Waterkeepers March for Science

This Earth Day – April 22, 2017 – California Waterkeepers throughout the state will march to resist the Trump Administration’s attacks on clean water. The science that Waterkeepers use daily to hold polluters accountable, keep our rivers flowing and swimmable, and make our coast more resilient to climate change is under attack. Budget cuts, evidence-based policymaking, censorship of researchers, disappearing datasets, and threats to dismantle… Read More…


Legislative Resistance: Key Bills to Keep California Moving Forward

As we face one of the most anti-environment federal Administrations in history, California Legislators have introduced a number of bills that defend our state’s commitment to and investment in a secure, resilient water future. At the forefront of this effort is a comprehensive package of bills meant to protect public health, the environment, and scientific integrity from federal rollbacks. The centerpiece is Senator De Leon’s… Read More…


California Takes Strong Steps Toward Making Water Conservation a Way of Life

For Immediate Release Contacts: Kimiko Martinez, Natural Resources Defense Council, *protected email*, 310-434-2344 Sara Aminzadeh, California Coastkeeper Alliance, *protected email*, 415-794-8422 Cynthia Koehler, WaterNow Alliance, *protected email*, 415-515-0511 California Takes Strong Steps Toward Making Water Conservation a Way of Life Reduced pressure on water supplies will enhance long-term water security and climate resiliency SACRAMENTO, CA (April 7, 2017) —  State officials today released a comprehensive… Read More…


A Race to the Top: Who Will be the Pioneer of Direct Potable Reuse?

The California drought has created a race to the top. Amidst all the social, economic and environmental havoc, there is a quiet competition underway to see who will emerge as the leader in water innovation. Which community will be drought-resilient? Who will provide their community with reliable, inexpensive water, even during a crisis? There is no silver bullet to becoming drought-resilient, but direct potable reuse provides communities with considerable security… Read More…


Defending Clean Water and Healthy Communities in California

With a President that has signaled his intention to dismantle common sense safeguards for our environment and public health, it will fall to states like California to defend our clean air, water, and communities. That is why California Coastkeeper Alliance strongly supports Senate Bill 49 (SB 49) by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and Senator Henry Stern. SB 49 would lock in current… Read More…


CA Rising: Lawmakers, Advocates and Artists Working Together

by Eric Rewitzer, Co-owner, Printmaker, 3 Fish Studios I’m an artist in San Francisco, and my California Rising artwork was recently featured in a story in Time Magazine that focused on California’s response to anticipated changes in federal legislation. Since the story ran in February 2017, some have said the image has become a symbol for preserving California ideals in public policy. The story I want to… Read More…


Keep Dangerous New Fossil Fuel Pipelines out of the Klamath

Klamath Riverkeeper needs your help to stop the Jordan Cove-Pacific Connector pipeline. Jordan Cove, a fossil fuel facility proposed by Canadian company Versen, would export over 1 billion cubic feet of fracked gas per day overseas from Coos Bay. The gas would be converted to liquefied natural gas on site at huge energy expense for transport in massive tankers. The project would also require a brand… Read More…


Support SB 44 to Clean up Santa Barbara’s Leaking Oil Wells

Senate Bill 44 – the Coastal Oil Well Clean Up and Remediation Act – has passed out of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and is now up for consideration by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s Watershed and Marine Program Associate, Jenna Driscoll, was at the State Capitol in Sacramento to be an expert witness in support of the Bill, which would cap… 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…


Yuba Riverkeeper Response to Oroville Dam Spillway Crisis

The South Yuba River Citizens League, parent organization of the Yuba Riverkeeper, released the following statement on February 13, 2017 regarding the threat posed by the Oroville Dam Spillway. Yuba Riverkeeper is monitoring the situation and regular updates on the crisis can be found on their website here.    The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) commends all the public safety officials who responded quickly and… Read More…


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