The House voted to advance a bill that would allow hydropower dam operators to avoid complying with the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act – help us fight back.
Jim manages the Government Relations staff, guiding its work with Congress and the Administration to advance public policy that is beneficial to rivers and the communities that enjoy and depend on them.
Jim joined American Rivers in 2010. Immediately prior to joining American Rivers, he served for a year and a half as Legislative Director for US Rep. John J. Hall (NY). Prior to that, he served on the staff of US Rep. Tom Allen (ME) for more than nine and a half years, the last two as Legislative Director. Jim also served as Senior Advisor to the Tom Allen for Senate Campaign.
B.A. in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin CollegeIpswich River
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Ski industry association wants to auction off water from your rivers. What that means for you. Tell your Senators to stop the ski industry from trying to sell our rivers to the highest bidder. As the snow melts, the National Ski Areas Association turne… Read more »
Scenic Middle Fork Salmon River, ID | © John Seebach As we enter a new year, and a new Congress, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for everything you did for rivers this past year. 2014 was a great year for rivers, in no small part thanks to… Read more »
Last March, the House of Representatives voted to approve a bill that could dry up countless stretches of rivers and harm river restoration efforts nationwide. H.R. 3189 – the so-called “Water Rights Protection Act” – passed by a 238-174 vote. This bil… Read more »
Don’t get snowed. The ski industry is continuing to push the bill that is bad for your rivers and could roll back environmental protections. Aspen’s at it again. This time, they are promoting themselves in a video claiming that they are actively lobby… Read more »
65.5 Gigawatts of energy of new hydropower on our rivers? Hair-raising indeed. The Department of Energy just published a report titled the “New Stream-reach Development Assessment: A Comprehensive Assessment of Hydropower Energy Potential in the United… Read more »
Ski Industry should follow up with more than just words and oppose the so-called Water Rights Protection Act American Rivers feels compelled to respond to an op-ed in the Denver Post authored by Mr. Michael Berry, President of the National Ski Areas As… Read more »
Tell Congress to vote NO on the bill that would put the interests of resort developers and frackers above your right to enjoy the river. Take Action » Today, the House will vote on H.R. 3189, the so-called “Water Rights Protection Act.” The bill would… Read more »
With the National Parks closed no one can enjoy the beauty of the Elwha River in Olympic National Park, WA | © Lance McCoy Rivers and those who depend upon them will pay a price if the government shutdown continues much longer. The causes of the shutdo… Read more »
Pledge to Vote Clean Water Take the pledge to vote clean water » Americans value clean water and healthy rivers. Clean water consistently ranks as the top environmental concern among American voters, according to Gallup. It doesn’t matter whether… Read more »