Funding Green Infrastructure Solutions

NEW REPORT:Putting Green to Work: Economic Recovery Investments for Clean and Reliable Water American Rivers’ new report evaluates the groundbreaking water infrastructure investment in green infrastructure pioneered under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) that provided $1.2 billion for green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency, and environmental innovation. Our report highlights how states have… Read more »

Learn how States Used their Water Infrastructure Funding from the Stimulus

Washington – Join American Rivers on December 15th from 2:30 – 3:30 for a webcast to learn how the Chesapeake Bay states used their required (20%) portion of water infrastructure funding from the stimulus for green infrastructure and water efficiency. Katherine Baer, senior director of clean water for American Rivers, will highlight example projects as… Read more »

New Green Infrastructure Legislation introduced in Congress

Thanks to Representative Donna Edwards, and co-sponsors Russ Carnahan and Steve Driehaus, a groundbreaking new piece of legislation was introduced December 3rd that would significantly help advance green infrastructure throughout the country.  The Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act of 2009, if it makes it into law, would create up to five green infrastructure centers… Read more »

Green Infrastructure in the Government

On Tuesday, the EPA finally released guidance on Sec. 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Yes, 2007. This section  of the law states: “The sponsor of any development or redevelopment project involving a Federal facility with a footprint that exceeds 5,000 square feet shall use site planning, design, construction, and maintenance strategies… 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 »

New American Rivers office in Milwaukee will focus on protecting clean water

Milwaukee — American Rivers announced today that it has opened a new office in Milwaukee that will focus on protecting clean water. Sean Foltz, former executive director of the Midwest Lakes Policy Center, will spearhead the organization’s efforts in Milwaukee.  American Rivers, headquartered in Washington, DC, has offices around the country and has played a… Read more »

Polluters Getting Away — Clean Water Act Not Enforced

Our streams and rivers are far from clean – pollution from urban runoff and farms are significant sources that are challenging to control. One thing that the Clean Water Act makes clear is that “point source” pollution – water pollution from sewage treatment, industrial plants and other sources must meet pollution limits. However, in an… Read more »

How Your Jeans Affect Rivers

  Jeans manufacturing requires a lot of chemicals and water and if the left over water isn’t treated properly, it can pollute our valuable rivers and streams.  That’s why GAP has recently expanded their 2004 Clean Water Program to ensure that all their suppliers meet their high wastewater quality standards. Check out more the next time… Read more »