Protecting Rivers & Your Clean Water
Supporters of the Wild and Scenic St. Croix River in Minnesota are fighting another battle— this time against a gravel mine. A corporation is proposing to operate a gravel mine on the site of a dormant, unreclaimed gravel mine (known as the Zavoral Site). It is located along St. Croix Trail North, a State Scenic Byway.Read more »
In 2007, American Rivers highlighted the Upper Delaware River on our list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® because it was threatened by a massive power line through the Wild and Scenic River. Then again in 2010, the Upper Delaware appeared at the top of the list due to the threat of natural gas development in the watershed.Read more »
Poor St. Croix River… sigh…
Recent attacks on this river caused it to appear on our 2009 and 2011 lists of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. In March 2012, President Obama signed a bill that created an exemption to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in order to build a superhighway bridge across the river.
Every year, American Rivers generates a list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. Ten rivers are selected each year for inclusion in our list, not because they are the most polluted, but rather because they are facing a turning point in the coming year that could negatively impact the river into the future.Read more »
Over the last two years, the Hoback River in western Wyoming has climbed from #7 to #5 in our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® report due to the threat of industrial-scale gas drilling in its headwaters.
Today, the Hoback exited the list the right way – by being saved.
This has been a really eventful year for Friends of the Kaw and the Kansas River. The Kaw made national attention for being listed as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® for 2012 due to proposed expansion of commercial mining for sand.Read more »
Last week, The Nature Conservancy of Montana and the Nature Conservancy of Canada announced they had raised the $10 million needed to buy out existing mining rights and implement new environmental protections along the North Fork of the Flathead River. The buyout comes on the heels of legislation the British Columbian parliament passed in 2010 to protect the North Fork from all forms of mining and oil and gas drilling.Read more »