California Adopts New Protections for Rivers & Wildlife

After nearly two decades, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has adopted statewide Toxicity Provisions to protect the health of California’s rivers and wildlife. Rivers and streams… Read More…


Precedent-Setting Action to Protect Our Coast & Ocean from Stormwater Pollution

California is home to a vibrant and unique coast that attracts millions of visitors each year – and this has proven especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic as families sought… 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…


Legislative Safeguards for California’s Rivers, Fish, & Communities, Despite an Unprecedented Time

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our communities, businesses, and lives in unprecedented ways – and similarly challenged the California Legislature with a historically short session due to closures of the… Read More…


Deterring Pollution is Critical in Achieving Drinkable, Swimmable and Fishable Waterways

Enforcement of California’s foundational environmental laws is a cornerstone to ensure compliance with the laws and regulations aimed at securing access to swimmable, drinkable and fishable waterways for all Californians…. Read More…


Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Photo: Getty Images Following last week’s death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, women of California Waterkeeper legal teams honor the legacy she leaves behind. Known fondly as the… Read More…


Time to Celebrate the Sea Otter

Sick of 2020 yet? We have just the thing to cheer you up: Sea Otter Week! Did you know the sea otter is the smallest marine mammal in North America?… Read More…


Water Boards: Don’t Give Polluters a Pass with Staffing Gaps

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainty and tested the resolve of people, businesses, and governments around the world. The holds true in California, which faces a $54.3 billion budget deficit… Read More…


Outdated Coastal Power Plants Need to Pay Their Full Share

The State Water Board voted on Tuesday to keep four outdated, fossil-fueled power plants operating along California’s coast. This vote followed brief rolling blackouts last month, yet was based on energy… Read More…


CCKA Releases Ten Principles for Healthy & Climate-Resilient Waterways

Photo: Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management California’s waterways play a key role in the health of California’s varied ecosystems and communities. California’s interconnected rivers and streams, however, are threatened… Read More…


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