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Your Call: Toxic spill in a Colorado river; the risks of building on the Bay


On the August 14th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the recent toxic spill in Colorado.

The EPA says it accidentally released 3 million gallons of chemicals into the Animas river, affecting towns in Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. We’ll also talk about a new San Francisco Public Press investigation about the $21 billion dollar tech driven building boom in flood-prone areas near San Francisco shorelines.  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Michael Stoll, executive director and editor of the San Francisco Public Press

Johnathan Thompson, senior editor of High Country News

Web Resources:

HCN: When our river turned orange

SF Public Press: Sea Level Rise Threatens Waterfront Development

CNN: The real culprit in the Animas River spill

LA Times: The Animas River spill and the myth of mine safety

AP: Thousands of mines with toxic water lie under the West

Think Progress: New Lawsuit Says Clean Water Rule Threatens ‘The Very Structure Of The Constitution’

KQED: Major S.F. Bayfront Developments Advance Despite Sea Rise Warnings