Author Archive


Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Photo: Getty Images Following last week’s death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, women of California Waterkeeper legal teams honor the legacy she leaves behind. Known fondly as the… Read More…


Water Boards: Don’t Give Polluters a Pass with Staffing Gaps

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainty and tested the resolve of people, businesses, and governments around the world. The holds true in California, which faces a $54.3 billion budget deficit… Read More…


Outdated Coastal Power Plants Need to Pay Their Full Share

The State Water Board voted on Tuesday to keep four outdated, fossil-fueled power plants operating along California’s coast. This vote followed brief rolling blackouts last month, yet was based on energy… Read More…


CCKA Releases Ten Principles for Healthy & Climate-Resilient Waterways

Photo: Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management California’s waterways play a key role in the health of California’s varied ecosystems and communities. California’s interconnected rivers and streams, however, are threatened… Read More…


Keep Your Family & Pets Safe from Harmful Algal Blooms

Every summer, rivers, lakes, and streams across California experience an outbreak in algae blooms, which are often toxic, make people sick, and are deadly for dogs. This past month alone, California… Read More…


California Budget Includes Critical Protections for California’s Rivers & Fish

Englebright Dam on the Yuba River. Photo: South Yuba River Citizens League/Yuba River Waterkeeper

Despite economic uncertainty and a historic statewide deficit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom has signed a 2020-21 state budget at the end of June that includes a critical… Read More…


Promoting Healthy Soil and Water During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us hunker down and shelter in place these past few months, inspiring a number of new, self-sustaining hobbies such as cooking, baking sourdough… Read More…


#PlasticFreeJuly During COVID-19

Among the many bad things to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the resurgence of single-use plastic. It’s understandable that fears about this novel, largely unknown virus have led… Read More…


New Report Spotlights Advances and Challenges in Drinking Water Policy

For Californians without access to clean water, the COVID-19 pandemic has only added another layer of stress and struggle. Over 350,000 Californians were estimated to have had their water shut… Read More…


Once-Through Cooling Power Plants: We Must Demand More for California’s Coast

Photo credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times California’s coast is nothing short of iconic. It’s home to one of the most diverse coastal and ocean ecosystems in the… Read More…


Top