Conservation/River Expert Available to Comment on Yellowstone River Oil Spill

Authoritative voice on Yellowstone River conservation issues, oil spill damage, and associated cleanup processes.

July 7th, 2011

Washington, DC – As damage from the Exxon Mobil oil spill into Yellowstone River continues to unfold, the public needs credible information about how and why this spill occurred, what it means for the Yellowstone River, and how we can prevent future spills.

American Rivers is the nation’s leading voice fighting for healthy rivers, and is at the forefront of 21st-century solutions that protect rivers and communities from pollution. 

Scott Bosse, American Rivers’ Northern Rockies Director, is available for media interviews and can provide information and commentary on:

  • How and why oil spills happen
  • The unique risks associated with placing oil pipelines near or under rivers
  • Practical solutions for protecting our clean water from pollution caused by oil and gas drilling and transportation
  • The short and long-term impacts of oil spills on a river ecosystem

Scott Bosse is based in Bozeman, Montana, where he oversees river conservation efforts in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. 

Scott gained hands-on experience dealing with oil spills, having spent a year in Alaska working on the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup in 1989. 

Mr. Bosse has more than a decade of experience working on Yellowstone River conservation issues.  After spending five years as a fisheries biologist with federal agencies, The Nature Conservancy, and a private consulting firm, he has spent the last 14 years working on river conservation issues with non-governmental organizations including Idaho Rivers United, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and, since 2009, American Rivers. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont in 1987 and a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana in 1993.


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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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