Spotlight on Prairie Potholes – Ducks Like Them, Why You Should Too

Prairie potholes | Laura Hubers, USFWS The Proposed Clean Water Rule Earlier this spring, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers released a draft rule to clarify the scope of the Clean Water Act in an important step forward to restoring protections for small streams and wetlands. Despite nearly thirty years of… Read more »

After Four Decades, a Victory for the North Fork

It’s been said that good things come to those who wait. North Fork Flathead River | Scott Bosse After four decades, the wait is finally over for all the citizens and conservation groups who have patiently and persistently fought to maintain the integrity of the North Fork of the Flathead River watershed along the western… Read more »

Progress to a Cleaner Water Supply

Lake Erie algal blooms | Katie Rousseau I started working for American Rivers in August, one week after the infamous water crisis that left more than 500,000 people in Southern Michigan and the Greater Toledo area without water for over two days. The water crisis was from a harmful algal bloom formation over the City’s… Read more »

Boundary Waters Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today, shining a national spotlight on a proposed copper nickel mine that would release toxic waste into the South Kawishiwi River, threatening fish and wildlife, drinking water quality, and a world class recreation area. “The America’s Most… Read more »

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 »