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With No Infrastructure Plan, President Trump Again Undermines Protection of Clean Water, Clean Air, Healthy Lands, and Wildlife

August 15, 2017 Contact: Meghan Boian, [email protected] Washington, DC – President Trump signed an Executive Order today that undermines crucial environmental reviews and wastes taxpayer dollars by directing federal agencies to ignore flood risks in making federal expenditures on infrastructure. “Today, President Trump ordered even more rollbacks of environmental... Read More

Trump Administration Formally Proposes Withdrawal of Clean Water Rule

Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
July 27, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington, DC – The Trump Administration today formally proposed withdrawing the Clean Water Rule, which protects the drinking water sources for one in three Americans. The inclusion of the proposal in the Federal Register triggers a 30-day public comment period. “This administration... Read More

Water Agreement Signals “New Levels of Coordination,” say Conservation Groups

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Water Supply
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation joins Arizona to boost levels in Lake Mead and secure water supplies for 6+ million Arizona residents. July 14, 2017 Contact: Michael Pauker, [email protected], 646-335-0330 (Phoenix, AZ) – Conservation groups today praised a collaborative agreement that will protect Lake Mead and shore up Colorado River... Read More

Rollback of Clean Water Rule Puts Americans’ Drinking Water at Risk

Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
June 27, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington – The Environmental Protection Agency today put the drinking water supplies of 1 in 3 Americans at risk when it took official action to roll back the Clean Water Rule. “The move by the Trump Administration to roll back the Clean... Read More

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Fails to Deliver

Protecting Rivers, Stormwater and Sewage, Water Pollution, Water Supply
June 7, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington – President Trump spoke on the bank of the Ohio River today about the nation’s infrastructure, but failed to provide a coherent plan for addressing the pressing need to repair and improve the country’s outdated water systems. “Today, President Trump promised... Read More

Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement: Statement from American Rivers

Climate Change & Rivers, Water Supply
June 1, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington – President Trump announced today that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, a short-sighted decision that will harm our national security and the health and safety of American families for generations to come. Bob Irvin, President... Read More

Trump Administration’s Budget Cuts Put Nation’s Clean Water at Risk

Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
May 23, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington, DC — Threats to the nation’s clean drinking water supplies are in the spotlight this week, as President Trump is proposing massive budget cuts to clean water and river restoration efforts. President Trump’s budget proposal includes deep cuts to the Environmental... Read More

Rivers at risk as Trump orders sweeping review of National Monuments

Protecting Rivers
April 26, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145, [email protected] Washington, DC – President Trump signed an executive order today that could undermine protection of millions of acres of public lands and waters central to our nation’s natural and cultural heritage. The order directs the Department of the Interior to review... Read More

“The Wild President” Film Highlights Jimmy Carter’s River Conservation Legacy

Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Contact: Amy Kober, American Rivers, 503-708-1145, [email protected] Washington, DC – Former President Jimmy Carter’s connection to rivers and his leadership in river protection is celebrated in the new film “The Wild President,” released online today by American Rivers and NRS. “The Wild President” tells the story of Carter’s first... Read More

American Rivers Kicks off 2017 River Cleanup Season

National River Cleanup®
April 14, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 or Lowell George, 202-347-7550 (Washington, DC) – Thousands of volunteers across the country will participate in National River Cleanup®, an American Rivers program that keeps rivers and streams trash-free. The river cleanup season kicks off today and runs through the fall. To... Read More

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

Most Endangered Rivers
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... Read More

American Rivers responds to President Trump’s statements on hydropower dams

Conserving Clean Water, Energy Development, Protecting Rivers
April 5, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington – President Trump made several statements about hydropower dams yesterday, calling them “a great, great form of power” and “one of the best things you can do.” He suggested that regulation of hydropower should be relaxed. Bob Irvin, President of American... Read More