch. M/S of two men on the docks - possibly Forbes-Leith and Montague Redknap. Various shots of people embarking, being waved off and the boat leaving port. <br/> <br/>The car is winched out of the boat at Calais and we see French men stroking Felix and bidding our travellers farewell. The expedition arrives in Paris. Various travelling shots from the car. Film star Douglas Fairbanks is seen wishing the travellers well. Good C/U of Fairbanks pretending to talk to Felix. Shots of the car travelling through Paris. Cameraman Redknap is clearly seen operating his camera in the car (two cameramen on the trip then obviously...) <br/> <br/>Major Forbes-Leith continues his travels through Europe. passing through France and Italy He visits the Forest of Fontainebleau, the great palace of Versailles (?), an inn at Briare where Napoleon made his first headquarters in 1814, the Loire Valley then Venice. Various shots of Venice landmarks including the House of the Borgias and the Rialto Bridge seen from on board a gondola. All very nicely shot. <br/> <br/>Intertitle states that the stop is Moulins (the Venice section must be out of sequence). Panning shot of a square then a sequence showing roadside basket makers (possibly Romany gypsies). Flassons is another place along the way (not sure where this is - France presumably) then the town of Orange (the Roman arch is seen). An intertitle states: "In the local "Community washing place" Wroe attended to sundry laundry". Wroe is presumably one of the travellers. We see him larking around with local women washing clothes at a communal washing area. They splash each other. Cannes is the next stop - intertitle reminds the viewer of a recent forest fire in the area. Panning shot shows the landscape which used to be a beautiful forest but now looks rather bare. Monte Carlo - a shot of the famous Casino. <br/> <br/>Genoa - various street scenes. Intertitle describes it as "the Liverpool of Italy". The house of Christopher Columbus is seen in L/S. A large column is shown - it is not named and not recognised by this cataloguer. Our party visits the old moated castle of Montagnhana. A young boy fishes with a long pole and the castle is seen in the background. <br/> <br/>Trieste - men and women in their Sunday best walk along the quayside. <br/> <br/>Yugoslavia (Jugo-Slavia in intertitle). Felix II is driven through country streets. Zagreb - a local policeman is featured, his uniform is very similar to a London policeman. Major Forbes-Leith continues his journey to India. There is nothing much to interest him in Austria (!) but the film includes a shot of a beautiful Chateau he "came across" (it isn't named). <br/> <br/>Intertile states that "Eighty miles from Belgrade we still found evidence of the devastation of war", and next sequence features the party travelling through rough terrain. One of the men is standing on the car's running board as it travels down a hill, he then runs along pushing the car as it picks up momentum - presumably there is a problem with the mechanics. The car is seen driving across a strange low bridge - possibly across a lake. Location is not specific for any of these shots. <br/> <br/>At Nish, some of our travellers are seen walking along with a group of gypsies in traditional dress, some of them play instruments. Flash-frame intertitle says "They dance all day and the Bride (on the left) may be distinguished by her painted cheeks." We see a group of women performing a traditional wedding dance. C/U of musicians. <br/> <br/>Flash-frame intertitle says "Past Pirot Gorge. (Where Wroe procured the next day's diner on the hoof.)" Two of our party are seen talking to a shepherd. He catches one of his flock and one of our party picks it up and jiggles it up and down. Various shots of an unspecified location including women weaving and chatting out of doors. C/U of an elderly lady spinning wool by hand. Two other women display a rug they have made. <br/> <br/>Felix II drives off into the distance toward Dragoman Pass - a pile of rocks blocks the road so they reverse back down a hill then drive off road in an attempt to get around the rocks. <br/>Felix II is driven through a stream when attempts at getting across Dragoman Pass fail. They carry on across the countryside. In Bulgaria a group of men chat to our intrepid explorers as they stand beside the car with the bonnet up. Panning shots of city streets of Bulgarian capital of Sofia. We see the Cathedral, which flash-frame intertitle informs was tragically blown up later on. Bomb damaged buildings - presumably in Sofia. <br/> <br/>Our explorers come out of a building with King Boris; they shake hands and the King has a good look at the car. The King's sister, Princess Eudoxie shakes hands with our travellers. Animated discussion follows. A bouquet of flowers is given to one of our men. We see Felix II being driven along with many other cars following. Intertitle talks of reaching Philippopolis, passing en route the old Roman ruins of Hissar. The car is driven through a partly destroyed archway. High angle shots of the city of Philippopolis. <br/> <br/>Intertitle states the expedition head off towards Turkey and get stuck in a swamp. A group of men tow a broken down Felix II across a field. Eventually the car gets going. Some farm workers watch the events. The men are thanked with handshakes <br/> <br/>Intertitle states that the explorers reach Adrianople, "a depressing city of 30,000 people (in 1910 it contained 100,000), where stands the largest Mosque in the world". L/S of the temple. Our explorers have their shoes polished in the open air by a man in a fez. Various shots of streets and locals - presumably Turkey? <br/> <br/>Intertitle talks of a stop near Silivri, close by the Sea of Mamora. L/S of a broken down Felix II. Four donkeys and several men attempt to pull Felix II out of a muddy stream in which he is stuck. Street scene - trams, men carrying large trunks and sacks on their backs. Intertitle refers to Turkish capital - presumably Constantinople (now Istanbul). <br/>Ankara (?), Turkey. Felix II is driven through a desert landscape and across a frontier (?). <br/> <br/>Pai Tak Pass (northwest of Baghdad, across border into Persia) - "we climbed along the fine military road made by our forces during the war." Various shots of Felix driving along a dusty road. Last intertitle reads: "This was the same route to India taken by Alexander the Great, and we were surprised to find one of the commemorative arches built by him" but film ends here.
Great Lakes
LS of buoy floating in calm water, sky in background. LS of freighter sailing. MLS of freighter "Coverdale" being assisted by tugboat. LS of freighter, freezing water. Front MSs of prow of "Coverdale" in lock. CU of prow, anchor wells, draught numbers as ship is raised in lock. PAN over city of Niagara Falls. HAS of rough rapids at head of falls, PAN to MLS of lip of horse shoe fall. MLS of water mist and rainbow, PAN up to top of falls. Shot of lip of falls, PAN down to rainbow. MS of "Coverdale" heading for lock in background. Shot of lock gates closing behind ship. Various shots from deck of ship, of flight lock in Thorold, of gates closing, of gates with water at maximum depth. Shots of freighter in lock from sides of lock. MLS of freighter in lock as seen through open gates. BOATING SHOT of concrete sides of lock as ship sails in. MLSs of bridge #4 tilting up, of lift bridge lifting. LAS of Main Street lift bridge at Welland as ship passes underneath. Shot of end of lock from bow of ship entering lock. CU of closed gate, TILT UP to top of lock. MS of water welling into lock. LAMS of ships whistle blasting. HAMS of lower part of gates as they open. Swish PAN from upper flight lock at Thorold to lower lock, ship moving in. Shots of Toronto waterfront from gradually decreasing distances.
ELP-4 Beta SP
1970s - 1990s Home Movies #4
THE SEAWAY READY
ISSUE_NO = 1568 NO_OF_ITEMS = 5 ITEM_NO = 2 DESCRIPTION : While the Queen flew to Newfoundland, ships were ploughing the well-known route across the North Atlantic to the St. Lawrence. For them, the ocean voyage may, nowadays, by only half their journey. The St. Lawrence leads to an inland Mediterranean, shared by Canada and America. From the mouth of the great river to the most inland port is about the same distance as across the Atlantic: over two thousand miles. Thanks to the great new system of locks and canals, built in the international rapids section of the river, the St. Lawrence Seaway (already in operation) give direct access to the Great Lakes for ocean-going ships. The Seaway took nearly five years of non-stop work, and the expenditure of about a hundred and thirty million pounds. A dream come true: the St. Lawrence Seaway ready for its official opening by the Queen. CARD_FILE = 77360 CARD_TITLE : SEAWAY READY SHOT_LIST : CU rough sea (key). LS ship. GV sea. MS sailor. LS lighthouse on rocks. Pan sea and rocks. CU flag hoisted. MS flag flying. TS wake of ship up to mainland. CU diagram showing inland route. MS on board ship. LS berthed tanker. Tracking Hydro Electric Scheme. Low angle - ships mast passes under bridge. CU diagram showing Inland Lakes. Aerial pan - canals and locks. MS ships pass along canal. GV locl. MS same - ship enters. Low angle same. Tracking lock walls. MS approaching lock gates. Shot through porthole - lock opens. GV canal scene - gangway lifts. MS ship in canal. Aerial shot lake. BS ship. SCU ship passes camera. MS on board ship. MS ship tracking with whip. Another angle same. LS skyscraper skyline. GV same with ships docked. LS same. KEYWORDS : Environment; Ships and Boats; Buildings, Landmarks and Monuments; Civil Engineering; Industries, Trades and Crafts; Navy - Active MATERIAL : TWTD Tape 3 D/N/Cuts 04289, 04290 FEET_SHOT = 171 DATE_SUBD = 00/00/0000
PHILIPPINES B-ROLL PART 7 - 2007
THE REPORTER SOUND FROM THE SEGMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE. Harvest Festivals are celebrated each May, the one month of rest between harvest and planting for the following year. The festivals are thanksgiving for a good harvest and in honor of the patron saint of the farmers. The most colorful celebrations are held in the towns of Lucban, Tayabas and Syriaya. In a country where the different dialects provide around 200 words for "rice", this resource plays an integral part in the decorations, like the kiping, which are multicolored rice wafers. In Bulacan province the Carabao (water buffalo) festival and the fertility rites conclude these intense and happy Harvest Festivals.
DN-ZLB-063 Beta SP
Newsreels
Mike McCurry Briefing (1996)
White House spokesman Mike McCurry briefed reporters this morning on the downing of Ron Brown's plane near Croatia.
++US Storm 8
AP-APTN-2130: ++US Storm 8 Monday, 29 October 2012 STORY:++US Storm 8- Latest storm pictures, crane collapse in New York, Jersey shore video LENGTH: 01:49 FIRST RUN: 2130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/HANDOUT STORY NUMBER: 864839 DATELINE: Various, 29 Oct 2012 LENGTH: 01:49 SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Red Bank, New Jersey 1. Various of moored boat swaying from side to side in rough waters 2. Mid of rough water 3. Wide of sea water flowing past building and towards car park 4. Mid of sea water flowing past building 5. Wide of sea water approaching car park 6. Pan from people stood next to play area to sea water breaking over shoreline 7. Close-up of sea water flooding into grass area AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York, NY 8. Wide of collapsed construction crane next to high rise building COAST GUARD HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLY Off coast of Hatteras, North Carolina 9. Mid of coast guard rescuer helping HMS Bounty crew member next to orange raft on water 10. Interior shot of ship crew member being pulled inside helicopter 11. High shot of ship crew member being winched into helicopter 12. Mid of rescued crew members being led away from coast guard helicopter on ground STORYLINE: US forecasters said on Monday that Hurricane Sandy was continuing to move quickly and should make landfall by early evening in southern New Jersey or Delaware. The National Hurricane Centre said the storm's top sustained winds were holding at about 90 miles per hour (150 kilometres per hour) with higher gusts. At 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT), Sandy's centre was about 55 miles (150 kilometres) east-southeast of Cape May, New Jersey. It was headed west-northwest at 28 miles per hour (44 kilometres per hour). Sandy was set to collide with a wintry storm from the west and cold air streaming down from the Arctic. The combination super storm could menace some 50 (m) million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation, from the East Coast to the Great Lakes. From Washington to Boston, subways, buses, trains and schools were shut down and more than 7,000 flights grounded across the region of 50 (m) million people. Hundreds of thousands of people were under orders to move to higher ground to await the storm's fury. Authorities warned that New York City and Long Island could get the worst of the storm surge: an 11-foot (3.35 metre) onslaught of seawater that could swamp lower Manhattan, flood the subways and damage the underground network of electrical and communications lines that are vital to the nation's financial capital. A construction crane atop a luxury high-rise in New York City collapsed and dangled precariously over the streets on Monday, which were cleared as a precaution. Forecasters said the winds atop the building may have been close to 95 miles per hour (152 kilometres per hour). The nearly completed high-rise is known as One57 and is in one of the city's most desirable neighbourhoods, near Carnegie Hall, Columbus Circle and Central Park. The New York Times recently called it a "global billionaires' club" because the nine full-floor apartments near the top have all been sold to billionaires. About 90 miles (150 kilometres) off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, a US coast guard team rescued 14 crew members by helicopter from the HMS Bounty, a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank in a storm. The ship was built for the 1962 Marlon Brando film "Mutiny on the Bounty." Those rescued had donned survival suits and life jackets and boarded two lifeboats after the ship began taking on water. They were plucked from 18-foot (5.5 metre) seas just before sunrise. Two other crew members are still missing. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN AP-WF-10-29-12 2231GMT
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1943 UNITED NEWS 6, 1936 LAUGH PARADE
Thailand Dolphins - Rescue effort for trapped humpback dolphins
NAME: THA DOLPHINS 040105N TAPE: EF05/0013 IN_TIME: 10:25:48:24 DURATION: 00:02:06:18 SOURCES: APTN DATELINE: Khao Lak - 4 Jan 2005 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 1. Dolphin surfacing in lagoon 2. Wide shot of dolphin swimming in lagoon 3. Various of Greek divers from the Athens fire department unloading boat from truck 4. People in water beside floats which are connected to nets being used to catch the dolphins 5. Wide shot of line of people in water with boat 6. Wide shot of dolphin surfacing 7. Greek divers setting off in boat from shore of lagoon 8. Wide shot of boat in lagoon with member of Greek team watching from the shore 9. Dolphin surfacing 10. People watching from shoreline 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Suwit Khunkitti, Thai Minister for Natural Resources and the Environment: "I think it is very important because it is also one life, and at least you know we''ve lost so many lives and all, it doesn''t matter if it is animal or human - it is a great thing, especially the tsunami survival." 12. SOUNDBITE: (Greek) Major Papa Dowis, Greek Special Rescue Team: "Actually we came from Greece not to rescue our citizens necessarily, not to rescue any live humans but we came to help in any way we could and especially in the care of dolphins. Dolphins are special to us Greeks. It''s a mission and it is very important. " 13. People on bank of lagoon, pulling at net 14. People on land pulling net, trying to herd or catch the dolphins 15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jim Steyers, Myanmar Dolphin Project: "And if we can get about a rai or two (a rai is a unit of measure, 40 square metres) of lake bottom that''s free of debris, it''s no problem, it''s easy to drag the net across and bring the animal right up on the beach. So that''s the only issue now - is to get this lake clean, otherwise I just don''t know how else we''re going to do it." 15. Wide shot of dolphin surfacing as it swims in lagoon STORYLINE: Rescue workers in Thailand tried to save the lives of a humpback dolphin and her calf which were trapped in a small lagoon when tsunamis battered the coastline on December 26. Rescue teams on Tuesday tried unsuccessfully to herd the two dolphins into nets so they could be removed from a small lagoon in Khao Lak where the Asian tsunamis dumped them nine days earlier. The dolphins were spotted on Monday a kilometre (more than a half mile) from the sea. They were found by a man searching for his wife, and have become a symbol of hope amid the death and destruction caused by the massive waves that crushed local tourist resorts. Thailand''s Minister for Natural Resources and the Environment, Suwit Khunkitti, said it was great to hear that the dolphins were still alive, saying all life was important following the tsunami catastrophe. But the intense desire for a rescue attempt instead of the grim search for bodies led to dissension between a group of Greek divers from the Athens fire department and local fishermen. The divers, who realised their efforts to extricate the dolphins were doomed because their nets were too small, were told to leave the lagoon after local officials arrived and said they would try a traditional technique, even though a dolphin expert warned that it could harm the mammals. Men in boats, using larger nets, used a cacophony of noise to corner the animals, believed to be an Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin and her roughly three-year-old offspring. But the dolphins managed to slip out of the cordon, and the effort was called off for the day. The dolphins were expected to survive for up to a few more days in the murky, stagnating water, but there were concerns, including a lack of live fish to eat. The larger dolphin, about two metres (seven feet) long, appeared to have a back injury. While the rescue attempt went on, volunteers spotted several human bodies in the nearby vegetation, and one in the lagoon. Even before Tuesday''s effort began, American dolphin expert Jim Styers gave it only a 50 percent chance of success. Styers, who is from Seattle, is head consultant for the Myanmar Dolphin Project in Ranong, in northern Thailand, and has worked on a number of marine animal rescue efforts over the years, including the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. About 500-600 Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins are believed to inhabit the seas around Thailand, migrating between the Indian and Pacific oceans. Keywords - Indian ocean earthquake tsunami
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UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL
US Storm 2
AP-APTN-0930: US Storm 2 Monday, 29 October 2012 STORY:US Storm 2- Thrill seekers go to the beach ahead of Sandy; commuters face subway closures LENGTH: 02:15 FIRST RUN: 0130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 864721 DATELINE: Various - 28 Oct 2012 LENGTH: 02:15 SHOTLIST: Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 1. Medium shot Hurricane warning flag flying on beach as waves crash into shoreline Belmar, New Jersey 2. Medium shot of heavy machinery moving sand to form sandbanks 3. Wide of street scenes 4. Mid of boarded up businesses. 5. Couple walking along beach front 6. Various of people on beach with waves crashing into shoreline 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Bob Acquino, New Jersey resident: "I was sitting around with my wife and my daughter and we said let's take a ride and see this water and it's really something to see." 7. Medium of seagull flying over rough seas 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Louise Germanario, New Jersey resident: "Yeah, I'm far enough away from the water, I don't think I'm going to have a problem, so don't like the wind. But what are you going to do?" 9. Close up US flag blowing in the wind Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 10. Close-up surf pounding the beach New York, New York 11. Medium of train approaching station 12. Close-up of sign (English) "The last train for all New York City (NYC) subway lines will be at 7pm (2300 GMT)." 13. Medium shot of train at platform 14. Close-up of service board alerting commuters that trains and buses were shutting down 15. Medium of entrance to subway station 16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jim Stark, New York resident: "Well it seems early but from what I read I mean they got to get everything ready and it probably takes forever, I understand it but its not great." 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tiffany Sobers, New York resident: "I think it's ridiculous, New York City is the melting pot of people just going to work and trying to make a living and can't even get around publicly, I'm stranded right now, I don't even know what I"m doing." 18. Medium shot of subway train moving through station STORYLINE: Thrill seekers took the opportunity to experience the high winds and spectacular seas on Sunday in New jersey as Hurricane Sandy moves towards the country. New Jersey resident Bob Acquino decided to see the affects of the brewing super storm for himself. "I was sitting around with my wife and my daughter and we said let's take a ride and see this water and it's really something to see," he said. Forecasters are warning that the New York area could get the worst of the super storm moving its way towards the country and wreak havoc over 800 miles (1,300 kilometres) from the East Coast to the Great Lakes. Officials have suspended all train, bus and subway services Sunday night because of the risk of flooding, shutting down a system on which more than five (m) million riders a day depend on, causing frustrations for many. "I think it's ridiculous," said commuter Tiffany Sobers. "New York City is the melting pot of people just going to work and trying to make a living and can't even get around publicly, I'm stranded right now, I don't even know what I"m doing," she said. Sandy, a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mile per hour (120 kilometres per hour) as of Sunday evening, was blamed for 65 deaths in the Caribbean before it began churning up the Eastern Seaboard. As of 8 p.m (00:00 GMT)., it was centered about 485 miles (780 kilometres) southeast of New York City, moving at 15 mph (24 kph), with hurricane-force winds extending an incredible 175 miles (281.62 kilometres) from its centre. It was expected to hook left toward the mid-Atlantic coast and come ashore late Monday or early Tuesday, most likely in New Jersey, colliding with a wintry storm moving in from the west and cold air streaming down from the Arctic. Forecasters said that because of giant waves and high tides made worse by a full moon, the metropolitan area of New York with a population of about 20 (m) million people could get hit with an 11-foot (3.3-meter) wall of water. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN AP-WF-10-29-12 1002GMT
CAMPAIGN 2012 / ROMNEY JACKSONVILLE FL 013012
IN INTERPLAY: N1 BOOTH CAMPAIGN 2012 MITT ROMNEY JACKSONVILLE FL 013012 08:45:28: BROLL ROMNEY ENTERS CROWD, GLADHANDS, MAKES HIS WAY TO PODIUM WHILE 'BORN FREE' PLAYS 08:46:30: "Senator, thank you. And Congressman, I appreciate your welcome here, what a great morning in Jacksonville. Thank you." (CHEERS) "Wow, this has been fun these last 10 days or so in Florda, I've gotta tell ya, it's been great going across the state and meeting people in this wonderful state again. It's been fun going to the debates, I've loved the debates!" (CHEERS) 08:46:55: "It's, you know these debates have gone pretty well. Speaker Gingrich wasn't very happy with the debates though, (B00S) he said after the first debate he didn't do well because the crowd was so quiet, it threw him off. The second debate he said he didn't do well because he crowd was so loud, you know so, I think the real reason he hasn't done so well connecting with the people of Florida is that people actually saw him in those debates and listened to his background, his experience, and they learned for instance, that he was paid 1.6 million dollars to be a lobbyist for Freddie Mac and they said 'that's not what we want in the White House'. (CHEERS) 08:47:38: "I uh - what was that back there? (INAUDIBLE RESPONSE FROM MAN IN CROWD) send him to the moon huh? Well...(LAUGHTER) "The idea of the Moon as the 51st state is not what would have come to my mind as a campaign basis here in Florida. You know, this has been an exciting time and I think it's going to be a historic election. I know that right now a lot of people in this country are hurting. And right here in Florida are hurting. How many people here either personally or in their family or know someone whose been hurt by the housing crisis?" (CROWD RAISES HANDS) "Wow. This is what I see all over the state and people recognize that the policies that got us into this mess included the fact that we had something called Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and they were guaranteeing mortgages when they knew people couldn't possibly pay them back, that led to prices going through the roof, a huge bubble erupted, people got hurt by it and the idea that someone running for President was getting paid by Freddie Mac at the time that was going on, 1.6 million dollars that just hurts people, and I think that's the real reason Speaker Gingrich has had such a hard time." 08:48:50: "I also think people realize that if they want to see change in Washington, you can't just elect the same poeple to take different chairs (CHEERS) You have to elect new people to come in and take over." "And so I think this is a question about the course of America. You have a President that has a very different view of what America ought to look like over the coming century than what I have. His view, in my opinion, begins with debt and massive spending. He is willing to spend a trillion dollars more every year than this country takes in. It is an unfathomable number. We're on track to become like Greece, sometime in the next 5 years or so. Our debt, total debt, as a percentage of the entire economy, the GDP is about 80% now. By the end of his first term - and his only term by the way (CHEERS) - that will go from roughly 80% to roughly 90% of the GDP. We're now getting to a point, where at some point people around the world are going to say they're going to stop loaning money to America if we don't pay them a lot more interest. And if that happens, we could totally crush our economy. And so I'm not one of those that says 'let's keep spending and borrowing', my view is that we've got cut federal spending, we've got to cap it, and we've got to finally balance the budget, and I'll do that job. (CHEERS) 08:50:19: "We have a President who looks at healthcare and says the government knows better than free people how to manage their own health care and so he crafts something known as Obamacare to guide our future in health care." (BOOS) "If I'm President, I will repeal Obamacare." (CHEERS) "And return to the Obamacare, the authority and responsibilty for their own health care." 08:50:45: "And then you have a President, well he practices something I call 'crony capitalism'. And it's kind of capitalism but instead of it being driven by the market and consumers, it's driven by politicians. And in this case, you watch what he's done. For instance, he wanted solar energy so he picks the company that he thinks will be successful with solar energy, and gives them 500 million dollars." "Now, if you've never been involved in the start-up of a business, you may not understand just how extraordinary that is. When we started Staples, the office superstore, we collected 5 or 10 million dollars to get that started. And if it worked well, we would keep on adding to it and adding to it to build it. But he put 500 million dollars in. At our Staples headquarters, we had old second-hand furniture, the board chairs that we sat in were Norgahide (?) chairs - you sunk so deeply in them, they were these used things, you had to be athletic to get out of them. Our headquarters was in the back of an old shopping mall. Solindra headquarters was this huge Taj Mahal-like building: big glass walls with all these big executives looking out over the countryside. That's what happens when government practices capitalism. Oh and by the way, you know Solinda's bankrupt - Staples has 90,000 employees. (CHEERS) 08:52:15: "Crony capitalism also led to something called Enter 1 which is a battery company, they put 100 million dollars into that, that's also bankrupt. And then they gave General Motors to the UAW because the UAW supported Barack Obama and then they appointed labor stooges to be on the board of the National Labor Relations Board. And they in turn said that South Carolina couldn't have a Boeing factory because it's a right to work state. This is crony capitalism, it's wrong, I will restore free market enterprise to our markets in America." (CHEERS) 08:52:55: "I think our President believes that the other nations of the world are getting stronger and stronger and that we should have to accomodate a world where America is no longer the undisputed heavyweight on the planet. You'll recall in his campaign promises of 3 years ago he said he was going to meet with Castro and Ahmendinijad and Kim Jong-Il at the time and some of the world's worst actors and that didn't work out so well. They weren't interested in meeting anyway. I actually think that in some cases he's treated our enemies more favorably than he's treated our friends." 08:53:35: "My view is: American strength is essential to the world, essential for us, and we should stand by our allies and our friends like Israel and all the other nations that have been with us. Committing our futures together." (CHEERS) 08:53:50: "This President would take us down a path, he would take us down a path that would weaken our military. He just announced, just a few days ago, that he will cut military spending by almost a half a trillion dollars over this decade and let me put that in context, do you realize that our Navy is already smaller than at any time since 1917? And that our Air Force is older and smaller than any time since it's founding in 1947? And of course our active-duty personnel have been pulled back and forth to multiple rotations to Iraq and now to Afghanistan, stretched to the breaking point. And yet even in that circumstance he wants to cut military spending and cut our military capability." "Ever since FDR we have had as a national policy enough military strength to fight two wars at once. Not that we want to, but we want to have such strength that no one would ever think of testing us. This President, first since FDR, has said 'no, we're going to go down to only fight one war at a time.' Now is this because the world has become safer? (SHOUTS OF 'NO') "No - of course not. Whether it's the change in leadership in North Korea. Whether it's China insisting that they have control and ownership of the South Chinese sea, where by the way almost half of the world's trade travels. Or whether it's what's happening in Pakistan or the Arab Spring or Iran about to become nuclear - the world is not safer. And yet the President is cutting back on our military capacity." 03:55:27: "My view is, don't take that course. Instead increase our ship building from 9 to 15 a year, have 11 aircraft carrier battle groups, as we have had in the past, make sure that we modernize our (VIDEO CUTS OUT AT 08:55:40) (VIDEO BEGINS AGAIN AT 09:05:45) "Airforce - add 100,000 troops to our active personnel and finally give the Veterans in this country the care that they deserve." (CHEERS) 09:06:20: "I believe in a strong Ameican military and I believe that American strength is the best source of peace for us and for the planet. I believe in American strength, American resolve, I believe in standing with our allies, and I believe that we must return to the principles that made America strong if we're going to get people back to work, get people in homes with rising incomes again, that's not to have the government run our country but instead have free people choosing their path in life, keeping America strong and great." (CHEERS) 09:07:00: "You know, the President says that he wants to fundamentally transform America. I don't want to transform America into something I wouldn't recognize, I want to restore to America the principles that made us the hope of the Earth and those principles include those that were written in the Declaration of Independence where the founders said that we were endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We would be free in this country to pursue happiness as we choose, not based upon the circumstance of our birth or the place of our birth, not based upon the will of government but instead based upon the will of individual citizens." "And so we, by virtue or our hard work, our risk-taking, our education, maybe a little good luck and our dreams, could choose our path in life. And fortunately some people were so extraordinarily successful, they helped lift our economy and made us all better off, that's been the nature of America's story." "I don't want to change that into something else, which is more like an entitlement state. The way that President Obama is taking us, a European-style social welfare state where government sees its job as taking from some people to give to others. That's the wrong course for America, I want to keep America a place of opportunity where people pursue their dreams." (CHEERS) 09:08:35: "I love the hymns of America, I love our national anthem, I love the fact that we're the only people on Earth who place our hand over our heart during the playing of the National Anthem. I also love a song known as America the beautiful. O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountain's majesty across the fruited plain. My parents took me on a trip when I was a kid, more than one trip. We were raised in Michigan, it's a beautiful state with the Great Lakes, but they wanted us to see Cypress Gardens here and go across the American West and see the canyones and the mountains and the oceans and the sequoias and so forth, I fell in love with the land of America just as a young boy my parents drove me around in their Rambler." (LAUGHTER) 09:09:25: "It's a miracle it made it, you know that? (LAUGHTER) "There's another verse I love which describes another reason why I have a passion for this country: o beautiful for heroes, proved in liberating strife, who more themself their country loved, and mercy more than life. All thsoe who are Veterans or members of the Armed Services please raise your hand - (MANY RAISE HANDS) "Wow - thank you, thank you, thank you Sir, thanks Ma'am, Sir, thank you." 09:10:04: "What a people, and there's one more verse that sometimes doesn't get mentioned too often: 'O beautiful for Patriot dream, that sees beyond the years'. The founders, in writing the Declaration of Independence, and crafting the Constitution, established documents that were not just for their time but saw beyond the years - even to ours and beyond. I believe that with all the challenges that we face right now, the course for America should not be to look abroad for new ideas, our friends the Wall Street occupiers who want to change America somehow and find a different system, that's not the source of American greatness. The right course for America is to restore the principles that made us the hope of the earth, to turn back to our respect for life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness." "I would restore those principles in America. I will use all of my energy and passion to keep America strong, to stand with our friends, to restore values to our families, to assure that people have great education, great skills, and the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. I love this country for what it is, for the people who are here, for its rocks and rills (?) and templed hills - I love America. And I will keep America the hope of the earth, the strength of the earth, and a great salvation to many people who want to find freedom - this is the land, this is the place which is an exceptional land, we're not just another place with a flag, we're a place where freedom rings, I will keep it strong, I will keep America strong, get us back to work, and keep us the 'shining city on the hill'. Thank guys (CHEERS) Great to see you!"
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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP REMARKS ON ENVIROMENTAL LEADERSHIP - STIX
1530 WH ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP REMARKS UNI STIX FS32 80 ABC UNI STIX President Donald Trump tdelivers remarks on America's environmental leadership East Room. 15:38:25 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you very much. Great to have you, and I hope you all had a truly wonderful Independence Day weekend. In spite of the heavy rain - and it was really heavy - we had a remarkable Salute to America on the National Mall. It was incredible, actually. (Applause.) Standing on the steps of the great Lincoln Memorial and looking out at the crowds - these incredible, big, beautiful crowds, braving the weather - all the way back to the Washington Monument, we celebrated freedom in all of its magnificence while saluting our great military. It was something really special. And I will say this: It was a wonderful day for all Americans. And based on its tremendous success, we're just making the decision - and I can think we can say we've made the decision - to do it again next year, and, maybe we can say, for the foreseeable future. (Applause.) 15:39:39 As we celebrate our nation's founding, we're reminded once more of our profound obligation to protect America's extraordinary blessings for the next generation and many generations, frankly, to come. Among the heritage we must preserve is our country's incredible natural splendor - that is the shared obligation that brings us together today. We have some incredibly talented people that know environment and what we're doing probably better than any people on Earth. From day one, my administration has made it a top priority to ensure that America has among the very cleanest air and cleanest water on the planet. We want the cleanest air. We want crystal-clean water, and that's what we're doing and that's what we're working on so hard. 15:40:29 For this afternoon's event, we are pleased to be joined by Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Steve, thank you very much. David Bernhardt - David, thank you. Secretary Wilbur Ross. Thank you, Wilbur. Secretary Alex Azar. Alex, great job. Drug prices are coming down. I see it. (Laughter.) I'm proud of you. Secretary Elaine Chao. Elaine, thank you. Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Andrew, thank you. And Chair of the Council of Environmental Quality, Mary Neumayr. Thank you, Mary. Thank you very much. 15:41:10 In a few moments, we'll hear an update on some of their very important work. Also with us are Senators Kevin Cramer, Steve Daines, John Barrasso. These are three great senators, I might add. Perhaps I'm a little prejudiced because I like them very much, but they're great senators. Thank you. Thank you, fellas. (Applause.) And Congressman Bruce Westerman. And thank you, Bruce, for being here. I appreciate it very much. Thank you all for being here. (Applause.) As the Cabinet Secretaries will tell you, from the very beginning, I have given them clear direction to focus on addressing environmental challenges so we can provide the highest quality of life to all Americans. In addition to clean air and clean water, that means being good stewards of our public lands; prioritizing cleanup of polluted lands that threaten our most vulnerable citizens, and threaten them very dearly; and implementing pro-growth policies to unlock innovation and new technologies which will improve American life and America's environment. So important. 15:42:26 These are incredible goals that everyone in this country should be able to rally behind and they have rallied behind. And they've re- - rallied behind in a very Republican and Democrat way. I really think that's something that is bipartisan. For years, politicians told Americans that a strong economy and a vibrant energy sector were incompatible with a healthy environment. In other words, one thing doesn't go with the other. And that's wrong because we're proving the exact opposite. A strong economy is vital to maintaining a healthy environment. When we innovate, produce, and grow, we're able to unleash technologies and processes that make the environment better while reshoring and, so importantly - you look at reshoring production all the way - taking it away from foreign polluters, and back to American soil. 15:43:27 The previous administration waged a relentless war on American energy. We can't do that. They sought to punish our workers, our producers, and manufacturers with ineffective global agreements that allowed the world's worst-polluting countries to continue their practices. These radical plans would not make the world cleaner; they would just make and put Americans out of work, and they put them out of work rapidly. They move production to foreign countries with lower standards - our companies were forced to do that, and they didn't want to do that - and they drive up the price of gas and electricity at home, and drive it to levels that are literally unaffordable. And, by the way, that's happening to many other countries, but it's not happening here. Other countries - their pricing on electricity is so high, not even to be affordable. At our level, we are doing numbers that nobody has seen before. Nobody believes what we're doing and what we're producing electricity and other things for. 15:44:37 Punishing Americans is never the right way to produce a better environment or a better economy. We've rejected this failed approach, and we're seeing incredible results. Since the election, we have created more than 6 million new jobs. Nobody would have believed that. I don't think anybody - (applause) - Kevin? Nobody. Nobody. (Applause.) If I would have said that during the campaign, it wouldn't have been a pretty picture the next day, as I read the headlines. (Laughter.) Six million new jobs. Unemployment has reached the lowest rate in a half a century, and we have more people working today than have ever worked in the history of our country. We're getting very close to 160 million people, which is unthinkable. If you go back three years and you said "160 million people," they would say, "unthinkable." 15:45:42 We're unlocking American energy, and the United States is now a net exporter of clean, affordable, American natural gas. We're exporting all over the world. (Applause.) And today, the United States is ranked - listen to this - number one in the world for access to clean drinking water - ranked number one in the world. (Applause.) One of the main messages of air pollution - particulate matter - is six times lower here than the global average. So we hear so much about some countries and what everyone is doing. We're six times lower than the average. That's a tremendous number. Since 2000, our nation's energy-related carbon emissions have declined more than any other country on Earth. Think of that. Emissions are projected to drop in 2019 and 2020. We're doing a very tough job and not everybody knows it, and that's one of the reasons we're here today to speak to you. 15:47:00 Every single one of the signatories to the Paris Climate Accord lags behind America in overall emissions reductions. Who would think that is possible? For this reason, in my first year in office, I withdrew the United States from the unfair, ineffective, and very, very expensive Paris Climate Accord. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you. My administration is now revising the past administration's misguided regulations to better protect the environment and to protect our American workers, so importantly. As an example, there is a very good place for solar energy. I'm a believer in solar energy. It hasn't fully developed. It's got a long way to go, but it's really got a tremendous future. 15:48:01 The United States does not have to sacrifice our own jobs to lead the world on the environment. My administration set the new global standard for environmental protections with unprecedented provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, commonly referred to as the "USMCA," which includes the first-ever provisions to take on the challenge of marine litter and debris. And I'm sure you've all seen, by watching television, by maybe reading about it - it's a tremendous problem: Thousands and thousands of tons of this debris float onto our shores after it's dumped into the oceans by other countries. The tides come to us. Usually, that was a good thing, but this isn't so good. This is a tremendous problem. Thousands and thousands of tons of garbage comes to us. 15:49:01 While we're focused on practical solutions, more than 100 Democrats in Congress now support the so-called Green New Deal. Their plan is estimated to cost our economy nearly $100 trillion - a number unthinkable; a number not affordable even in the best of times. If you go 150 years from now and we've had great success, that's not a number that's even thought to be affordable. It'll kill millions of jobs, it'll crush the dreams of the poorest Americans, and disproportionately harm minority communities. I will not stand for it. We will defend the environment, but we will also defend American sovereignty, American prosperity, and we will defend American jobs. (Applause.) 15:50:08 We've refocused the EPA back on its core mission, and, last year, the agency completed more Superfund hazardous waste clean-ups than any year of the previous administrations and set records in almost every year. We have done tremendous work on Superfunds. To name just two examples, we've made great strides cleaning up damage near a paper plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan - something that was beyond fix-up. They thought it was never going to happen. And also, the West Lake Landfill in Missouri. This year, we've also directed $65 million in Brownfields grants to clean up even more contaminated sites in 149 American communities. Think of that - the vast majority home to lower-income citizens. That is some project. (Applause.) That is some project. 15:51:10 And for the first time in nearly 30 years, we're in the process of strengthening national drinking water standards to protect vulnerable children from lead and copper exposure - something that has not been done, and we're doing it. And last month, our EPA took the first major action in nearly two decades to reduce exposure to lead-contaminated dust. I signed America's Water Infrastructure Act, along with these great gentlemen right here. We worked very hard on that - very, very hard - and it wasn't easy, to further approve and improve drinking water infrastructure and support other critical projects. Our administration has directed over half a billion dollars to fix Lake Okeechobee - the Herbert Hoover Dike. I was out there three months ago with your new, great governor - and senator, actually - from Florida. We had our two senators. We had Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, and our great, new governor, Ron DeSantis. We were all out and we made a certain commitment, and the commitment has already taken place, and they're fixing Lake Okeechobee. People are very happy about it in the Florida Everglades. We're restoring the ecosystems in the Everglades. 15:52:30 And I also signed legislation authorizing $100 million to fight red tide - a big problem that some people don't know about but, when you do know about it, that means trouble because it is bad - and other toxic algae that damages coastal areas. It's causing tremendous havoc, and we have a way of straightening it out, and we'll get it done. We're joined today by Bruce Hrobak, owner of Billy Bones Bait 'N Tackle in Port St. Lucie - a place I know very well - Florida. His business was devastated by toxic algae from Lake Okeechobee. Bruce, please come up and tell us about what's happened and what we're doing for you. Where is Bruce? (Applause.) Bruce. Hi, Bruce. Please. 15:53:25 MR. HROBAK: I really appreciate it, sir. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. MR. HROBAK: Hello. How are you all today? All right, we have made a big trip up here to make sure we're here. This is very important. This is my family's business, okay? I've owned the Bait 'N Tackle store since 2001 and been in Florida since 2006. I have my son Tanner over here with me. He means the world to me. He is my best friend and my son. He's actually a brain cancer survivor. You know, he beat it and now he's 21, and - (applause) - thank you. Thank you. I wanted to say - thank you. I wanted to say that, Mr. President, you're not only doing a tremendous job all the way around, but you jumping into this environment brings my heart to warmth, knowing that what you're doing is going - is the truth. It's going wonderfully. 15:54:20 My business in 2018 was so horrible, we - I own two stores - we closed several days a week because of, you know, the algae and people being frightened, if they were afraid to touch the water and everything. I have a marine mechanic - I just wanted to say really quickly - has a bad infection in his arm from the marine algae and stuff. But basically, your completion of this Herbert Hoover Dike is going to make a tremendous difference because we can store more water in Lake Okeechobee; safely store it there so the residents that are around there are safe. We care and we're are concerned about them - us, on the coast. Believe me. And that the water does not go into the Caloosahatchee and to the St. Lucie estuary. It's full of contanimants [sic] - contaminants and fertilizers. 15:55:18 And, Mr. President, you mentioned about the red tide. It is a natural occurrence. This fertilizer and all these contaminants is like a super power. And we have seen devastation on the west coast like none other before, in 2018. So, I mean, I'm just so grateful for all the work you're doing, sir, and everything. And the Everglades restoration. And also, I heard great news that the dike is going to be finished much sooner - '22 than - 2022 - than expected. So I personally want to thank you because this year they're not dumping; our businesses are doing better. My wife don't yell at me as much. (Laughter.) Well, that always happens. 15:56:05 So, you know, she says to me, "You're going to be by the President talking." And I says, "Oh, I don't need no list or whatever. I've got a big mouth. I talk. I don't care. I'm proud." (Laughter.) I'm proud of who I am, and what I am. I'm a licensed charter boat captain, and I've done it since 25 - since I'm 25 years old. And I just want to say thank you for the opportunity to speak. Thank you for everything you are doing, sir. I speak for so many people. You are - you bring my heart to warmth for everything you're doing, and all the way around. (Applause.) And, sir, my nephew - thank you all. My nephew Kenny Hrobak is like my son. He is in South Korea, right now, in the Army. And he's doing things. And he is so proud of you, and those boys. They all just - I've never seen people that are so proud of our President. And I just - I'm amazed. 15:57:05 I mean, we stayed up to watch you that day when you got elected. We were like, "He's got it! He's got it!" (Laughter.) So - I'm sorry, I'm telling the truth. (Applause.) Listen, my dad taught me - my dad taught me, "Don't tell no lies." And when you want me to shut up, I will. But I'm telling the truth. And dad always say - he looked a little like Donald Trump; he did a little bit. But you're much handsomer. (Laughter.) Thank you. Thank you very much, sir. (Applause.) I worked in the towers over there (inaudible). I really appreciate it. Thank you, sir. You have no idea how many people appreciate everything you've done. I mean it. Thank you so much. THE PRESIDENT: That's really nice . I appreciate it. MR. HROBAK: I appreciate it. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. 15:57:48 MR. HROBAK: And I want to say one final thing. I've got a big mouth. (Laughter.) God bless America and God bless our President! Give him a hand. (Applause.) Trump 2020. 15:58:05 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Bruce. Wow. Well, that was unexpected. We appreciate it, Bruce. (Laughter.) That's better than any speechwriter I could get, right? (Laughter.) Who am I going to get like that? I appreciate it. Thank you. MR. HROBAK: (Inaudible.) (Off-mic.) 15:58:23 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, Bruce. Earlier this year, I also signed the Save Our Seas Act to protect our oceans from waste and pollution. To improve water access worldwide, we're supporting the development of breakthrough technologies with the Department of Energy's Water Security Grand Challenge. My administration is strongly promoting bipartisan solutions for conservation. And we're really getting along very well with the Democrats on that one. We're getting things done. This year, I signed the largest public lands package in a decade, designating 1.3 million acres - that's a lot of land - of new wilderness and expanding recreational access. In December, I signed a historic executive order promoting much more active forest management to prevent catastrophic wildfires like those that recently devastated California and Oregon. (Applause.) 15:59:22 I went to the fires in California and I said, "It's also management." It's a lot of things happening, but it's management. You can't have dirty floors. You can't have 20 years of leaves and fallen trees. After the first 17 months, they say the tree is like a piece of tinder. You have to be very careful. So you can't have that. That's why you have so many fires. And I will say this: Spoke with the Governor of California, spoke with many people, and the process of cleaning is now really taking precedent. It - a lot of people are looking at forest management. It's a word that people didn't understand last year. Now they're getting it. And you don't have to have any forest fires. It's interesting. I spoke to certain countries, and they said, "Sir, we're a forest nation." I never thought of a country - well-known countries: "We're a forest nation." I never heard of the term "forest nation." They live in forests and they don't have problems. 16:00:16 One was telling me that his trees are much more susceptible to fire than what they have in California, but they don't have fires because they manage, they clean, they do what you have to do. There's not so much to burn. And we're going to start doing that. And it's called, remember, "management." It's called "forest management." So it's a very important term. When I went to California, they sort of scoffed at me for the first two weeks and maybe three weeks, and not so much - four weeks. (Laughter.) And after about five weeks they said, "You know, he's right. He's right." So I think you're going to see a lot of good things. It's a lot of area. It's a lot of land. But a lot of tremendous things are happening. We're joined today by Colleen Roberts, a County Commissioner from Jackson County, Oregon. Colleen, please come up and tell us a little bit about your approach on forest management and all of the community work you've done. It's been so successful. Please. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Thank you very much. 16:01:20 MS. ROBERTS: So, I want to thank our President Trump and your administration, sir, for this opportunity - this great opportunity to be here today and speak on this very important issue and in support of your executive order to reduce the hazardous fuel loads in our federal forests. Jackson County, the county I am from - southern Oregon - has - comprises about 50 percent of federal lands to be managed by our federal agencies. And previous administrations have allowed these lands to be mismanaged, and thus are burdened with the heavy fuel loads. Wildland fire policies also allowing management objectives to be attained through prescribed burning during our fire season is flawed. Our board has studied and successfully shared information with neighboring counties and NACo, the National Association of Counties, in an effort to achieve wildland fire policy changes. We've suffered through years of hazardous wildfire conditions, enduring toxic smoke events for the past two years that endured not just for a day but three and four months on end. And it has adversely affected the health of our residents and our economy. 16:02:30 Fuels reduction, through the executive order that our President has put forth, and fire policies can work together for healthy forests and public lands that our citizens deserve. In all of this and more, you, President Trump, have become a friend and the biggest ally to the counties in this great country. And I'm here to say "thank you" and support you. Thank you so much. (Applause.) 16:03:02 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Colleen. And I also spoke with the governor of California about helping out with the earthquakes. And we'll be doing that. We'll - we're working very closely in California with the various representatives. And we're making a lot of progress. That was something - that was a long time - a lot of shock, lot of shake. And we are helping out. And so we're working with government. And all across the nation, our policies are ensuring that extreme agendas do not stand in the way of responsible use of public lands. We're getting Washington bureaucrats off of their backs, and we want to make sure that they go out and help our hunters, and our fishers, and farmers, and everyone. And they want to do it. They're going to do it and they want to do it - everybody that enjoys and really loves the great outdoors. In the proud tradition of conservation that the Republican Party inherits from Teddy Roosevelt, we will preserve this land for our magnificent people. That's what we're doing; we're preserving our land. We're making our land better and cleaner and safer. Now I'd like to invite Administrator Andrew Wheeler up. He's at the EPA. He's doing a fantastic job. And he's keeping America clean, and we appreciate it very much. Andrew, please come up. (Applause.) 16:04:28 ADMINISTRATOR WHEELER: Thank you, President Trump, for your leadership and the opportunity to share our environmental progress with the American public. When you asked me to take the lead at EPA one year ago, you asked me to do three things: continue to clean up the air, continue to clean up the water, and continue to provide regulatory relief to keep the economy growing. The President knows we can do all three at the same time. And here's the evidence: From 1970 to 2018, U.S. criteria air pollution fell 74 percent, while the economy grew by 275 percent. Under your administration, emissions of all the criteria air pollutants continue to decline. For example - (applause) - yes. For example, the lead and sulfur dioxide have dropped by double-digit percentages over the last two years. Today, we have the cleanest air on record and we are a global leader for access to clean drinking water. 16:05:32 We're making tremendous environmental progress under President Trump, and the public needs to know that. Pollution is on the decline, and our focus is to accelerate its decline, particularly in the most at-risk communities. There may be no better example than our renewed focus on Superfund - the federal program that cleans up large, hazardous sites. In the past, it wasn't unusual for a site to sit on the "Superfund: National Priorities List" for decades. We believe that a site on the National Priorities List should be just that: a national priority. Our actions demonstrate that. In fiscal year 2018, we deleted the most sites from the National Priorities List in one year since 2005. This year, we are on track to delete even more, breaking that record. We're also reinvigorating our Brownfields program, which transforms contaminated sites into community assets. We recently announced nearly $65 million in Brownfield grants to 149 communities nationwide. Forty percent of these communities are receiving Brownfields funding for the very first time. 16:06:42 And thanks to the President's historic tax reform package, we're prioritizing Opportunity Zones. Of the 149 grant recipients, 108 have identified sites designated as Opportunity Zones, including in cities such as Detroit and Green Bay. On air quality, we're helping areas across the country reduce air pollution and meet the nation's air quality standards. On water, we're helping communities modernize their water infrastructure. Since 2017, we've issued eight water infrastructure loans, totaling over $2 billion. These loans will help finance roughly $4 billion in water infrastructure projects, and create 6,000 jobs. We've already invited an additional 42 projects to apply for additional funding. These projects will improve water quality for millions of Americans while creating high-paying jobs. 16:07:32 We're equally committed to improving the health of our oceans. The USMCA contains an historic, first-ever commitment to reduce marine litter. Sixty percent of the world's marine litter comes from six Asian countries. We have the technology and the expertise to help these nations. The truth is, when other countries need help cleaning up their air, water, or land, they turn to us for assistance - not China, not Russia. We have the environmental laws, we develop the technologies, and we get the job done. America is and will remain the gold standard for environmental protection, and every American should know that our nation is cleaner, safer, and stronger today thanks to the leadership of President Trump. (Applause.) 16:08:30 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Andrew. Fantastic job. Who would've known that, Andrew? I'm glad you finally let people know what we're doing. (Laughter.) We're working hard. I think harder than many previous administrations. Maybe almost all of them. I'd like to invite Mary Neumayr to the podium. And Mary has some terrific things to say, and I appreciate you being here, Mary. Thank you very much. Please. (Applause.) 16:09:01 MS. NEUMAYR: President Trump, thank you for your leadership in continuing to advance environmental protection. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. MS. NEUMAYR: Over the past two and half years, President Trump has taken decisive action to address environmental challenges. At his direction, federal agencies are more efficiently implementing air quality standards; more actively managing our nation's forests to improve their health and reduce wildfire risks; promoting reliable water supplies and deliveries in the western United States; increasing federal coordination in the environmental review and permitting process; and efficiently managing federal operations to save energy and water, reduce waste, and cut costs. Under the President's leadership, across the federal government, agencies have continued to improve their energy and environmental performance, and to reduce greenhouse emissions from federal operations. 16:09:56 One of the many important areas where President Trump has taken action is with regard to ocean policy. Our country is blessed with some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Our beaches are places for our families to enjoy, especially at this time of year. Our oceans provide a way of life, support diverse marine species and habitats, and offer recreational opportunities. Our oceans also support the livelihoods of millions of Americans. Coastal communities depend on clean, healthy waters. Under President Trump's direction, agencies are improving the management of our ocean and coastal waters for present and future generations of Americans. A little over a year ago, President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to improve coordination on ocean-related matters; work with state-led and regional ocean partnerships; expand federal - access to federal ocean-related data; and maximize the effectiveness of agency investments in ocean research. 16:11:02 Federal agencies are working with state, regional, and other stakeholders to address coastal and ocean management challenges. The agencies are also prioritizing research to better understand and protect our coastal environment, to improve our knowledge of our vast oceans, and to develop next-generation ocean technologies. This fall, the administration will convene a summit to promote partnerships in ocean science and technology. And the summit will showcase American leadership and engage the research community and the private sector to explore the unknown ocean, advance marine science, and promote new technologies. In addition to implementing the Save Our Seas Act, signed by President Trump, our federal agencies have also prioritized addressing the harmful effects of marine debris. This administration has engaged with members of Congress, conservation organizations, the private sector, and other nations. It is critical that we effectively take action on this issue and improve the health of our oceans. The administration is committed to ensuring that we are good stewards of our environment, while supporting American prosperity. We look forward to continuing to address our nation's environmental challenges and to improving quality of life for all Americans. (Applause.) 16:12:32 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. What a great job you're doing. Thank you very much. Appreciate it. So a man who was very responsible for our tremendous success, Salute to America - Department of Interiors. They kept you very busy. Right, David? SECRETARY BERNHARDT: Yes, sir. THE PRESIDENT: David Bernhardt. Come on up. Thank you. (Applause.) 16:12:56 SECRETARY BERNHARDT: Good afternoon. It is an honor to serve a President who has been focused on conservation stewardship since day one. The President mentioned that he signed into law the largest public lands legislation in over a decade. Thank you all on your side. We are aggressively implementing this act, which, among other things, designated 1.3 million acres of public land as wilderness, as you said. To put that into perspective, 1.3 million acres exceeds the entire size of the state of Rhode Island. Today, the geographic area of our nation's wilderness system is actually larger than every state in the union except for Texas and Alaska. We are ensuring that future generations receive the benefit of an enduring wilderness system. 16:13:50 Mr. President, throughout your term, Interior has also been focused on strengthening the North American Wildlife Conservation Model, which is the best in the world. The model was originally conceived by American hunters and anglers, who were the first to crusade for wildlife protection, and retain some of today's most important conservation leadership. The success of this model depends on a strong federal-state partnership and the continued commitment and preserva- - and participation of the hunters and anglers. These important relationships were frayed under the prior administration. In contrast, your administration has fostered stewardship collaboration by working with the states, not unilaterally, on our shared mission to conserve fish and wildlife and preserve their habitats for future generations. 16:14:44 For example, since 2017, at Interior we have released 292 million sportfish, which provide recreational angling opportunities while contributing to species restoration and recovery goals. We have removed 325 barriers opening over 8,000 river miles for native fish through our National Fish Passage Program. Public access and outdoor recreation opportunities are critical for wildlife conservation. Since January of 2017, across the refuge system, we have devoted more than $52 million to restore, retain, and enhance access to outdoor recreation sites and support habitat infrastructure. During that time, we've also opened or expanded hunting and fishing access to 385,000 of acres on refuged lands. And last month, we announced our plan to open or expand an additional 1.4 million acres in several national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries for new hunting, fishing, and recreational activities. America leads - (applause) - it's a big number. 16:16:05 The reality is that America leads the world in wilderness and wildlife conservation efforts. And under President Trump's commonsense leadership, every day at Interior we are increasing access to our public lands, increasing recreational opportunities on those public lands, and enhancing our conservation efforts. So, thank you. (Applause.) 16:16:32 THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, David. I got to know this one, David. You, I didn't know, but I got to know this one. He's a tough competitor on the campaign trail. He wanted this position. And we fought and we fought, and I said, "You know, I want him someday. If I win, I'm going to get him in some capacity." (Laughter.) And who's better to get than a man who successfully ran Texas for 12 years? Is that what it is? Twelve years, right? A long time. Great state. And you did a great job. So I said, "I want Rick Perry working for us." And he knows more about energy than anybody. Come on up, Rick. (Applause.) 16:17:16 SECRETARY PERRY: Thank you. Mr. President, I want to tell you that last Thursday was a big day for me. In the morning, I got to welcome my first grandson into the world. (Applause.) And that afternoon, I got to watch the President of the United States give one of the greatest history lessons that I have ever seen before and to celebrate the American military like I'd never seen it celebrated before. I am proud to be standing with you, proud to be working in this Cabinet with these men and women. This is a great moment for America. It's a great moment for America for a lot of reasons. (Applause.) 16:18:02 And today, I'm really proud to get to stand up here in front of America - and of the world, for that matter - as they watch this, and to recognize how important today is because the chance to tell a story that often doesn't get told in a proper way, and a story about what this administration is doing to clean up the environment; what this administration is doing on policies that are having an effect on our environment. At the Department of Energy, we have championed both the historic development of our nation's resources and the technological breakthroughs that are just literally cascading across this country in ways to use energy more cleanly, more efficiently, than anyone ever thought possible before. 16:18:58 We know that by investing in innovative solutions - like carbon capture, utilization, sequestration, zero emission works like our nuclear power, exporting those technologies to other countries and - we're being able to share our technologies around the world of cleaner energy without singling - I mean, without surrendering one single fuel, one iota of growth, one iota of opportunity. That's what this President is all about. That's your record, Mr. President. We're seeing, on your watch, America become the number-one producer of oil and gas in the world. (Applause.) We're seeing emissions being reduced around the world. I was with some of our friends from the European Union, and reminding them about what you're being able to do in this country with the innovation. We're being able to deliver liquefied natural gas to them so they can move away from these dirty or burning old, inefficient plants, and bring a cleaner environment to those countries. 16:20:22 You know, it's our national labs at the Department of Energy. Elaine, we've talked about this, and you've seen this through your years where this technology - this technological revolution that is occurring. And we're not only increasing our energy supply, but we're making it cleaner. We're doing it in a way that the world is enjoying with us. So - and at your direction, Mr. President, DOE launched, as you mentioned earlier, the Water Security Grand Challenge. Using the power of competition, the Water Security Grand Challenge will spur innovation and advances in transformational technology that are going to meet the global need for safe, affordable, beautiful crystal-clear water. (Applause.) 16:21:23 And, Mr. President, it's been your policies, it's been your focus, that greater energy security for America while at the same time enhancing our environmental stewardship. I think the world needs to look at your leadership. Look at what you've done. You know, for too long, there's been this conventional wisdom that you've got to choose between economic growth and environmental protection. That's a false choice, and it's one that you've talked about, Mr. President. It's always been this country, and this country that leads - just like you reminded people last Thursday - the greatness of America, the innovation of America. And the future of this world will rely greatly upon America and this administration. Thank you, Mr. President, for the opportunity. (Applause.) THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. SECRETARY PERRY: Yes, sir. 16:22:38 THE PRESIDENT: And what Rick has done with our nuclear supply - nuclear energy, and all forms nuclear - has been absolutely incredible in very a short period of time. I want to thank you. That's fantastic. So important the job you're doing. Thank you very much, Rick. When I ran for President, I pledged a strong, growing economy and a healthy environment because I believe that we can pursue both at the same time. We have only one America. We have only one planet. That's why, every day of my presidency, we will fight for a cleaner environment and a better quality of life for every one of our great citizens. Above all, we will remain loyal to the American people and be faithful stewards of God's glorious creation, from sea to shining sea. Thank you all very much for being here. God bless you. And God bless America. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP REMARKS ON ENVIROMENTAL LEADERSHIP - POOL CUTS
1530 WH ENVIROMENTAL LEADERSHIP REMARKS CUTS FS23 73 ABC POOL President Donald Trump tdelivers remarks on America's environmental leadership East Room. 15:38:25 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you very much. Great to have you, and I hope you all had a truly wonderful Independence Day weekend. In spite of the heavy rain - and it was really heavy - we had a remarkable Salute to America on the National Mall. It was incredible, actually. (Applause.) Standing on the steps of the great Lincoln Memorial and looking out at the crowds - these incredible, big, beautiful crowds, braving the weather - all the way back to the Washington Monument, we celebrated freedom in all of its magnificence while saluting our great military. It was something really special. And I will say this: It was a wonderful day for all Americans. And based on its tremendous success, we're just making the decision - and I can think we can say we've made the decision - to do it again next year, and, maybe we can say, for the foreseeable future. (Applause.) 15:39:39 As we celebrate our nation's founding, we're reminded once more of our profound obligation to protect America's extraordinary blessings for the next generation and many generations, frankly, to come. Among the heritage we must preserve is our country's incredible natural splendor - that is the shared obligation that brings us together today. We have some incredibly talented people that know environment and what we're doing probably better than any people on Earth. From day one, my administration has made it a top priority to ensure that America has among the very cleanest air and cleanest water on the planet. We want the cleanest air. We want crystal-clean water, and that's what we're doing and that's what we're working on so hard. 15:40:29 For this afternoon's event, we are pleased to be joined by Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Steve, thank you very much. David Bernhardt - David, thank you. Secretary Wilbur Ross. Thank you, Wilbur. Secretary Alex Azar. Alex, great job. Drug prices are coming down. I see it. (Laughter.) I'm proud of you. Secretary Elaine Chao. Elaine, thank you. Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Andrew, thank you. And Chair of the Council of Environmental Quality, Mary Neumayr. Thank you, Mary. Thank you very much. 15:41:10 In a few moments, we'll hear an update on some of their very important work. Also with us are Senators Kevin Cramer, Steve Daines, John Barrasso. These are three great senators, I might add. Perhaps I'm a little prejudiced because I like them very much, but they're great senators. Thank you. Thank you, fellas. (Applause.) And Congressman Bruce Westerman. And thank you, Bruce, for being here. I appreciate it very much. Thank you all for being here. (Applause.) As the Cabinet Secretaries will tell you, from the very beginning, I have given them clear direction to focus on addressing environmental challenges so we can provide the highest quality of life to all Americans. In addition to clean air and clean water, that means being good stewards of our public lands; prioritizing cleanup of polluted lands that threaten our most vulnerable citizens, and threaten them very dearly; and implementing pro-growth policies to unlock innovation and new technologies which will improve American life and America's environment. So important. 15:42:26 These are incredible goals that everyone in this country should be able to rally behind and they have rallied behind. And they've re- - rallied behind in a very Republican and Democrat way. I really think that's something that is bipartisan. For years, politicians told Americans that a strong economy and a vibrant energy sector were incompatible with a healthy environment. In other words, one thing doesn't go with the other. And that's wrong because we're proving the exact opposite. A strong economy is vital to maintaining a healthy environment. When we innovate, produce, and grow, we're able to unleash technologies and processes that make the environment better while reshoring and, so importantly - you look at reshoring production all the way - taking it away from foreign polluters, and back to American soil. 15:43:27 The previous administration waged a relentless war on American energy. We can't do that. They sought to punish our workers, our producers, and manufacturers with ineffective global agreements that allowed the world's worst-polluting countries to continue their practices. These radical plans would not make the world cleaner; they would just make and put Americans out of work, and they put them out of work rapidly. They move production to foreign countries with lower standards - our companies were forced to do that, and they didn't want to do that - and they drive up the price of gas and electricity at home, and drive it to levels that are literally unaffordable. And, by the way, that's happening to many other countries, but it's not happening here. Other countries - their pricing on electricity is so high, not even to be affordable. At our level, we are doing numbers that nobody has seen before. Nobody believes what we're doing and what we're producing electricity and other things for. 15:44:37 Punishing Americans is never the right way to produce a better environment or a better economy. We've rejected this failed approach, and we're seeing incredible results. Since the election, we have created more than 6 million new jobs. Nobody would have believed that. I don't think anybody - (applause) - Kevin? Nobody. Nobody. (Applause.) If I would have said that during the campaign, it wouldn't have been a pretty picture the next day, as I read the headlines. (Laughter.) Six million new jobs. Unemployment has reached the lowest rate in a half a century, and we have more people working today than have ever worked in the history of our country. We're getting very close to 160 million people, which is unthinkable. If you go back three years and you said "160 million people," they would say, "unthinkable." 15:45:42 We're unlocking American energy, and the United States is now a net exporter of clean, affordable, American natural gas. We're exporting all over the world. (Applause.) And today, the United States is ranked - listen to this - number one in the world for access to clean drinking water - ranked number one in the world. (Applause.) One of the main messages of air pollution - particulate matter - is six times lower here than the global average. So we hear so much about some countries and what everyone is doing. We're six times lower than the average. That's a tremendous number. Since 2000, our nation's energy-related carbon emissions have declined more than any other country on Earth. Think of that. Emissions are projected to drop in 2019 and 2020. We're doing a very tough job and not everybody knows it, and that's one of the reasons we're here today to speak to you. 15:47:00 Every single one of the signatories to the Paris Climate Accord lags behind America in overall emissions reductions. Who would think that is possible? For this reason, in my first year in office, I withdrew the United States from the unfair, ineffective, and very, very expensive Paris Climate Accord. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you. My administration is now revising the past administration's misguided regulations to better protect the environment and to protect our American workers, so importantly. As an example, there is a very good place for solar energy. I'm a believer in solar energy. It hasn't fully developed. It's got a long way to go, but it's really got a tremendous future. 15:48:01 The United States does not have to sacrifice our own jobs to lead the world on the environment. My administration set the new global standard for environmental protections with unprecedented provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, commonly referred to as the "USMCA," which includes the first-ever provisions to take on the challenge of marine litter and debris. And I'm sure you've all seen, by watching television, by maybe reading about it - it's a tremendous problem: Thousands and thousands of tons of this debris float onto our shores after it's dumped into the oceans by other countries. The tides come to us. Usually, that was a good thing, but this isn't so good. This is a tremendous problem. Thousands and thousands of tons of garbage comes to us. 15:49:01 While we're focused on practical solutions, more than 100 Democrats in Congress now support the so-called Green New Deal. Their plan is estimated to cost our economy nearly $100 trillion - a number unthinkable; a number not affordable even in the best of times. If you go 150 years from now and we've had great success, that's not a number that's even thought to be affordable. It'll kill millions of jobs, it'll crush the dreams of the poorest Americans, and disproportionately harm minority communities. I will not stand for it. We will defend the environment, but we will also defend American sovereignty, American prosperity, and we will defend American jobs. (Applause.) 15:50:08 We've refocused the EPA back on its core mission, and, last year, the agency completed more Superfund hazardous waste clean-ups than any year of the previous administrations and set records in almost every year. We have done tremendous work on Superfunds. To name just two examples, we've made great strides cleaning up damage near a paper plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan - something that was beyond fix-up. They thought it was never going to happen. And also, the West Lake Landfill in Missouri. This year, we've also directed $65 million in Brownfields grants to clean up even more contaminated sites in 149 American communities. Think of that - the vast majority home to lower-income citizens. That is some project. (Applause.) That is some project. 15:51:10 And for the first time in nearly 30 years, we're in the process of strengthening national drinking water standards to protect vulnerable children from lead and copper exposure - something that has not been done, and we're doing it. And last month, our EPA took the first major action in nearly two decades to reduce exposure to lead-contaminated dust. I signed America's Water Infrastructure Act, along with these great gentlemen right here. We worked very hard on that - very, very hard - and it wasn't easy, to further approve and improve drinking water infrastructure and support other critical projects. Our administration has directed over half a billion dollars to fix Lake Okeechobee - the Herbert Hoover Dike. I was out there three months ago with your new, great governor - and senator, actually - from Florida. We had our two senators. We had Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, and our great, new governor, Ron DeSantis. We were all out and we made a certain commitment, and the commitment has already taken place, and they're fixing Lake Okeechobee. People are very happy about it in the Florida Everglades. We're restoring the ecosystems in the Everglades. 15:52:30 And I also signed legislation authorizing $100 million to fight red tide - a big problem that some people don't know about but, when you do know about it, that means trouble because it is bad - and other toxic algae that damages coastal areas. It's causing tremendous havoc, and we have a way of straightening it out, and we'll get it done. We're joined today by Bruce Hrobak, owner of Billy Bones Bait 'N Tackle in Port St. Lucie - a place I know very well - Florida. His business was devastated by toxic algae from Lake Okeechobee. Bruce, please come up and tell us about what's happened and what we're doing for you. Where is Bruce? (Applause.) Bruce. Hi, Bruce. Please. 15:53:25 MR. HROBAK: I really appreciate it, sir. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. MR. HROBAK: Hello. How are you all today? All right, we have made a big trip up here to make sure we're here. This is very important. This is my family's business, okay? I've owned the Bait 'N Tackle store since 2001 and been in Florida since 2006. I have my son Tanner over here with me. He means the world to me. He is my best friend and my son. He's actually a brain cancer survivor. You know, he beat it and now he's 21, and - (applause) - thank you. Thank you. I wanted to say - thank you. I wanted to say that, Mr. President, you're not only doing a tremendous job all the way around, but you jumping into this environment brings my heart to warmth, knowing that what you're doing is going - is the truth. It's going wonderfully. 15:54:20 My business in 2018 was so horrible, we - I own two stores - we closed several days a week because of, you know, the algae and people being frightened, if they were afraid to touch the water and everything. I have a marine mechanic - I just wanted to say really quickly - has a bad infection in his arm from the marine algae and stuff. But basically, your completion of this Herbert Hoover Dike is going to make a tremendous difference because we can store more water in Lake Okeechobee; safely store it there so the residents that are around there are safe. We care and we're are concerned about them - us, on the coast. Believe me. And that the water does not go into the Caloosahatchee and to the St. Lucie estuary. It's full of contanimants [sic] - contaminants and fertilizers. 15:55:18 And, Mr. President, you mentioned about the red tide. It is a natural occurrence. This fertilizer and all these contaminants is like a super power. And we have seen devastation on the west coast like none other before, in 2018. So, I mean, I'm just so grateful for all the work you're doing, sir, and everything. And the Everglades restoration. And also, I heard great news that the dike is going to be finished much sooner - '22 than - 2022 - than expected. So I personally want to thank you because this year they're not dumping; our businesses are doing better. My wife don't yell at me as much. (Laughter.) Well, that always happens. 15:56:05 So, you know, she says to me, "You're going to be by the President talking." And I says, "Oh, I don't need no list or whatever. I've got a big mouth. I talk. I don't care. I'm proud." (Laughter.) I'm proud of who I am, and what I am. I'm a licensed charter boat captain, and I've done it since 25 - since I'm 25 years old. And I just want to say thank you for the opportunity to speak. Thank you for everything you are doing, sir. I speak for so many people. You are - you bring my heart to warmth for everything you're doing, and all the way around. (Applause.) And, sir, my nephew - thank you all. My nephew Kenny Hrobak is like my son. He is in South Korea, right now, in the Army. And he's doing things. And he is so proud of you, and those boys. They all just - I've never seen people that are so proud of our President. And I just - I'm amazed. 15:57:05 I mean, we stayed up to watch you that day when you got elected. We were like, "He's got it! He's got it!" (Laughter.) So - I'm sorry, I'm telling the truth. (Applause.) Listen, my dad taught me - my dad taught me, "Don't tell no lies." And when you want me to shut up, I will. But I'm telling the truth. And dad always say - he looked a little like Donald Trump; he did a little bit. But you're much handsomer. (Laughter.) Thank you. Thank you very much, sir. (Applause.) I worked in the towers over there (inaudible). I really appreciate it. Thank you, sir. You have no idea how many people appreciate everything you've done. I mean it. Thank you so much. THE PRESIDENT: That's really nice . I appreciate it. MR. HROBAK: I appreciate it. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. 15:57:48 MR. HROBAK: And I want to say one final thing. I've got a big mouth. (Laughter.) God bless America and God bless our President! Give him a hand. (Applause.) Trump 2020. 15:58:05 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Bruce. Wow. Well, that was unexpected. We appreciate it, Bruce. (Laughter.) That's better than any speechwriter I could get, right? (Laughter.) Who am I going to get like that? I appreciate it. Thank you. MR. HROBAK: (Inaudible.) (Off-mic.) 15:58:23 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, Bruce. Earlier this year, I also signed the Save Our Seas Act to protect our oceans from waste and pollution. To improve water access worldwide, we're supporting the development of breakthrough technologies with the Department of Energy's Water Security Grand Challenge. My administration is strongly promoting bipartisan solutions for conservation. And we're really getting along very well with the Democrats on that one. We're getting things done. This year, I signed the largest public lands package in a decade, designating 1.3 million acres - that's a lot of land - of new wilderness and expanding recreational access. In December, I signed a historic executive order promoting much more active forest management to prevent catastrophic wildfires like those that recently devastated California and Oregon. (Applause.) 15:59:22 I went to the fires in California and I said, "It's also management." It's a lot of things happening, but it's management. You can't have dirty floors. You can't have 20 years of leaves and fallen trees. After the first 17 months, they say the tree is like a piece of tinder. You have to be very careful. So you can't have that. That's why you have so many fires. And I will say this: Spoke with the Governor of California, spoke with many people, and the process of cleaning is now really taking precedent. It - a lot of people are looking at forest management. It's a word that people didn't understand last year. Now they're getting it. And you don't have to have any forest fires. It's interesting. I spoke to certain countries, and they said, "Sir, we're a forest nation." I never thought of a country - well-known countries: "We're a forest nation." I never heard of the term "forest nation." They live in forests and they don't have problems. 16:00:16 One was telling me that his trees are much more susceptible to fire than what they have in California, but they don't have fires because they manage, they clean, they do what you have to do. There's not so much to burn. And we're going to start doing that. And it's called, remember, "management." It's called "forest management." So it's a very important term. When I went to California, they sort of scoffed at me for the first two weeks and maybe three weeks, and not so much - four weeks. (Laughter.) And after about five weeks they said, "You know, he's right. He's right." So I think you're going to see a lot of good things. It's a lot of area. It's a lot of land. But a lot of tremendous things are happening. We're joined today by Colleen Roberts, a County Commissioner from Jackson County, Oregon. Colleen, please come up and tell us a little bit about your approach on forest management and all of the community work you've done. It's been so successful. Please. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Thank you very much. 16:01:20 MS. ROBERTS: So, I want to thank our President Trump and your administration, sir, for this opportunity - this great opportunity to be here today and speak on this very important issue and in support of your executive order to reduce the hazardous fuel loads in our federal forests. Jackson County, the county I am from - southern Oregon - has - comprises about 50 percent of federal lands to be managed by our federal agencies. And previous administrations have allowed these lands to be mismanaged, and thus are burdened with the heavy fuel loads. Wildland fire policies also allowing management objectives to be attained through prescribed burning during our fire season is flawed. Our board has studied and successfully shared information with neighboring counties and NACo, the National Association of Counties, in an effort to achieve wildland fire policy changes. We've suffered through years of hazardous wildfire conditions, enduring toxic smoke events for the past two years that endured not just for a day but three and four months on end. And it has adversely affected the health of our residents and our economy. 16:02:30 Fuels reduction, through the executive order that our President has put forth, and fire policies can work together for healthy forests and public lands that our citizens deserve. In all of this and more, you, President Trump, have become a friend and the biggest ally to the counties in this great country. And I'm here to say "thank you" and support you. Thank you so much. (Applause.) 16:03:02 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Colleen. And I also spoke with the governor of California about helping out with the earthquakes. And we'll be doing that. We'll - we're working very closely in California with the various representatives. And we're making a lot of progress. That was something - that was a long time - a lot of shock, lot of shake. And we are helping out. And so we're working with government. And all across the nation, our policies are ensuring that extreme agendas do not stand in the way of responsible use of public lands. We're getting Washington bureaucrats off of their backs, and we want to make sure that they go out and help our hunters, and our fishers, and farmers, and everyone. And they want to do it. They're going to do it and they want to do it - everybody that enjoys and really loves the great outdoors. In the proud tradition of conservation that the Republican Party inherits from Teddy Roosevelt, we will preserve this land for our magnificent people. That's what we're doing; we're preserving our land. We're making our land better and cleaner and safer. Now I'd like to invite Administrator Andrew Wheeler up. He's at the EPA. He's doing a fantastic job. And he's keeping America clean, and we appreciate it very much. Andrew, please come up. (Applause.) 16:04:28 ADMINISTRATOR WHEELER: Thank you, President Trump, for your leadership and the opportunity to share our environmental progress with the American public. When you asked me to take the lead at EPA one year ago, you asked me to do three things: continue to clean up the air, continue to clean up the water, and continue to provide regulatory relief to keep the economy growing. The President knows we can do all three at the same time. And here's the evidence: From 1970 to 2018, U.S. criteria air pollution fell 74 percent, while the economy grew by 275 percent. Under your administration, emissions of all the criteria air pollutants continue to decline. For example - (applause) - yes. For example, the lead and sulfur dioxide have dropped by double-digit percentages over the last two years. Today, we have the cleanest air on record and we are a global leader for access to clean drinking water. 16:05:32 We're making tremendous environmental progress under President Trump, and the public needs to know that. Pollution is on the decline, and our focus is to accelerate its decline, particularly in the most at-risk communities. There may be no better example than our renewed focus on Superfund - the federal program that cleans up large, hazardous sites. In the past, it wasn't unusual for a site to sit on the "Superfund: National Priorities List" for decades. We believe that a site on the National Priorities List should be just that: a national priority. Our actions demonstrate that. In fiscal year 2018, we deleted the most sites from the National Priorities List in one year since 2005. This year, we are on track to delete even more, breaking that record. We're also reinvigorating our Brownfields program, which transforms contaminated sites into community assets. We recently announced nearly $65 million in Brownfield grants to 149 communities nationwide. Forty percent of these communities are receiving Brownfields funding for the very first time. 16:06:42 And thanks to the President's historic tax reform package, we're prioritizing Opportunity Zones. Of the 149 grant recipients, 108 have identified sites designated as Opportunity Zones, including in cities such as Detroit and Green Bay. On air quality, we're helping areas across the country reduce air pollution and meet the nation's air quality standards. On water, we're helping communities modernize their water infrastructure. Since 2017, we've issued eight water infrastructure loans, totaling over $2 billion. These loans will help finance roughly $4 billion in water infrastructure projects, and create 6,000 jobs. We've already invited an additional 42 projects to apply for additional funding. These projects will improve water quality for millions of Americans while creating high-paying jobs. 16:07:32 We're equally committed to improving the health of our oceans. The USMCA contains an historic, first-ever commitment to reduce marine litter. Sixty percent of the world's marine litter comes from six Asian countries. We have the technology and the expertise to help these nations. The truth is, when other countries need help cleaning up their air, water, or land, they turn to us for assistance - not China, not Russia. We have the environmental laws, we develop the technologies, and we get the job done. America is and will remain the gold standard for environmental protection, and every American should know that our nation is cleaner, safer, and stronger today thanks to the leadership of President Trump. (Applause.) 16:08:30 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Andrew. Fantastic job. Who would've known that, Andrew? I'm glad you finally let people know what we're doing. (Laughter.) We're working hard. I think harder than many previous administrations. Maybe almost all of them. I'd like to invite Mary Neumayr to the podium. And Mary has some terrific things to say, and I appreciate you being here, Mary. Thank you very much. Please. (Applause.) 16:09:01 MS. NEUMAYR: President Trump, thank you for your leadership in continuing to advance environmental protection. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. MS. NEUMAYR: Over the past two and half years, President Trump has taken decisive action to address environmental challenges. At his direction, federal agencies are more efficiently implementing air quality standards; more actively managing our nation's forests to improve their health and reduce wildfire risks; promoting reliable water supplies and deliveries in the western United States; increasing federal coordination in the environmental review and permitting process; and efficiently managing federal operations to save energy and water, reduce waste, and cut costs. Under the President's leadership, across the federal government, agencies have continued to improve their energy and environmental performance, and to reduce greenhouse emissions from federal operations. 16:09:56 One of the many important areas where President Trump has taken action is with regard to ocean policy. Our country is blessed with some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Our beaches are places for our families to enjoy, especially at this time of year. Our oceans provide a way of life, support diverse marine species and habitats, and offer recreational opportunities. Our oceans also support the livelihoods of millions of Americans. Coastal communities depend on clean, healthy waters. Under President Trump's direction, agencies are improving the management of our ocean and coastal waters for present and future generations of Americans. A little over a year ago, President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to improve coordination on ocean-related matters; work with state-led and regional ocean partnerships; expand federal - access to federal ocean-related data; and maximize the effectiveness of agency investments in ocean research. 16:11:02 Federal agencies are working with state, regional, and other stakeholders to address coastal and ocean management challenges. The agencies are also prioritizing research to better understand and protect our coastal environment, to improve our knowledge of our vast oceans, and to develop next-generation ocean technologies. This fall, the administration will convene a summit to promote partnerships in ocean science and technology. And the summit will showcase American leadership and engage the research community and the private sector to explore the unknown ocean, advance marine science, and promote new technologies. In addition to implementing the Save Our Seas Act, signed by President Trump, our federal agencies have also prioritized addressing the harmful effects of marine debris. This administration has engaged with members of Congress, conservation organizations, the private sector, and other nations. It is critical that we effectively take action on this issue and improve the health of our oceans. The administration is committed to ensuring that we are good stewards of our environment, while supporting American prosperity. We look forward to continuing to address our nation's environmental challenges and to improving quality of life for all Americans. (Applause.) 16:12:32 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. What a great job you're doing. Thank you very much. Appreciate it. So a man who was very responsible for our tremendous success, Salute to America - Department of Interiors. They kept you very busy. Right, David? SECRETARY BERNHARDT: Yes, sir. THE PRESIDENT: David Bernhardt. Come on up. Thank you. (Applause.) 16:12:56 SECRETARY BERNHARDT: Good afternoon. It is an honor to serve a President who has been focused on conservation stewardship since day one. The President mentioned that he signed into law the largest public lands legislation in over a decade. Thank you all on your side. We are aggressively implementing this act, which, among other things, designated 1.3 million acres of public land as wilderness, as you said. To put that into perspective, 1.3 million acres exceeds the entire size of the state of Rhode Island. Today, the geographic area of our nation's wilderness system is actually larger than every state in the union except for Texas and Alaska. We are ensuring that future generations receive the benefit of an enduring wilderness system. 16:13:50 Mr. President, throughout your term, Interior has also been focused on strengthening the North American Wildlife Conservation Model, which is the best in the world. The model was originally conceived by American hunters and anglers, who were the first to crusade for wildlife protection, and retain some of today's most important conservation leadership. The success of this model depends on a strong federal-state partnership and the continued commitment and preserva- - and participation of the hunters and anglers. These important relationships were frayed under the prior administration. In contrast, your administration has fostered stewardship collaboration by working with the states, not unilaterally, on our shared mission to conserve fish and wildlife and preserve their habitats for future generations. 16:14:44 For example, since 2017, at Interior we have released 292 million sportfish, which provide recreational angling opportunities while contributing to species restoration and recovery goals. We have removed 325 barriers opening over 8,000 river miles for native fish through our National Fish Passage Program. Public access and outdoor recreation opportunities are critical for wildlife conservation. Since January of 2017, across the refuge system, we have devoted more than $52 million to restore, retain, and enhance access to outdoor recreation sites and support habitat infrastructure. During that time, we've also opened or expanded hunting and fishing access to 385,000 of acres on refuged lands. And last month, we announced our plan to open or expand an additional 1.4 million acres in several national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries for new hunting, fishing, and recreational activities. America leads - (applause) - it's a big number. 16:16:05 The reality is that America leads the world in wilderness and wildlife conservation efforts. And under President Trump's commonsense leadership, every day at Interior we are increasing access to our public lands, increasing recreational opportunities on those public lands, and enhancing our conservation efforts. So, thank you. (Applause.) 16:16:32 THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, David. I got to know this one, David. You, I didn't know, but I got to know this one. He's a tough competitor on the campaign trail. He wanted this position. And we fought and we fought, and I said, "You know, I want him someday. If I win, I'm going to get him in some capacity." (Laughter.) And who's better to get than a man who successfully ran Texas for 12 years? Is that what it is? Twelve years, right? A long time. Great state. And you did a great job. So I said, "I want Rick Perry working for us." And he knows more about energy than anybody. Come on up, Rick. (Applause.) 16:17:16 SECRETARY PERRY: Thank you. Mr. President, I want to tell you that last Thursday was a big day for me. In the morning, I got to welcome my first grandson into the world. (Applause.) And that afternoon, I got to watch the President of the United States give one of the greatest history lessons that I have ever seen before and to celebrate the American military like I'd never seen it celebrated before. I am proud to be standing with you, proud to be working in this Cabinet with these men and women. This is a great moment for America. It's a great moment for America for a lot of reasons. (Applause.) 16:18:02 And today, I'm really proud to get to stand up here in front of America - and of the world, for that matter - as they watch this, and to recognize how important today is because the chance to tell a story that often doesn't get told in a proper way, and a story about what this administration is doing to clean up the environment; what this administration is doing on policies that are having an effect on our environment. At the Department of Energy, we have championed both the historic development of our nation's resources and the technological breakthroughs that are just literally cascading across this country in ways to use energy more cleanly, more efficiently, than anyone ever thought possible before. 16:18:58 We know that by investing in innovative solutions - like carbon capture, utilization, sequestration, zero emission works like our nuclear power, exporting those technologies to other countries and - we're being able to share our technologies around the world of cleaner energy without singling - I mean, without surrendering one single fuel, one iota of growth, one iota of opportunity. That's what this President is all about. That's your record, Mr. President. We're seeing, on your watch, America become the number-one producer of oil and gas in the world. (Applause.) We're seeing emissions being reduced around the world. I was with some of our friends from the European Union, and reminding them about what you're being able to do in this country with the innovation. We're being able to deliver liquefied natural gas to them so they can move away from these dirty or burning old, inefficient plants, and bring a cleaner environment to those countries. 16:20:22 You know, it's our national labs at the Department of Energy. Elaine, we've talked about this, and you've seen this through your years where this technology - this technological revolution that is occurring. And we're not only increasing our energy supply, but we're making it cleaner. We're doing it in a way that the world is enjoying with us. So - and at your direction, Mr. President, DOE launched, as you mentioned earlier, the Water Security Grand Challenge. Using the power of competition, the Water Security Grand Challenge will spur innovation and advances in transformational technology that are going to meet the global need for safe, affordable, beautiful crystal-clear water. (Applause.) 16:21:23 And, Mr. President, it's been your policies, it's been your focus, that greater energy security for America while at the same time enhancing our environmental stewardship. I think the world needs to look at your leadership. Look at what you've done. You know, for too long, there's been this conventional wisdom that you've got to choose between economic growth and environmental protection. That's a false choice, and it's one that you've talked about, Mr. President. It's always been this country, and this country that leads - just like you reminded people last Thursday - the greatness of America, the innovation of America. And the future of this world will rely greatly upon America and this administration. Thank you, Mr. President, for the opportunity. (Applause.) THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. SECRETARY PERRY: Yes, sir. 16:22:38 THE PRESIDENT: And what Rick has done with our nuclear supply - nuclear energy, and all forms nuclear - has been absolutely incredible in very a short period of time. I want to thank you. That's fantastic. So important the job you're doing. Thank you very much, Rick. When I ran for President, I pledged a strong, growing economy and a healthy environment because I believe that we can pursue both at the same time. We have only one America. We have only one planet. That's why, every day of my presidency, we will fight for a cleaner environment and a better quality of life for every one of our great citizens. Above all, we will remain loyal to the American people and be faithful stewards of God's glorious creation, from sea to shining sea. Thank you all very much for being here. God bless you. And God bless America. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you.
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