Susquehanna Reading Railroad Bridge | Jayme Frye The Susquehanna River, the Chesapeake Bay’s largest tributary will be a little cleaner as a result of last week’s agreement amongst the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the City of Harrisburg and the authority that manages the area’s stormwater, drinking water and wastewater,… Read more »
If Congress passes the proposed hydropower bill, an energy company operating the Conowingo Dam gets to pass the costs of dealing with the dam’s pollution along to taxpayers.
Keurig employees turned out across the country to show their dedication to clean rivers. Over the course of six events, 460 volunteers picked up nearly 10,000 pounds of trash.
The ongoing health crisis in Flint, Michigan is a stark reminder of the critical importance of healthy rivers and clean water supplies to our health and our communities.
Washington, DC — At least 16 water efficiency projects in Washington are ready to go and will create jobs and improve clean water supply, according to a quick survey conducted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency. The projects which provide a sample of water efficiency projects across the state include retrofitting plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems,… Read more »
Washington, DC — What’s in your water? It’s a question, that if posed to Americans, most wouldn’t be able to answer. In fact, 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 House took an important step… Read more »
Washington, DC – A national scientific report released by the White House on how climate change will impact water resources and other aspects of society underscores the need to prepare communities by protecting and restoring rivers and clean water, American Rivers said today. American Rivers called on Congress to strengthen and pass climate change legislation… Read more »
Patapsco Valley State Park, MD – American Rivers is proud to announce the removal of the Simkins dam on the Patapsco River. This removal is part of a watershed effort to remove at least three dams on the Patapsco. Removal of the Union Dam upstream was completed last month and studies are underway for the… Read more »
Washington, DC – American Rivers and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a forest protection and restoration effort in Randolph County, WV will receive a $300,000 grant, as part of a comprehensive initiative to protect and restore rivers in the Potomac Highlands region. The grant will help The Nature Conservancy implement the Gandy Ranch… Read more »
Washington D.C. – American Rivers named the Coal River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® today, shining a national spotlight on the threat mountaintop removal mining poses to clean water and public health. The announcement of the Coal is particularly timely, with the nation commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act this year, and Congress… Read more »