Warning Warning 1970


Pollution and Land Filling Threaten San Francisco Bay

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Rent or Buy smallWarning Warning (1970) tells about a time in the 1960’s of increasing water pollution  when the Army Corps of Engineers projected that San Francisco Bay would be completely filled down to narrow shipping channels and that the earth from the San Bruno Mountain south of San Francisco would be used to fill it, a movement arose to Save the Bay.  This organization led efforts that resulted in the creation of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission and state legislation to stop the destruction of the bay.  The creation of the Commission inspired and used as a model for the creation of the California Coastal Commission and the conservation and preservation legislation that now has put a stop the the wholesale destruction of the environment of the coast and the bay. And the San Francisco Save the Bay movement helped to initiate similar Save the Bay efforts around the country.  To support this movement Harvey Richards made Warning! Warning! to help build public support for the Save the Bay movement.

Warning! Warning! focuses on threats to San Francisco Bay ecological conditions caused by the dumping of municipal, farming and industrial pollution of its tributary rivers and into the Bay itself.

About the Harvey Richards Media Archive: The Harvey Richards Media Archive contains a treasure of images of the political and social justice upheavals of the 1960s on the west coast and of the devastating impact of capitalist resource exploitation in western forests, and mines among other subjects.  All of his 22 films are available for streaming, downloading and as DVDs. The interest and demand for his images has continued to grow along with the interest in the legacy of the 1960’s political and cultural upsurge. Estuary Press is the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive video and photo image collections.

About Estuary Press: Estuary Press is the publisher of Nicaragua Way by Nina Serrano and Heart Suite, a trilogy of three books of poetry by Nina Serrano. It is also the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive, a repository of photography and video documentaries of the social change and political movements during the 1960s and 1970s. Contact Paul Richards (510) 967 5577, paulrichards@estuarypress.com or visit estuarypress.com for more details.

MEDIA – For photos & interviews: Paul Richards (510) 967 5577; paulrichards@estuarypress.com

Topics: ecology, environmental degradation, conservation, 1960s.

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