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…


California Coastal Cleanup Day 2018

On Saturday, September 15, swap out your folding chairs for garbage bags and hit the beach for California Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest annual volunteer event in the U.S. Last… Read More…


Citizen Lawsuit Report: California communities are holding polluters accountable in the absence of state and federal action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2018 Contact: Sean Bothwell, California Coastkeeper Alliance, *protected email*, 949.291.3401 Citizen Lawsuit Report: California communities are holding polluters accountable in the absence of state and federal… 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…


California’s Newest Line of Defense to Sea Level Rise

Among the countless items included in the $200-billion state budget that Legislators passed last week was a small but meaningful allocation that will make our state more resilient to rising… Read More…


California Waterkeepers Featured in Vanity Fair

Photo by Daniel Mansson With the federal government dismantling clean water and coastal protections, our work is more urgent than ever. We are proud to have been featured alongside our… Read More…


An Invisible Threat to California Waters

California has led efforts to reduce the flow of plastics to our waterways. In 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed the nation’s first statewide plastic bag ban. In January 2016, the… Read More…


A Call to #CALeg Action on Water in 2018

Our state has led the resistance in many respects. Faced with a wholesale dismantling of the civil rights and environmental laws and policies, California leaders at all levels of government… Read More…


Press Release: Businesses Unite to Defend West Coast Against Offshore Drilling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Mark Christy, Hobie Sports *protected email*, 949-235-2538 / Noah Oppenheim, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, *protected email*, 207-233-0400 Sacramento, CA – One month after the… Read More…


‘Ocean-First’ Business Model Helps Reduce Plastic Pollution

Since its launch in 2014, California Coastkeeper Alliance’s Blue Business Council has become an effective platform for amplifying and unifying a business voice to advocate for clean water and a… Read More…


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