Press Releases

Gila River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014

www.americanrivers.org/Gila Washington, D.C. – American Rivers named the Gila River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the threat that an expensive and unnecessary pipeline and diversion project poses to New Mexico’s last free-flowing river. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers… Read more »

Middle Fork Clearwater and Lochsa Rivers Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014

www.americanrivers.org/Clearwater Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Middle Fork Clearwater and Lochsa rivers among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the threat that megaload shipments bound for the Canadian tar sands pose to the rivers’ unique Wild and Scenic character. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call… Read more »

Washington’s White River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014

www.americanrivers.org/WhiteRiverWA Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named Washington’s White River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the impacts of two Army Corps dams on salmon and steelhead runs and river health. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are at a… Read more »

American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014

www.AmericanRivers.org/MostEndangeredRivers www.AmericanRivers.org/SanJoaquin Washington, D.C. –  American Rivers today announced its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, naming California’s San Joaquin River the Most Endangered River in the country.  Outdated water management and excessive diversions, compounded by the current drought, have put the San Joaquin River at a breaking point. American Rivers is calling on… Read more »

House passes bill that will harm rivers nationwide

Washington – The House of Representatives voted today to approve a bill that could dry up countless stretches of rivers and harm river restoration efforts nationwide. HR 3189, the so-called “Water Rights Protection Act” passed 238-174. “This bill is terrible news for rivers nationwide. It puts the interests of the oil and gas industry,  corporate… Read more »

Congressman Polis Acts to Save Rivers

Washington – Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) took a bold step today to protect rivers in Colorado and across the nation by removing his support for H.R. 3189, the so-called “Water Rights Protection Act.” The House of Representatives will vote on the bill on Thursday. The bill, which is being pushed by the National Ski Areas… Read more »

EPA takes step toward protecting world’s largest salmon fishery from harmful mine

Statement of Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers The Environmental Protection Agency today announced a process that could lead to prohibiting industrial mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The agency is invoking its Clean Water Act authority to assess whether to prohibit or restrict waste disposal from the proposed Pebble Mine into Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay… Read more »

American Rivers applauds confirmation of Michael Connor as Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior

Washington — American Rivers today applauded the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Michael Connor as Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. The President of American Rivers, Bob Irvin, made the following statement: “The confirmation of Michael Connor as Deputy Secretary of the Interior is great news for our nation’s rivers and all of the… Read more »