Posts with the category ‘Happening Now’


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…


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…


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…


Leading Scientists Voice Support for Governor’s Water Conservation Plan

Science letter emphasizes need for more efficient water use to help California prepare for a changing climate January 18, 2017 Sacramento, CA – Today, 36 leading water and climate scientists delivered a letter to Governor Brown to express their support for Executive Order B-37-16, and the state’s draft plan to make water conservation a California way of life. The plan has also received support from… Read More…


Clean Water Accomplishments

California Coastkeeper Alliance was founded in 1999 with the belief that a healthy ocean and coast and clean water is vital to California’s economy, public health and way of life. We’ve accomplished a lot since then. Check out our infographic below to learn more or get all of the details. About the Illustrator Artist April Seymore is an improvisor, science communicator, teacher and sustainability catalyst. She… Read More…


A Glimmer of Hope from California During Dark Days

The 2016 election results are cause for serious concern about our planet’s future. Our President-elect has pledged to weaken climate change regulations and to ignore President Obama’s commitments under the Paris climate agreement. We can also expect agency appointments and regulatory rollbacks that threaten clean, reliable water supplies, and reverse protection of our parks and special places. California leaders have already made clear they understand… 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…


Ban the Bag: Vote Yes on Prop 67

Plastic bags trash our environment and our oceans. Put an end to this harmful pollution by voting yes on Prop 67 at the polls this November. Over 150 local communities – including large cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles – have banned plastic bags to protect our precious habitat and $39 billion coastal economy. In 2014, the Legislature responded to the overwhelming public support and proven success of… Read More…


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