Flowing off Washington’s Cascade Mountains down to Seattle’s Elliott Bay, the Green-Duwamish River is an important resource for the region. It provides drinking water for local communities and is an important river for salmon runs. The runs are blocked by an outdated dam and the dam operations are putting the water quality at risk. Please… Read more »
Tell the Tri-State Governors: Stop the Water Wars and Start Working Together to Protect Our Rivers and Clean Water
It’s time for the governors of the three states in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin to work together on a transparent agreement for sharing water that protects people, economy, fisheries, and wildlife. Don’t let politics ruin one of our nation’s most important river basins. Tell Georgia, Florida and Alabama to work together to protect all three… Read more »
An unnecessary and expensive water diversion and pipeline project would harm fish and wildlife, river health, and local economics dependent on outdoor recreation and tourism. Tell Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell that water diversion projects are too costly for the environment and for taxpayers. New Mexico must embrace water conservation to meet future water… Read more »
If the hydropower industry gets its way, the President, natural resource agencies, the 50 states, and tribes will lose authority over corporations operating hydropower dams in their communities and on public lands.
A proposed copper-nickel sulfide mine at the headwaters of the St. Louis River, the region’s main artery, threatens drinking water, wildlife, and the treaty-protected hunting, fishing, and gathering rights of the Ojibwe people. Tell Minnesota’s Governor, Mark Dayton, to veto this destructive mining project.
A proposed new levee would cut off the river from the floodplains that protecting downstream communities from floodwaters and provide habitat for fish and wildlife. Tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to abandon the levee project and the Environmental Protection Agency to veto it if the Corps proceeds with this ill-conceived plan.
Every year, thousands of salmon die at the antiquated Buckley Dam on Washington’s White River. The Army Corps has repeatedly promised to upgrade the dam, but it hasn’t delivered. Keep the pressure on by sending a message to the Army Corps telling them to act quickly so that salmon can once again return to the… Read more »
Drought and increased demand are putting further strain on Colorado Basin water supplies, and with proposals for new dams and trans-basin diversions, the future of the Yampa hangs in the balance.
A rupture in the Bridger Pipeline company’s Poplar Pipeline on January 17 dumped an estimated 40,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana, contaminating drinking water supplies for local residents and harming the river’s fish and wildlife. This is the second major pipeline spill in the Yellowstone River in less than four years.
A new dam threatens to ruin healthy wetlands and wildlife habitat on the Pearl River. Adding new superfluous dams to the Pearl River will cause more habitat fragmentation, increase evaporation, block fish passage, and not solve flooding problems in Jackson. The Rankin-Hinds Pearl River Flood Control and Drainage Control District, the sponsor of this project,… Read more »