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Federal Judge Sides with Channelkeeper and EDC – Halts Offshore Fracking

A major win in the battle against offshore fracking in California! A federal judge issued an order today (11/9) declaring that the federal government violated environmental protection laws when it approved permits for fracking from platforms offshore California. The judge agreed with Channelkeeper and the Environmental Defense Center that the government failed to conduct adequate consultation…

Huge Win in Battle Against Ag Pollution!

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.

Turning the Tide on Invisible Pollution

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!    

Clear the Coast, A Band of Passionate Californians is Fighting to Keep Crucial Waterways Clean

Channelkeeper and EDC defeat feds’ attempt to dismiss our offshore fracking lawsuit

City of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper Extend Clean Water Enforcement Agreement

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and EDC File Lawsuit Challenging Federal Approval of Offshore Fracking and Acidizing: Lawsuit Seeks Protection of Endangered Species and Full Environmental Review

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,…

Desalination Subsurface Intake Study Press Release

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.