Big Win for Clean Water Today! The Appellate Court ruled in Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and our partners’ favor that the State Water Board needs to implement stronger regulations to protect waterways and communities from agricultural pollution on the Central Coast.
A great op-ed published in the Santa Barbara Independent, co-authored by our executive director Kira Redmond, SB County Supervisor Das Williams and Bren School Professor Bob Wilkinson. Read More!
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and Santa Barbara County Settle Lawsuit to Clean Up Pollution from County’s South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station
On September 13, 2016 Santa Barbara County and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper settled a lawsuit to clean up pollution from the County’s South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station.
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and EDC file a notice of intent to sue the federal government for violating the Endangered Species Act
On August 10th, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and our partners at EDC filed a notice of intent to sue the federal government for violating the Endangered Species Act because it failed to consult with expert wildlife agencies regarding potential impacts to at least 25 threatened and endangered species, including whales, sea otters, fur seals, sea turtles,…
On March 23, 2016, the Santa Barbara City Council denied a plea by environmental watchdog Santa Barbara Channelkeeper to revise a study of the feasibility of alternatives to make the City’s desalination plant less environmentally harmful, which Channelkeeper contends was intentionally designed to find alternatives infeasible.
Channelkeeper and EDC file two lawsuits challenging federal government’s refusal to disclose information on oil pipelines in southern California
On December 7, 2015, Channelkeeper and EDC filed two lawsuits challenging the federal government’s refusal to disclose information on oil pipelines in southern California, including the Plains Pipeline that ruptured in May and spilled 143,000 gallons of oil on the Gaviota Coast.