Press Releases

Good News on St. Lawrence River, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008

Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers named the St. Lawrence River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, there is new hope for the River’s future.  This fall, thanks to thousands of comment letters from citizens, the International Joint Commission rejected an outdated plan for managing the St. Lawrence River’s dams, and… Read more »

Jumpstart the Economy by Protecting the Environment

Washington, DC — Environmental and conservation organizations today released a green stimulus proposal that would create as many as 3.6 million jobs, reduce pollution, save energy, protect public health and safety, and restore the environment. The groups delivered their proposal for funding energy efficiency, renewable energy, public transportation, water infrastructure, national parks and public lands, education,… Read more »

Uncertain Future for Allagash River, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008

Washington, DC —  Eight months after American Rivers named the Allagash River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, the future of the river’s Wild and Scenic protections still hangs in the balance. The Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Maine’s only nationally designated Wild and Scenic River, is slowly seeing its protections degraded thanks to motor… Read more »

No Progress on Catawba-Wateree, America’s Most Endangered River

Columbia, SC — Eight months after American Rivers named the Catawba-Wateree America’s Most Endangered River™for 2008, legislators in South Carolina and North Carolina still have not acted to improve water management. American Rivers and local partners are calling on North Carolina and South Carolina to implement sensible water supply and water efficiency policies throughout the… Read more »

Progress on the Gila River, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008

Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers named the Gila River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, momentum is growing for smarter, cost-effective water management solutions for the Gila River, rather than a costly and destructive water diversion scheme. Unfortunately, the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) continues to promote a large-scale… Read more »

Mid-Year Update: America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008

Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers released America’s Most  Endangered Rivers™: 2008 edition last April, thousands of Americans have taken action and critical decisions on many of the rivers are expected soon. Each year, American Rivers solicits nominations from thousands of river groups, environmental organizations, outdoor clubs, local governments, and taxpayer watchdogs for… Read more »

Bush Administration’s So-called Revised Guidance on Clean Water is Just More of the Same

Washington, DC –  American Rivers today criticized the Environmental Protection Agency for its so-called revised guidance on the Supreme Court’s 2006 Rapanos decision, saying thousands of  miles of streams and clean water for millions of Americans remain at risk. The revised guidance does nothing to change the destructive approach created by the Bush Administration’s original… Read more »

Governors and Obama Should Make Water Infrastructure a Top Economic Stimulus Priority

Philadelphia, PA — American Rivers today called on the National Governors Association and President-elect Obama to make green solutions for the nation’s water treatment systems, sewers and levees a top economic stimulus priority that will save money, create jobs, and improve public safety. Governors from 40 states are meeting with the President-elect today to discuss… Read more »