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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…


Governor Newsom Releases Executive Order on Water Resilience

Yesterday, Governor Newsom released Executive Order N-10-19, designed to increase California’s water security by developing local water supplies that reduce communities’ reliance on water from the Colorado River and Sacramento… Read More…


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

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


CCKA’s 2018 Accomplishments

2018 was a year of successful policy-making for California and our organization, even in the face of an onslaught of anti-environment, pro-industry policy changes, cabinet appointments, and rhetoric from the… Read More…


Industrial stormwater: from nuisance to resource

California has two major water challenges: supply and quality. Stormwater—the rain that runs off our roads and rooftops, picking up trash, chemicals, motor oil and other nasty substances as it… Read More…


Judges Rule – Again – That State Must Do More to Curb Agricultural Pollution

Conservation, Environmental Justice and Fishing Groups Applaud Favorable Ruling in Long-Fought Battle for Stronger Ag Pollution Rules For Immediate Release: 9/20/2018 For more information contact: Steve Shimek, The Otter Project… Read More…


Press Statement: Legislature Passes Offshore Oil Protections

August 29, 2018 Today, California lawmakers passed a bill that will effectively block new offshore oil and gas drilling. Senate Bill 834 (Jackson) prohibits the leasing of state lands and… Read More…


Honoring Swimmable California Day

This week we celebrate the 5th Annual Swimmable California Day thanks to the California Legislature proclaiming July 25th as a day to recognize our rights to coastlines, beaches, estuaries, rivers,… Read More…


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