American Rivers applauds Congressman Blumenauer for commitment to salmon, justice and energy solutions in the Northwest

May 4, 2021
Contact: Amy Souers Kober, 503-708-1145

American Rivers President Tom Kiernan released the following statement applauding Congressman Earl Blumenauer for supporting a comprehensive solution to recover Snake River salmon, honor commitments to Native American tribes and invest in the region’s infrastructure. Congressman Blumenauer expressed his commitment in a virtual conversation today with Congressman Mike Simpson.

“Congressman Blumenauer is a longtime champion for healthy rivers and environmental justice. He understands the urgent need for action to recover salmon, honor commitments to Native American tribes, and establish equitable energy policy as we fight climate change. With strategic investments as a part of President Biden’s infrastructure plan we have a generational opportunity to provide certainty for Northwest tribes, energy ratepayers and farmers.” 

– Tom Kiernan, President, American Rivers 

American Rivers named the Snake River America’s Most Endangered River of 2021. Learn more: AmericanRivers.org/MostEndangeredRivers