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A Solution to Microplastic Pollution

A recent study by the San Francisco Estuary Institute and 5 Gyres found that every year, 7 trillion tiny pieces of plastic, roughly equal to 1 million pieces each for… Read More…


2019 Legislative Victories & Vetoes for California Water

With the deadline passed for Governor Newsom to sign and veto bills, the 2019 Legislative Session has officially come to a close. CCKA worked with its partners throughout the year… Read More…


SB 205 Passage Demonstrates the Power of Collaboration and California’s Commitment to Regulating Stormwater Pollution

Industry and environmental interests agree: Bill’s passage will provide an even playing field for businesses while improving California’s water quality. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:October 2, 2019 Contact: Sean Bothwell, *protected email*,… Read More…


Newsom Fails to Protect California from Trump’s Attacks on the Environment

Governor vetoed bill (SB1) that sought to provide the state’s natural resources with “Trump Insurance” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:September 27, 2019 Contact: Sean Bothwell, sbothwell@cacoastkeeper.org, 949-291-3402 SACRAMENTO – Today, in a… Read More…


Governor Newsom: It’s Time to Take the Gloves Off in California’s Fight Against Trump

Art by Eric Rewitzer When Trump took office, California promised a wall of resistance against his Administration and federal rollbacks of keystone laws that protect our health and environment. Gavin… Read More…


SB 1 Coalition Responds to Governor Newsom’s Announcement

Natural Resources Defense Council * Defenders of Wildlife Sierra Club California * Golden Gate Salmon Association California Coastkeeper Alliance * Audubon California The Nature Conservancy * The Bay Institute *… Read More…


Senate President pro Tempore Atkins Releases Legislative Amendments to Address Concerns and Strengthen California’s Response to Federal Environmental, Public Health and Labor Rollbacks

For More Information: Kari Birdseye, *protected email*, 415-875-8243Gwen Dobbs, *protected email*, 202-772-0269Kathryn Phillips, *protected email*, 916-893-8494Sean Bothwell, *protected email*, 949-291-3401John McManus, *protected email*, 855-251-4472Mike Lynes, *protected email*, 916-737-5707 ext. 102Melissa… Read More…


A Time for Water Leadership

The time has come for California’s Governor to stand up for clean water. Rivers, creeks, and bays that are polluted with trash, toxic runoff, and heavy metals prevent California communities,… Read More…


CA Budget Agreement Commits Funds for Safe, Affordable Drinking Water

Protecting communities requires swift passage and pollution enforcement For Immediate Release: June 18, 2019 Contact: Sean Bothwell, *protected email*, 949-291-3401 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom and the… Read More…


Senate Passes Senator Wiener’s Ocean Resiliency Act of 2019, to Improve and Protect the Health of California’s Ocean Ecosystems and Coastal Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Victor Ruiz-Cornejo, *protected email*, 415.604.6817 Sacramento–  Today, Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 69, the Ocean Resiliency Act of 2019, which aims to improve and protect the health of… Read More…


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