In this episode, I chat about: - Mindset shifts to heal jealousy - What to look for when you're on social media - How to handle difficult emotions/triggers - Why your root chakra is important to balance ***START YOUR GODDESS JOURNEY HERE*** ✨ Manifest Bliss Membership : https://www.blissvibesonly.com/membership
Movie – and TV! – magic means making miracles happen each day, but sometimes those miracles aren't enough. Liz and Sarah reflect on a remark from famed cinematographer Dante Spinotti that resonates with their current work on Fantasy Island. Then, in Take A Hike, they talk about the daily joy that's sweeping the internet – Wordle! Next, in Amplify, Liz recommends a podcast that takes listeners on the twisty journey of one woman's relationship with a conman – Imposters: The Commander hosted by Abby Ellin. Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is bloody important: know your blood type! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,' a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS Dante Spinotti https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005883/ Women's Murder Club https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0955353/ Brett Ratner https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0711840/ Scott Winant https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0934525/ Wordle https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/ The Washington Post | Opinion: Why Wordle is the perfect game for the moment https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/01/13/wordle-perfect-pandemic-game-together/ Imposters: The Commander https://open.spotify.com/show/35nG81iVW9kbfMkMXkTym6 Duped by Abby Ellin https://www.amazon.com/Duped-Double-Identities-Almost-Married/dp/1610398009 Happier with Gretchen Rubin | Podcast 205: An Interview about False Identities with Abby Ellin https://gretchenrubin.com/podcast-episode/205-a-talk-with-abby-ellin Eldoncard Blood Type Test https://www.amazon.com/Eldoncard-Blood-Type-Test-Complete/dp/B00JFTSPMW/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Each week, we come to you with ideas from the Mouse on how you can better run your online business. In this episode, we're discussing Disney's newest rides: Ratatouille, Rise of the Resistance, and Mickey's Runaway Railway. If you are thinking about starting something brand-spankin' new in your business, listen now to hear how you can use things you already have in your business instead. This way, you can stop chasing the “new and shiny,” and instead get results for your audience and your bottom line. Listen now and discover: Disney's brand “new” rides and what we think about them The Rise of the Resistance and the trackless ride system How to use things you already have to influence your next decisions How to revisit old products or offers to see new potential Your small business takeaways: Amplify the things that are already working in your business rather than taking on brand new projects! Links: Stop Chasing Squirrels Profitable and Productive Party
You are not just building a product or a company. You are building a community on a mission, and that you know that is what sets you apart, but how do you make the market aware of that?Simple- you call in Amber Khan to amplify it! We discussed about:- How to avoid having your brand seen as a commodity- The type of content you need to make to stand out for the right reasons- The difference between brand momentum and driving vanity metrics- And much more!Amber works with some of the biggest brand evangelists in the business today. Come pick her brain about how to get YOUR message across! Connect with Amber!On LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/meetamberkhanHer Website: repurposeden.com/Connect with ME!Also, I'd love it if you connected with me on LinkedIn or Instagram.Or shoot me an email at email@example.com with the "Heard B2B's's Amber Khan" in subject.This that's a genius email address? Me too, but I didn't come up with it. It was the idea of my good friend, and super talented web designer, Nathan Ruff.If you want your website redone, updated, and managed with unlimited updates for just $250/month (CRAZY GOOD DEAL RIGHT??), go to Manage My Website and hookup with one of the smartest, most talented guys I've ever met- THE Nathan Ruff.OH! and subscribe to Category Pirates. It's the smartest thing ever. If you email them and tell them I sent you, you'll get a free month.Support the show (https://connectwithpablo.com)
In today's episode I am sharing how I get myself of a bad mood or a funk, so that I can show up more powerfully and confidently in my life and business. Get access to Soul Aligned: 21 days to a more confident & radiant YOU https://www.blissvibesonly.com/soul-aligned ***START YOUR GODDESS JOURNEY HERE*** ✨ Manifest Bliss Membership : https://www.blissvibesonly.com/membership
Do you think that being a professional dancer is out of your reach? I definitely thought so as a young dancer, but my guest today taught me a lot about chasing your dreams through being yourself. Joining me today is Sonja McCord, a professional dancer, a marketing expert, and CEO of her own incredible company. Sonja is a classically trained dancer who has performed with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Nashville Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. She is also a pointe shoe specialist for Capezio and has used her marketing expertise to travel internationally to educate, lead, and advise professional dancers, artistic directors, and dance businesses on branding, visibility, marketing, and artist development. Sonja and I talked about having an identity crisis after a professional career ends, building your brand online, being your authentic self and setting clear goals, shaking up the dance industry, and even a little about Beyonce and Lady Gaga. _____________ Mentioned in today's show: Sonja McCord: firstname.lastname@example.org www.thesonjamccordx.com @STARRINGSONJA @THESONJAMCCORDX Mental Skills Workshops with Chelsea https://chelseapierotti.com/services __________ Did you enjoy today's episode? Please leave a rating and review on Apple podcasts! Be sure to snap a screenshot and tag me on instagram @dr.chelsea.pierotti as you're listening to the episode. Check out the full Show Notes, including episode highlights, key takeaways, exclusive resources, and more: https://chelseapierotti.com/44
On this episode, we talked about: We are addicted to our drive Softening into my yin - my feminine flow What would devotion look and feel like Turning our self-care into forced structure Do things to FEEL vs to achieve Release rigidity in your life Choose from your rituals what's most nourishing Your cycle is 28-30 days Tune into your feminine Birth, rejuvenate and restore Knowing your body and hormones Tune into when you are ovulating "I want the younger self of mine to know that she has all the power to manifest all of her desires " "What helps me to trust is to tap into devotion vs discipline" "Women are cyclical so your rituals get to change with cycles" About Alexis: Alexis Sabatino is a certified Holistic Health Coach, Modern Medicine Womxn & Founder of She Heals Collective. She uses Nutrition, Energy Medicine & Embodiment to facilitate radical transformation journeys for feminine entrepreneurs, leaders, healers & artists. She is deeply passionate about teaching womxn how to align their life, body, & business with their feminine rhythms & cycles. She Heals Collective is a space for awakening womxn to reclaim their radiant health, wisdom & power!
In Episode 103, Chey and Pav discuss their One Word for 2022: Responsive! They first reflect on the words they had selected in previous years as their One Word, "Us" in 2020 and "Amplify" in 2021, and talk about how these words have impacted their journey, as well as propelled them forward to reaching the point where they are at now. Chey and Pav talk about the impact of their new one word - Responsive - and how it is impacted in several areas of their lives, their partnership, towards other educators, students, the quality of their teaching as well as their impact as content creators. The Chey and Pav Show! A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout. Tune into this great chat, and as always, be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out our podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show, "The Drive on VoicEd Radio," our Blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com! If you're looking for dynamic presenters for professional development or a workshop for a conference, please reach out to us at email@example.com. Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc.
There's a concept I learned a few years ago that changed everything for me: simplify to amplify. In today's episode, I'm sharing with you the ways this concept has helped me in the past and how I plan to use it over the next 12 months.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEThe Ultimate Podcast Launch Toolkit Everything a new podcaster needs to get started.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
How can we keep the cash flowing? Ola, a professional entrepreneur at heart, joins Curtis May to discuss his experiences on investing in real estate. He shares his experiences in owning and managing multifamily properties and turning them into ventures worth over $40,000,000. Ola believes that success does not always come grandly all the time. It is disguised in simple and small events that you may encounter every day. You just have to be vigilant to spot these opportunities. In this episode, he will share a book that boggled his mind and the importance of reading to achieve success. Curtis's motto is that what you learn today and how you position yourself will determine your future financial well-being 5, 10, 20 years from today. To learn more about how to manage your wealth in a practical way, visit www.practicalwealthadvisors.com Links and Resources from this Episode www.practicalwealthadvisors.com Email Curtis for a free report - firstname.lastname@example.org Call his office - 610-622-3121 Connect with Ola Dantis https://www.instagram.com/oladantis/?hl=en https://www.dwellynn.com/invest Special Listener Gift Schedule a 15-Minute Call with Curtis Free Ebook Financial Planning Has Failed Show Notes Who is Ola? - 0:40 What got him into the real estate space? - 2:55 Chasing the wrong American Dream - 4:07 Success doesn't come in a fancy present - 5:35 Being successful involves reading - 7:25 House-hacking - 8:33 Investing is not buying something - 9:48 The process of looking for a property - 11:27 Rich Dad, Poor Dad: A book to help you create value - 12:58 You need a mentor - 13:48 Be a sophisticated investor - 15:45 People think it's always about how much money you make - 16:56 Depreciation and Cost-Segregation; Leveraging tax benefits - 21:34 Amplify the existence of the real estate biz - 21:59 One of the biggest expenses is the mortgage - 23:30 6% Prefer Rate of Returns and the 60:40 Method - 24:18 Buy a property, do your best, pass it on - 27:17 Force appreciation and Net Operating Income - 28:41 Business is a numbers game - 31:15 Give back to the community - 32:03 Best way to reach Ola - 33:15 Review, Subscribe and Share If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Make sure you're subscribed to the podcast so you get the latest episodes. Click here to subscribe with Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe with Spotify Click here to subscribe with Stitcher Click here to subscribe with RSS
Audrey is Producer for Amplify Voices, the co-host alongside NFL coach Pete Carroll for the Amplify Voices podcast and host of the Unlikely podcast on leadership.A talented storyteller and visionary systems thinker, Audrey has decades of experience in leadership development, entertainment production, and content marketing with a focus on championing humanity in all people.Audrey is hosting a new podcast series dedicated to heart leadership. “Unlikely” is a series of thoughtfully curated discussions with global experts on being a modern leader in these uncertain times.She has worked some of the most influential leaders in the world—including speaker and author Tony Robbins and Oracle founder Larry Ellison—to develop and empower new visionaries as well as build major brands through stories and insights around authentic human connection. No matter the sector, she continues to build bridges between what is and what can be, with storytelling as the scaffolding.Learn More: https://www.amplifyvoices.io/Influential Influencers with Mike Saundershttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/influential-entrepreneurs-with-mike-saunders/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-audrey-cavenecia-leadership-expert-chief-content-officer-producer-for-amplify-voices
HI! It's me Kristina, long time no see!! Tune into this quick riff on self acceptance as a means of amplifying your purpose and growth in the year ahead! DM + Connect with me what is coming through for you from the prompts! Big love and best wishes for the year ahead ! https://instagram.com/exist_brightly
Kristen (she/her) is originally from Toronto and has been living in the Northwest Territories for nearly four years. Kristen is a former journalist that enjoys writing about social issues and outdoor lifestyles. When she's not cooking delicious meals, Kristen can be found exploring the Northwest Territories and promoting diversity in outdoor spaces with her organization Amplify Outdoors. About Amplify Outdoors: “Amplify Outdoors was established to elevate and encourage diversity in outdoor spaces. Recognizing a lack of representation of people of colour (POC) and marginalized groups in marketing campaigns geared towards outdoor lifestyle, Amplify Outdoors hopes to change existing narratives that perpetuate societal stereotypes about 'who' should enjoy nature and 'who' is considered outdoorsy. Amplify Outdoors believes that representation is important, and we strive to provide products that empower and amplify diversity in outdoor landscapes and activities. Ultimately, our goal is for outdoor spaces to be inclusive and safe for everyone to enjoy, because 'Nature is for Everyone'." Listen to Kristen now! New episodes of the Tough Girl Podcast go live every Tuesday and Thursday 7am UK time - Hit the subscribe button so you don't miss out. The Tough Girl Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons. Support the mission to increase the amount of female role models in the media. Visit www.patreon.com/toughgirlpodcast and subscribe - super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you. Show notes Who is Kristen Relocating to the Northwest Territories in Canada (the subarctic) Making the decision to make a change in her life Growing up in Toronto Being a city girl at heart Not being given the opportunity to spend time outdoors hiking and camping Wanting a more laid back lifestyle and a slower pace of life Looking for a new job Moving to Yellowknife Wanting to take advantage of the opportunity Wanting to have new experiences Moving in January Going with the flow of life The transition from the city to the country Being shocked at how expensive housing was Getting use to the darkness Creating a routine and making new friends Her first experience with hiking and spending time outdoors Wanting to bring people with her on the journey Feeling the power of nature and the benefits for her mind Seeing the beauty in nature Documenting her journey The women who inspire Kristen Matthew Henson - 1st person and first Black man to reach the North Pole Founding Amplify Outdoors and what's its goal and purpose is Building a supportive community Looking to create more events in 2022 Advice for Black women for getting into the outdoors Acknowledging the barriers for Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) who want to go outdoors Why you should start slow Nature makes me feel…. Chasing waterfalls How you can connect with Kristen Plans for the future Social Media Personal Website/blog: www.Twentiesandfabulous.com Personal Instagram: @Travel_Adventurehers Amplify Outdoors.
In this episode I share my best sexual energy manifestation secrets. The key to manifesting is to expand your belief system, and hold your mind and body in a high vibrational state. Adding sexual energy to this practice will dramatically amplify the results. – – – – FREE PROGRAMS – – – –
Dublin-based climate action fintech is a climate donation app that empowers conscious shoppers to amplify their positive impact by earning free, personalized climate donations from their spending. Amplify partners with a network of sustainable brands, allowing their customers to earn a donation for a high-impact climate cause of their choice on every purchase, at no added cost. Users choose a climate charity, securely link their bank card, and then 2% of each transaction they make with a sustainable brand in Amplify's network is automatically donated to their chosen cause for free. Supported by Enterprise Ireland and approved by the world's leading card networks, Amplify is setting out to transform the donation experience for sustainable brands and conscious shoppers, empowering them to amplify the climate action of every sustainable purchase. David Beakey, Co-founder of Amplify, shares how they combine their passions for sustainability and technology to help conscious consumers transform the impact of their sustainable spending.
The riches are in the niches, right? But how do you even begin to find out what your niche is? How do you figure out what they need? And then how do you sign them up as clients? We'll be talking with Mary Chan of Organized Sound Productions and Andrea Klunder of Creative Imposter Studios-- both with very different niches-- about discovering who you how to find and serve your niche. Mary Chan: https://www.organizedsound.ca/ (https://www.organizedsound.ca/) PODCAST STRATEGY, EDITING & COACHING Your voice is your number one instrument. Whether you are marketing, selling, or speaking through podcasting or video platforms, making an emotional connection with your audience is done through the authenticity of your voice. Amplify your voice to have listeners fall in love with you. My goal is to empower women and women-led organizations to make an impact with their vision, message, and stories through the power of their natural voice by podcasting. The world needs diverse voices and I'm so glad you are a part of this audio adventure. Andrea Klunder:https://www.thecreativeimposter.com/ (https://www.thecreativeimposter.com/) The Creative Impostor Studios is a boutique agency that offers: Show development & strategy Podcast launch consulting & production Premium podcast production & editing Talks, trainings, and interactive sessions online and in person We work with mission-driven individuals and organizations who want use audio to break the status quote and influence a positive net impact in their niche. Our specialty is crafting character-driven shows of significance that truly express the culture of your brand. We want to help you craft a podcast experience you and your audience will love. Be a GuestIf you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/beaguest (Fill out this form to let us know you're interested), and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit. Your Yetis AreDaniel Abendroth | https://rothmedia.audio/ (Roth Media) Jennifer Longworth | https://bourbonbarrelpodcasting.com/ (Bourbon Barrel Podcasting) Carrie Caulfield Arick | https://yayapodcasting.com/ (YaYa Podcasting) Bryan Entzminger | https://toptieraudio.com/ (Top Tier Audio) About the Podcast Editors MastermindThe Podcast Editors Mastermind is for professional podcast editors who want to grow their business and get more clients. We're creating a community of like-minded professionals that are passionate about the art and science of editing podcasts. Our goal is to help you build your business by providing tools, resources, and support so you can focus on what matters most—your craft. This isn't just another group where everyone talks about how great they are at podcast editing; we show our work! Follow or subscribe and take the Podcast Editors Mastermind with you today! https://followthepodcast.com/pem (Follow the Podcast Editors Mastermind) https://lovethepodcast.com/pem (Share your love for the Podcast Editors Mastermind)
This week, I'm so excited to be sharing a different kind of episode with you here on The Big Talk. Today, you'll be hearing the best of my Journey to the Stage episodes from Season 5, when I took three speakers on the journey of identifying, crafting, and delivering their big talks. We'll explore everything from brainstorming and qualifying ideas to openings and closings to actual feedback from me on their big talk delivery. I know you're going to gain so much from listening in on the journey of these speakers, and if you're interested in going even deeper into the process, you will be able to find each episode from this series linked in the show notes. In this episode, we'll explore: Why every idea is a good idea The difference between an idea and an issue How to qualify your ideas and choose one for your big talk Developing a blueprint for your talk Why the process of creating your big talk is adjustable for you More from Cheryl, Suzie, and James James's previous appearances on The Big Talk podcast in Episode 87, 88, 89, 90 & 91 Cheryl's previous appearances on The Big Talk podcast in Episode 92, 94, 95, 96, & 97 Suzie's previous appearances on The Big Talk podcast in Episode 98, 99, 100, 101, & 102 More from Tricia Amplify your voice in 2022 with The Big Talk New Year Workbook Order my book, The Influential Voice: Saying What You Mean for Lasting Legacy Join The Big Talk Membership Community Download my FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking Explore my content and follow me on YouTube Follow me on Instagram Connect with me on Facebook Connect with me on LinkedIn Visit my website at TriciaBrouk.com
In this episode John discusses pouring gasoline on your efforts with immaculate intention and detail so that your results increase exponentially. Listen in! –––––––––––––––– Also, if you have a question that you think John should address on the show; click the link below and reach out on Instagram, or leave a comment where you see this message. As described in the episode, for 5 free days of training, visit Www.athleticafchallenge.com. To connect with John on his social media channels, leave a rating and review or access his free giveaways, click this link! Connect with John Madsen.
Liz and Sarah discuss the necessity of staying nimble as they write and produce Season Two of Fantasy Island. “Lean TV” requires a lot of juggling! Then, in Amplify, Liz talks about her new favorite show, The Sex Lives of College Girls. Next, they introduce a brand new segment – HIH WFH (Happier In Hollywood Work From Home) – and reveal a strategy to protect important work time when there's a lot going on at home. This week's Hollywood Hack will keep your feet warm this winter: Brooklinen socks. P.S. We ho-ho-hope you'll tune in TONIGHT for our Fantasy Island holiday episodes on FOX! Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,' a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS The Sex Lives of College Girls https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11212276/ Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey Podcast https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ Brooklinen Socks https://www.brooklinen.com/collections/slippers-socks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
How Do We Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking?One of the aspects to help with overcoming our fear of public speaking is to gain confidence. We can gain this confidence by competence. With the help of the five P's, all of these aspects will interweave and layer - next thing you know, you're speaking in front of an audience, with your voice being heard! Key Points of the Five P's Profile The first aspect is profile, which is you. You need to be clear about who you are, so when you're talking about yourself, it becomes easy to speak about yourself because you know yourself better than anyone. ProductSimilarly, you need to know your product or service very well. Be clear and confident with what you offer, because once you develop competence, it will be easier to answer any questions and overcome the fear of messing up! Podcasting One of the best ways to start practicing, talking, and implementing is through podcasting. You don't necessarily have to worry about your face or physical gestures because it's focused on your voice. If you're hosting a podcast, you don't need to speak a lot but ask amazing questions that keep the conversation going. Presenting Webinars, seminars, or any presentations will bring you forward in overcoming your fear of public speaking. The best way to perfect public speaking is by doing it! Tom suggests delivering a signature talk, which spans from 60 to 90 minutes, where you effectively talk to and present to an audience. ProfitThe last P is profit. You can be the go-to expert in your industry when you have your voice heard. You can use speaking to grow your business, revenue, profitability, and network! Remember, the more impact you can have and the more income you can have as well in the world.Be Heard! Your voice is your power, so tune into Episode 73 of the Total Fit Boss Chick to get all the details about gaining confidence and overcoming your fear of public speaking! Connect with Tom, LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tombailey-speakingcoach/?originalSubdomain=ukWebsite: https://www.succeedthroughspeaking.com/Instagram: @succeedthroughspeaking
Much of my personal leadership journey has been an exercise in building self-love.A lot of my healing work over the past 20 years has been a passion to accept and appreciate whatever it is that I am.My largest private dedication has been to excavate my weaknesses in hot pursuit of that which is my highest.In my experience, the single best way to amplify self-love is to speak your truth. Even when your voice shakes.Claim one of the limited memberships to Robin Sharma's premium digital course, The Everyday Hero Manifesto Method here.The Everyday Hero Manifesto Method offers a step-by-step system to multiply your success in your professional and personal life, with him as your personal mentor for one year.FOLLOW ROBIN SHARMA:InstagramFacebookTwitterYouTube
This week, we're talking about leaving it all behind, getting out of your own way, and finding the courage to step into your voice. For this episode, I am joined by the incredible John Strelecky. John is a bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and adventure seeker. Following a life changing event when he was 33 years old, John was inspired to sit down and tell the story of The Cafe on the Edge of the World, his first book. Within a year of its release, word of mouth support from readers had spread the book across the globe — inspiring people on every continent. He has been honored alongside Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, and Deepak Chopra as one of the 100 most inspirational thought leaders in the field of leadership and personal development. All of this continues to humble and amaze him. As you'll hear John share in our conversation, he has learned to turn the question of “Who am I to do this?” into “Who am I NOT to do this?” When he isn't writing or speaking, John spends extensive time backpacking around the world. In this episode, we'll explore: The challenging and adventurous path that led John to where he is now Finding his voice personally and finding his voice as an author & storyteller The courage to share your story and being available for its message to flow through you Defining true success for you and coming up with your “Big Five for Life” John's current favorites — Book: Illusions, Speakers: James Veitch & Morgan Freeman, and Podcast: Smartless More from John Website: https://www.johnstrelecky.com/ His books, The Cafe on the Edge of the World and The Big Five for Life Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnstrelecky LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnstrelecky Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnstrelecky/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnstrelecky YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAmJBp6eHE7ONFNYEHxCRWQ More from Tricia Amplify your voice in 2022 with The Big Talk New Year Workbook Order my book, The Influential Voice: Saying What You Mean for Lasting Legacy Join The Big Talk Membership Community Download my FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking Explore my content and follow me on YouTube Follow me on Instagram Connect with me on Facebook Connect with me on LinkedIn Visit my website at TriciaBrouk.com
We are facing the holiday season and we will be spending time with family and friends and others who we don't ordinarily spend time with.And there is a chance, a high probability in fact, that we could become more negative, more triggered, more emotional than we would like to be.What to do?In today's episode we talk about why our brain is programmed to amplify the negative and what we can do about it.Let's walk!Interested in finding out what your personality type is when you face a Last 8% situation?To take our assessment go to: http://last8percent.com/quizYou can register for our next Last 8% Academy at: https://last8percent.com/Join our Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thelast8project“The way to dissolve our resistance to life is to meet it face to face. When we feel resentment because the room is too hot, we could meet the heat and feel its fieriness and its heaviness. When we feel resentment because the room is too cold, we could meet the cold and feel its iciness and its bite. When we want to complain about the rain, we could feel its wetness instead. When we worry because the wind is shaking our windows, we could meet the wind and hear its sound. Cutting our expectations for a cure is a gift we can give ourselves. There is no cure for hot and cold. They will go on forever. After we have died, the ebb and flow will still continue. Like the tides of the sea, like day and night—this is the nature of things. Being able to appreciate, being able to look closely, being able to open our minds—this is the core of our practice.”Pema Chodron
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Back in 1991, Tom Finegan was working for a consulting firm that was doing very well - except he felt like the firm cared more about the bottom line than the success of their clients. So Tom made the scary leap to entrepreneurship, and he now has 30 years of startup and leadership lessons to share.Tom Finegan is the founder and CEO of Clarkston Consulting, and author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Amplifiers: How Great Leaders Magnify the Power of Teams, Increase the Impact of Organizations, and Turn Up the Volume on Positive Change.Hosted by Trevor Schmidt, Founder Shares is brought to you by Hutchison PLLC, and is edited and produced by Earfluence.
In today's episode I wanted to share just how powerful affirmations have been on my life – as an example of how they can work! Affirmations have the potential to alter your life, but there are a few ways to amplify and optimize their effectiveness! I will be sharing four of my favorite tricks to ignite the power of your affirmations! Get your fertility e-book here: https://www.michelleoravitz.com/fertilityebook For more information about Michelle, visit www.michelleoravitz.com The Wholesome Fertility facebook group is where you can find free resources and support: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2149554308396504/ Instagram: @thewholesomelotusfertility Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholesomelotus/
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Rick Lozano helps people unlock potential and amplify their talent, and he does it all with his unique blend of energy, expertise, and a musician's soul. With twenty years of experience in award-winning talent and leadership development programs, Rick brings his unique approach to audiences across the globe, combining his expertise as a world-class speaker with his talents as a singer/songwriter and musician. He's also a small business owner and knows firsthand the challenges startups face. Today on the show, Rick and Alex discuss ways to make small business startups more successful. You'll learn about Why you need a CRM How automation can keep you sane Why "template" is not a dirty word The power of masterminds ...and be sure to listen to the very end for something really special that we think will definitely hit a nerve if you are on LinkedIn! Rick is the author of Acoustic Leadership – Develop A Leadership Culture That Resonates and the owner of Unlock & Amplify®. He has built a reputation for his refreshing delivery that leaves audiences raving and - more importantly - with action items they can immediately implement to produce change. Buy the book: https://amzn.to/3xKbxck Connect: https://ricklozano.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-lozano/ Spotify--click here. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3gOCYLj Listen to our entire library of episodes and more on the show website: PRAfterHours.com. Drop a buck in the tip jar here. PR After Hours Theme: https://filmmusic.io "Bossa Antigua" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC. Sound effects. As an Amazon Associate, we earn a small commission on some of our Amazon links. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/alex-greenwood1/message
Learn a new way of thinking for new types of solutions Have you ever really wanted to know how to think about a problem in a new way? Maybe you need to improve your company's communications and conversations. Or your employees' motivation and productivity. Perhaps a Design Thinker could help you step back and objectively observe what the problem is and how you could conceptualize different ways to resolve it. Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Lisa Perrine. We have known each other for quite some time, and I am endlessly amazed at what she brings to our audience. Please listen, learn and share! Watch and listen to our conversation here Using Design Thinking to solve workplace problems in new ways Lisa and her colleagues focus on the human elements of communication: the interplay between workplace culture and communication, how people experience media, and how individuals interact with technology. As an anthropologist, I am particularly interested in the ROI of Design Thinking, in part because Design Thinkers have embraced ethnographic research and bring different types of observational thinking into their designs, much like we do at SAMC in our work with clients. During my interview with Lisa, you will learn a great deal about: Media Synchronicity for Virtual Meetings Psychological Safety in Workplace Teams The ROI of Design Thinking About Lisa Perrine Lisa is an experience designer, communication strategist and CEO of Cibola Systems. She approaches her work with a mixture of curiosity, creativity and the expertise gained from completing over 1000 consulting engagements for clients such as Netflix Los Angeles and London, Pacific Life Insurance Headquarters, Providence St. Joseph Health Donor Experience Design, SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles and New York, Sony Music West Coast Headquarters, TikTok Studio and United Talent Agency Headquarters. In 2013 Lisa successfully defended her dissertation for her doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. She also earned an MBA from Pepperdine and a bachelor's degree in design from California State University, Long Beach. An avid researcher and frequent presenter, Lisa leads courses and workshops on Experience Design, Scenario Planning and Virtual Team Communication. You can connect with Lisa on LinkedIn or her website LisaPerrine.com, or email her at email@example.com. Want to find solutions to your most pressing business problems? Start here. Blog: Innovative Applications of Corporate Anthropology in Business Blog: Need To Change Your Organization's Culture? 6 Best Ways To Do It. Podcast: Maybe You Need Anthropology To See Yourself In New Ways Additional resources for you My best-selling new book: "Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business" My award-winning first book: "On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights" Simon Associates Management Consultants website
Learn how to develop your target audience for your small business. How having a target audience streamlines your marketing. This week's guest is Jeff Solomon. Jeff has a varied startup background as a six-time founder with three exits, most notably: selling his Saas CRM company Velocify in 2017 for $128 million. He co-founded the accelerator http://Amplify.la (Amplify.la) in Los Angeles, he teaches high school entrepreneurship and is one of the top advisors on http://Clarity.fm (Clarity.fm). Key Takeaways: What is a target audience How do you get to know your target audience Why customer development is critical to business and marketing success Connect with Jeff https://bak.me (Website) Music: Tuesday by Sascha Ende, Music.io
Join us for a recording of Amplify's first Top 10 Talk. During this event, Rob Bartlett and Molly Myers, P.E., presented their top ten tips for successful Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs). A list of the tips that Rob and Molly elaborate on is presented below. 1. Choose your facilitator wisely 2. Documentation in key 3. The method matters 4. Create nodes like Goldilocks 5. Valuable members make a valuable team 6. What risk are you willing to accept? 7. Ask, "what's the worst that could happen?" 8. Approach operator response realistically 9. The final report is not the finish line 10.Don't procrastinate A Q&A session follows the presentation. If you would prefer to watch the talk instead, view a video recording of the event here. We want to know what you think - we welcome any feedback that you have about this event, and invite you to share your thoughts, including suggestions for future Top 10 Talk topics, in this short survey. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifyyourprocesssafety/message
Today, we're talking about empathy, privilege, systems, and the courage it takes to use your voice when you have something truly important to say. For this crucial conversation, I'm once again being joined by an incredible speaker and my dear friend Dr. Kristen Donnelly. Kristen is passionate about stories and how they shape us. She's been researching, learning, and telling them for over twenty years as she's traveled the world. Kristen holds a masters degree in international social work and one in cross-cultural religious anthropology. She also has a PhD in sociology from Queen's University Belfast. Throughout all of those programs, she learned three key things about humanity: it's the same everywhere; different people are different; and everyone is more complicated than we give them credit for. Professionally, she's one of The Good Doctors of Abbey Research and COO of Abbey Companies. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband, where they are surrounded by video game consoles and piles of books. In this episode, we'll explore: Her unique family experience growing up and how it played into who she is now The systems that are deeply embedded in our society and our world Approaching things from a place of authenticity, humility, and curiosity How your voice continues to evolve, learning to take constructive criticism, and being gentle with your former self Kristen's current favorites — Book: A Time to Kill, Speakers: Rob Bell & Brené Brown, and Podcast: Sinisterhood More from Kristen Her first appearances on The Big Talk podcast in Episode 150 and Episode 335. Website: https://www.abbey-research.com/ YouTube: Abbey Research LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/abbey-research/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbbeyResearch Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abbeyresearch/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbeyresearch/ More from Tricia Amplify your voice in 2022 with The Big Talk New Year Workbook Order my book, The Influential Voice: Saying What You Mean for Lasting Legacy Join The Big Talk Membership Community Download my FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking Explore my content and follow me on YouTube Follow me on Instagram Connect with me on Facebook Connect with me on LinkedIn Visit my website at TriciaBrouk.com
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Don't miss out on the next WeAreLATech podcast episode, get notified by signing up here http://wearelatech.com/podcastWelcome to WeAreLATech's Los Angeles Tech Community Spotlight! “Lauren Wang of Flex Company”WeAreLATech Podcast is a WeAreTech.fm production.To support our podcast go to http://wearelatech.com/believe To be featured on the podcast go to http://wearelatech.com/feature-your-la-startup/Want to be featured in the WeAreLATech Community? Create your profile here http://wearelatech.com/communityHost,Espree Devorahttps://twitter.com/espreedevorahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/espreeGuest,Lauren Wanghttps://twitter.com/lmschultehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenschulte/Listener Spotlight, Abel Hernandez https://www.instagram.com/abelproductFor a calendar of all LA Startup events go to, http://WeAreLATech.comTo further immerse yourself into the LA Tech community go to http://wearelatech.com/vipLinks Mentioned:Flex, https://flexfits.comTechCrunch, https://techcrunch.comHomestead, https://www.homestead.comUpwork, https://www.upwork.comY Combinator, https://www.ycombinator.comThe Hard Thing About Hard Things, https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Thing-About-Things-Building/dp/0062273205High Output Management, https://www.amazon.com/High-Output-Management-Andrew-Grove/dp/0679762884Kingbridge, https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/KGS/kingsbridgeNoom, https://web.noom.com/programs/health-weight/Amplify.LA, http://amplify.laThe Bungalow, https://thebungalow.comGeorges Burgers, http://georgesburgersla.comPeople Mentioned:Ken Follett, https://ken-follett.comPanpan Wang, https://www.linkedin.com/in/panpanwang/Credits:Produced and Hosted by Espree Devora, http://espreedevora.comStory Produced, Edited and Mastered by Cory Jennings, https://www.coryjennings.com/Production and Voiceover by Adam Carroll, http://www.ariacreative.ca/Team support by Janice GeronimoMusic by Jay Huffman, https://soundcloud.com/jayhuffmanShort Title: Lauren Wang
Have you ever wanted to write a book and get it published....but maybe fear was holding you back???? I know that fear - I have lived it (even as recently as THIS YEAR!) That is EVEN after partnering with today's guest and helping create a best selling/award winning international book together! We will talk about overcoming this fear anyway and being FEARLESS in the process, with our guest, Lynda Sunshine West As the Founder of Action Takers Publishing, Lynda Sunshine West's mission is to empower 5 million entrepreneurs to write, publish and market their books and get them on stages to AMPLIFY their voices. She is affectionately known as The Queen of Collaboration. She's a Book Publisher, Speaker, International #1 Best-Selling Author, Executive Film Producer, and a Red Carpet Interviewer. At the age of 5, she ran away and was gone an entire week. She came home riddled with fears that stopped her from living. At age 51 she decided to face one fear every day for an entire year. In doing so, she gained an exorbitant amount of confidence and uses what she learned to fulfill her mission. She believes in cooperation & collaboration and loves connecting with like-minded people. Here are her resources she mentioned on the call ingramspark.com - go thru them instead of just Amazon! Spread the word about your book faster! www.theyearoffears.com is where you can get a free copy of her first book where she faced one fear every day! REGISTER FOR COACH LOIS' FREE ONLINE NETWORKING EVENT for Dec 16th https://www.joinagc.com/event/290 If you would like to learn more about Coach Lois' future and past guests, as well as join the party inside of her Healthy N Wealthy N Wise facebook community, go to www.healthynwealthynwise.com For more of her amazing resources, as well as her guests free gifts, go to www.loiskoffi.com/resources Join her FB community here go grow your business to $20K months in a balanced/healthy way here: www.facebook.com/groups/permissionbased20kmonths/
Feeling stuck and stagnant? Are you ready to amplify to your next level personally and professionally? Tune in to hear the 4 tips that I share to support you in reaching that next step to your desires. It takes courage and commitment along with these other 4 tips & tools that I share in this week's episode.
Wildlife conservation advocate Rosie Sanchez shares how she found herself in the work, her recent accomplishments, and her vision for achieving balance for humans and wildlife! Shameless plug to support Amplify the Future: https://amplifyfuture.betterworld.org/auctions/amplify-future-annual-auction/items/cooking-conversations-tykee-jame Rosie Sanchez on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alma-sanchez-000495a6/ Rosie Sanchez on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rorosanchie/ Outdoor Equity Grant Program: https://cpw.state.co.us/outdoor-equity-fund Proposition 114: https://www.denverpost.com/2020/11/05/colorado-proposition-114-election-results-gray-wolves-final-results/#:~:text=Proposition%20114%20directs%20CPW%20to,the%20ground%E2%80%9D%20within%20three%20years. Credits: Executive Producer: Tony Croasdale; Audio Production: Tykee James; WON Artwork: Robin Irizarry; WON Stinger by Alexander Jenson (music by His Hero is Gone) Help our reach by rating us where you're listening to Wildlife Observer Network and sharing this episode on social media We have Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Please support our creativity with monthly payments through Anchor or Patreon. Or you can make a one-time contribution on our website. You can also help us right now by giving us a rating and sharing this episode on social media so your family, friends, and followers know you're a part of the Wildlife Observer Community. Want to become a contributor? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org https://anchor.fm/wildlife-observer-network https://www.patreon.com/WildlifeObserverNetwork --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wildlife-observer-network/support
Get ready to experience the BEST energy with today's special guest!! Laura Sprinkle is enthusiastic and incredibly gifted + wise when it comes to affiliate marketing. Laura is an affiliate partnerships strategist who specializes in working with digital course creators. Her partner program strategies have helped everyone from seven-figure industry leaders to budding entrepreneurs garner more than $25 million in partner revenues. She's worked with some of the online greats like Selena Soo, Todd Herman, and Amy Porterfield. As a matter of fact, it is through becoming an affiliate for Selena Soo's program that I was introduced to Laura! In today's episode, Laura and I discuss: Why now more than ever it's important for you to develop your affiliate program The value of relationship-building when considering an affiliate program How EASY it is to start an affiliate program with 2 simple steps: 1. Have an amazing offer! And 2. Have a way for people to pay you. What you can do starting today to develop strategic partnerships Finally, we discuss Laura's four-part framework that works for enriching any relationship-- including affiliate partnerships: Attract, Activate, Amplify, Appreciate. Tune into the show to hear us expand on these. . .and the conversation got really great surrounding the appreciation piece! Before you listen to the show, I'll leave you with this thought from Laura: When you partner with somebody for your program, offer, or product that you want to get into the hands of more people and someone else has an audience they've built trust with, they'll get a huge win for sharing your offerings, and they don't have to deliver on the offer. So it's a win-win for you, them, and the product purchaser! Here's the best way to stay connected to Laura: Laura's website Laura's Instagram Connect with Anna: Anna's Website Anna's Instagram Anna's Facebook P.S. Want to attract the best clients to your online offers? The Clickworthy Copywriting Certification™ is OPEN for enrollment! Click here for all the details and to enroll.
Do you feel uncomfortable when the microphone is turned on and ready to record? Do you have the courage to say the words from the script you've written? Stay tuned for this episode to find out how DK Jonah overcame these podcasting hurdles and stepped beyond her comfort zone to create a great show. WHAT TO LISTEN FOR The emerging challenges in podcasting How to plan a podcast script and structure your episodes Adding value versus Self promotion Methods of branding: DIY, DWY and DFY RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED Audacity Tik Tok Canva ABOUT DK JONAH Daukoru Jonah, better known as DK, is a podcaster and content marketing enthusiast. She is a multipotentialite, which means she has a variety of passions and interests. She is passionate about brand creation. She spends the majority of her time as an online engagement coach, committed to providing people with the skills and tools needed to acquire brand clarity and create brand awareness in a highly competitive market. She streamlined the branding process from inception to completion. She is currently the co-host of two podcasts, "The Introvert's Guide to Content Creators" and "Amplify the Gospel." CONNECT WITH DK IG: @dkjonah Website: 41:03 Content That Works, 41:42 Amplify The Gospel Podcast: The Introvert's Guide To: Content Creation Youtube: DIY Branding with DK Jonah CONNECT WITH US Thinking about creating and growing your own podcast but not sure where to start? Visit GrowYourShow.com and Schedule a call with Adam A. Adams!
On October 1, 2021 an oil pipeline that was likely struck by a cargo ship's anchor leaked tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean and onto the beaches of Orange County, CA. In this episode, examine how the oil spill happened by listening to testimony provided to both the U.S. Congress and the California State Senate, and learn about the disturbing lack of policing that is taking place under the sea. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Articles and Documents Nicole Charky. April 7, 2021. “LA City Council Urges Newsom To Close Playa Del Rey Oil Storage.” Patch. Nicole Charky. March 23, 2021. “Is It Time To Shut Down The Playa Del Rey Oil Storage Facility?” Patch. U.S. Government Accountability Office. Offshore Oil and Gas: Updated Regulations Needed to Improve Pipeline Oversight and Decommissioning. GAO-21-293. Jen's Highlighted PDF Heal the Bay. June 24, 2015 . “Confirmed: L.A. Tar Balls Linked to Santa Barbara Spill.” planetexperts.com Heal the Bay. August 20, 2012. “What Are Those Black Clumps on the Beach?” Sarah S. Elkind. June 1, 2012. “Oil in the City: The Fall and Rise of Oil Drilling in Los Angeles.” The Journal of American History, Volume 99, Issue 1. Tom Fowler. February 21, 2012. “U.S., Mexico Sign Deal on Oil Drilling in Gulf.“ The Wall Street Journal. APPEL News Staff. May 10, 2011. “Academy Case Study: The Deepwater Horizon Accident Lessons for NASA.” APPEL News, Volume 4, Issue 1. Offshore Technology. “Projects: Macondo Prospect, Gulf of Mexico.” Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. November 23, 1970. Treaty to Resolve Pending Boundary Differences and Maintain the Rio Grande and Colorado River as the International Boundary. Open Secrets Profiles Rep. Yvette Herrell - New Mexico District 02 Rep. Paul Gosar - Arizona District 04 Rep. Bruce Westerman - Arkansas District 04 Rep. Katie Porter - California District 45 Rep. Pete Stauber - Minnesota District 08 Images Playa del Ray in the 1920s 2021 Huntington Bay Oil Spill Image 1. CA State Senate: Natural Resources and Water Committee Informational Hearing Southern California Oil Spill: Preparation response, ongoing risks, and potential solutions. 2021Huntington Bay Oil Spill Image 2 CA State Senate: Natural Resources and Water Committee Informational Hearing Southern California Oil Spill: Preparation response, ongoing risks, and potential solutions. Mileage of Decommissioned Pipelines Removed Relative to Those Left in Place. GAO Analysis of Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Data, GAO-21-293. Potential Effects of Currents on Pipeline Leak Identification. GAO-21-293. Hearings Southern California Oil Spill: Preparation response, ongoing risks, and potential solutions California State Senate: Natural Resources and Water Committee Thursday, October 28, 2021 Witnesses: Chuck Bonham Head of California Department of Fishing and Wildlife Tom Cullen Administrator of OSPR (Offshore Spill Prevention and Response) Kim Carr Mayor Pro Tem, City of Huntington Beach Brian Nowicki California Climate Policy Director at the Center for Biological Diversity Pete Stauffer Environmental Director for the Surfrider Foundation Jennifer Lucchesi State Lands Commission Clips 3:44 Senator Henry Stern: But the pipeline that runs to Amplify and Beta Offshore's platform is the source of the oil production that runs through the pipeline in question. That pipeline is in federal jurisdiction but it brings that produced oil onshore into the state waters and eventually on state lands. 21:05 Chuck Bonham: What we now know is about four and a half miles offshore, so in federal waters, there's a pipeline that runs from one platform, which is a collection of three platforms operated by a company called Beta Offshore, owned by a company called Amplify Energy. That last platform, Ellie, has a pipeline which delivers the product 17.7 miles inland, where the pipe comes on shore just below the Queen Mary more or less, to land based infrastructure. That pipe had a rupture in it. And we now know based on visual and diver and other evidentiary efforts, that about 4000 feet of that pipeline was moved about 105 feet off of center. And in that stretch is about a 13 inch horizontal, almost like a hairline fracture. If you could imagine a bone break in a pipe, which is, I think, about 13 inches in diameter, concrete on the outside and metal on the inside. That's the likely source of the leak. 22:25 Chuck Bonham: From the very beginning moments, all of us involved assumed a worse case. At that moment in time we had a planning number of a spill of about 3,134 Barrels which is 131,000 gallons rounding as a maximum worst case. 30:59 Chuck Bonham: A month later we now think the likely spill number is 24,696 gallons 41:13 Chuck Bonham: Fortunately given the size of the spill, there were not as many wildlife casualties as could have occurred during a higher migration cycle. 1:25:47 Mayor Kim Carr: So starting off on Saturday, October 2, it's been brought up that yes, we did have a very large air show happening that day. About 1.5 million people were on the beach that day to see the Pacific Air Show. And around nine o'clock that morning, there were city personnel that heard an announcement on VHF channel 16 by the Coast Guard of a possible oil spill in the area, but nothing very specific. At that time, no major details, it wasn't anything to really worry about. By 10:30 in the morning, the Coast Guard had advised us that the spill was larger than originally thought. However, we didn't have a whole lot of information as to where the location of the spill was nor of the scope of the situation. By 11 o'clock that same day, the Coast Guard had announced that it was now going to be a major spill, and that the incident management team was being activated. 1:28:00 Mayor Kim Carr: At two o'clock, the Coast Guard had advised us that the oil spill would not be reaching the shores of Huntington Beach until Monday, October 4. And again, we didn't have a whole lot of information as to where the spill was. We knew it was off our coast, but we didn't know exactly where or exactly how large the spill was. But then interestingly enough, just a half hour later, we started to receive messages that there were boats that were experiencing oil damage just outside of the air show flight box. And so that became a concern for our city. So then we activated our fire crews, our hazmat team, or the oil spill response trailer and started to do the mitigation efforts. Then this is where it gets to be very, very interesting. At 2:45 the city was notified by the Newport Beach rescue vessel that there were private contractors conducting oil spill cleanups outside of the air show flight box. 1:32:42 Mayor Kim Carr: What we could have done better, what would have been an opportunity was perhaps if the Coast Guard had some sort of awareness, the night before or when that nine o'clock notification came through, we could have been even more proactive because as I said before, every hour during these crises matters. 1:34:00 Mayor Kim Carr: The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve was spared. The Talbert Marsh does have oil damage and again looking back, if we could have had maybe a few more hours notice, we probably could have mitigated that damage even more than what we did. 1:43:17 Brian Nowicki: Like all of you, we at the Center for Biological Diversity are heartbroken by every oil and seabird and are alarmed at the miles of marshes and coastline that will be poisoned for years by this bill. We're angry that yet again, the oil industry has proven its inability to contain its toxic pollution. The structure of pipeline funding to beach proves yet again, that every piece of fossil fuel infrastructure is yet another disaster waiting to happen. And there is a lot of that infrastructure in California. It's increasingly old, outdated in disrepair and poorly located, like the 40 year old pipeline that gave us this most recent spill, all of which makes it increasingly dangerous. Looking beyond the nine oil platforms and islands in state water, there are 23 platforms in federal waters off California. But the fact that those 23 platforms are a little farther from shore should not give us much comfort. First, because oil spills from those operations still end up in our water, our beaches and our wildlife. But also as we've heard today, further from shore also means longer stretches of aging and dangerously vulnerable infrastructure, like the 17 mile long pipeline we're discussing today are clean, reliable federal regulations to protect us from oil spills in federal waters. Federal regulators continue to prove that they are perfectly willing to allow those platforms to continue operating to the last drop of oil despite the mounting dangers of decaying infrastructure well beyond its intended lifespan, outdated drilling plans, numerous violations and insufficient bonds to pay for decommissioning. 1:45:15 Brian Nowicki: But I want to be clear that this is not a problem unique to offshore platforms. At the exact same time that 10s of thousands of gallons of oil were rolling up onto beaches and marshes in Orange County, there was an oil spill in Kern County that is now approaching 5 million gallons of fluid, a mixture of crude oil, toxic wastewater, that includes 600,000 gallons of crude. In fact, in just the last few years, there have been many oil spills in California greater than the spill off Huntington Beach. In the Cymric field alone there were three huge spills in 2019 at 550,000 gallons, 836,000 and 1.2 million gallons respectively. 159,000 in Midway in 2019, 250,000 at McKittrick in 2020. There is another ongoing spill at a separator plant in Cymric that has been leaking since 2003 and has reportedly released as much as 84 million gallons of fluid to date. Now these numbers reflect total combined volumes of crude and produced water and mud, which constitute a toxic mix. As state agencies have testified before this legislature in the past, these dangerous onshore oil operations have contaminated groundwater, land, and wildlife. 1:46:32 Brian Nowicki: After more than 150 years of the oil industry drilling at will in California, the oil is gone and the bottom of the barrel that's left is harder and more dangerous to extract. There's also some of the most carbon polluting crude in the world. With the easy stuff taken, the oil industry is in decline in California, with production down 68% since 1985. The only question is how much more damage will this dying industry do on its way out? 1:49:10 Pete Stauffer: Now with the oil deposit seen as far south as the Mexico border, there are concerns that San Diego wetlands are also being impacted. Moreover, while birds, fish and marine mammals have been the most visibly impacted, the full scale of the ecological damage will take some time to become clear. In the week since the spill event, the oil slick has transformed into an incalculable number of tar balls in the ocean, while tar balls typically float, they can also find their way into underwater sediment or near shore habitats where their impacts on ecological health and wildlife may persist for years or even decades. 1:52:51 Pete Stauffer: According to the federal government there have been at least 44 oil spills since 1969 that have each released more than 10,000 barrels of oil into US waters 2:02:36 Mayor Kim Carr: Just to give you an idea of how much TOT we do receive in Huntington Beach, we receive about $16 million a year. We don't receive anything from those offshore platforms, nothing. And as far as the drilling that we currently have here in Huntington Beach, it's less than $700,000 a year. 2:05:54 Brian Nowicki: What I can't say though, for sure is that it's going to take longer than one season to see what the full impacts are to the local wildlife. And of course, it is wetlands and marshes that often are the most difficult and take the longest to recover from the sorts of impacts. 2:21:11 Jennifer Lucchesi: In 1921, the legislature created the first tidelands oil and gas leasing program. The existing offshore leases the commission is responsible for managing today were issued over a 30 year period between 1938 and 1968. Importantly, I want to highlight a specific act in 1995. The Cunningham shell Act, which serves as a foundational law for the existing legacy oil and gas leases the commission currently manages. Importantly, this Act required the commission to issue oil and gas leases for term not based on years, but for so long as oil and gas is produced in paying quantities. Essentially, this means that Alessi can produce oil and gas pursuant to their state lease indefinitely as long as it is economic for them to do so. 2:58:13 Jennifer Lucchesi: For pipelines that are solely within state waters and under lease with the State Lands Commission, we require the pipelines to be externally and internally inspected annually. And we have engineers on staff that review those inspections and consult with the fire marshal as well with our federal partners on any type of remedial action that needs to happen based on the results of those inspections. For those pipelines that cross both federal and state waters our authority is more limited because the federal government's regulatory authority takes precedence. And PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) is the primary federal agency that regulates those interstate pipelines. They require inspections externally and internally every two years. And that's what this pipeline at issue was subjected to, the platform Elly pipeline. 03:01:20 Senator Dave Min: Let's say you have a pipe and the lease term ends. What powers do you have? What are the considerations you have to follow either statutory or contractually to renew those permits, issue a new permit? Or alternatively, do you have any leeway contractually, statutorily to end those permits prematurely and say, you know, we don't think that, you know, the upkeep is appropriate, you're violating certain provisions, we're just gonna take away your permit prematurely. Do you have any leeway like that? So I'm just trying to get a sense of your flexibility, both in issuing new right of way permits, but also yanking away existing permits. Jennifer Lucchesi: Certainly. So I can give an example of our lease compliance and enforcement actions most recently, with a pipeline that served platforms Hogan and Houchin in the Santa Barbara Channel. Those are two federal platforms in federal waters, that pipeline that served those platforms did cross into state waters and connected on shore. That pipeline lessee of ours was not compliant with our lease terms and the commission took action to terminate those leases based on non compliance and default in breach of the lease terms. And essentially, that did terminate production on those two federal platforms. And they are part of the eight federal platforms that BOEM just announced they were going to be looking at as part of a programmatic EIS for decommissioning. The Commission does not have the authority to unilaterally terminate an existing valid lease absent any evidence of a breach or non compliance SOUTHERN CA OIL LEAK: INVESTIGATING THE IMMEDIATE EFFECTS ON COMMUNITIES, BUSINESSES, AND ENVIRONMENT House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee October 18, 2021 Witnesses: Dr. Michael H. Ziccardi Director, Oiled Wildlife Care Network Executive Director, One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis Scott Breneman Commercial Fishing, Retail Market, and Restaurant Owner Newport Beach, CA Vipe Desai Founding Member, Business Alliance for Protecting the Pacific Coast Dr. David L. Valentine Norris Presidential Chair, Earth Science Professor of Marine Science, UC Santa Barbara Clips 15:44 Rep. Katie Porter: As of October 10, workers had recovered 250,000 pounds of oily debris and 14 barrels full of tar balls from the Orange County shorelines. That is a small fraction, though, of the oil that was released, most of which is being distributed in the ocean, making its way into the food chain or falling to the ocean floor. Some of that oil is now heading south. And we will not learn the long term consequences on the environment for many years to come. 17:39 Rep. Katie Porter: The witnesses here with us today will reveal a different kind of subsidy for oil and gas companies, an involuntary subsidy that occurs when the community bears the costs of oil drilling's pollution. When a locally owned business like Mr Brennaman that has been in the family for four generations loses tens of thousands of dollars because of the leak. That's his subsidies to oil and gas. When a hotel loses its bookings overnight. That's its subsidy for oil and gas. When the fragile decades-long effort to recover a species under the Endangered Species Act is finally showing progress, but an oil spill puts it all at risk. That's a cost of oil and gas to these subsidies and so many others are the reasons that oil wells like the ones behind this leak are still active. Getting rid of the subsidies is the first step to get rid of the problem. 27:52 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): We know that the spill was not reported by the responsible oil company until the next day, despite the company's knowledge. We also know that Orange County residents recognize that there was a problem in part due to the smell caused by this bill and actually reported it before the oil company did so, clearly something wrong with that. 28:35 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): In my congressional district, which is just the south of here, the spill shutdown businesses and beaches in Dana Point in San Clemente. Tarballs that are likely caused by the spill have also been found as far south in my district as Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas and Del Mar in San Diego County. 29:03 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): It'll come as no surprise that more than $2 billion in wages and $4 billion in gross domestic product are generated by Orange County's ocean and marine economy, including tourism. So we have a lot to lose every time there's a spill, not just to our beaches but to our economy. 39:30 Dr. Michael H. Ziccardi: In Birds, the primary issue we are concerned mostly about are the acute effects due to hypothermia. If you think of feathers almost as a dry suit in animals, if oil gets on that dry suit, it creates a hole that allows cold water to seep next to the skin. Birds can get very cold in the environment and start to waste away, they have to come ashore to stay warm, but they can no longer eat. So these birds actually can waste away in a matter of days unless proactive capture occurs. There can also be chronic effects in animals as well due to printing of oil off of the feathers or ingestion in their food items. Those chronic effects can include, in essence, effects on every organ system in an animal's body from reproductive effects liver, kidney, respiratory tracts, depending on the dose and the exposure and the toxin itself. 42:50 Scott Breneman: We were fishing on Friday, October 1, and we were coming in the harbor and I detected a distinct odor of oil and it was about midnight we're heading in. Kind of search around the boat. I thought maybe it was a spill on the boat or a hose broke. I went in the engine room, searched all the hatches where I keep all my extra fluids and everything, didn't find anything. Come the next day the press released that there was an actual oil spill, and my fish sales and my fish market, once that was released, they dropped drastically down, 90% this past few weeks since it was released. I've seen the same effect -- my family's been fishing for four generations and in the 90s my dad went through the oil spill that was off Seal Beach, in our fish market, the same exact response from the public scared, worried the products contaminated. A huge ripple effect all the way up to the wholesalers I deal with outside of Orange County there. They had concerns from their customers, their restaurants. And to rebuild that business when it happened in the 90s, I watched my dad struggle for months to get back to back to where it was and it's...I'm seeing the same exact thing happen here. A couple of days after the oil spill they had closed Newport Harbor. And so my boat was actually trapped inside of the harbor so I wasn't even able to go service my accounts. And it's just been, to tell you the truth, a very difficult couple of weeks and I'm not sure how long this is going to last. I'm not sure how the public's going to respond to it long term if there's still going to have some fear that the fish is contaminated. 46:20 Vipe Desai: In fact between 2007 and 2018 there were over 7000 oil spills in federal waters, an average of about two every day. 46:50 Vipe Desai: The first impact came from the much anticipated Pacific Air Show. As oil began to wash ashore, beaches were deemed unsafe for activity. On Saturday October 2nd, 1.5 million visitors saw the show from Huntington Beach, but the show's triumphant conclusion on Sunday was cancelled with little fanfare. Cancellations hit hotels and resorts almost immediately and their surrounding retail and restaurants suffered. Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo's Fish tacos, informed me that the Saturday before the oil spill felt like a busy summer day. But the following day, once word got out about the spill, it was a ghost town. In addition, as the spill moved south, their locations in Laguna Beach and San Clemente started to feel the impacts. Bobby Abdel, owner of Jack's Surfboards, had a similarly bleak weekend. He told me that once the oil spill was announced customer traffic plummeted. Their stores are facing a stockpile of unsold inventory from the US Open of Surfing and the Pacific Air Show. All nine of Jack's Surfboards locations were impacted in some form or another because of the spill. Later in the week, I received a call from a colleague, Wendy Marshall, a full time hard working mother of two who shared with me that her upcoming Airbnb reservations, a form of income to help her offset college tuition costs for her children, had mostly been cancelled. From Dana Point though dolphin and whale capital of the world and the first whale Heritage Site in the Americas. Giselle Anderson from local business Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari shared losses from trips and bookings into November could be down as much as 74% because of the oil spill. 52:15 Dr. David L. Valentine: I want to invoke my privilege as a university professor to start with a little bit of a history lesson. Many people think that the largest spill in US history occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. This is not correct. The largest spill in US history occurred in California. It was not the October 2021 spill that we're here to talk about today. Nor was it the 2015 refugio beach pipeline rupture on the gaviota coast. It was not the 2007 Cosco, Busan spill and San Francisco Bay. And it was not the 1997 platform Irene pipeline rupture of Annenberg Air Force Base. It was not the 1990 American traders spill off the coast of Huntington Beach. It was not the 1969 platform, an oil spill off of Santa Barbara, the one that helped spawn the environmental movement. Nor was it the sinking of the SS Montebello, an oil freighter that was hit by a Japanese torpedo off the coast of Cambria and World War Two. It was called the Lakeview Gusher. It occurred in Kern County, and it's estimated to have released around 380 million gallons of oil over an 18 month period starting in 1910. And I tell you this bit of California history because it punctuates five important points. First, oil production carries inherent risk. Second, California has suffered more than its fair share of spills. Third, the size of a spill is only one factor in determining its impact. Fourth, responsiveness and context matter. And fifth, every spill is different and that includes the impacts. 54:24 Dr. David L. Valentine: For the current spill, I have honed in on three key modes of exposure that concern me most: floating oil slicks that can impact organisms living at or near the sea surface, coastline areas such as wetlands where oil can accumulate and persist, and the sea floor, where oil can easily hide from view but may still pose longer term risks. Among these three, the fate of impacts of submerged oil is especially relevant to California, is the least well understood, and requires additional research effort. 59:40 Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): So recently I asked the Department of Interior about the specific kinds of subsidies that Beta Operating received. Beta is a subsidiary of Amplify Energy, and that's the company that owns the platforms and the pipelines that leaked off our coast. It turns out that they got nearly $20 million from the federal government, specifically because the oil wells are at the end of their lives and are not producing much oil, which makes them less profitable. So taxpayers are being asked to pay to encourage oil production in the Pacific Ocean by giving oil companies millions of dollars to do it. 1:00:39 Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): Beta operating is in line to get another $11 million to drill for new wells off the coast because that $11 million is needed, in their words, “to make production economic.” So taxpayers are being asked to pay Beta to drill new wells. That means wells that would otherwise not be drilled without our taxpayer subsidy. 01:02:52 Dr. Michael H. Ziccardi: What we have found, during and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, is that dolphins can be significantly impacted by oil, primarily through inhalation of the fumes at the surface and ingestion of the oil substances themselves. What we found is that it affects their immune system, it affects their reproductive tract, and it affects their gastrointestinal tract, so very significant changes. And that's information that is just now starting to come out in the publications from the Deepwater Horizon incident. 1:06:51 Vipe Desai: Had this oil spill moved north, it would have impacted two of the busiest ports in the nation, which account for billions of dollars of goods flowing in and out of both ports of LA and Long Beach. And that would have had an even larger impact to other communities across the US. 1:08:21 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): The annual oil production off the coast of California is about 1/3 of what our nation produces in a single day. So it really is a drop in the bucket when you consider the overwhelming potential for economic damage for environmental damage, the risks simply aren't worth it. 1:09:34 Vipe Desai: California's ocean economy generates $54.3 billion in revenue and supports 654,000 jobs. 1:25:15 Dr. David L. Valentine: In Orange County, the areas that I would look at most closely as being especially vulnerable on the environmental side would be the wetland environments. Places like Talbert Marsh where oil can surge in with the tide. And it can get trapped in those environments and it can get stuck and it won't come back out when the tide recedes. Those are especially vulnerable because they're these rich, diverse ecosystems. They provide a whole host of different services, whether it's flyways, or fisheries, or in keeping the nutrient levels moderated in coastal waters. And that oil can stick there and it can have a long term impact. And furthermore, cleanup in those cases can be very difficult because getting into a marsh and trying to clean it up manually can cause as much damage as oil can cause. 1:26:24 Dr. David L. Valentine: And then the other environment that I worry a lot about is the environment we can't see, that is what's going on under the surface of the ocean. And in that case, we can have oil that comes ashore and then gets pulled back offshore but is now denser because it's accumulated sand and other mineral matter. And that can be sticking around in the coastal ocean. We don't really understand how much of that there is or exactly where it goes. And that concerns me. 1:29:18 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): But Dr. Valentine, how concerned Do you think California should be that companies that own the offshore platforms, wells and pipelines might go bankrupt and pass decommissioning costs on to taxpayers? Dr. David L. Valentine: I think that we need to be very concerned. And this is not just a hypothetical, this is already happening. There are two instances that I can tell you about that I've been involved with personally. The first stems from the pipeline 901 rupture, also known as the Refugio, a big oil spill that happened in 2015. When that pipeline ruptured, it prevented oil from being further produced from platform Holley, off the coast of Santa Barbara just a few miles from my home. That platform when it was completely shut in, all 30 wells, was unable to produce any oil and the company, a small operator, went bankrupt. And then shortly thereafter, they went bankrupt again. And this time, they just gave up and they did something called quit claiming their lease back to the state of California. Meaning that the plugin abandonment and property commissioning fell into the lap of the State of California in that case, and that is an ongoing, ongoing saga. The second example I would give you is in Summerland. In 1896, the first offshore oil wells in this country were drilled from piers in Summerland. Those have been leaking over the years. And as recently as last year, there were three leaky oil wells coming up in Summerland. The state of California has found money to try alternative plug in abandonment strategies because anything traditional is not going to work on something that is 125 some odd years old. So that would be the second example where this is now falling into the taxpayers lap yet again. IMPACTS OF ABANDONED OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE NEED FOR STRONGER FEDERAL OVERSIGHT House Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. October 14, 2021 Witnesses: Dr. Donald Boesch Professor and President Emeritus, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Dr. Greg Stunz Endowed Chair for Fisheries and Ocean Health, and Professor of Marine Biology Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Texas A&M University Robert Schuwerk Executive Director, North America Office Carbon Tracker Initiative Ms. Jacqueline Savitz Chief Policy Officer, Oceana Clips 10:34 Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN): I can certainly provide a summary of things that will help keep energy prices down: issue onshore and offshore lease sales; reinstate the Presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline; renew our commitment to exporting American energy, instead of importing foreign energy; reform a broken permitting process; and stop burdening domestic producers. 16:08 Dr. Donald Boesch: Oil and gas production from wells in less than 1000 feet of water declined as fuels discovered in the 80s and even earlier were depleted. Crude oil production in these relatively shallow waters declined by over 90% both in the Gulf and and in Southern California. Natural gas production in the OCS, which mainly came from the shallow water wells, declined by 80%. Offshore fossil energy production is now dominated in the deep water off the Gulf of Mexico, up to 7500 feet deep. Deepwater production grew by 38% just over the last 10 years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. 17:05 Dr. Donald Boesch: Since the lifting of the crude oil export ban in 2016, last year there was 78% more crude oil exported from Gulf terminals, exported overseas, than actually produced in the US OCS and three times as much natural gas exported, than produced offshore. 18:06 Dr. Donald Boesch: So, the depletion of shallow water gas has left this legacy of old wells and declining resources and the infrastructure requires decommissioning and removal. Much of this infrastructure is not operated by the original leaseholders, but by smaller companies with lesser assets and technical and operational capacity. 18:40 Dr. Donald Boesch: Off Southern California there are 23 platforms in federal waters, eight of which are soon facing decommissioning. In the Gulf, on the other hand, there are 18,162 platforms and about 1000 of them will probably be decommissioned within this decade. 19:46 Dr. Donald Boesch: According to the GAO, as you pointed out, there are 600 miles of active pipelines in federal waters of the Gulf, and 18,000 miles of abandoned plant pipelines. The GAO found the Department of the Interior lacks a robust process for addressing the environmental and safety risk and ensuring clean up and burial standards are met. And also monitoring the long term fate of these, these pipelines. 20:54 Dr. Donald Boesch: At recent rates of production of oil and gas, the Gulf's crude oil oil reserves will be exhausted in only six or seven years. That is the proven reserves. Even with the undiscovered and economically recoverable oil that BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) estimates in the central and western Gulf, we would run out of oil about mid century. So unless some miracle allows us to capture all of the greenhouse gases that would be released, we really can't do that and achieve net zero emissions, whether it be by resource depletion, governmental or corporate policy, or investor and stockholder decisions. Offshore oil and gas production is likely to see it see a steep decline. So the greenhouse gas emissions pathway that we follow and how we deal with the legacy and remaining infrastructure will both play out over the next decade or two. 25:16 Dr. Greg Stuntz: In fact, these decades old structures hold tremendous amounts of fish biomass and our major economic drivers. A central question is, how do these structures perform in relation to mother nature or natural habitat and I'm pleased to report that in every parameter we use to measure that success. These artificial reefs produce at least as well are often better than the natural habitat. We observe higher densities of fish, faster growth and even similar output. Thus, by all measures, these data show artificial reefs are functioning at least equivalent on a per capita basis to enhance our marine resources. 28:54 Rob Schuwerk: When a company installs a platform and drills well, it creates an ARO, an obligation to reclaim that infrastructure when production ends. This costs money. But companies aren't required to get financial assurance for the full estimated costs today. Money to plug in active wells today comes from cash flows from oil and gas production. But what happens when that stops? The International Energy Agency sees peak oil and gas demand as early as 2025. This will make it harder to pay for decommissioning from future cash flows. Decommissioning is costly. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) data indicate that offshore AROs could range from $35 to over $50 billion while financial assurance requirements are about $3.47 billion. That is less than 10% of expected liability. The GAO believes these figures may actually underestimate the true costs of retiring the remaining deepwater infrastructure. 30:05 Rob Schuwerk: Only about a third of the unplug wells in the Gulf of Mexico have shown any production in the last 12 months. Why haven't the other two thirds already been retired? Because of uncertainty as to when to close and poor incentives. Infrastructure should be decommissioned when it's no longer useful. But the regulator has difficulty making that determination. This uncertainty explains why BSEE waits five years after a well becomes inactive to deem it no longer useful for operations with years more allowed for decommissioning. These delays increase the risk that operators will become unable to pay or simply disappear. We've seen this already with a variety of companies including Amplify Energy's predecessor Beta Dinoco off California and Fieldwood recently with Mexico. 30:55 Rob Schuwerk: There's also a problem of misaligned economic incentives. As it is virtually costless to keep wells unplugged, companies have no incentive to timely plug them. AROs are like an unsecured, interest free balloon loan from the government with no date of maturity. There's little incentive to save for repayment because operators bear no carrying cost and no risk in the case of default. If the ARO loan carried interest payments commensurate with the underlying non performance risk, producers would be incentivized to decommission non economic assets. The solution is simple, require financial assurance equivalent to the full cost of carrying out all decommissioning obligations. This could take the form of a surety bond, a sinking fund or some other form of restricted cash equivalent. If wells are still economic to operate, considering the carrying cost of financial assurance, the operator will continue production, if not they'll plug. In either case, the public is protected from these costs. 32:11 Rob Schuwerk: A key risk here is operator bankruptcy that causes liabilities to be passed on to others. And we could see this in the recent Fieldwood bankruptcy. Fieldwood was formed in 2012 and in 2013 acquired shallow water properties from Apache Corporation. It went through chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2018, and then undeterred, acquired additional deepwater platforms from Noble Energy. Fieldwood returned to bankruptcy in 2020. It characterized the decommissioning costs it shared with Apache as among the company's most significant liabilities. The bankruptcy plan created new companies to receive and decommission certain idle offshore assets. If they failed, prior operators and lessors would have to pay. Several large oil and gas companies objected to this proposal. They were concerned that if Fieldwood couldn't pay they would. Ultimately the plan was proved. The case illustrates a few key dynamics. First, if bankrupt companies cannot pay, others, including taxpayers, will. How much of the possibly $50 billion in offshore decommissioning liability is held by companies that are only a dragged anchor, a hurricane a leaking pipeline or oil price shock away from default? And second, as detailed in my written testimony, private companies who face liability risks understand them better than the government does. When they transfer wells, they demand financial protections that are in fact greater than what the government requires today. 36:02 Jacqueline Savitz: Supplemental bonds are necessary to protect taxpayers from the risk of spills but BOEM is overusing the waiver provisions that allow a financial strength test to waive requirements for supplemental bonds. BOEM regulations require that lessees furnish a relatively small general bond and while BOEM has discretion to acquire supplemental bonds, it generally waives those. General bonds that lessees are required to furnish don't come close to covering the cost of decommissioning and haven't been updated since 1993. Since that year, the cost of decommissioning has gone up in part because development has moved into deeper waters, only about 10% of offshore oil production in the Gulf was in deepwater in 1993. But by 2014, that figure rose to 80%. Regulations need to be updated to ensure the federal government and taxpayers are not left picking up the tab on decommissioning. According to GAO, only 8% of decommissioning liabilities in the Gulf of Mexico were covered by bonds or other financial assurance mechanisms, with the other 92% waived or simply unaccounted for. 38:06 Jacqueline Savitz: BSEE does not conduct oversight over decommissioning activities underway and it does not inspect decommissioned pipelines so the Bureau can't ensure that the industry has complied with required environmental mitigation. 38:17 Jacqueline Savitz: Leak detection technologies that the oil and gas industry touts as safer have not been proven to prevent major leaks. All pipelines in the Pacific region are reportedly equipped with advanced leak detection equipment. Though two weeks ago we saw exactly what can happen even with the so-called “Best Technology.” 42:00 Dr. Donald Boesch: In Hurricane Ida, all of a sudden appeared an oil slick, and it lasted for several days. And apparently it was traced to an abandoned pipeline that had not been fully cleared of all the residual oil in it so that all that oil leaked out during that incident. 47:59 Dr. Donald Boesch: One of the challenges though, is that this older infrastructure is not operating in the same standards and with the same capacity of those of the major oil companies that have to do that. So for example, when I noted that they detected this methane being leaked, they didn't detect it from the new offshore deepwater platforms which have all the right technology. It's in the older infrastructure that they're seeing. 54:14 Rob Schuwerk: There's actually one thing that exists offshore, joint and several liability, that only exists in certain jurisdictions onshore. So in some ways the situation onshore is worse. Because in some states like California you can go after prior operators if the current operator cannot pay, but in many jurisdictions you cannot. And our research has found that there is about $280 billion in onshore liability, and somewhere around 1% of that is covered by financial assurance bonds so, there is definitely an issue onshore rather than offshore. 55:04 Rob Schuwerk: The issue is just really giving them a financial incentive to be able to decommission. And that means they have to confront the cost of decommissioning and internalize that into their decision on whether continuing to produce from a well is economic or not. And so that means they need to have some kind of financial insurance in place that represents the actual cost. That could be a surety bond where they go to an insurer that acts as a guarantor for that amount. It could be a sinking fund, like we have in the context of nuclear where they go start putting money aside at the beginning, and it grows over time to be sufficient to plug the well at the end of its useful life. And there could be other forms of restricted cash that they maintain on the balance sheet for the benefit of these liabilities. 1:15:38 Jacqueline Savitz: Remember, there is no shortage of offshore oil and gas opportunity for the oil industry. The oil industry is sitting on so many, nearly 8.5 million acres of unused or non producing leases, 75% of the total lease acreage in public waters. They're sitting on it and not using it. So even if we ended all new leasing, it would not end offshore production. 1:22:35 Rob Schuwerk: Typically what we'll see as well to do companies will transfer these assets into other entities that have less financial means and wherewithal to actually conduct the cleanup. Rep. Katie Porter: So they're moving once they've taken the money, they've made the profit, then they're giving away they're basically transferring away the unprofitable, difficult, expensive part of this, which is the decommissioning portion. And they're transferring that. Are they transferring that to big healthy companies? Rob Schuwerk: No, often they're transferring it to companies that didn't exist even just prior to the transfer. Rep. Katie Porter: You mean a shell company? Rob Schuwerk: Yes. Rep. Katie Porter: Like an entity created just for the purpose of pushing off the cost of doing business so that you don't have to pay it even though you've got all the upside. Are you saying that this is what oil and gas companies do? Rob Schuwerk: We've seen this, yes. Rep. Katie Porter: And how does the law facilitate this? Rob Schuwerk: Well, I suppose on a couple of levels. On the one hand, there's very little oversight of the transfer. And so there's very little restriction from a regulatory standpoint, this is true, offshore and also onshore. So we see this behavior in both places. And then secondary to that there are actions that companies can take in bankruptcy that can effectively pass these liabilities on to taxpayers eventually and so some of it is to be able to use that event, the new company goes bankrupt. 1:25:01 Rob Schuwerk: Certainly no private actor would do what the federal government does, which is not have a security for these risks. MISUSE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS AND CORPORATE WELFARE IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY House Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations May 19, 2021 Witnesses: Laura Zachary Co-Director, Apogee Economics & Policy Tim Stretton Policy Analyst, Project on Government Oversight (POGO) Clips 27:10 Laura Zachary: There have long been calls for fiscal reforms to the federal oil and gas program. Compared to how states managed oil and gas leasing, the federal government forgoes at least a third of the revenue that could have been captured for taxpayers 27:25 Laura Zachary: On January 27 of this year, the Biden administration signed Executive Order 14008 that pauses issuing new federal oil and gas leases. And importantly, the language implies a temporary pause, only on issuing new leases, not on issuing drilling permits. This is a critical distinction for what the impacts of a pause could be. Very importantly, federal permitting data confirms that to date, there has been no pause on issuing drilling permits for both onshore and offshore. And in fact, since the pause began, Department of Interior has approved drilling permits at rates in line with past administrations. 37:08 Tim Stretton: Because taxpayers own resources such as oil and gas that are extracted from public lands, the government is legally required to collect royalties for the resources produced from leases on these lands. Project on Government Oversight's investigations into the federal government's oversight of the oil, gas and mining industries have uncovered widespread corruption that allows industry to cheat U.S. taxpayers out of billions of dollars worth of potential income. Given the amount of money at stake and the oil and gas industry's history of deliberately concealing the value of the resources they've extracted with the intent of underpaying royalties, the government should be particularly vigilant in ensuring companies pay their fair share for the resources they extract. 46:28 Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR): We are here today for the majority's attempt, which I believe is more of a publicity stunt to criticize the oil and gas industry than to talk about real facts and data. The playbook is a simple one: recycled talking points to vilify the industry and to paint a distorted picture of so-called good versus evil. I'm sure that we'll hear more about corporate subsidies that aren't. We'll hear about unfair royalty rates that aren't and we'll hear many other meme worthy talking points that fail the logic test. 47:35_ Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR): What we're -really talking about today is an industry that provides reliable and affordable energy to our nation. This isan industry that contributes to almost 10 million jobs and plays a vital role in our daily lives. In fact, we cannot conduct virtual hearings like this without the fossil fuel industry. And of course, when myself and my colleagues travel to Washington, DC, we rely on this industry to fly or to drive here. 49:33 Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR): But they ignore the real world consequences of demonizing this industry. The results are devastating job loss and the loss of public education funding to name just a few. 54:05 Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN): I also had a roundtable discussion and learned how New Mexico schools received nearly $1.4 billion in funding from oil and gas just last year. 55:08 Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): Mr. Stretton, how long has your organization been conducting oversight of oil and gas production on federal lands? Tim Stretton: For decades, I mean, we started doing this work in the early 90s. And actually, some of our earliest work in the space was uncovering in excess of a billion dollars in unpaid royalties to your home state of California. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): And you mentioned, what are some of the patterns? You've been doing this for decades? What are some of the patterns that you observe over time? Tim Stretton: The oil and gas industry working with each other to really undervalue the resources they were selling, fraudulently telling the government the value of those resources, which left billions of dollars in unpaid revenue going to the federal government. 1:01:09 Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ): There are some people who have made environmentalism a religion. Rather than focus on solutions that can make lives better for people, some would prefer to vilify an industry that provides immeasurable benefits to people's livelihood in the function of modern day society. 1:04:21 Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ): The other side looks at globalism, you know this environmental movement globally. So it makes more sense to me at least and folks I come from that we produce it cleaner more efficiently than anybody else in the world. And so that geopolitical application, if you're an environmentalist, you would want more American clean oil and gas out there versus Russian dirty or Chinese dirty gas. 02:37:23 Rep. Blake Moore (R-UT): In January state education superintendents in Wyoming, Miami, North Dakota, Alaska, and Utah submitted a letter to President Biden outlining their concerns with the administration's oil and gas ban which has reduced funding used to educate our rising generation. 02:43:35 Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM): I'm glad to be able to highlight the true success story of the oil and gas industry in my home state of New Mexico. To put it simply, the oil and gas industry is the economic backbone of New Mexico and has been for decades. The industry employs 134,000 People statewide and provides over a billion dollars each year to fund our public education. 02:44:30 Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM): Many of my Democratic colleagues have stated that green energy jobs can replace the loss of traditional energy jobs, like the 134,000 Oil and Gas jobs in my state. Many also say that we need to be transitioning to a completely carbon free energy grid. Can you tell me and the committee why both of those ideas are completely fantasy? Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)