A Miner’s Take on Mining the Boundary Waters

Today’s guest blog about the #6 Boundary Waters- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Bob Tammen, a retired miner living in Soudan, Minnesota.  Bob and his wife are regular paddlers of the South Kawishiwi River, where copper-nickel mines have been proposed. Take Action to Protect theBoundary Waters Urge President Obama,… Read more »

Protecting Special Places is Important for Local Businesses

Today’s guest blog about the #6 Boundary Waters- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Jane and Steve Koschak, owners of River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. in Ely, Minnesota.  They discuss the impact that mining would have on their local business. Take Action to Protect theBoundary Waters Urge President Obama,… Read more »

Legal Victory for Clean Water Act Permitting

Runoff from a valley fill following mountaintop removal mining in Kentucky | Matt Wasson, Appalachian Voices A Legal Victory to Stop Damaging Projects that Pollute Water and Threaten Health On Tuesday, the EPA won a legal victory for its ability to veto permits for projects with significant adverse impacts that discharge “dredge or fill materials,”… Read more »

Fishing on the Kootenai is Threatened by Coal Mining

Today’s guest blog about the #9 Kootenai River- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Beckie Clarke, owner and operator of Fernie Fly Fishing, in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada.  Beckie talks about the impacts to fishing caused by mines on the Elk River.  The Elk River joins the Kootenai River at… Read more »

One Drop: Why We Need Green Roofs

Many communities are embracing a new approach to managing runoff that focuses on capturing rainfall and preventing it from polluting surrounding waterways. By using green infrastructure techniques such as green roofs, rain gardens, tree planting, and permeable pavement, they are managing stormwater problems at a lower cost and realizing a wide range of other benefits… Read more »

Two Special Southern Oregon Creeks

Today’s guest blog about the #8 Rough & Ready and Baldface Creeks- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Zachary Collier, owner of the Northwest Rafting Company in Hood River, Oregon.  Zachary is an avid paddler working on a multi-year project to document the wild area in and around the Kalmiopsis… Read more »

Save the Solitude of Shepherd Bend

Today’s guest blog about the #7 Black Warrior River- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Nelson Brooke, the Black Warrior Riverkeeper.  The Black Warrior Riverkeeper is a citizen-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving water quality, habitat, recreation, and public health throughout the Black Warrior River watershed. Take Action to Protect… Read more »

Rough & Ready Creek is Too Special to Ruin

Today’s guest blog about the #8 Rough & Ready and Baldface Creeks- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Barbara Ullian, a dedicated local resident, member of Friends of the Kalmiopsis, and manager of roughandreadycreek.org.  Take Action to Protect theRough & Ready Creek Urge President Obama to stop the threat of… Read more »

Response to Duke Energy’s Statement on the Catawba River Coal Ash Ponds

It is our understanding that Duke Energy issued a preemptive statement on April 16, 2013 in anticipation of American Rivers’ designation of the Catawba River as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®.  Rick Gaskins, Executive Director and Catawba Riverkeeper, provides a section-by-section response to Duke’s statement below in italics.  Duke Energy Statement: It’s disappointing that… Read more »

Cleanup the Coal Ash!

Today’s guest blog about the #5 Catawba River- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Sara Behnke, a local resident living near the Riverbend Steam Station. Take Action to Protect theCatawba River Tell Duke Energy to clean up their toxic coal ash! Thirteen years ago, when my husband and I built… Read more »