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for the twenty million acres of the wetlands and the two million miles of streams protected under. the fund don't go anywhere america's lawyers for drug. agro chemical giant monsanto has been having a very bad year to say the least but there's no need to feel sorry for the company all their problems have been caused by their own greed their own arrogance and their own negligence the year started off with lawsuits being filed against monsanto for covering up the dangers associated with their blockbuster weed killer roundup scientific studies have linked round up to various forms of cancer or neurological disorders and respiratory disease based on what we've seen from the company's own documents monsanto absolutely understood the dangers of roundup but they continued to downplay the risk in order to sell their product by the barrel to
farmers and ordinary consumers around the world but now that the heat is up on the company they've begun marketing a different we kill or the people who might be concerned that roundup could permanently in danger of their health that we've killed or is called die kamba die cambia it isn't new it was originally patented in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven and it was used widely until a stronger weed killer is like round up into the market in the market share for di cambered died off but with roundup gaining public attention for all of the bad reasons di camp is quickly becoming the go to herbicide for people who are willing to risk their health by using roundup this doesn't mean that i can do is worry free in fact some experts are now warning that died camera may prove to be more toxic than round up is the studies continue the main problem is that as of right now the only term long term studies we have have been that. been conducted by monsanto and
we know what that means di chandler's main ingredient is been zoellick acid so when sensitive areas of the body are exposed like lungs and navel cavity nasal cavities the eyes severely burned all types of burning sensations can overcome the human body dye campbell is considered to be moderately toxic by ingestion and slightly toxic by inhalation or dermal exposure symptoms of poisoning include loss of appetite vomiting muscle weakness slowed heart beat and even respiratory problems that that show up as shortness of breath or central nervous system affects and muscle spasm in addition to these symptoms inhalation can cause irritation of the linings of the nasal passages and the lungs if the chemical gets into the eyes it can cause permanent damage leading to partial or total loss of vision the tests and some lab animals have revealed damage to reproductive organs low birth weight and even loss of pregnancy the more we learn about the camera the more worrisome this
product has become. for more on this i'm joined by attorney kim adams kim first of all i mean it's pretty obvious monsanto is now pushing di campbell because round is in killed in justifiably so getting killed in the courtrooms getting killed in the media we now see the e.p.a. was all part of it this it's an ugly ugly story about roundup this is a dangerous product so di campbell is there what's your take well that hammett twofold i think that montana has to do something to fix the round that problem farmers can no longer rely on round up to and have their crops grow so they're losing their losing crops to all of these round depth resistant super we they also have as you mentioned already the cancer risk and i took thirty years for montana to come. around and say or be called out on the fact that now we know that around
and say the chemical india and round up can cause cancer well let me ask you about that that really bothers me because right now the only information we have about do i care about is the same thing that it's all coming from monsanto we learned the last time that all came from montserrat it was all phony doe i mean phony dope science people dying from a from cancer related to it why why should we believe that there's anything different about diet came over here i don't think that you can honestly believe it i think that some of the older studies have been withheld i cam as you mentioned earlier has been on the market for a long time but it was it was used as a pre-emergent chemical so they put it in the ground before they put the seeds down there at and i can buy was illegal to spray because it was damaging all these other crops you have two issues here you have crop damage and bombers going bankrupt and then you also have the human aspect of the fact that we think this is a potential cancer cause or round up and i can buy are often used to spray together
right so my santa is elected this is a marketing ploy right now they can develop not only around that pretty seed but i died of an oppressive see never stop a how do you possibly believe this pope any other word comes to your family or to to workers at users look what do we know right now about the dangers of a camel if we're just to just take what monsanto tells us because that's really all we have right well from a property standpoint first off we know that you have the users of di kamba and that overspray is killing millions of acres of property right you've got strawberry farmers you've got soybean farmers that are not using monsanto has seen these farmers are stuck with what do i rip up all of my crop and now perch is the monsanto round up and die camera ready seed from the very manufacturer that's killed their crops there really is it really not have position so you've got the property damage as. back and then you've got this human aspect where you know that
there has been at least from european studies as well evidence to show fetal death evidence to show liver toxicity evidence to show all of these same compounds and these european researchers have sort of a candidate to round that we now know thirty years later right round up was first it was a carcinogen then it was not a carcinogen and now is a carcinogen alone let me talk about that just a second you know you've covered this story before you take probably more calls from people who have been injured by round up than anybody i know in the country i mean you you hear from them straight up when they call say in our got cancer my father's got cancer and the only issue that specific cancer is not hodgkin's lymphoma right caused by the roundup so what we remember there is that you have this this company monsanto that at first the e.p.a. says yeah this stuff will cause cancer that's in the nineteen eighties and then
about six years later nothing's different there are no new studies but the e.p.a. the only thing that changes that there is money and all of a sudden the e.p.a. starts and no there's no cancer here then the world health organization comes out and says absolutely there's cancer that was what you two years ago and it causes mommy hodgkin's lymphoma so with that history given that history and i know you've handled some of the biggest pharmaceutical cases in the country i mean no question you've seen it firsthand when you see a company trending lied that where they have completely lied to the government totally lied to the american consumer and now we're supposed to believe a mom died campbell what you're calling this you know i honestly don't believe montana right now i think a couple of things have happened with i can bet they were selling. campbell ready seeds before di kamba the new formulation was even approved by the e.p.a. so they're telling the they're telling the farmers and already they've already told a story to them. here's these great seeds your yield is going to be great but don't
use that campbell yet because it's not ready and so they've sort of misrepresented the effectiveness and they were misrepresented what the yield would be they sold out these farmers the farmers were the ones being penalize to the farmers recovering right now what are they doing they say ok i've been sprayed with. worried about it i'm worried about my crops i'm worried about my family i'm worried about my workers what are the farmers seven to do the farmers are having to litigate they're being left with no with no recourse one state funded government's . damaged crop not something that the state will fund the fund the farmer for and so the farmers are trying to prove that it was that came in and they have to go through all of this litigation for years and years against monsanto to prove that their crops are damaged by that came back we have seen cases where the state has tested the very same crop two and three times no doubt campbell they take it to an independent facility ok now that's
a great point no words when the government is involved all we don't see a die campbell problem i want to talk about that when independent independent testing is involved yeah it's right here here the here the lab results it's all over the place we saw exactly that with the e.p.a. bought into this thing and they're always on doubt it was actually driven by you know by politics by the leaders in politics and you would be appalled if you heard their names of the people who actually drove this you know hillary clinton she was she was deemed in the last election about her love affair with monsanto and shame on the republican side there is no shave comes the corporations versus consumers what's your take general well and what we found around after it is now we see that a lot of those same people that are proving this product to not be a carcinogen then to be a carcinogen are now the very people running the show at monza. you know they come
in their hired help now at monsanto so they have it's in their best interest to defend how this product came on the market to begin with so i think it's a dangerous. concern about something we learned in round the basically the e.p.a. was part of the scale yeah the e.p.a. actually participated in the scam on putting a product on the market because non hodgkins lymphoma ok now we find out some of the people that were involved with that also went to work for monsanto so it's a telephone call it's isn't it the same story that is it's the golden rule those people with all the gold make all the rules and that happened here don't you see it happen already with di campbell i definitely do and i think that jack hamba is a long lead against unfortunately because you not only have the farmers who are out the money for the seeds that that are not working like they say they were but they're also out the money for all this new equipment they're out the money for and
using a product that carried a much greater risk and they're going to support it you've got farmers whose crops are being damaged they have no idea where the drift came from this trip is not just across the street i was for miles and miles given you truly are one of the one of the finest female trial lawyers in this country one of the finest trial lawyers period i want to get i would even but thanks for being out there obviously coming up the clean water rule may be repealed by the trumpet ministration what what could that mean for you in the natural waters americans enjoy today we'll talk about that next.
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it. trumps administration made strong hints that it would repeal obama's clean water rule of twenty fifteen that protects about two million miles of streams and twenty million acres of wetlands but before anything can take place the supreme court's going to have to hear all arguments about the water rule joining me now to talk about this is art the american correspondent resist santos rashida what's the supreme court's purpose in taking this issue up i mean what's their focus. mike this week the supreme court is going to hear oral arguments in the national
association of manufacturers versus the department of defense now the supreme court in this case is going to be determining where future disputes over the clean water act of twenty fifteen will be heard whether they will be heard in federal district courts or in the courts of appeals now the way that the rule is written now it allows the federal government to regulate pollution that flows into navigable waters however there has long been a dispute over the definition of what these waters are in the courts which is why in two thousand and fifteen president obama put forward the clean water act in that movie he defined navigable waters to include all bodies of water that fall under federal jurisdiction however ever since that law was passed in twenty fifteen at least one hundred entities have come forward to challenge the act but this is where things get a little bit messy and there is no clarity in which courts can see these hearings
so that's what the supreme court is going to be determining here not the fate of the act itself which will be coming down the line but the fate of where these future proceedings can be heard a number of state attorney generals notably from california new york released a letter challenging the premises laid forth by the white house in their attempt to remove the rule what's their core argument. attorneys general from at least nine states that happen to sit on or near federally regulated bodies of water have introduced this letter opposing the proposed rollback of the clean water act by the environmental protection agency as well as the us army corps of engineers now they plan to repeal the clean water act of twenty fifteen and replace it with the previous rules that were implemented in one nine hundred seventy seven the attorney generals here are arguing that rolling back these new rules and implementing the
old rules is going to put their state's water at risk and also result in economic disadvantage for their state because it would allow competing states to roll back pollution controls. regina in that same letter they raise conflict of interest issues when it comes to the e.p.a.'s scott pruitt what is that conflict of interest and what does that say about how the repeal is being influenced before heading up the environmental protection agency scott pruitt had previously challenge the clean water rule in several different federal courts meaning he is in him he is not an impartial party to this he has already made up his mind about what he wants to do and that's why the attorney generals want him to recuse himself because he's not impartial and he already has his own opinions you know i'm wondering what is the trump administration's basis for trying to overhaul obama's clean water rule i mean how are they justifying their case to the court the trump administration argues
that by rolling back these rules they are restoring power to the states and also redefining the waters of the united states now the republicans are the main opposition to this alongside the fossil fuel industry manufacturers and also big agriculture regime to say an overhaul does take place what waters will lose federal protection how will this affect american lives this rule protects the drinking water for one in three americans or any equivalent to about one hundred seventy seven million people and by repealing the rules of protections here it's really a slap in the face to the american public because it means that more pollution will seep into our drinking water into our natural bodies of water which could result in killing off wildlife and fish and also increasing risk to human health. you know one example of how this rule is stirring things up is in los angeles san gabriel valley local officials want no federal water rules over the county's concrete
rivers a wall elway's city officials do one of the arguments and who do you think is making a better case here. so we have something called the l.a. river here and i call it something because it's more of a dry concrete ditch where people film chase scenes car chase scenes so it's dry and that is why these san gabriel valley officials say that they want to exempt it from these federal regulations however officials in los angeles county disagree and that's because at least eighty eight municipalities do train their storm water into the l.a. river and it's a major source of the local pollution in the waterways now under the regulations it requires permeating requirements and also monitoring of over five hundred pollutants for that storm water which is why l.a. county wants to keep those protections now san gabriels main argument here is not that they don't want to protect the water they do want to but they say that this is going to cost them about six billion dollars but they don't have right now to
implement a new infrastructure for those storm waters so that's why they're arguing this i do believe that los angeles county has a better argument here we don't want to see something like flint michigan happening here or we don't want to see some of the issues that we're seeing in the central valley of california and our farm lands in which unregulated toxins are seeping into the drinking water my regime is thank you for joining us this is an interesting story of all follow it. president calls for giving equal time for himself and republicans on national television after a late night show host present comedy skits that he calls the and repetitive and material joining me now to talk about this as executive editor of trial lawyer magazine fair and cousins fair and you talk about a throwback to talk about a topic first of all is is is is this legal to do what he's doing i mean he's
saying work you know if they give up and beat me or beat up the republicans democrats should be able to come on board or vice versa. either way both sides should have equal time well absolutely and it is legal in fact it used to be the law in this country before ronald reagan came forth and destroyed it but you know equal time for for both sides is actually a very good thing i was surprised to hear donald trump suggest this but sophistry the history's really weird on this well it is you know we had the fairness doctrine which said if you give one side air time over one issue you have to give the opposing side opposing party equal time to present their case it made for more you know more intelligent public it gave us more information it gave us both sides and it presented it in a way that wasn't trying to manipulate anyone it was more of a public education first of all let's start off with this basic precept the airways
are a public comes right a.b.c. c.b.s. n.b.c. operate in those airways because we allow them to operate we own this just like we own the running water in the air this is a public comments all of us it became this this tool that c.b.s. uses to sell more pharmaceuticals it became a tool that n.b.c. uses to sell more weapons by mcdonnell douglas or whatever maybe it became something that they hustled their way into and now the odd thing about it is you've got you've got trump of all people saying wow on equal time he doesn't understand what this did for rush limbaugh the who exactly would when reagan came in and destroyed the fairness doctrine and then when clinton came in in the ninety's with the telecommunications act that further you know consolidated media under corporate ownership it allowed the republican you know conservative media to thrive because
radio stations no longer had to give equal time to a republican voice and a democratic voice in the republican. became more popular you know a little bit more inflammatory than the democratic host which people liked they and enjoyed the anger and so it florist it it pretty much for the longest time absolutely killed progressive radio and so you know it all goes back to the death of the fairness doctrine is what did that so if we reinstate it which i am absolutely for that means every time rush limbaugh gets his three hours of air time you get a have some of the other democrats which is not a bad idea listen right i've got to tell you something we have been duped by corporate media we've been duped in so many ways but right now you've got these exact sitting on the fiftieth floor and wall street making decisions that affect us where it comes to war where it comes to the environment where it comes to elections where it comes to international conflict they affect that every day they're using
the public commons the airwaves to do that and of somebody disagrees they should have equal time right now they don't have equal time i can tell you that having worked in that industry for a lot of years on and off look what does this mean the conservative base media well i think it would be a huge blow to conservative media because right now they dominate everything they dominate the airwaves you know there's for every few hours of conservative talk out there there's only a few minutes of progressive or democratic leaning talk out there so it's going to force these radio stations the clear channels the. sinclairs they're going to have to scale back on their conservative talkers which is going to hurt limbaugh hurt the glenn becks and sean hannity because in and fox news maybe we'll get some some tell of the other thanks a lot i'm really are i kind of hope he stays with it absolutely i do finally got some good news as former n.f.l.
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