Statement by David Moryc, River Protection Program Director for American Rivers:
"American Rivers is disappointed the Senate gave the green light to S. 1134 which unnecessarily rolls back forty years of protections for the St. Croix River and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The bill authorizes a bridge that tosses aside the very values that former Senators Walter Mondale and Gaylord Nelson sought to protect when they designated the St. Croix as a Wild and Scenic River. We hope the House will reject this fiscally irresponsible and environmentally damaging bill since less costly, commonsense alternatives are readily available."
American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams. Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations. Since 1973, American Rivers has fought to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 100,000 supporters, members, and volunteers nationwide. Visit www.americanrivers.org, www.facebook.com/americanrivers and www.twitter.com/americanrivers.