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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

Saving Bristol Bay and the Local Way of Life

The fight to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay continues. While the public has shown their dedication and support to help, current federal administrations continue to push the mining project forward.

Colville (Kuukpik) River [AK]

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.

Smith River [MT]

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.

South Fork of the Salmon River [ID]

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.

Boundary Waters [MN]

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.

Rivers of Bristol Bay [AK]

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.

Rivers Saved – Thanks to You

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.

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