Congressional Investigation Details Decline of Clean Water Act Enforcement

Washington, D.C. — American Rivers today applauded House of Representatives Committee Chairmen Henry A. Waxman and James L. Oberstar for seeking the truth on the Bush Administration’s failure to enforce the Clean Water Act and called on Congress to swiftly pass the Clean Water Restoration Act. Melissa Samet, senior director of water resources for American Rivers… Read more »

Stimulus funding can improve public health, clean water in Pennsylvania

(Washington, DC) – Pennsylvania is ready to take a big step forward into the 21st century.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) has made available $45 million in funding in the form of a set-aside for green infrastructure, and water and energy efficiency projects.  American Rivers conducted a quick survey around the… Read more »

American Rivers Helps Redefine Water Infrastructure

Katherine Baer from American Rivers will participate in a Roundtable event today on the report at 12 noon.  Visit http://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/2009/07/29/aspen-dialogue-sustainable-water-infrastructure-us for information on the event. Washington, D.C. — The nation’s clean water and public health and safety would be much better off with a water infrastructure system that incorporates green solutions, according to a new report… Read more »

Obama Administration Acts to Improve Protections for Clean Drinking Water

Washington, DC – The small streams and wetlands that provide drinking water for millions of Americans will remain protected, thanks to draft guidance released today by the Environmental Protection Agency. This guidance reaffirms the intent of the Clean Water Act to protect these critical waters after the uncertainty created by two Supreme Court decisions. American… Read more »

Hoback River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, D.C. – American Rivers has named the Hoback River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® for the second year in a row, shining a national spotlight on the threat natural gas drilling poses to clean water, recreation, and world-class fish and wildlife.  “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save… Read more »

Monongahela River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC — The drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people is at risk from toxic pollution created by natural gas extraction in the Monongahela River Basin. This threat landed the Monongahela in the number nine spot in America’s Most Endangered Rivers™: 2010 edition, produced by American Rivers. “We must put the brakes on the… Read more »

Benefits Of Green Infrastructure: Salty Is Not A Good thing.

Stormwater, that annoying water that builds up on sidewalks, is more than the disturbance you have to jump over as you cross the sidewalk in an effort to avoid trench foot – it also happens to be a damaging pollutant to our streams.  Stormwater runoff is a significant contributor to decreased water quality and stream… Read more »