Press Releases

May 18 – Coastkeeper Responds to State Board’s Consideration to Readopt Drought Emergency Regulations

Please consider this statement in response to today’s California State Water Resources Control Board’s consideration of a proposed resolution amending and readopting drought-related emergency regulations for urban water conservation. This statement is submitted by San Diego Coastkeeper Program Director Travis Pritchard. He may be reached for further comment by contacting Jamie Hampton at 858-337-7466 or …

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May 10 – Coastkeeper Releases 2015 Water Quality Report: Data Indicate Drought May Be Worsening Water Quality Second Year in A Row

Online, color-coded map shows residents water quality in their communities SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2016— Today, San Diego Coastkeeper, an organization protecting and restoring San Diego County’s fishable, swimmable, drinkable water, published its 2015 San Diego County Water Quality Report. The organization’s data indicate, for the second year in a row, that the drought may …

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California Waterkeepers Support Transferring California’s Water to Restore Colorado River Delta

Colorado River, USA: Today the California Coastkeeper Alliance and Save The Colorado released a resolution in support of transferring part of California’s allotment of Colorado River water for the restoration of the Colorado River Delta where the river no longer meets the Gulf of California. The resolution (posted here) is supported by all 12 of …

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January 20 – San Diego Coastkeeper Says Environmental Protection Agency Should Deny Application for Industrial Fish Farm

Organization says proposed fish factory would threaten the health of San Diego’s ocean San Diego, CA – January 20, 2016 – Last week, San Diego Coastkeeper formally requested the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deny a discharge permit for the Rose Canyon Aquaculture Project, a partnership between Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and a private equity firm, …

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December 18 – Environmentalists Submit Official Request to State Water Board to Review San Diego’s Stormwater Permit

Watchdogs say an unlawful change made on November 18 makes the permit inadequate to protect region’s water quality (San Diego, CA) – December 18, 2015 – Yesterday, San Diego Coastkeeper and Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation (CERF) filed a petition to the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) requesting changes to San Diego’s stormwater …

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November 18 – Coastkeeper Says Water Quality at Stake with Today’s Change to Stormwater Permit

New amendment to stormwater permit removes accountability for clean water results (San Diego, CA) – November 18, 2015 –Today, the Regional Water Quality Control Board approved an amendment to the municipal stormwater permit that weakens a permit holder’s accountability to showing clean water results. San Diego Coastkeeper, which protects fishable, swimmable and drinkable water, relied …

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