Safe Swimming in California

Written by Alana Webre, CCKA Summer Intern With summer in full swing, Californians are turning to swimming to beat the scorching heat. The state is home to a host of… Read More…


Taking Action with AB 1066 for a Swimmable California

Each year, California celebrates Swimmable California Day on July 25th – a day celebrating all Californians’ right to clean and safe water for swimming, playing, and enjoying. Yet after nearly… Read More…


California Coastkeeper Alliance Files Lawsuit to Protect the Russian River

Photo: Bobby Cochran Photography On June 23rd, California Coastkeeper Alliance filed a lawsuit to compel the County of Sonoma to consider and mitigate impacts to public trust resources caused by… Read More…


California’s Unregulated CAFO Problem

What exactly is a ‘CAFO’? CAFO stands for ‘concentrated animal feeding operations’ that house hundreds, sometimes thousands, of livestock in a single location. Unfortunately, livestock produces manure or other waste… Read More…


California Needs to Invest in a Drought-Resilient Future

California’s current water management practices are unsustainable – leaving our rivers overallocated and dry during drought years, and leaving California’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities left to pay the price… Read More…


Protecting Marine Life and Ratepayers from Unnecessary Ocean Desalination

This week California Coastkeeper Alliance appealed the Santa Ana Regional Water Board’s decision to permit the Poseidon Ocean Desalination facility in Huntington Beach. Poseidon has been attempting to permit Poseidon-Huntington… Read More…


CCKA’s World Otter Day Top 10

Photo: Tory Kallman/Shutterstock.com Happy World Otter Day! We are celebrating all things otters by sharing 10 facts about the beloved southern sea otter on California’s Central Coast. Read more about… Read More…


California’s Drought Emergency

Governor Newsom recently expanded his April 21 drought emergency proclamation to 41 California counties – including the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Tulare Lake watershed, and Klamath River. In total, 30 percent… Read More…


Looking Beyond President Biden’s First 100 Days

The first 100 days of President Biden’s term are over. In that time, President Biden has committed to tackling the climate crisis, rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, and remedying the disproportionate… Read More…


A Legislative Solution for Microplastic Pollution

Photo: solarseven / shutterstock Written by Casey Cheng, Environmental Policy Intern from University of Southern California. Aptly named, “single-use” plastics are designed to be thrown away after fulfilling their single,… Read More…


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