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Protecting Marine Life and Ratepayers from Unnecessary Ocean Desalination

This week California Coastkeeper Alliance appealed the Santa Ana Regional Water Board’s decision to permit the Poseidon Ocean Desalination facility in Huntington Beach. Poseidon has been attempting to permit Poseidon-Huntington… Read More…


Looking Beyond President Biden’s First 100 Days

The first 100 days of President Biden’s term are over. In that time, President Biden has committed to tackling the climate crisis, rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, and remedying the disproportionate… Read More…


Our Marine Protected Areas Deserve Water Quality Protections Too

My summers growing up in Orange County were spent at the beach and in the waves. The summer I turned 16, my friends and I spent every day at the… Read More…


Ocean Desalination is Not Needed in Orange County

I grew up in Orange County constantly reminded that Southern California was an arid region that must conserve water. I was haunted by Orange County’s water conservation mascot: Ricky the… Read More…


Time for California to Fulfill its Promise of Fishable, Swimmable and Drinkable Water for All

Photo: Shannon Switzer California considers itself a national leader in environment protection. We certainly have the strongest environmental laws on the books, but are our clean water policies actually resulting… Read More…


2020 in Review: Progress in a Challenging Year

This year has presented many challenges – for our organization, our staff, and our society. Despite this, California Coastkeeper Alliance has made real progress toward swimmable, fishable, and drinkable waters… Read More…


Holding California Accountable to Protect and Restore the Quality of our Waterways for Every Californian

California Coastkeeper Alliance has released its Strategic Plan containing 57 recommendations that the California Legislature, Governor, and the State and Regional Water Boards can take to improve the overall governance… Read More…


Deterring Pollution is Critical in Achieving Drinkable, Swimmable and Fishable Waterways

Enforcement of California’s foundational environmental laws is a cornerstone to ensure compliance with the laws and regulations aimed at securing access to swimmable, drinkable and fishable waterways for all Californians…. Read More…


Time to Celebrate the Sea Otter

Sick of 2020 yet? We have just the thing to cheer you up: Sea Otter Week! Did you know the sea otter is the smallest marine mammal in North America?… Read More…


It is Time We Protect Our Marine ‘Hope Spots’

Underwater parks, also called Marine Protected Areas, boost the numbers, size, and diversity of plants and animals living within their protected boundaries. They help safeguard critical ocean habitats and help… Read More…


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