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Fracking, Oil and Gas Development

Oil and gas development, including fracking, near streams and rivers can have a number of impacts. These include pollution of surface and groundwater, sedimentation of streams from construction of roads and well pads, dewatering of streams, and displacement of wildlife. Heavy machinery, trucks and other buildings and equipment turn pristine and scenic areas into industrial… Read more

Wild and Scenic Rivers: Our Moment is Now

This year, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Learn how Wild and Scenic Rivers propelled American Rivers President Bob Irvin into the conservation field and how American Rivers is celebrating this monumental year.

Is the Flathead Doomed to Suffer An Oil Spill?

This year Montana’s Middle Fork Flathead River was named as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers, even though it is protected by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Oil train derailments threaten both the river and surrounding communities.

American Rivers Announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2017

April 11, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, American Rivers, 503-708-1145 (Washington, DC) – American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, identifying ten rivers facing urgent threats and critical decisions this year. The list highlights the dangers Trump Administration budget cuts pose to rivers and communities nationwide. Number one on this… Read more

Rappahannock River [VA]

The Virginia legislature and local municipalities must maintain and, where necessary, establish strong natural gas regulations and zoning to protect communities, river health and clean water.

The Rivers That Run Through Us

Rivers connect us all. Despite different challenges we all face, rivers and water bring us together and support all of our lives.

Mining Battles Continue Along the Black Warrior

Conservation groups have filed an intent to sue Drummond Company for illegally discharging waste from the Maxine Mine in Alabama. An ongoing battle aims to reduce the harmful impacts of mining in the Black Warrior River Basin.

Our Obligation to the Smith

Guido protects rivers for a living, but when a proposed mine threatens the river his family has recreated on for decades, it hits too close to home.

Should We Trade Water For Oil

Energy Development and Water The nation’s most drought-stressed areas also happen to be some of the prime areas for fracking. According to a report by Ceres, Hydraulic Fracturing & Water Stress: Water Demand by the Numbers, 97 percent of the wells in Colorado and 96 percent of the wells in California were in dry areas…. Read more