Introducing CCKA’s New Policy Analyst: Cody Phillips

I am thrilled to join California Coastkeeper Alliance as its new Policy Analyst. I grew up in Southern California where my love for the outdoors made it clear to me… Read More…


CCKA’s Top 10 Achievements in 2021

There’s no doubt that 2021 was another challenging year for society, but we have also made progress toward a brighter future. The same sentiment holds true for the environmental movement…. Read More…


What’s Killing Bees?

Written by Isabel Klein, undergraduate intern from University of Southern California Environmental Studies Program It should come as no surprise that insecticides were designed to kill insects. Neonicotinoids, whose chemical… Read More…


Protecting Water Quality in Urban Watersheds: Sacramento’s Morrison Creek

In the past month, the California Natural Resources Agency announced major steps in the State’s effort to equitably address climate change and stem biodiversity loss with the release of its… Read More…


2021 in Review: California’s Lackluster Legislative Year

California is often seen as a national leader in environmental protection – and after last year’s truncated legislative session due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were hopeful that California would… Read More…


Ocean Solutions for Conserving 30% of California’s Coastal Waters

Too often, the ocean is left out of the climate conversation, focusing instead on a land-centric approach to saving our planet. The ocean covers 70% of the Earth, and it… Read More…


A Watershed-Approach to California’s 30×30 Conservation Goals

Photo: Bob Wick, BLM California has committed to conserving 30 percent of its lands and waters by 2030, with a concurrent effort taking place on the national level and by… Read More…


People Over Profits: California Must Protect Our Communities From Construction-Based Pollution

East Los Angeles Interchange, Los Angeles River bridge construction (1959), Robert Owen Winkler After 12 years since the last Construction General Permit (7 years overdue), the State Water Board has… Read More…


Our Ocean is in Peril: Here’s What We Need to Do

This month, the LA Times ran an in-depth and distrubing expose: “Something is killing grey whales. Is it a sign of oceans in peril?” The piece documents an alarming trend… Read More…


California’s Drought is a Double Threat for Small, Groundwater-Reliant Communities

East Porterville, California received a new water system after wells ran dry in 2014, Florence Low/California Department of Water Resources. Written by Aiden Freeman, CCKA Legal Intern from Lewis &… Read More…


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