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Your Call: Media and the legacy of oil spills

Joshua Trujillo / seattlepi.com via AP
Anti-Arctic drilling kayak activists hold 'Shell No' protest in Seattle

On the May 20th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s decision to open the Arctic to oil and gas drilling. This week, Seattle activists used their kayaks to stop Shell from docking at the port and then continuing on to the Arctic. We’ll also discuss the latest oil spill in Santa Barbara, the possibilities of a spill in the Arctic and the environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We’ll be joined by Huffington Post’s Kate Sheppard and investigative journalist Antonia Juhasz. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


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

Antonia Juhasz, award-winning investigative journalist, policy-analyst, and author, covering all aspects of oil and energy policy

Web Resources:

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

Harper’s: Thirty Million Gallons Under the Sea

Kate Sheppard: Santa Barbara Spill Revives Outcry Against Coastal Drilling

NY Times: Settlements Reached in 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

LA Times: 105,000 gallons of oil may have spilled in Santa Barbara County

AFP: BP oil spill caused dolphins' lung disease, deaths: study

Grist: Activists blockade Seattle port to protest Shell’s Arctic drilling plans