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…


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…


Citizen Enforcement Helps Keep Our Water Clean

By Matt O’Malley and Drevet Hunt | Originally published on Voice of San Diego January 27, 2017 Our bay suffers from industrial stormwater pollution. Environmental groups like San Diego Coastkeeper use enforcement to heal it. Today, much of the pollution in San Diego Bay and our rivers and beaches originates at industrial facilities, like A-1 Alloys, the scrap metal facility recently featured in a Voice… Read More…


California’s Blue Resistance: Enforcing Water Laws in the Trump Era

Our new President said he was “committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies” like the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the Unites States rule. He is already making good on that promise by removing all mentions of climate change from his new White House website. And Scott Pruitt, his pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, has repeatedly protected industry from environmental policies…. Read More…


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