Press Releases

Green Infrastructure Projects in Oregon Would Create Jobs Stimulate Economy

Visit www.americanrivers.org/readytogoprojects for project details Visit www.americanrivers.org/greeninfrastructure for information on water infrastructure and economic stimulus Washington, DC — Green infrastructure projects are critical to stimulating the economy, and American Rivers and its partners have identified 15 examples of ready-to-go projects in Oregon worth over $101 million that would not only create jobs and jumpstart the economy,… Read more »

Green Infrastructure Projects in New Jersey Would Create Jobs, Stimulate Economy

Visit www.americanrivers.org/readytogoprojects for project details Visit www.americanrivers.org/greeninfrastructure for information on water infrastructure and economic stimulus Washington, DC — Green infrastructure projects are critical to stimulating the economy, and American Rivers and its partners have identified four examples of ready-to-go projects in New Jersey worth over $53 million that would not only create jobs and jumpstart the… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »