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 »
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
Blog Posts By This Author
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 »
How has the Clean Water Act impacted your life? For those of us born before or around the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, we interpret this law through the eyes of Generation X. North River, MA | Capthall | Panoramio I remember walking with my… Read more »
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to strike something called the Extinction Rider out of the Interior-EPA Appropriations bill. This was a policy rider that would have prevented the Fish and Wildlife Service from working on the listing of… Read more »
It’s summer and things are heating up here in Washington, DC; not just the hot air coming from the Capitol, although that’s plenty hot enough. The temperature is soaring well over ninety degrees every day with a heat index (something I don… Read more »