Press Releases

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  This fall, thanks to thousands of comment letters from citizens, the International Joint Commission rejected an outdated plan for managing the St. Lawrence River’s dams, and… Read more »

Future of Poudre, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008, Still Hangs in the Balance

Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers named the Cache la Poudre one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, American Rivers is calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to reevaluate the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP/Glade) and include a study of the “Healthy Rivers Alternative”… 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 »