Happy New Year from a Creek in Central Pennsylvania

Bermudian Creek, PA | Liz Deardorff My vision of breaking a snowy cross-country trail through a West Virginia wilderness was dismissed by unseasonably balmy weather, so Christmas morning my husband and I sought the wonder of the holiday through the eyes of our three year old granddaughter — just the inspiration we needed to lift… Read more »

House Preemptively Attacks the Clean Water Rule

Update Saturday, May 16: The U.S. House of Representatives has recently passed two measures that aim to stop the finalization of the Clean Water Rule. They have included a rider in their Energy and Water Budget that would prohibit the Army Corps from using its appropriated money to work on the Clean Water Rule. They… Read more »

A Silence on the Animas

I was standing along my local river the other day, under a blue sky with a gentle breeze slipping by. Soft sunlight from above reflected off the nearby cliffs and a muted silence surrounded my thoughts – rare for a beautiful Sunday morning in August. Normally there would be kayakers surfing the wave at Smelter,… Read more »

Announcing a Victory for the Holston River!

The Holston Army Ammunitions Plant has been releasing a toxic chemical into the waters of the Holston River for some time. Now, they will be required to clean up the pollution according to a recent consent decree.

Black Warrior River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Birmingham, Ala. —Pollution caused by coal mining near the Black Warrior River has landed the river on the annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ – a report issued by the conservation group American Rivers.  The Black Warrior River and its tributaries are a major drinking water source for Birmingham, Jasper, Cullman and Tuscaloosa. The… Read more »

Stronger Stormwater Safeguards Needed to Protect Maryland’s Clean Water

Click here to read the Maryland Stormwater Consortium’s letter of recommendations to the Maryland Department of the Environment. Maryland — As the State of Maryland considers how to reduce stormwater pollution from roads, lawns and parking lots, American Rivers and the Maryland Stormwater Consortium today announced three critical steps the state must take to protect clean water…. Read more »

American Rivers applauds introduction of multi-billion dollar Water Trust Fund

Washington, DC — American Rivers today applauded Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) for introducing legislation that establishes a Water Trust Fund to invest in fixing the nation’s outdated drinking water and sewage treatment systems.  The bipartisan legislation, the Water Protection and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 3202), establishes a $10 billion annual fund for repairing America’s aging pipes… Read more »