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Outdated Coastal Power Plants Need to Pay Their Full Share

The State Water Board voted on Tuesday to keep four outdated, fossil-fueled power plants operating along California’s coast.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…


PFAS: The ‘Forever Chemical’ in Your Water

Written by Chloe Fross, Legal Intern from Lewis & Clark Law School At issue: On July 9, 2020, the California State Water Board issued an investigative order to sample for… Read More…


Keeping Our Waterways Free from PPE During the Pandemic

Written by Chloe Fross, Legal Intern from Lewis & Clark Law School COVID-19 waste is turning up gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and all forms of vital personal protective equipment (PPE)… Read More…


Keep Your Family & Pets Safe from Harmful Algal Blooms

Every summer, rivers, lakes, and streams across California experience an outbreak in algae blooms, which are often toxic, make people sick, and are deadly for dogs. This past month alone, California… Read More…


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