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pipeline would neither be a silver bullet for the economy, nor the express lane for a climate disaster claimed by others. to illustrate this, let me briefly comment on some of the reasons why the state department rejected this pipeline. first, the pipeline would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our economy. so if congress is serious about wanting to create jobs, this was not the way to do it. if they want to do it, what we should be doing is passing a bipartisan infrastructure plan that could create more than 30 times as many jobs per year as the pipeline would and would benefit our economy and workers for decades to come. our business has created 268,000 new jobs last month. they've created 13.5 million new jobs over the past 68 straight months, the longest streak on
record. the unemployment rate fell to 5%. this congress should pass a serious infrastructure plan and keep those jobs coming. that would make a difference. the pipeline would not have made a serious impact on those numbers and on the american people's prospects for the future. second, the pipeline would not lower gas prices for american consumers. in fact, gas prices have already been falling, steadily. the national average gas price is down to -- down about 77 cents over a year ago. it's down a dollar over two years ago. it's down $1.27 over three years ago. today, in 41 states, drivers can find at least one gas station selling gas for less than 2 bucks a gallon. while our politics have been
whether or not this pipeline would create jobs and lower gas prices, we've gone ahead and created more jobs and lower gas prices. third, shipping dirtier crude oil into our country would not increase america's energy security. what has increased america's energy security is our strategy over the past several years to reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels from unstable parts of the world. three years ago, i set a goal to cut our oil imports in half by 2020. between producing more oil here at home and using less oil throughout our economy, we met that goal last year. five years early. in fact, for the first time in two decades, the united states of america now produces more oil than we buy from other countries. now, the truth is, the states
gas as we transition to a clean energy economy. time. but it's also going more quickly than many anticipated. think about it. since i took office, we've doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas by 2025. tripled power we generate from the wind. multiplied the power we generate from the sun 20 times over. our biggest and most successful businesses are going all in on clean energy. and thanks in part to the investments we've made, there are already parts of america where clean power from the wind or the sun is finally cheaper than dirtier conventional power. the point is, the old rule said we couldn't promote economic growth and protect our environment at the same time. the old rule said we couldn't transition to clean energy without squeezing businesses and consumers.
come up with new ways and new technologies to break down the old rules. so that today, homeward american energy is booming, energy prices are falling, over the past decade, even as our economy has continued to grow, america's cut our total carbon pollution more than any other country on earth. today, the united states of america is leading on climate change with our investments in efficiency. america is leading on climate change with new rules on power plants that will protect our air so that our kids with breathe. america is leading on climate change by working with other big emitters like china to encourage and announce new commitments to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. in part, because of that american leadership, more than 150 nations representing nearly 90% of global emissions have put forward plans to cut pollution.
america's now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change. and frankly, approving this project would have undercut that global leadership. and that's the biggest risk we face. not acting. today we're continuing to lead by example. because ultimately, if we're going to prevent large parts of this earth from becoming not only unhospitable, but unhabitable in our lifetimes, we're going to have to keep some fossil fuels in the ground than burn them. as long as i'm president of the united states, america's going to hold ourselves to the same high standards to which we hold the rest of the world. three weeks from now i look forward to joining my fellow world leaders in paris, where we've got to come together around an ambitious framework to protect the one planet that
if we want to prevent the worse effects of climate change the time so act is now. not later, not some day. right here, right now. and i'm optimistic about what we can accomplish together. i'm optimistic because our own country improves every day, one step at a time. not only do we have the power to combat this threat, we can do it while creating new jobs, while growing our economy, while saving money, while helping consumers. and most of all, leaving our kids, a cleaner, safer planet at the same time. that's what our own ingenuity and action can do. america's prepared to show the
thank you very much. >> you have been watching president obama' s comments about rejecting the keystone xl pipeline. the president says he made the addition because he believes the pipeline will not serve the national interests. we will have more on this tonight at news 9 starting at 5:00. welcome to news 9 at noon. i am erin fehlau. we do have a record-breaking day in the temperatures. the record has split and blown out of the water along the coast. in concord, the record could be tougher to break. for more on that, we had to meteorologist kevin skarupa. kevin: 62 was the old record. they are already in the lower range of the 70' s.
the very record high is actually 75. we are either side of 70 now. we will see more breaks of sunshine through the afternoon. late in the day, there will be a anywhere from 3:00 in western areas and as tuning -- and 7:00 or 8:00. gradual step backward. it will not, all at once, but it will be piecemeal the next 36 to 48 hours. temperature is likely not out of the 40' s with a cool breeze and sunshine. big changes on the way. we have more on this in just a few minutes. erin: new developments this noon in a hit and run in derry. police are looking for the suv that struck a man on chester road and kept going last night around 5:30. police say the victim, a 55-year-old man, was treated for
his injuries and released. right now, police are looking for a dark colored suv that may have damage to its passenger side mirror and front corner. the wife of a man shot and killed this week in manchester is speaking out about her husband' s death. 37-year-old michael pittman was shot tuesday night outside his apartment on granite street. no arrests have been made in the case. kerriann pitmann told us my husband was a complicated man who battled his demons. to the very end, he battled mental illness and a severe heroin addiction. he was a father, a husband, and to many, a friend." prosecutors are asking a judge to revoke the bail of man who has been charged in connection to a drug overdose death. 51-year-old brian watson is accused of selling a fatal dose of fentanyl to a 21-year-old man from tilton in april.
while he awaits trial, and prosecutors say that he has violated his bail conditions. deputy belknap county attorney carley ahern says watson has had possible co-defendant, teanna bryson. family of the victim in this case were in court today. judy tilton: he and his attorney are playing the game. and they are playing the system. but in the meantime, people' s lives are being impacted. erin: the hearing has been postponed until november 16 so the court can hear from bryson. senator shaheen got a first hand look today at a front in the war on drugs that the state is losing. the state lab continues to get more requests for analysis than it can handle. so far, no prosecutions have suffered, but it does require wmur' s ray brewer toured the lab with the senator and gives us a view of the problem technicians
ray: at one point, there were some 50 people working in the lab. now that number is down to 47. because of that another number , is growing. this is the backlog of cases in the state lab, some 3800 folders. and each month, that number grows. senator jeanne shaheen toured the lab friday to get a look at the problem. currently, the lab is getting about 750 requests each month for analysis, but can only process about 500. senator shaheen is sponsoring legislation to get the lab additional funding. senator jeanne shaheen: it would take a certain percentage of grants and say those should go back to forensic labs to address this issue. ray: the lab director says they' ve dealt with drug epidemics in the past, like the crack cocaine binges in the late 1980' s and 1990' s, but this is different. timothy pifer: the difference here is that people are dying , and that' s what we really need to look at and focus our attentions on. ray: law enforcement says the amount of drugs flowing into new hampshire is unprecedented, and
the lab director says it' s impossible to tell what you' re dealing with, with a glance. timothy pifer: this is an oxycodone tablet. if you look at it, it looks the same. but it turned out it was fentanyl. that' s why we need these complex instruments to drill down to find out exactly what is contained in these samples that we are seeing in the street. ray: the director says that with about $300,000, they could begin clearing the back log of cases. as for a solution to the problem of substance abuse, senator shaheen says that will require a multi-faceted approach. senator jeanne shaheen: everything from education for folks to treatment to enforcement to things like the crime lab. ray: the state legislature is coming back in special session to deal with the opioid crisis, and the lab director says if they adopt drug courts, that
but if they increase penalties for fentanyl, they could add to it. ray brewer, wmur newsnine. erin: moving on, commitment 2016. today, the presidential filing period continues in concord. this morning, republican john kasich did the paperwork to put his name on the primary ballot. the ohio governor has been in the upper middle of the gop field according to the polls, but he believes he' s the one candidate democrats do not want to face in the general election. john kasich: everything is political. the one person the democrats fear the most is me. erin: chris christie is the next candidate expected to file. that should happen within the next half hour. earlier today, he held a town hall in somersworth. after filing yesterday, gop hopeful carly fiorina is meeting with the voters. she spoke at a forum in manchester are focusing on businesses throughout new
hampshire and is scheduled to be in milford and dover later. jim gilmore is also in new hampshire and will speak at an event in dover later this afternoon. and continuing our commitment coverage this noon candidate ben , carson under fire right now , facing questions about stories he tells on the stump about his alleged violent past. abc' s stephanie ramos has the latest. stephanie: gop presidential candidate ben carson going on the defensive after facing new accusations claiming he made up those stories of a violent childhood growing up in detroit. ben carson: i would hit people with hammers and bats, throw rocks at people, almost put a guy' s eye out one time, tried to even hit my own mother in the head with a hammer. stephanie: but cnn says it has been investigating the stories and spoke to people who knew carson. cnn says several friends , neighbors, and classmates didn' t recall that ever happening. tim mcdaniel: i was a little surprised by it. stephanie: carson claims cnn interviewed the wrong people,
s using fake names in these stories in his latest book to, quote, "protect the innocent." this morning, dr. carson in a phone interview with cnn says the investigation is all a media ploy to distract the american public. ben carson: i' m not proud of the fact that i had these rage episodes. but i am proud of the fact i could thought over them. stephanie: carson making the point that he turned his life around. ben carson: if you choose to believe i' m incapable of these acts, i guess it is a stephanie: meanwhile, carson is 1 of the 8 white house hopefuls who will be on the main stage at the gop presidential debate, hosted by fox business next tuesday. chris christie and mike huckabee, who made it to the main event last go round, will instead be in the under-card debate this time. george pataki and lindsey graham have been bumped out of the lineup altogether participation in next tuesday' s debate was based on 4 recent polls. candidates needed to average 2.5% or higher in order to make it to the main stage. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington.
ahead on this news 9 at noon coming up, the latest on that , deadly bus crash in arkansas. what investigators are trying to rule out this noon. and russia is now suspending all flights to egypt as investigators work to figure out if a bomb brought down a passenger flight. kevin: temperatures all we cap and climbing. now it looks like they will be following, just in time for the weekend. erin: and in cook' s corner, get ready for a rich and delicious dish of ravioli with a mushroom
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erin: welcome back. the u.s. is considering new measures in the wake of that deadly russian plane crash. this comes as security is being beefed up at the egyptian airport where that flight took off from almost a week ago. president obama now saying there is a "possibility" it was abc' s marci gonzalez has the latest developments. marci: today, russian president vladimir putin suspending flights to egypt as security is stepped up at airports around all in response to last week' s deadly plane crash, and the belief a bomb may have brought the russian jet down. pres. barack obama: i think there is a possibility that and we' re taking that very
marci: still no official cause of the crash that killed all 224 people on board. officials in moscow are now analyzing wreckage for traces of explosives, though u.s. and british authorities tell abc news they' ve intercepted electronic communications of isis terrorists talking specifically about a bomb. intelligence officials briefed congress that they' re still not certain what' s to blame. sen. angus king: i think it' s going to take a forensic examination of the wreckage of the plane, examination of the bodies, and a full investigation at sharm al-sheikh airport. marci: intelligence officials say they found an astounding lack of security at that egyptian airport, where the downed flight originated, adding to concerns that isis may have had an insider there with access to the luggage hold. john pistole: if isis has been able to do this at that airport, then how many other airports have they been able to get into, infiltrate, or are they working on right now. marci: the chairman of the house homeland security committee
, sweeping security changes could be implemented as soon as this weekend for all international flights bound for the u.s. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. erin: at least 6 people are dead today after an early morning bus crash in arkansas. police say the charter bus was traveling westbound on an interstate in little rock when it left the road and crashed into an overpass abutment. multiple people were taken to the hospital with injuries. right now, investigators are trying to figure out if weather may have played a role in the crash. very mild. in fact, record-breaking. kevin: yes. we continue for the warm things changed in a hurry this weekend. erin: all right. we' ravioli with short ribs.
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if you think there's no solution to the climate crisis, think again. in america, clean energy is already producing enough power reducing our dependence on foreign oil and supporting over one million jobs. i'm tom steyer. with bold leadership and an endless supply of wind and sun, we can do even more. the goal is 50% clean energy by 2030. so, what are we waiting for? >> now, meteorologist kevin nine forecast. kevin: and on commonly warming week for us for the first week of november, which is known as
the cloudiest week of the year by averages. we have seen sunshine. today is a different story. a few more clouds and very light showers across the northern part of the state. in warren, temperatures above 70. that is the theme in the southern part of the state. between 70 and 74. in the north, temperatures well in the 60' s with breaks of sunshine. it will be a really nice afternoon. feeling more like spring then late on him. there is a front approaching, producing big changes gradually over the next couple of days. still quite a few clouds. hit or miss showers in the north. breaks of sunshine to the south. we go between clouds and sun, even in the north country, the next two or three hours. then the front crosses the state. a broken line of showers. not everyone sees rain and if
you do not, we likely go into chances. these numbers a solid 15 to 20 time of year. portsmouth setting the record here the old record 62. concord has worked to do. s. the wind is helping, despite the clouds we had around. the clouds thin enough that sunshine, even with the low sun angle, is helping. there is the gradual step back. we go back to the midwest. that is our air towards sunday afternoon. a couple of showers around the evening commute and pulling away after 7:00 is clearing skies overnight. temperatures not that colts are start tomorrow, but there will be a noticeable breeze right off the bat. it will be around with a blend of sunshine and clouds. a weak disturbance saturday night into sunday. reinforcing shot of drier and
behind the system, highs sunday likely not out of the 40' s. that will be the northerly wind and all sunshine. from there, quieter skies monday into tuesday. and then temperatures again back into the 50' s and above average until the next system arrives next thursday. 65 to 73 this afternoon. the wind picks up out of the west this evening and then out of the northwest tomorrow with highs in the 50' s. out of the north sunday with highs mainly in the 40' s, moderating through a good part of next week. erin: the distiller showcases coming off next week in the queen city. animal rescue league. we are joined by brady and monocot from the animal rescue league. you' re going to be cooking for that evening. are you doing these mushroom ravioli?
meatballs and the ravioli, which we will be glad to make for you. erin: we should mention this is you do every year. this raises a lot of money to right? monica: yes. this is the third year the liquor commission is teaming up with the animal rescue league. we expect about four different spirits and 19 restaurants. it is an important event for us community. erin: and stella blu does a lot of little plates. these are one of the larger tell us about that. rowdy: yes, we added big italy this past spring. and the short read -- the short rib i bring with a little shallots, garlic, white wine.
erin: you have a very extensive menu, i knew, so it must be a busy kitchen. rowdy: yes. a busy kitchen. we work hard. we tried to keep the team motivated. erin: and it is a wonderful cause. tell more about how people can help the cause. monica: you can go to our website, rescueleague.org. we expect 1000 people there. stella blu and other partner restaurants are creating a lot of food for this event to support the animals at the rescue league. erin: it is a wonderful cause. and you can taste the fare from ravioli. rowdy: let the cymer. erin: -- let this simmer. some of these stock. let that go. we had our cream.