Press Releases

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Legislature Should Establish Flow Protections for State’s Rivers

Columbia, SC — On the eve of a meeting between river science experts and state legislators, American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, called on the South Carolina legislature to establish protections for river flows to safeguard clean water, fish and wildlife, recreation, and local economies.  The South Carolina Independent Science Review Panel for… 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 »

Puget Sound Action Agenda Includes River Protection; Elwha Dam Removal

Seattle, Wa— American Rivers, a leader in river conservation and salmon recovery in Washington, applauded the Puget Sound Partnership today on the release of their Action Agenda for recovering Puget Sound to health. The Partnership included support for important restoration projects like removal of the Glines Canyon and Elwha dams on the Elwha River. In… Read more »

American Rivers Applauds Unveiling of Nation’s First Water-efficient Home

Chapel Hill, NC – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, today applauded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Vanguard Homes for unveiling the nation’s first water-efficient home. The WaterSense labeled home is the nation’s first certified to be around 20 percent more water efficient than standard homes across the country.  WaterSense, a partnership program… Read more »