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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…


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…


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