Roanoke River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Virginia – Lifting a state-wide ban on uranium mining would threaten the Roanoke River and other rivers as well as drinking water supplies in the region with radioactive pollution and toxic chemicals, American Rivers said today.  The threat from a proposed uranium mine in the Roanoke basin earned the river a spot on the organization’s… Read more »

Clean Water Restoration Act Will Protect Our Nation’s Waters

Washington, D.C. — More than 160 leading freshwater scientists and engineers sent a letter yesterday to President Obama urging his support for the Clean Water Restoration Act.  This legislation is urgently needed to ensure that Clean Water Act protections are provided to the nation’s vast array of headwater streams and wetlands; waters that are critical for… Read more »

An Issue Of Diligence

Today’s guest blog for our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series is from John Ely, an attorney working for Pitkin County, Colorado: Take Action to Protect theCrystal River Protect the Crystal River from the harmful West Divide Dam Project! In 1958, the Colorado River District received a decree for water rights for a project known as… Read more »

Check out our new report on Green Infrastructure in Karst Regions

American Rivers has a new report out, Using Green Infrastructure in Karst Regions. The report demonstrates how green infrastructure can be successfully applied in areas with karst topography. Karst topography is made up of soluble bedrock that can easily erode when it comes in contact with water and can be found in areas including the… Read more »

Delaware River Water Withdrawal Needs Public Input

America’s Most Endangered River of 2010, the Upper Delaware, continues to face significant challenges as natural gas development ramps up in the Marcellus Shale.  The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) plans to vote on a water withdrawal application by XTO Energy (ExxonMobil Corp.) for natural gas development in the Delaware River watershed at their regularly scheduled… Read more »

Experience The Beautiful Grand River

Today’s guest blog for our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series is a story of the beautiful Grand River from Kari Matsko, Director of the People’s Oil & Gas Collaborative- Ohio: Take Action to Protect theGrand River Tell the Ohio legislature to institute strong protective standards for natural gas development! Walking along the northern end of… Read more »

Funding Green Infrastructure in Pennsylvania

The stimulus spending for water infrastructure has spurred a change in the way that many states are approaching clean water by promoting green infrastructure and water efficiency. American Rivers staffer Liz Garland just finished a report “Funding Green Infrastructure in Pennsylvania,” and she writes: Green infrastructure practices for stormwater management are being implemented at an… Read more »

Green Infrastructure Working for North Carolina

Guest blog post by Jessie Allen, American Rivers’ volunteer NC Research Associate Green infrastructure practices are gaining popularity as more cities and towns begin to look for innovative ways to effectively manage stormwater. The benefits of green infrastructure practices are clear: less water pollution, cleaner air, and greater energy efficiency, but there are still a… Read more »

House May Correct Bad Policies of the Past with Oil Spill Legislation

The Gulf oil spill brought to light the impact that disasters like this have on the lands and waters that belong to all Americans. We rely on the government to make sure the oil and gas companies are acting responsibly because when things go wrong our communities and ecosystems both suffer. Without stronger oversight and… Read more »

Join Our Social Media Push for Clean Water Today!

Your right to clean water is under assault in Congress. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Dean Heller (R-NV) have proposed an amendment to the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill (H.R. 2354) that would effectively limit the protection of the Clean Water Act regarding  small streams and wetlands across the country-the very streams and wetlands… Read more »