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Your Call: How are the media reporting on the President’s environmental policies?

Sep 3, 2015

On September 4th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week. President Obama became the first US president to visit the Arctic to draw attention to the impacts of climate change.

Last month, the President gave the green light to Shell to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic. We’ll also discuss coverage of California’s climate bill and the Saudi King's three-day visit to Washington. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Antonia Juhasz, leading oil and energy expert, award winning investigative journalists, and author of Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill

Kate Sheppard, senior reporter and the environment and energy editor at the Huffington Post

Chris Toensing, executive director of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) journal

Web Resources:

Huffington Post: In Alaska, Obama Highlights Climate Change While His Decisions Draw Accusations Of 'Hypocrisy'

Rolling Stone: Meet the Rappers and 'Kayaktivists' Out to Stop Shell's Giant Oil Rig

CNN: The irony of Obama's Arctic voyage

The Guardian: Obama's approval of Arctic drilling 'undermines his climate message'

NY Times: An Arms Deal Is Aimed at Saudis’ Iran Worries

Global Post: How social media transformed the image of a drowned Syrian child into an iconic symbol

Mother Jones: California Is About to Do Something Great That No State Has Ever Done Before