American Rivers response to President Obama’s State of the Union AddressJanuary 29th, 2014
Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145
“We applaud President Obama for redoubling his commitment to fight climate change, which he noted is already harming communities with more frequent droughts and floods. In California and across the West, where the drought is of historic proportions, and rivers and water supplies are at record lows, the need to fight climate change and embrace solutions like water conservation is more urgent than ever.
“We also commend the President for his pledge to safeguard clean water and pristine federal lands for future generations. Clean, healthy rivers and wild places are vital to the health of our communities, families, and local economies.
“We look forward to continuing to work with President Obama and his administration to protect and restore the rivers that benefit us all.”