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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
In Virginia, there is a history of community interest in protecting and restoring the Rappahannock River, but the Rappahannock is now threatened by proposed changes to fracking chemical disclosure laws in the VA General Assembly.
The Trump administration’s aggressive energy policies and pursuit of rapid oil development threaten Alaska’s Colville River. Join us to support proper management of the National Petroleum Reserve and oppose further development that would impact the Colville.
An underground copper mine threatens to pollute the Smith River with heavy metals and acid mine drainage. It could also dewater Sheep Creek, the Smith River’s most important trout spawning tributary.
The South Fork Salmon River is at risk: a potential new mine threatens to pollute this Idaho treasure and damage the beloved Wild and Scenic Main Salmon River downstream. Take action to save this America’s Most Endangered River® today.
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is the most visited area in the entire National Wilderness Preservation System, yet it’s at risk due to potential mining operations. Help us urge Congress to take action to ensure the Boundary Waters is permanently protected.
The fight against the Pebble Mine is far from over, that’s why we named the rivers of Bristol Bay among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018.
With almost constant attacks from an administration hostile to environmental protection, it’s more important than ever to celebrate the clean water victories that you’ve helped achieve.
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.
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.
April 11, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, American Rivers, 503-708-1145 www.AmericanRivers.org/MostEndangeredRivers (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
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.