Kootenai River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the transboundary Kootenai River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today due to the threat that five open-pit coal mines along one of its major tributaries pose to water quality, native fish and wildlife, and world-class recreation. American Rivers and its partners are calling on the U.S. State Department… Read more »

American Rivers Opens New Western Pennsylvania Office in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh — American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, today announced that it has opened a new Western Pennsylvania Field Office in Pittsburgh and that Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy will serve as Associate Director for River Restoration to help Pennsylvania communities remove unsafe and outdated dams. Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy is a member of the American Institute of… Read more »

American Rivers Applauds Introduction of Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act

Washington, DC — American Rivers today applauded Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) for his strong efforts to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay by introducing legislation that provides enforceable deadlines for meeting clean water goals for the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers. For the first time, clean up plans for nutrients and sediment must apply… Read more »

Senate Passes Flood Insurance Reform

Washington – In a win for public safety, taxpayers, and the environment, the Senate and House today passed critical reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program.  American Rivers has worked for years to reform the program, which has run up a near $20 billion debt to the Federal Treasury, and encouraged destruction of floodplains and… Read more »

Missouri River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, D.C. – American Rivers named the Missouri River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® today, shining a national spotlight on outdated flood management practices that are threatening public safety.  “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are facing a critical tipping point,” said Eileen Fretz of American… Read more »

One year later, Georgia’s clean water supply benefits from stimulus spending

Washington, DC – Communities across Georgia are reaping the benefits of federal economic stimulus funds, one year after President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. American Rivers helped secure the $6 billion for clean water and drinking water, including specific funding for green infrastructure and water efficiency. American Rivers has done… Read more »

A Look Back in Honor of National Water Quality Month

Willamette River, OR before the Clean Water Act | Oregon State University Archives I’ve never known a time without a Clean Water Act in the United States. This became particularly clear to me after watching footage from Oregon State University’s archives of the Willamette River in the 1930s and 1940. While I’ve seen water pollution… Read more »

Budget Battle Threatens Drinking Water Sources

While attention is rightly focused on the debt ceiling deadline – the House budget bill is meanwhile taking a sledge hammer to clean water protections by slashing funding and adding major rollbacks to clean water safeguards in a funding bill. Apparently some members of Congress thought it was cool when rivers caught on fire back… Read more »