Posts with the category ‘Happening Now’


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…


California Leads on Ocean Climate Action

This September, California hosted the Global Climate Action Summit, where government, business, science, and NGO leaders from across the world came together to deepen past commitments. The oceans, which absorb… Read More…


California Legislature Sends Strong Message in 2018

The summer heat is waning, school is back in session, and the California legislative session has come to a close. Over the course of the summer, California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA)… 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…


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…


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