February 28, 2014
(Washington, DC) – American Rivers today applauded the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Michael Connor as Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior.
The President of American Rivers, Bob Irvin, made the following statement:
“The confirmation of Michael Connor as Deputy Secretary of the Interior is great news for our nation’s rivers and all of the communities that depend on them.”
“Mike Connor was an outstanding Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation. His support for restoring and protecting rivers and his leadership in finding solutions to water scarcity challenges throughout the West, in such places as the Yakima, Klamath, and Colorado basins and river systems throughout California, will pay dividends for generations to come.”
“American Rivers congratulates Deputy Secretary Connor, and we look forward to continuing our work with him and Secretary Jewell to protect and restore the health of our nation’s rivers.”
About American Rivers
American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 250,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.