Posts with the category ‘Happening Now’


California Budget Includes Critical Protections for California’s Rivers & Fish

Englebright Dam on the Yuba River. Photo: South Yuba River Citizens League/Yuba River Waterkeeper

Despite economic uncertainty and a historic statewide deficit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom has signed a 2020-21 state budget at the end of June that includes a critical… Read More…


Promoting Healthy Soil and Water During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us hunker down and shelter in place these past few months, inspiring a number of new, self-sustaining hobbies such as cooking, baking sourdough… Read More…


#PlasticFreeJuly During COVID-19

Among the many bad things to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the resurgence of single-use plastic. It’s understandable that fears about this novel, largely unknown virus have led… Read More…


New Report Spotlights Advances and Challenges in Drinking Water Policy

For Californians without access to clean water, the COVID-19 pandemic has only added another layer of stress and struggle. Over 350,000 Californians were estimated to have had their water shut… Read More…


Once-Through Cooling Power Plants: We Must Demand More for California’s Coast

Photo credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times California’s coast is nothing short of iconic. It’s home to one of the most diverse coastal and ocean ecosystems in the… Read More…


Making Your Water Bill Affordable

Written by Andrew Gard, CCKA Legal Intern from Lewis & Clark Law School There is nothing more essential to life than water. Unfortunately, the essential nature of water does not… Read More…


It is Time We Protect Our Marine ‘Hope Spots’

Underwater parks, also called Marine Protected Areas, boost the numbers, size, and diversity of plants and animals living within their protected boundaries. They help safeguard critical ocean habitats and help… Read More…


California Must Act to Safeguard Water Quality for Federally-Managed Dams

Englebright Dam on the Yuba River. Photo: South Yuba River Citizens League/Yuba River Waterkeeper

Photo: Englebright Dam on the Yuba River. South Yuba River Citizens League/Yuba River Waterkeeper California’s Legislature is returning on Monday, May 4th after an unprecedented decision to suspend its activities… Read More…


California Coastkeeper Taking Action – What We’re Doing About Microplastics

In the Bay Area alone, seven trillion tiny pieces of plastic – equivalent to about a million pieces each for every man, woman, and child in the Bay Area –… Read More…


Trump’s EPA Is Not Enforcing Our Clean Water Laws

Less than one month ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a stay on its Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program in apparent response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Among… Read More…


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