California releases commercial, industrial and institutional stormwater permit in response to groups’ lawsuit challenging the need to address unregulated stormwater pollution in Los Angeles

Contact: Jeff Odefey, American Rivers, 415.589.0642,  Becky Hammer, Natural Resources Defense Council, 202.513.6254,     Bruce Reznik, Los Angeles Waterkeeper, (619) 851-9997,   Sean Bothwell, California Coastkeeper Alliance 949-291-3401, sbothwell@alanawebre LOS… Read More…


Building a Better Construction Stormwater Permit

Eight years after the 2009 permit expired, the State Water Board has finally adopted a new statewide Construction Stormwater Permit. This permit will require construction sites to prevent stormwater from… Read More…


Waterkeepers’ ‘Forever Chemicals’ Monitoring Project

In June, California Coastkeeper had the privilege of participating in a PFAS Monitoring Project, one of the country’s largest PFAS surface water contamination data projects yet. But what does PFAS… Read More…


California’s Regulation of Sewage Spills is Crappy

Sewage is almost constantly spilling into Californian waterways. Just this year between January 1st and May 5th, 173 sewer systems reported 869 spills and over 501,000 gallons of raw sewage… Read More…


Clean Water for All? Governor Newsom Favors Construction Corporate Profits

Construction sites are an impactful source of water pollution. Construction activities use a wide variety of pollutants and land disturbance can expose soils contaminated by historic pollution, including heavy metals… Read More…


Don’t Tread on Salmon – 6PPD Kills Within Hours

For over 20 years, researchers in the Puget Sound area have seen a connection between stormwater and salmon deaths. Previously known as the “coho mortality phenomenon” or “urban runoff mortality… Read More…


CCKA’s Solution to Microplastic Pollution

Scientists have found microplastics in nearly every place they’ve looked, including pristine mountain springs, the arctic, and even human blood. These tiny pollutants come from a variety of sources: bits… Read More…


Making Communities Whole From Water Quality Pollution Violations Through Community Restoration Funding

Fifty years ago, the federal government passed the Clean Water Act to clean up the nation’s rivers, lakes, and oceans, many of which were polluted to dangerous levels. Here in… Read More…


50 Years Later, It’s Time to Modernize California’s Clean Water Program

Fifty years ago, the federal Clean Water Act passed with the goal of cleaning up all of the nation’s waterways by the mid-1980s. Since then, California has made significant progress… Read More…


All California Communities Deserve Access to Swimmable, Fishable, and Drinkable Waters

Written by Hannah Carroll, CCKA Undergraduate Intern from University of Southern California Environmental justice refers to efforts to extinguish the inequality faced by communities surrounding environmental policies; since the 1980s,… Read More…


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