One million Californians lack access to safe and affordable drinking water – a fact that should be fiction in a state boasting the world’s fifth largest economy.
Greenhouse gas emissions are changing the ocean’s chemistry and jeopardizing the foundation of sea life.
Just like on land, underwater reserves and parks preserve biologically unique and sensitive ecosystems for future generations. These areas need to be defended from threats like pollution and overfishing.
At least a 16-inch rise in sea level is projected along the California coast by 2050, with a 50-inch rise by the turn of the century. Flooding and erosion threaten communities up and down the state, which must start preparing today.
Offshore oil drilling poses an unnecessary and unacceptable risk to California’s environment and economy, and does not solve the energy problem.
Coastal power plants use an illegal and antiquated cooling technology that kills 79 billion fish every year, including endangered chinook salmon and delta smelt.
Hundreds of billions of gallons of treated wastewater is dumped into the ocean instead of being highly-purified for potable uses.
California’s rivers and streams are over-pumped to the point that natural systems are collapsing.
The Blue Business Council is a network of companies working to protect the state’s most vital and threatened natural capital—the coast, ocean, bays, rivers, and streams that power our economy.
Although California has some of the toughest water quality and marine resource laws on the books, these laws are constantly under attack. CCKA defends and expands California’s environmental laws to protect clean and abundant water.
California has some of the strongest water protection laws in the country, but falls behind on enforcing them. CCKA uses the power of the courts to hold polluters accountable.