The Obama Administration has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help improve conditions for fish and wildlife on the Columbia River.
A potential new poisonous sulfide mine in the headwaters of the St. Louis River in Minnesota could affect the drinking water supply for thousands of Great Lakes residents.
The Tusayan expansion could have caused irreparable harm to a wide swath of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The Forest Service said no.
Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers released America’s Most Endangered Rivers™: 2008 edition last April, thousands of Americans have taken action and critical decisions on many of the rivers are expected soon. Each year, American Rivers solicits nominations from thousands of river groups, environmental organizations, outdoor clubs, local governments, and taxpayer watchdogs for… Read more »
Portland – One of the nation’s largest river restoration efforts got the official green light today when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the agency that regulates hydropower dams, ordered the decommissioning of the White Salmon River’s hundred-year-old Condit Dam. The dam removal, scheduled to begin in the fall of next year, will restore habitat for… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – American Rivers named the Kansas River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® today, shining a national spotlight on the threat that sand and gravel dredging poses to clean water. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are facing a critical tipping point,” said Fay Augustyn… Read more »
Washington, DC — Expanding plans to mine the Wild and Scenic Chetco River for gold are a threat to the river’s exceptionally clear waters, world class salmon and steelhead populations and popular recreation activities. The instream mining proposal, with suction dredges weighing up to one ton, landed the Chetco in the number seven spot in America’s… Read more »
Indian Head, MD — One of the Chesapeake Bay’s few remaining healthy streams could soon be seriously degraded if a plan to build a major highway moves forward. This threat landed Mattawoman Creek in the number four spot in America’s Most Endangered Rivers: 2009 edition. The listing was announced today in a press conference on… Read more »
It’s hard to believe, but it is almost time for the release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2012! Mark your calendars for May 15! The America’s Most Endangered Rivers® report is one of the best-known and longest-lived annual reports in the environmental movement. Each year since 1986, grassroots river conservationists have teamed up with… Read more »
Well, it’s official. You better not frack with New Jersey. I already knew this of course, being from the notorious state. But now it’s on the books. Now you probably want to know the whole story, so you are in-the-know as you trek up the NJ Turnpike this summer. Late Wednesday night, the New Jersey… Read more »