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Victory for South Fork Skykomish, one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2017

Energy Development, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
April 10, 2018 Contact: Wendy McDermott, 970-275-2057 Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Seattle – American Rivers announced a significant victory on Washington’s South Fork Skykomish River today, just one year after it named the river among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2017. The Snohomish County Public Utility District cancelled the Sunset Falls... Read More

Middle Fork of the Vermilion River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Contacts: David Moryc, American Rivers: (503) 827-8648 Andrew Rehn, Prairie Rivers Network: (217) 344-2371 x 208 Lan Richart, Eco-Justice Collaborative: (773) 556-3417 www.AmericanRivers.org/Vermilion Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018, citing the threat toxic coal... Read More

Montana’s Smith River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Contacts: Scott Bosse, American Rivers, (406) 570-0455 Rich Hohne, Simms Fishing Products, (406) 922-1243 Derf Johnson, Montana Environmental Information Center, (406) 581-4634 www.AmericanRivers.org/SmithRiver Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named Montana’s Smith River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018, citing the threat of a proposed copper mine to... Read More

Dams Put Two Twin Cities Rivers on List of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Mississippi River Gorge and Kinnickinnic Among Nation’s Top Ten Rivers Facing Threats Contacts: Olivia Dorothy, American Rivers, 217-390-3658 Jill Crafton, Izaak Walton League of America, 952-944-5583 Michael Page, Friends of the Kinni, 612-810-3949 Chris Bye, Kinnickinnic River Land Trust, 612-940-1607 www.AmericanRivers.org/MSGorge www.AmericanRivers.org/Kinni Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named... Read More

South Fork of the Salmon River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Contacts: Mike Fiebig, American Rivers, (406) 600-4061 Ava Isaacson, Idaho Rivers United, (208) 343-7481 www.AmericanRivers.org/SalmonRiver Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the South Fork of the Salmon River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018, citing the threat expanded open-pit gold mining in the area would pose to... Read More

Lower Rio Grande Named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Border Wall Would Destroy Habitat, Increase Flood Risk, Block River Access Contacts: Chris Williams, American Rivers, 202-347-7550 Scott Nichol, Sierra Club, 956-532-5983 Jen Pelz, Rio Grande Waterkeeper | WildEarth Guardians, 303-884-2702 www.AmericanRivers.org/RioGrande Washington — American Rivers today named the Lower Rio Grande among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018,... Read More

Mining, Oil and Gas Extraction Puts Alaska Rivers on List of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Rivers of Bristol Bay and Colville River Among Nation’s Top Ten Rivers Facing Threats Contacts: David Moryc, American Rivers, 503-307-1137 Lindsay Layland, United Tribes of Bristol Bay, 907-842-1687 David Krause, The Wilderness Society, 907-272-9453 x102 Katherine Carscallen, Sustaining Bristol Bay Fisheries, 907-843-2006 www.AmericanRivers.org/BristolBay www.AmericanRivers.org/Colville Washington, D.C. – American Rivers... Read More

American Rivers Announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
List highlights threats Trump administration, Congress pose to clean water nationwide.  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 imminent threats this year. This year’s report spotlights threats posed by the... Read More

Mining Threat Puts Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on List of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Contacts: Jessie Thomas-Blate, American Rivers: (202) 347-7550 Lauren Eggert, Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters: (612) 419-3423 Lauren Berutich, Great Old Broads for Wilderness: (970) 385-9577 Chris Rackens, The Wilderness Society: (202) 429-2643 Mike Foreman, American Canoe Association: [email protected] www.AmericanRivers.org/BoundaryWaters Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the Boundary Waters Canoe... Read More

Big Sunflower River tops list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Army Corps ‘Yazoo Pumps’ Project Would Burden Taxpayers, Destroy Vital Wetlands Contacts: Amy Kober, American Rivers, 503-708-1145 Andrew Whitehurst, Gulf Restoration Network, 601-954-7236 John Ruskey, Quapaw Canoe Company, 662-902-7841 Shannon McMulkin, Lower Mississippi River Foundation, 870-753-8954 Louie Miller, Sierra Club, 601-624-3503 www.AmericanRivers.org/BigSunflower Washington — American Rivers today named the... Read More

Record Year for Removing Dams to Restore Rivers in 2017

Restoring Damaged Rivers
86 Dams Removed Last Year to Improve Public Safety, River Health February 14, 2018 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 or Jessie Thomas-Blate, 609-658-4769 View the full list of dams removed in 2017: www.AmericanRivers.org/2017DamRemovals Database of all dam removals: www.AmericanRivers.org/DamRemovalDatabase Map of all dam removals: www.AmericanRivers.org/DamRemovalsMap (Washington) – A record number... Read More

Conservation Groups Challenge Attack on Clean Water in Federal Court

Press Release from American Rivers, Charleston Waterkeeper, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Clean Water Action, Coastal Conservation League, Defenders of Wildlife, Friends of the Rappahannock, North Carolina Coastal Federation, North Carolina Wildlife Federation and the Southern Environmental Law Center For Release: February 6, 2018 Contacts: Southern Environmental Law Center, Kathleen Sullivan, 919-945-7106 or... Read More