American Rivers statement on effort to roll back St Croix Wild and Scenic River protections

January 24th, 2012

Amy Kober, 503-708-1155

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.”


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About American Rivers

American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.

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