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2019 In Review: Targeted Steps for Big Change

Photo: Shannon Switzer It can be tempting to focus only on the big picture. Eliminating single-use plastic. Sequestering carbon. Preventing sea level rise. But at California Coastkeeper Alliance, we know… Read More…


CCKA Releases Ocean Climate Resiliency Action Plan

On California’s coast, the sea level is projected to rise by more than a foot over the next 40 years. Ocean acidification and hypoxia have enormous impacts on the health… Read More…


Worried About Microplastics? Stormwater Is A Solution

New research shows stormwater is the primary source of microplastics in coastal waters – here’s how to prevent it. Every year, seven trillion tiny pieces of plastic – equivalent to… 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, , 949-291-3401… 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, , 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, , 415-875-8243Gwen Dobbs, , 202-772-0269Kathryn Phillips, , 916-893-8494Sean Bothwell, , 949-291-3401John McManus, , 855-251-4472Mike Lynes, , 916-737-5707 ext. 102Melissa Romero, , 916-223-5894 Yesterday, Senate President… 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, , 949-291-3401 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom and the state… Read More…


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