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ah, the ah, 126000 gallons of crude oil seeping into the southern california coast. we'll have the whole report about what cost is still and what's been the response. plus an energy crisis looming in europe as winter is just around the corner. all the while more information leaking out about facebook after a former employee goes public and we'll have many other topics to discuss with our 360 panel coming up on these hughes right here on our tea, america. ah,
good evening, and thanks so much for joining us. i'm natasha sweet in for scotty. mel hughes. we start in california. we're a broken pipeline, has viewed 126000 gallons of oil into the ocean, off the coast of orange county. our t correspondent, bridge desantos has a story from los angeles crews are raising to contain the damage from a major oil spill off the coast of huntington beach. that began on friday. the crude slick has now spread more than 8000 acres, killing fish and birds, and threatening local wetlands. bleak originated from a pipeline connected to the offshore oil platform, known as ellie, which sits on top of a large accrued reservoir overseen by the federal government. the president and ceo of amplify energy, which owns the pipeline, says crews are investigating what went wrong. we currently have divers on location at the potential source site. we are investigating the source and potential
cause of this incident. i said we will continue to work with unified command to ensure that this recovery effort is concluded as quickly as possible. let me just say also, you know, our employees live and work in these communities and we're all deeply impacted and concerned about the impact on not just the environment, but you know that fish wildlife as well. the pipeline has temporarily shuttered operations, but it's unclear whether oil continues to leak into the ocean. the company says it won't know until inspections of its underwater pipelines are complete. in the meantime, local residents are being warranted to stay away from the beach and out of the water until california is largest spill in decades, is contained and cleaned up for news views. hughes. i'm bridget santos. and for more on oil and the energy crisis, we turn to hillary ford, which of the british american business as a association. thank you so much for joining us today from tasha. and so hillary on
top, the news coming out of california opec. we understand just announce that they will not drastically increase oil production and they will stick with the measured approach. so this is pushing oil prices to a said when you're high. so what is this even mean for the ongoing energy crisis that's happening all around the world? but of course we don't expect opec to help the world. that's not what they're in business to do. the energy crisis is going to exacerbate the main reason, is obviously supply and demand with asia coming into more of a sort of middle class general community. there is a lot of things going on in asia, particularly in china and india, them as ever, being in world history. so there's that additional demand and then you have supplies, you just mentioned, opec isn't going to increase. but also there's a lot of the crude areas of oil field shutting down brent crude. you know the u at u. k. oil is always referred to as brent crude. that comes from the brent oil field in the north sea. and basically the la strips of oil are coming out from there. now
you do have coming up in gloves, go call $26.00, which is going to be this global environmental conference. take place in scotland in glasgow, it's coming soon. so the u. k. government is very reluctant to make any announcements about oil fields that might be opened in the north sea and in the atlantic, which of course has plenty of oil back to be had. yeah. wow. very interesting. and so, mean lot natural gas prices in europe are heading record highs with, you know, winter on the way. so we have a story from our teeth, charlotte davinsky. she has a story from paris and hillary, of course, we're going to get your take on this reaction right after the story. there is a lot of finger pointing going on as the block faces this unprecedented energy crisis. that winter crunch is looming and according to some, this is a problem that has been, is in the making that have a look at some of the main issues across europe at the moment. and we'll start here in france, where there has been a price increase this month of 12.6 percent in gas towers that follows several
months of, of the rise is the prime minister shall cast excess. they will not be a freeze and they will not be any more increases. but of course, that doesn't mitigate the months of increases that people have already seen on that household bills. then in spain, where the price is they have tripled in the last year. i mean, we know that the spanish government is made emergency measures to try and mitigate the worst impact on the poor. but small business unions are just saying, this is an impossible situation. coming off to the code with crisis, businesses just cannot take any more. and then in italy, prices are set to so by 40 percent, italian government is announced to package over $3000000000.00 euros to try and aid that. and then in germany, we also heard last week that one power plants had to completely shut up shop. and it's not the 1st time at all to do the same number of times in september. why?
well, because it couldn't get enough co this crisis when it comes to natural gas, has pushed more people towards buying coal, depleting those stocks as well. so it seems like this is a double whammy. so what's behind this looming contest? see, well the, you can all agree or not, but some members states see that this is a problem. the e u is cause itself because it's pushed too fast too quickly to move to green. their energy in at the same time has moved away from fossil fuels. and essentially what it's done is, is left the entire book exposed. well, the e u flatly deny is that it would check it. it says actually this crisis shows that the problem is there is too much dependence in the you all know fossil fuels. and the reality is that the only way to mitigate crises like this in the future is to move harder and faster towards green energy. now it's charlotte mentioned in her
report, you know, is there kind of this blaine game happening in regards to this shortage of a natural gas supply in europe? i mean, does that surprise you? since, you know this has been years in the making your right on the pastor, it's been years in the making and no one wants to take ownership of it. what was interesting from that report is she didn't mention was happening in france. the french have embraced nuclear energy, and that's why the french on so it's quite so hard. of course, nuclear has lots of other concerns around it. that's one of the issues. there's been a, this disagreement across europe as to what kind of energy to follow. while there's been this push on green energy sources, one of the issues in the u. k, of course, is that there were so many windmills constructed, you know, touted is the new solution, the green way to go, and then the wind has abated. so you don't have wind, the windmills don't turn and there's no turbine energy created from them. so it's a combination and yes, nobody can agree across that. you. one of the factors that is exacerbating that she hadn't had a chance to mention was of course the laurie driver shortage across all of europe.
that's truck drivers in america. the driver shortage has caused the pipeline and the entire supply chain to be affected, which is, again, is another ramification, and fallout from covey. we all the restrictions and many people going back to their home countries. i think it's about 400000 short in terms of we drive is across europe policy. huge impacts certainly. and. and you know, from the report we heard that gas prices are tripling for some households and it's just, it's not feasible. they can't afford it yet. and so right now, there are some, like you say, 3000000 european workers they can afford to heat their own homes. so you finance ministers, they're meeting in luxembourg to try and find ways to limit those cost to consumers . let's take a lesson. so we're going to discuss walter on the main diverse forms of commission, c, c 0. so prices do mainly by the mainly by 3rd party
factors for natural gas prices. now, he emphasized now this price is being driven by temporary factors. so do you think that means that leaders are actually coming to some kind of coordinated solution, or am i being too optimistic here? well, they didn't have to come to some solution, but projections all of this crisis is going to go well into 22. most people agree on that. i don't think you're gonna see any short term fixes. i think with the u. k . of course, you take a 95 percent of everything that's important. everything in the u. k is imported. so this laurie, dr. a crisis has exacerbated it, that europe is a little different, but still, what you're seeing is the closing of so many coal mines in china. they've actually constructed 84 new coal mines over the last few years. they're being shot in europe . and so you can't shot the old way of producing energy without having enough renewable sources to take the place. and that's the issue. this has gone, the push for green energy has really gone too fast. but no one wants to. i went up to that because it's not very politically correct or favorable right now. certainly
. and certainly not. and we know that russia is being, you know, criticized for supposedly withholding energy supplies. but moscow has said that, you know, that they're actually happy to step in and help you think that russia could be part of the solution and all, no, absolutely yet. but of course, there's lots of political issues that i think the politics have to put aside for the very point that you mentioned, which is all of the e u workers. and basically the poor, these issues always hurt the poorest. and that's what's gonna happen in a cold winter projected across all of europe. and also you can't move too fast away from an old source of supply until you have a replacement. and politicians i think have been focusing on the polls focusing on what's popular versus what's on what's pragmatic and more practical for the great points. thank you so much hillary for your time and insight question tasha and coming up maxim outages for facebook, instagram and website. it comes just a day after an alleged hack and a new details from a whistle blower. we'll discuss coming up after the break.
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their own research shows that content that is divisive or polarizing promotes more engagement than other forms of content. and if facebook were to change this algorithm to take the stuff away or hide it from that ne news feed, people would end up spending less time on the page, engage with fewer ads and facebook will ultimately lose money. but the problem is this algorithm tends to show inflammatory information that has very dangerous implications. yeah, and now last week we reported that facebook's own research has showed it actually damage female teams, body image and self esteem. but since then, a facebook executive has refuted those reports in front of congress. take a listen. we understand that recent reporting has raised a lot of question and sen, marshall blackburn, of tennessee. you take a listen. did facebook know about content on its platform used to recruit women into forced slavery? and why did you not remove it until apple threatened to drop
facebook from the app store? respectfully, senator, i don't. i don't agree with that characterization of what occurred. in fact, we have policies against sex trafficking and reporting the documents show survey results into the digital in dreams. yes or no. that document is actually from an age appropriate design code, something that senator marky and others have actually given to tech companies. so madeline, i know there was a lot to take in there, but seeing the way congress is interacting with facebook on the hill, also taking past hearings into consideration. if this facebook whistleblower doesn't fat go before congress this week, do you see federal regulations coming to the platform or just another slap on the wrist or will she just be seen as a disgruntled former employee? i think at this point, unfortunately slap on the wrist is probably our most probable option. i sincerely
hope that they take these issues seriously. you know, be social media companies make millions of dollars from our private information and our engagement, you know, they need us to keep their business viable. and they have a responsibility to protect our information, as well as to ensure that they're not facilitating potentially harmful information like trafficking of minors and things like that. and it's frustrating to see these companies consistently lie to congress. one of the arguments on the right don't work, which is this idea that you don't need the government, you literally the wealthy and force them to pay taxes. they'll do it on their own sheets quite clear from this, this, these findings that they absolutely will not do it on their own. and just the links that they will go to, to not re circulate that money and put money toward things like hospitals and things that everyone uses. that the tax system is meant, you know, to benefit. and if the us weren't went up something closer to say a flat tax, do you think taxpayers would actually be able to get ahead and spend the money they
make incentive in tax on what they make and then also on what they buy? well, i yeah, i mean there's lots of ways you can try to change the incentives for behavior, flat taxes one, but, you know, i mean, i think what we see in the pandora papers and what we see with lots of other investigative reporting and some of it that's been done on our tea. is that the incentives matter right now? look, the southern poverty law center, one of the famous left wing entities. they've off short tens of millions of dollars . why to dodge taxes? don't expect people to see the incentives and act a different way. and i think one of the things that's a very good about what's happened. i think we can agree is more transparency. let's see where go the sanders people and mog america come together. we want to drain the swamp, whether it's pelosi going from being worth, you know, $610000000.00 to $100000000.00 in the last 15 years. or anybody else, i'd pick somebody, i don't mind. but this is like, it's a scandal of the top order when the insiders continue to exploit their position against we the people. and again,
my number one thing would be more transparency. let's let everybody see it. then it's up to we, the people and, and, and the, and the media said to get after. now this is where it breaks down a little bit. you covered the story before natasha about facebook and about social media and big tech. they got their blinders on because they're making money off the get of the racket to and so there's big media. so we've got to worry when the investigative or think about the investigative reporters politico proved a month ago that biden's laptop was real. and yet we have no one of the of you know, woodward and bernstein, they're running around still cover, entrench white house when we have a current white house. so we have a broken media, but more transparency is better. and that guy at the fed, if it's remotely true, even if he's got some b. s, about how was in a blind trust, he should resign morrow. so jonathan, are these reports also concerning to you? i thought we almost had some agreement there and then we were bringing and blaming philosophy. i was like were so close to an agreement. bernie sanders so unexpected
. i thought it was interesting that in a statement of bloomberg, i just want to make sure i read it right. they said that the financial disclosures were done to balance his accounts and that it was done prior to any of his involvement in the federal reserve deliberation. i mean, do with that what you will, but that was what their comment was, but it's, it's just, it's interesting politically, because it does cross both sides of the aisle. and it's also interesting because at least on the right, i mean, this was exposed by a group of journalists working together. and the end result is financial corruption from the elite, which is kind of what democrats have been talking about when they say that we need to tax the wealthy and something that republicans often push back on. so i thought we were going to agree, but maybe not. well gentlemen, unfortunately, we are out. okay, thank you so much ad martin, jonathan harris, great friends of the show. thank you so much and a major piece of space news before they october 12th and black stop. and jeff basis
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