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Businesses: We can’t afford to risk California’s blue economy with dirty and dangerous offshore drilling

For immediate release Contact: Garry Brown, Orange County Coastkeeper, *protected email*, 714 913-7847 Sean Smith, Surf Industry Manufacturers Association, *protected email*, 949-366-1164, ext. 6 Today, the Trump Administration issued an executive order directing the Interior Department to review the current schedule for offshore drilling lease sales, potentially opening the door to new oil and gas drilling off California’s coast. The order also asks for a… Read More…


Ocean Advocates Convene at the Capitol

Last week, CCKA teamed up with environmental and labor groups from throughout the state to rally support in Sacramento for critical oceans and coastal reforms. For more than a decade, California Ocean Day has educated decision-makers on ocean and coastal issues and rallied support for key legislation. This year’s event was the most successful to date, with 100 advocates from environmental, environmental justice, business, and… Read More…


Celebrating Yuba Riverkeeper at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival

One might be surprised to learn that one of the country’s largest environmental film festivals is based in a town of less than 3,000 people. But, in fact, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival has taken place for 15 years in small, historic Nevada City, deep in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. It’s organized each year by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL),… Read More…


King Tides Illustrate Shoreline Vulnerability

Some of the year’s highest tides, known as ‘king tides,’ will hit the California shoreline next week, providing a glimpse of what the state can expect as sea levels rise in the coming years. This winter, the largest tides will take place on December 13 and 14, 2016, and again January 10-12, 2017. The California King Tides Project is working with local volunteers to photograph… Read More…


Three New Laws to Make California More Resilient

The final weeks of September always bring a flurry of legislative activity in Sacramento, and this year we are proud to report that three key water policies were signed into law before the September 30 deadline. As always, California Coastkeeper Alliance was heavily involved in shaping legislative priorities, championing critical bills to safeguard our water and make California more resilient to a changing climate. Here… Read More…


From Sierra to Sea: Bringing the Mountain Perspective to Coastkeeper Alliance

In my first few weeks as a Policy Analyst with California Coastkeeper Alliance, I have been amazed by the range and scale of problems facing the state. Getting up to speed on the issues confronting coastal watersheds and communities, I am struck by both the commonalities and differences with the issues I faced upstream as an AmeriCorps member this past year at Sierra Streams Institute…. Read More…


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