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City of Ventura and SB Channelkeeper Sign Interim Settlement on Ventura River Litigation

The City of San Buenaventura and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper are pleased to announce an interim settlement in the lawsuit regarding the pumping and diversion of water from the Ventura River Watershed. Both Channelkeeper and the City are dedicated to ensuring the protection of this finite water source and the habitat and species that rely on…

Channelkeeper and EDC Take Fracking Suit to Federal Court of Appeals

(June 18, 2019) Santa Barbara, CA—Today, the Environmental Defense Center (“EDC”) and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper (“SBCK”) announced that they will go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to defend their court victory that currently prohibits the use of fracking and acidizing offshore California.  The groups will also seek full environmental review…

Channelkeeper Applauds City of Santa Barbara for Reducing Sewage Spills

May 22, 2019 (Santa Barbara, California) – Yesterday, the Santa Barbara City Council received an update on the City’s progress in reducing sewage spills, prompted by a lawsuit filed by local water watchdog Santa Barbara Channelkeeper in 2011. Thanks to heightened investments in sewer system inspections, cleaning and repairs, the City reduced spills from a…

Judge denies oil company’s request to continue fracking offshore California despite moratorium

A federal judge issued an order last night declaring that the oil company DCOR, LLC cannot proceed with its two proposed permits to conduct fracking in the Santa Barbara Channel at Platform Gilda.  In November 2018, the judge ruled in favor of the Environmental Defense Center (“EDC”) and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper (“SBCK”), prohibiting the Trump…

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