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Making Communities Whole From Water Quality Pollution Violations Through Community Restoration Funding

Fifty years ago, the federal government passed the Clean Water Act to clean up the nation’s rivers, lakes, and oceans, many of which were polluted to dangerous levels. Here in… Read More…


50 Years Later, It’s Time to Modernize California’s Clean Water Program

Fifty years ago, the federal Clean Water Act passed with the goal of cleaning up all of the nation’s waterways by the mid-1980s. Since then, California has made significant progress… Read More…


CCKA’s 2022 Priorities for Swimmable, Fishable, Drinkable Waters

January is traditionally a time to set goals for the upcoming year – and California Coastkeeper Alliance has big plans for 2022. This year will mark the 50th anniversary of… Read More…


CCKA’s Top 10 Achievements in 2021

There’s no doubt that 2021 was another challenging year for society, but we have also made progress toward a brighter future. The same sentiment holds true for the environmental movement…. Read More…


Ocean Solutions for Conserving 30% of California’s Coastal Waters

Too often, the ocean is left out of the climate conversation, focusing instead on a land-centric approach to saving our planet. The ocean covers 70% of the Earth, and it… Read More…


Our Ocean is in Peril: Here’s What We Need to Do

This month, the LA Times ran an in-depth and distrubing expose: “Something is killing grey whales. Is it a sign of oceans in peril?” The piece documents an alarming trend… Read More…


California Coastkeeper Alliance Acquires The Otter Project to Protect the Southern Sea Otter

California Coastkeeper Alliance is thrilled to announce that we have acquired The Otter Project. Formed in 1998 to promote the rapid recovery of the California sea otter, The Otter Project… Read More…


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…


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