Fifteenmile Creek Update: Feb 6, 2015 Senator Boxer set the tone for the hearing when she said “Let’s set aside fact from fiction… it’s time to restore the Clean Water Act!” That is exactly what EPA and the Army Corps did. During the hearing EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Assistant Secretary of the Army Corps… Read more »
Crystal River, Colorado American Rivers is disappointed that the Aspen Times chose to print a “clarification” of the substance of the Water Rights Protection Act and our position on that legislation without first asking for our side of the story. We are even more dismayed because that “clarification” is factually inaccurate. In its “clarification,” the… Read more »
Big Hunting Creek, MD | Bob Irvin Today, you delivered a victory for rivers. Thanks to supporters like you – including the one million Americans who submitted public comments – the Obama Administration finalized the Clean Water Protection Rule – a vital step toward safeguarding the nation’s clean drinking water. Few things are more fundamental… Read more »
Sweat is draining down from under my sun hat, drenching my shirt – and I’m not even working! Simply bobbing along in my bright orange sea kayak, out on a massive, man-made reservoir in the middle of June is enough to wick the hydration straight out of my cells. I had come west from the… Read more »
Time is running out to reauthorize one of the nation’s most successful and popular conservation tools: The Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Against the backdrop of the ongoing health crisis in Flint, MI, American Rivers is calling on each presidential candidate to commit to ensuring every American has access to clean drinking water.
Washington, DC — American Rivers today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which will create jobs, put our nation on the path to economic growth, and transform the way we manage clean water and rivers. American Rivers praised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and… Read more »
Climate impacts report underscores need to protect, restore rivers and water resources in Great Lakes/Midwest region
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 Great Lakes and Midwest communities by protecting and restoring rivers and clean water, American Rivers said today. The report, “Global Climate Change Impacts in the… Read more »
PORTLAND, Ore. – A coalition of fishing, business, and conservation organizations asked a federal judge today to declare President Obama’s Columbia and Snake river salmon recovery plan illegal. “We’d like to pretend this plan is just a ‘trick’ and the ‘treat’ is still to come,” said Michael Garrity of American Rivers. “But we can’t. We’ve… Read more »
In a new report California is taking the lead to tackle climate change at the local and state levels | California Climate Change Center With one of the worst droughts in the last 50 years parching over 50% of the country, and record breaking temperatures scorching communities nationwide, it is a relief to see that… Read more »