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California’s Regulation of Sewage Spills is Crappy

Sewage is almost constantly spilling into Californian waterways. Just this year between January 1st and May 5th, 173 sewer systems reported 869 spills and over 501,000 gallons of raw sewage… Read More…


Clean Water for All? Governor Newsom Favors Construction Corporate Profits

Construction sites are an impactful source of water pollution. Construction activities use a wide variety of pollutants and land disturbance can expose soils contaminated by historic pollution, including heavy metals… Read More…


Don’t Tread on Salmon – 6PPD Kills Within Hours

For over 20 years, researchers in the Puget Sound area have seen a connection between stormwater and salmon deaths. Previously known as the “coho mortality phenomenon” or “urban runoff mortality… Read More…


CCKA’s Solution to Microplastic Pollution

Scientists have found microplastics in nearly every place they’ve looked, including pristine mountain springs, the arctic, and even human blood. These tiny pollutants come from a variety of sources: bits… Read More…


Unregulated Cattle Grazing is Polluting Our Waters

In California, grazing is a clean water nightmare. Poorly managed cattle operations damage vegetation along waterfronts, destabilizing riverbanks and increasing the amount of sediment in the water. Even worse, cow… Read More…


Let’s Keep Freshwater Fresh in California’s 30×30 Initiative

Photo by David Brossard In October of 2020, Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order directing the California government to protect the state’s biodiversity and conserve 30 percent of lands and… Read More…


Introducing CCKA’s New Policy Analyst: Cody Phillips

I am thrilled to join California Coastkeeper Alliance as its new Policy Analyst. I grew up in Southern California where my love for the outdoors made it clear to me… Read More…


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