Sen. Murray and Congressman Reichert at press event after introducing legislation | Thomas O’Keefe Last November I wrote about what gratitude meant to me and how I would be forever grateful if Congress were to pass legislation for new Wild and Scenic River designations for Washington State. Well…the River Gods must have been listening! In… Read more »
UClick here to download the report Stormwater runoff is a major problem for watersheds across the country, particularly the Chesapeake Bay. Green infrastructure is being used as a tool to mitigate stormwater runoff by restoring natural ground cover which allows precipitation to infiltrate into the soil. Urban agriculture is an innovative green infrastructure practice because… Read more »
The General Mining Act of 1872 is an antiquated law governing mining on public lands. We need to protect special places that are threatened under this outdated rule.
Congress has launched at least fourteen legislative attacks on the Clean Water Rule since it was proposed in April of 2014 – this week marks one more.
Washington, DC — Water infrastructure in the United States is deteriorating and needs a major overhaul to avoid further declines in our clean water supplies and to deal with the more extreme weather that is coming with global warming, American Rivers said today in testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “Water is life. Yet… Read more »
Washington, D.C. — What’s in your water? Every year, more than 860 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage lands in America’s waters, and most people have no idea. Today, lawmakers in the Senate took an important step towards changing that. The Committee on Environment and Public Works overwhelmingly approved legislation that would require the public… Read more »
Washington, DC — American Rivers today applauded the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for passing the Water Infrastructure Financing Act (S.1005), a bill the nation’s leading river conservation organization says is a step toward bringing America’s water infrastructure into the 21st century, despite falling short in key areas. American Rivers praised the Environment and… Read more »
Columbia – Governor Sanford held a signing ceremony today to celebrate the passage of a law that is an important step toward ensuring reliable, predictable clean water supplies for the state’s communities and protecting the health of the state’s rivers and lakes. American Rivers, the Coastal Conservation League, and other partners worked for years to… Read more »
Read the report at www.americanrivers.org/goinggreen Washington, DC – Communities looking for the most cost-effective options for managing polluted runoff and protecting clean water should choose green infrastructure solutions, according to a report released today by American Rivers, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and ECONorthwest. The report, Banking on Green:… Read more »
Washington, DC – One year since two of the nation’s most significant river restoration projects began, American Rivers is applauding the progress and significant economic, environmental, and social benefits that have already started to accrue. The nation’s leading river conservation organization also warned against an extreme piece of legislation that would hurt river restoration efforts… Read more »